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Housing in Le Havre / PHD Architectes

01:00 - 6 August, 2014
Housing in Le Havre / PHD Architectes, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +28

15 Social Housings in Riaillé / Mabire Reich

01:00 - 5 August, 2014
15 Social Housings in Riaillé / Mabire Reich, © 11h45
© 11h45
  • Architects

  • Location

    Riaillé, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Régis Pioche
  • Area

    987.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© 11h45 © 11h45 © 11h45 © 11h45 +54

Mirrored Seafront Pavilion Among Seven Installations at Festival Des Architectures Vives

01:00 - 5 August, 2014
Mirrored Seafront Pavilion Among Seven Installations at Festival Des Architectures Vives, NAS Architecture's Breath Box- La Grande Motte. Image © photoarchitecture, Courtesy of Paul Kozlowski
NAS Architecture's Breath Box- La Grande Motte. Image © photoarchitecture, Courtesy of Paul Kozlowski

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 +33

4 Nurseries / Schemaa

01:00 - 4 August, 2014
4 Nurseries / Schemaa, © Sébastien Andréi
© Sébastien Andréi

© Sébastien Andréi © Sébastien Andréi © Sébastien Andréi © Sébastien Andréi +18

Silos 13 / vib architecture

01:00 - 4 August, 2014
Silos 13 / vib architecture, © Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

© Daniel Moulinet © Daniel Moulinet © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau +46

The Romain Rolland Elementary School / Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes

01:00 - 1 August, 2014
The Romain Rolland Elementary School  / Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes, © Frédéric Delangle
© Frédéric Delangle

© Frédéric Delangle © Frédéric Delangle © Frédéric Delangle © Frédéric Delangle +25

Azur Arena / Auer Weber

01:00 - 31 July, 2014
Azur Arena / Auer Weber, © Aldo Amoretti
© Aldo Amoretti
  • Architects

  • 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 +12

Chapel St Genevieve / OBIKA Architecture

01:00 - 29 July, 2014
© Nicolas Waltefaugle
© Nicolas Waltefaugle
  • Architects

  • 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 +27

Holiday Home in Sarzeau / RAUM

01:00 - 28 July, 2014
Holiday Home in Sarzeau / RAUM, © Audrey Cerdan
© Audrey Cerdan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Morbihan, France
  • Area

    69.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Audrey Cerdan © Audrey Cerdan © Audrey Cerdan © Audrey Cerdan +16

Les Quinconces Cultural Center / Babin+Renaud

01:00 - 28 July, 2014
Les Quinconces Cultural Center / Babin+Renaud, © Cécile Septet
© Cécile Septet

© Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet +30

Extension of the Helicopter Group of Civil Security / NBJ architectes

01:00 - 25 July, 2014
Extension of the Helicopter Group of Civil Security  / NBJ architectes, © Paul Kozlowski - photoarchitecture
© Paul Kozlowski - photoarchitecture
  • Architects

  • 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 © Paul Kozlowski - photoarchitecture © Paul Kozlowski - photoarchitecture © Paul Kozlowski - photoarchitecture +18

Gymnasium Plabennec / Bohuon Bertic Architectes

01:00 - 24 July, 2014
Gymnasium Plabennec / Bohuon Bertic Architectes, © Patrick Miara
© Patrick Miara

© Patrick Miara © Patrick Miara © Patrick Miara © Patrick Miara +24

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

00:00 - 23 July, 2014
Techstyle Haus: An 800 Square Foot Fabric House That Uses 90% Less Energy, The planters filter rainwater, which is then reused to grow edible plants. Photovoltaic panels are arrayed along the curved roof. Image © Kristen Pelou
The planters filter rainwater, which is then reused to grow edible plants. Photovoltaic panels are arrayed along the curved roof. Image © Kristen Pelou

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.  

Hub Creatic / Tetrarc Architects

01:00 - 22 July, 2014
Hub Creatic  / Tetrarc Architects, © Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nantes, France
  • Project Manager

    Alain Boëffard
  • Project Director

    Patrick Moreuil
  • Study Architects

    Patrick Moreuil, Marc-Antoine Bouyer, Hervé Martin
  • Area

    6520.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau +19

Centre Culturel Lesigny / Atelier208

01:00 - 22 July, 2014
Centre Culturel Lesigny / Atelier208, © A. Leclercq
© A. Leclercq
  • Architects

  • Location

    Complexe sportif de l'Entre-Deux-Parcs, 77150 Lésigny, France
  • Design and building team

    Chloé & Meyer OIKNINE, Thibault GUILLANEAU, Diego IBAD, N. Maslier
  • Area

    350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© A. Leclercq © A. Leclercq © A. Leclercq © A. Leclercq +14

Extension of the St Jean de Vedas Technical Center / Chrystelle Sanaa

01:00 - 22 July, 2014
Extension of the St Jean de Vedas Technical Center / Chrystelle Sanaa, © Marie-Caroline Lucat
© Marie-Caroline Lucat

© Marie-Caroline Lucat © Marie-Caroline Lucat © Marie-Caroline Lucat © Marie-Caroline Lucat +21

Maitres Vignerons / Vincent Coste

01:00 - 20 July, 2014
Maitres Vignerons / Vincent Coste, © Florent Joliot
© Florent Joliot
  • Architects

  • 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 +22

Childcare Centre in Lomme / Colboc Franzen & Associés

01:00 - 18 July, 2014
Childcare Centre in Lomme / Colboc Franzen & Associés, © Stephan Lucas
© Stephan Lucas
  • Architects

  • 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 © Stephan Lucas © Olivier Wogenscky © Stephan Lucas +19