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Apartment in Paris / Schemaa

  • Architects: Schemaa
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Architect In Charge: Maria Enescu, Simon El Hage
  • Area: 32.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Fred Toulet

© Fred Toulet © Fred Toulet © Fred Toulet © Fred Toulet

Breath Box / NAS Architecture

  • Architects: NAS Architecture
  • Location: 4 Esplanade Maurice Justin, 34280 La Grande-Motte, France
  • Architect In Charge: Hadrien Balalud De Saint Jean, Guillaume Giraud, Johan Laure
  • Client: Festival of Lively Architecture (FAV)
  • Area: 20.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Paul Kozlowski

© Paul Kozlowski © Paul Kozlowski © Paul Kozlowski © Paul Kozlowski

Student Hall of Residence + Family Homes / Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes

  • Architects: Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes
  • Location: 387 Rue de Vaugirard, 75015 Paris, France
  • Area: 2910.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes

Courtesy of Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes Courtesy of Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes Courtesy of Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes Courtesy of Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes

Establishment for Dependent Elderly / PARALLELE

  • Architects: PARALLELE
  • Location: Carvin, France
  • Architects In Charge: Antonio Pedro De Sousa, Pascal Hory, Grégoire Noyer
  • Area: 7400.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Laurent Dequick

© Laurent Dequick © Laurent Dequick © Laurent Dequick © Laurent Dequick

Housing in Le Havre / PHD Architectes

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia

Mirrored Seafront Pavilion Among Seven Installations at Festival Des Architectures Vives

Each summer, the French cities of Montpellier and La Grande Motte host Le Festival Des Architectures Vives (Festival of Lively Architecture). These twin festivals seek to raise awareness about architecture among the public, and to give needed exposure to the work of up-and-coming designers. In the process, they also draw attention to previously unknown places in the two cities—in Montpellier, many of the private courtyards in the city are opened to the public specifically for the festival. In La Grande Motte, the exhibition weaves its way through the city center, a site designated as “Heritage of the 20th Century” due to the prevalence of works designed by architect Jean Balladur. This year’s festivals featured a total of 18 temporary installations. Read more about the festivals, and view photos, after the break.

Marion Moustey and Alex Arcens Onde Sensuelle- La Grande Motte. Image © photoarchitecture, Courtesy of Paul Kozlowski NAS Architecture's Breath Box- La Grande Motte. Image © photoarchitecture, Courtesy of Paul Kozlowski Lea Corba and Nicolas Baudru's Sensualite Invisible- La Grande Motte. Image © photoarchitecture, Courtesy of Paul Kozlowski Fakir's Sens Dessous Sen Dessous- La Grande Motte. Image © photoarchitecture, Courtesy of Paul Kozlowski

15 Social Housings in Riaillé / Mabire Reich

  • Architects: Mabire Reich
  • Location: Riaillé, France
  • Architect In Charge: Régis Pioche
  • Area: 987.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: 11h45

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4 Nurseries / Schemaa

© Sébastien Andréi © Sébastien Andréi © Sébastien Andréi © Sébastien Andréi

The Romain Rolland Elementary School / Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes

  • Architects: Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes
  • Location: France
  • Architects In Charge: Yves Rolin (studies), Renaud Schwartz (site)
  • Area: 2715.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Frédéric Delangle

© Frédéric Delangle © Frédéric Delangle © Frédéric Delangle © Frédéric Delangle

Azur Arena / Auer Weber

  • Architects: Auer Weber
  • Location: Azur Arena Antibes, 06600 Antibes, France
  • Design Architecture: Auer+Weber+Assoziierte
  • Area: 12120.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Aldo Amoretti

© Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti

Chapel St Genevieve / OBIKA Architecture

© Nicolas Waltefaugle
© Nicolas Waltefaugle
  • Architects: OBIKA Architecture
  • Location: Saint-Maurice-sous-les-Côtes, France
  • Architects In Charge: Caroline Leloup Szalkowski, Katarina Dubravcova Malingrey
  • Area: 70.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Nicolas Waltefaugle

© Nicolas Waltefaugle © Nicolas Waltefaugle © Nicolas Waltefaugle © Nicolas Waltefaugle

Holiday Home in Sarzeau / RAUM

  • Architects: RAUM
  • Location: Morbihan, France
  • Area: 69.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Audrey Cerdan

© Audrey Cerdan © Audrey Cerdan © Audrey Cerdan © Audrey Cerdan

Extension of the Helicopter Group of Civil Security / NBJ architectes

  • Architects: NBJ architectes
  • Location: Aéronautique Navale de Nîmes-Garons, Nîmes-Alès-Camargue-Cévennes Airport, 30800 Saint-Gilles, France
  • Architects In Charge: Elodie Nourrigat, Jacques Brion, Romain Jamot
  • Area: 5700.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Paul Kozlowski - photoarchitecture

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Gymnasium Plabennec / Bohuon Bertic Architectes

© Patrick Miara © Patrick Miara © Patrick Miara © Patrick Miara

Techstyle Haus: An 800 Square Foot Fabric House That Uses 90% Less Energy

The Rhode Island School Of Design, Brown University and the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Germany collaborated on a passive "fabric" house for the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe (which just wrapped up this month - see the winners here). In the following article, originally published on Metropolis MagazineMartin Pedersen reviews the remarkable house.

This summer’s 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe is well underway in France, where a solar-powered village of twenty sustainable homes designed and built by college students from all over the country, has emerged on the grounds of the Palace of Versailles. Students from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Brown University, and the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Germany, have teamed up for Techstyle Haus, an 800-square-foot house that’s not only a model of energy efficiency but an elegant piece of design as well.