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Maitres Vignerons / Vincent Coste

  • Architects: Vincent Coste
  • Location: 270 Route Départementale 98A, 83580 Gassin, France
  • Project Manager: Jérôme Garzon pour Vincent Coste Design Studio et associés.
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Florent Joliot

© Florent Joliot © Florent Joliot © Florent Joliot © Florent Joliot

Childcare Centre in Lomme / Colboc Franzen & Associés

  • Architects: Colboc Franzen & Associés
  • Location: 780 Avenue de Dunkerque, 59160 Lille, France
  • Partners in Charge: Benjamin Colboc, Manuela Franzen, Arnaud Sachet
  • Design Team: Ulrich Faudry, Guillaume Choplain
  • Area: 1277.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Stephan Lucas, Olivier Wogenscky

© Stephan Lucas © Stephan Lucas © Olivier Wogenscky © Stephan Lucas

Maison A3 / Vincent Coste

  • Architects: Vincent Coste
  • Location: Toulon, France
  • Area: 200.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Toulon Azur

© Toulon Azur © Toulon Azur © Toulon Azur © Toulon Azur

Epée de Bois - Nursery / h2o architectes

© Julien Attard
© Julien Attard
  • Architects: h2o architectes
  • Location: 5 Rue de l'Épée de Bois, 75005 Paris, France
  • Area: 300.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Julien Attard

© Julien Attard © Julien Attard © Julien Attard © Julien Attard

Solar Decathlon Europe Announces Winners of its 2014 Contest

On Saturday night, the awards were announced in the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe, which is currently ongoing in the grounds of the Versailles Palace in France. The competition challenges university teams to build and run a full scale solar powered house, with awards being judged on a range of requirements including sustainability factors, architecture and comfort, with a different jury of three experts judging each requirement.

The overall winner, based on a combination of all the factors, was "Rhome for Dencity", by the team from Roma Tre University, with a proposal that seeks to "re-densify and re-qualify the boundaries of Rome" by applying principles of density and sustainability to this area where "housing, country, archaeology and illegal buildings are interwoven."

Read on after the break for images of all the winners

La Fromagerie / Vincent Coste

  • Architects: Vincent Coste
  • Location: Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Toulon Azur

© Toulon Azur © Toulon Azur © Toulon Azur © Toulon Azur

AD Round Up: Happy Bastille Day!

Nova Green / Agence Bernard Bühler. Image © Vincent Monthiers
Nova Green / Agence Bernard Bühler. Image © Vincent Monthiers

The fourteenth of July is Bastille Day, a day that commemorates the start of the French Revolution.  Named for the fortress prison that was stormed by revolutionaries on July 14th, 1789, Bastille Day is celebrated globally both by France and her former colonies, as well as many cities in the US.  In honor of this historic date, we’ve compiled some of our favorite French projects from the past few years.  In this round up you’ll find classics such as the Villa dall’Ava by OMA, as well as fantastic works like Nova Green by Agence Bernard Bühler, Pontivy Media Library and Louviers Music school by Opus 5 architectes, Platform Architecture’s Aquitanis Headquarters, L’Atoll Angers by Antonio Virga Architecte and AAVP Architecture, a Parking Attendant’s Pavilion by Jean-Luc Fugier, Kengo Kuma’s Aix en Provence Conservatory of Music, and Origami by Manuelle Gautrand ArchitectureJoyeux quatorze juillet!

Auditorium Of Bondy & Radio France Choral Singing Conservatory / PARC Architectes

  • Architects: PARC Architectes
  • Location: 75 Avenue Henri Barbusse, 93140 Bondy, France
  • Area: 1800.0 sqm
  • Photographs: 11h45

© 11h45 © 11h45 © 11h45 © 11h45

GL Events Headquarters / Studio Odile Decq

© Studio Odile Decq © Studio Odile Decq © Roland Halbe © Studio Odile Decq

Block 32 / Tectoniques Architects

  • Architects: Tectoniques Architects
  • Location: La Duchère, Lyon, France
  • Area: 5241.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: On Stage

© On Stage © On Stage © On Stage © On Stage

Maison L2 / Vincent Coste

  • Architects: Vincent Coste
  • Location: Saint-Tropez, France
  • Chef de projet: Estelle Hondier
  • Area: 200.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Florent Joliot

© Florent Joliot © Florent Joliot © Florent Joliot © Florent Joliot

The Paris Debate: Must Preservation Inhibit Urban Renewal?

What is the preservationist's role in our modernizing world? According to Michael Allen of Next City, preservationists exist to ensure that redevelopment meets both cultural heritage and economic demands. Read his entire article, originally published on Next City, below.  

Médiathèque du Bourget / Randja - Farid Azib Architects

  • Architects: Randja - Farid Azib Architects
  • Location: Le Bourget, France
  • Design Team: Farid Azib, Amélie Lengrand, Emilie Forget, Mélanie Surjon
  • Area: 750.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Luc Boegly

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly

Terrasson's Library / Architecture Patrick Mauger

© Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé

University Cancer Institute Toulouse Oncopole / Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés

© Takuji Shimmura
© Takuji Shimmura

© Javier Ortega © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura

Maison H3 / Vincent Coste

  • Architects: Vincent Coste
  • Location: Saint-Tropez, France
  • Project Designer: Estelle Hondier
  • Area: 300.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Florent Joliot

© Florent Joliot © Florent Joliot © Florent Joliot © Florent Joliot