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Techno-Prisme Storage Depot / Brisac Gonzalez

  • Architects: Brisac Gonzalez
  • Location: Aurillac, France
  • Area: 500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Brisac Gonzalez

Courtesy of Brisac Gonzalez Courtesy of Brisac Gonzalez Courtesy of Brisac Gonzalez Courtesy of Brisac Gonzalez

Garenne Colombes Cultural Center / Richard + Schoeller Architectes

  • Architects: Richard + Schoeller Architectes
  • Location: Rue Hérold, 92250 La Garenne-Colombes, France
  • Architect In Charge: Isabelle Richard, Frederic Schoeller
  • Area: 2200.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Sergio Grazia, Emmanuelle Blanc

© Sergio Grazia © Emmanuelle Blanc © Emmanuelle Blanc © Emmanuelle Blanc

l'Ecole Jean Jaures / Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Vérons + Art’ur architectes

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Pajol Sports Centre / Brisac Gonzalez

  • Architects: Brisac Gonzalez
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Area: 4060.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Brisac Gonzalez

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Material Inspiration: 10 Projects Inspired by Metal

To celebrate the launch of ArchDaily Materials, our new product catalog, we've rounded up 10 awesome projects from around the world that were inspired by one material: metal. Check out the projects after the break...

International Accommodation Center For The Oceanological Observatory / Atelier Fernandez & Serres

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Lardy Sports Hall / Explorations Architecture

  • Architects: Explorations Architecture
  • Location: Ollainville, France
  • Design Team: Explorations Architecture, Snc Lavalin
  • Architect In Charge: Marie Ferrari
  • Area: 3000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Michel Denancé, Altélia

© Altélia © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé

Armagnac / Habiter Autrement + Ateliers Jean Nouvel

  • Architects: Habiter Autrement, Ateliers Jean Nouvel
  • Location: Bordeaux, France
  • Architect In Charge: Mia Hägg, Sandrine Forais, Jean Nouvel
  • Project Manager: Sandrine Forais, Stéphane Allaire
  • Architectural Consultant: Jean-Jacques Raynaud
  • Team Members: Mathilde Jauvin, Aimée Lau, Félix Medina, Louis Mangin, Nicolas Métro, Marcel Züger
  • Area: 5418.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Philippe Ruault

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault

La Fresque / Ithaques + Atelier WRA

  • Architects: Ithaques, Atelier WRA
  • Location: Versailles, France
  • Project Manager: Danyel Thiebaud, Vladimir Doray
  • Collaborators: Anna Bogdan, Fabrice Lagarde, Jean Yves Tasset, Rachida Khardal, Estelle Grange Dubellé, Nicolas Liefooghe
  • Consultants: Mécobat engineering, Corétude engineering
  • Area: 2100.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Sergio Grazia

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

Tete in L'air / KOZ Architectes

  • Architects: KOZ Architectes
  • Location: 94 Rue Philippe de Girard, 75018 Paris, France
  • Area: 2102.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Cécile Septet

© Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet

Seniors' Residence + Nursery / a/LTA

  • Architects: a/LTA
  • Location: Cure de Notre Dame de Lourdes, 26 Route de Rennes, 44300 Nantes, France
  • Project Team: Isateg + Auxitec
  • Area: 5000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau

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L’ Arboretum / Coldefy & Associés Architectes Urbanistes

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LEGO® Architecture Landmark Series: The Eiffel Tower

LEGO® has announced the architecture series’ newest addition: The Eiffel Tower (La tour Eiffel). Named after its engineer, Gustave Eiffel, the famous lattice structure is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world. Built on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France, to serve as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair, The Eiffel Tower was the tallest structure in the world until 1930, and remains the tallest structure in Paris. More than 5,000 detailed drawings were required to assemble the 1063-foot tower’s 18,038 iron parts, which took just over two years to complete. 

André Parent Cultural Center / Olivier Werner Architecte

  • Architects: Olivier Werner Architecte
  • Location: Avenue Anatole France, 59410 Anzin, France
  • Project Manager: Franz Bourgeois
  • Area: 749.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Olivier Werner Architecte

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Passy Cultural Space and Youth Club / Beckmann-N’thepe Architectes

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© Stephan Lucas
  • Architects: Beckmann-N’thepe Architectes
  • Location: 77 Rue Arsène Poncet, 74190 Passy, France
  • Project Manager: Nicolas Gaudard
  • Assistant Architects: Camille Gaven, Linna Lay, Thaïs de Roquemaurel
  • Architects In Charge: Laura Giovannetti, Mathilde Mahler, Juliane Stolberg
  • Area: 2800.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Stephan Lucas

© Stephan Lucas © Stephan Lucas © Stephan Lucas © Stephan Lucas