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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

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

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

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

Maison A3 / Vincent Coste

01:00 - 17 July, 2014
Maison A3 / Vincent Coste, © Toulon Azur
© Toulon Azur

© Toulon Azur © Toulon Azur © Toulon Azur © Toulon Azur +53

Epée de Bois - Nursery / h2o architectes

01:00 - 16 July, 2014
© Julien Attard
© Julien Attard
  • Architects

  • 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 +21

Solar Decathlon Europe Announces Winners of its 2014 Contest

01:00 - 16 July, 2014
Solar Decathlon Europe Announces Winners of its 2014 Contest, Rhome for Dencity / Rhome (Rome, Italy). Image © Solar Decathlon Europe / jflakes.com
Rhome for Dencity / Rhome (Rome, Italy). Image © Solar Decathlon Europe / jflakes.com

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

01:00 - 14 July, 2014
La Fromagerie / Vincent Coste, © Toulon Azur
© Toulon Azur

© Toulon Azur © Toulon Azur © Toulon Azur © Toulon Azur +17

AD Round Up: Happy Bastille Day!

00:00 - 14 July, 2014
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

01:00 - 14 July, 2014
Auditorium Of Bondy & Radio France Choral Singing Conservatory / PARC Architectes, © 11h45
© 11h45
  • Architects

  • Location

    75 Avenue Henri Barbusse, 93140 Bondy, France
  • Area

    1800.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© 11h45 © 11h45 © 11h45 © 11h45 +26

Aix en Provence Conservatory of Music / Kengo Kuma and Associates

01:00 - 11 July, 2014
Aix en Provence Conservatory of Music / Kengo Kuma and Associates, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe
  • Architects

  • Location

    Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Design Team

    Kengo Kuma, Diego Lopez Arahuetes, Miruna Constantinescu, Natalia Sanz, Elise Fauquenbergue, Miguel Orellana, Junki Wakuda, Tristan Zelic, Magnus Casselbrant, Ioanna Angelidou, Yuki Ito, Emilie Bret, Majid Katir, Roman Martin, Dennis Cheung, Chao Chen
  • Area

    1796.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe +21

GL Events Headquarters / Studio Odile Decq

01:00 - 11 July, 2014
GL Events Headquarters / Studio Odile Decq, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Studio Odile Decq © Studio Odile Decq © Roland Halbe © Studio Odile Decq +34

Block 32 / Tectoniques Architects

01:00 - 10 July, 2014
Block 32 / Tectoniques Architects , © On Stage
© On Stage

© On Stage © On Stage © On Stage © On Stage +23

Maison L2 / Vincent Coste

01:00 - 9 July, 2014
Maison L2 / Vincent Coste, © Florent Joliot
© Florent Joliot
  • Architects

  • 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 +41