AD Round Up: Happy Bastille Day!

Nova Green / . 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!

Seguin / Agence Bernard Bühler

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Architects: Agence Bernard Bühler
Location: , France
Area: 2,139 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Vincent Monthiers, Courtesy of Agence Bernard Bühler

Residence Origami / Agence Bernard Bühler

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Architects: Agence Bernard Bühler
Location: ,
Consulting Engineers: ETBA (Bétons) CGB Concept (Thermique) Freddy Charrier (Paysagiste)
Area: 3,489 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Vincent Monthiers, Courtesy of Agence Bernard Bühler

Nova Green / Agence Bernard Bühler

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Architects: Agence Bernard Bühler
Location: ,
Consulting Engineers: COUTANCEAU (Béton) VIVIEN (Thermique) MEILHAN-BORDES (VRD)
Area: 3,997 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Vincent Monthiers

Le Clos des Sablière / Agence Bernard Bühler

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Architects: Agence Bernard Bühler
Location: Bordeaux,
Consulting Structural Engineers: EGIS Sud-Ouest
Area: 2,150 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Vincent Monthiers

Hameau de Plantoun / Agence Bernard Bühler

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Architects: Agence Bernard Bühler
Location: ,
Consulting Engineers: EGIS Sud-Ouest
Area: 3,417 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Vincent Monthiers

Alegria / Agence Bernard Bühler

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Architects: Agence Bernard Bühler
Location: Bayonne,
Architect In Charge: Agence Bernard Bühler
Consulting Engineers : Bet Cazeaux, Therm’eco, Argeo
Area: 169 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Agence Bernard Bühler

12 Maisons de Ville / Agence Bernard Bühler

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Architects: Agence Bernard Bühler
Location: , France
Consulting Engineers: ETBA (Béton) MATH ING. (thermique) EUROVRD (VRD)
Area: 1,080 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Vincent Monthiers, Desiree Castillo

Pellegari / Agence Bernard Bühler

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Architects: Agence Bernard Bühler
Location: St Pierre du Mont,
Area: 5,270 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Vincent Monthiers, Courtesy of

Arc En Ciel / Agence Bernard Bühler

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Architects: Agence Bernard Bühler
Location: Bordeaux,
Area: 3,658 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Vincent Monthiers, Courtesy of