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Haluchère Mobility Hub / AUP

  • Architects: Architecture Urbanisme et Paysage
  • Location: Nantes, France
  • Design Team: Luc Davy, Stephane Geffard
  • Area: 43500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Stephane Bis

© Stephane Bis © Stephane Bis © Stephane Bis © Stephane Bis

Mazan / de-so

  • Architects: de-so
  • Location: Route de Caromb, 84380 Mazan, France
  • Project Architects: Olivier Souquet, Mathieu Labardin
  • Area: 1740.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Hervé Abadie

BONDY / Guérin & Pedroza architectes

  • Architects: Guérin & Pedroza architectes
  • Location: Seine-Saint-Denis, France
  • Collaborators: K. Ceballos, R. Ouazana
  • Engineering: Facea
  • Builder: Eiffage Construction
  • Area: 3841.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: 11h45

© 11h45 © 11h45 © 11h45 © 11h45

The House of Chutes-Lavie / Damien Fluchaire & Julien Cogne

  • Architects: Damien Fluchaire & Julien Cogne
  • Location: Marseille, France
  • Architect in Charge: Damien Fluchaire, Julien Cogne
  • Engineering Firm: Auxitec BET
  • Area: 835.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of FDC-Studio , D. Fluchaire, P. Terraz , A.Ravix

Courtesy of FDC-Studio © D. Fluchaire © P. Terraz Courtesy of FDC-Studio

Hong Kong Tops Charts as World's Most Expensive Construction Market

EC Harris’ 2013 International Construction Costs Report has named Hong Kong as the most expensive city in the world to build in. The annual study, which benchmarks building costs in 47 countries across the globe, found that relative construction costs have been affected by substantial fluctuations in currency throughout the year. Despite a stagnant economy, Europe has six of the top ten most expensive markets in this year’s report, reflecting the competitive challenge faced by the Eurozone. 

The top ten most expensive countries to build in are:

Landscaping Saint-Barthélémy d’Anjou / Atelier Arcau

  • Architects: Atelier Arcau
  • Location: 7 Boulevard de la Chanterie, 49124 Saint-Barthélemy-d'Anjou, France
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Atelier Arcau

© Atelier Arcau © Atelier Arcau © Atelier Arcau © Atelier Arcau

Version Rubis Housing / Jean-Paul Viguier Architecture

  • Architects: Jean-Paul Viguier Architecture
  • Location: Avenue du Mondial 98, 34000 Montpellier, France
  • Structure Engineering firm: André Verdier
  • Fluids Engineering firm: ENR Concept
  • Acoustician: Socotec
  • Certification: BBC Effinergie
  • Area: 6000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Takuji Shimmura

© Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura

Le Corbusier and Brutalism Exhibition

Opening October 11th to mark the re-opening of the J1 Maritime Hangar, Marseille-Provence 2013, European Capital of Culture, is presenting the Le Corbusier and Brutalism Exhibition in celebration of one of the most esteemed architects of the 20th century. The exhibition emphasizes the different facets of this unique artist-architect who along with his design work also pursued drawing, urbanism, painting, and sculpture.

Curated by Jacques Sbriglio, the renowned Marseille architect and realized in collaboration with the Fondation Le Corbusier, Le Corbusier and Brutalism covers the period from 1935 to 1965. It presents more than 250 of the architect’s works: 133 original blueprints, 54 drawings and sketches, 33 paintings, 14 sculptures, 10 enamels, 4 tapestries, and 19 architectural models, as well as close to 100 photographs taken at Le Corbusier’s building sites. The exhibition ends December 22. For more information, please visit here.

49 Social Housing Estates / BROISSAND arch

  • Architects: BROISSAND arch
  • Location: 6 Rue des Grippeaux, 37270 Montlouis-sur-Loire, France
  • Architect in Charge: Renaud Broissand
  • Architects Collaborators: Eric Hardy, Augustin Brisedou
  • Area: 3120.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: David Boureau

© David Boureau © David Boureau © David Boureau © David Boureau

AALON / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners

© Jean-Luc Laloux © Jean-Luc Laloux © Jean-Luc Laloux © Jean-Luc Laloux

ST JEAN / Leibar-Seigneurin

  • Architects: Leibar-Seigneurin
  • Location: 201 Cours de la Marne, 33800 Bordeaux, France
  • Area: 8614.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Patrick Miara, Martin y Zentol

© Patrick Miara © Martin y Zentol © Martin y Zentol © Martin y Zentol

Le Scriptorial / Daniel Cleris & Jean-Michel Daubourg

  • Architects: CPLUSD
  • Location: Avranches, Lower Normandy, France
  • Architects: Emmanuel Berjot, Daniel Cleris, Jean-Michel Daubourg
  • Museographic Designers : Les Crayons, Uzes, France
  • Structure Engineers: Ecb, Saint-Malo, France
  • Electricity Engineers : Bader, Juvigny-Sous-Andaine, France
  • HVAC Engineers : Hauguel & Associes, Agneaux, France
  • Area: 2150.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2006
  • Photographs: Luc Boegly

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

EHUNDURA / Leibar-Seigneurin

  • Architects: Leibar-Seigneurin
  • Location: 25 Rue Lanoue Bras de Fer, 44200 Nantes, France
  • Area: 5400.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Patrick Miara

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

Hotel in the Douro Vineyards / Ricardo Carvalho + Joana Vilhena Arquitectos

  • Architects: Ricardo Carvalho + Joana Vilhena Arquitectos
  • Location: Douro, Portugal
  • Design Team: Joana Vilhena, Ricardo Carvalho, José Roque, José Maria Rhodes Sérgio and Nuno Gaspar
  • Structural Consultants: Multilayer
  • Mechanical, Hydraulic and Electricity Consultants: Multilayer and Sunductil
  • Building Contractor: Figueiredo & Figueiredo Lda.
  • Area: 1600.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Nuno Gaspar

© Nuno Gaspar © Nuno Gaspar © Nuno Gaspar © Nuno Gaspar