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Clément Blanchet Reveals Proposal for PEX Bordeaux Extension

08:00 - 12 November, 2016
Clément Blanchet Reveals Proposal for PEX Bordeaux Extension, © Luxigon
© Luxigon

Clément Blanchet Architecture, PPA and TAA have released their competition entry for the extension of Parc des Expositions (PEX) Bordeaux.

Having found success in their winning competition entry for PEX Toulouse (currently under construction), the partnership has rejoined forces to take on PEX Bordeux. The architects designed their proposed addition with the goal of embedding architectural fragments to capture the essence of the original building. 

© Luxigon © Luxigon © Clément Blanchet Architecture / PPA / TAA © Luxigon +18

Review: "REM" – A Retroactive, Redacted Study of the World’s Greatest Living Architect

11:15 - 14 September, 2016
Review: "REM" – A Retroactive, Redacted Study of the World’s Greatest Living Architect, Rem Koolhaas, the eponymous protagonist of "REM". Image © Tomas Koolhaas
Rem Koolhaas, the eponymous protagonist of "REM". Image © Tomas Koolhaas

In the canon of great Dutch architects sit a number of renowned practitioners, from Berlage to Van Berkel. Based on influence alone, Rem Koolhaas—the grandson of architect Dirk Roosenburg and son of author and thinker Anton Koolhaas—stands above all others and has, over the course of a career spanning four decades, sought to redefine the role of the architect from a regional autarch to a globally-active shaper of worlds – be they real or imagined. A new film conceived and produced by Tomas Koolhaas, the LA-based son of its eponymous protagonist, attempts to biographically represent the work of OMA by “expos[ing] the human experience of [its] architecture through dynamic film.” No tall order.

Mark – a homeless man, filmed in Seattle Public Library (USA). Image © Tomas Koolhaas CCTV (China). Image © Tomas Koolhaas De Rotterdam (The Netherlands). Image © Tomas Koolhaas Seattle Public Library (USA). Image © Tomas Koolhaas +17

Publilettre / Fabre-DeMarien Architectes

15:00 - 2 September, 2016
Publilettre  / Fabre-DeMarien Architectes, © Julien Fernandez
© Julien Fernandez

© Julien Fernandez © Julien Fernandez © Julien Fernandez © Julien Fernandez +21

Ginko / Hessamfar & Vérons

02:00 - 26 July, 2016
Ginko / Hessamfar & Vérons, © Arthur Péquin
© Arthur Péquin

© Arthur Péquin © Arthur Péquin © Arthur Péquin © Arthur Péquin +17

atelier d'architecture King Kong Unveils Design for the NH Hotel at the Toulouse Blagnac Airport

14:00 - 18 June, 2016
atelier d'architecture King Kong Unveils Design for the NH Hotel at the Toulouse Blagnac Airport, Courtesy of atelier d'architecture King Kong
Courtesy of atelier d'architecture King Kong

Bordeaux-based atelier d’architecture King Kong has unveiled their design for the new NH hotel at the Toulouse Blagnac airport in France. Both elegant and inviting, the hotel's warm atmosphere is achieved through the acoustic and thermal qualities of the sweeping ground floor area, which opens onto the exterior spaces.

The building consists of 150 hotel rooms, a business center, restaurant and fitness center. The bar, restaurant and terrace, located on the upper levels of the building, are "intimate in feel,’’ while offering unrestricted views.

Cité du Vin / XTU Architects

05:00 - 31 May, 2016
Cité du Vin  / XTU Architects, © Delphine Isart
© Delphine Isart

© Patrick Tourneboeuf © XTU © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo +33

Crèche D3 / Gayet-Roger Architects

05:00 - 1 May, 2016
Crèche D3 / Gayet-Roger Architects, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +29

Jean-Paul Viguier Designs a Mixed-Use Timber Frame Tower in Bordeaux

12:00 - 25 April, 2016
Jean-Paul Viguier Designs a Mixed-Use Timber Frame Tower in Bordeaux, Courtesy of Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés
Courtesy of Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés

Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés, in partnership with Eiffage and Woodeum, have won the competition for a 57 meter timber tower in the Saint-Jean Belcier district of Bordeaux, France. A tower and two shorter buildings, the 17,000 square meter mixed-use project contains housing, offices, and retail space, and is part of a larger master plan intent on spurring development in the vicinity of the Bordeaux-Saint-Jean railway station. The project name “Hyperion” is a reference to the world’s tallest living tree (a Sequoia sempervirens in Northern California) and emphasizes the proposal’s vanguard use of timber materials.

Courtesy of Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés Courtesy of Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés Courtesy of Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés Courtesy of Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés +7

Sou Fujimoto and Laisné Roussel Propose Wooden Mixed-Use Tower for Bordeaux

06:00 - 18 March, 2016
Sou Fujimoto and Laisné Roussel Propose Wooden Mixed-Use Tower for Bordeaux, Exterior Rendered View. Image © SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS + LAISNÉ ROUSSEL + RENDERING BY TÀMAS FISHER AND MORPH.
Exterior Rendered View. Image © SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS + LAISNÉ ROUSSEL + RENDERING BY TÀMAS FISHER AND MORPH.

Following an invitation by the city of Bordeaux in December 2015, Sou Fujimoto Architects and laisné roussel have revealed their proposal “Canopia”: a mixed-use development, featuring a 50-meter-tall residential building made of wood and offering 199 homes, 3,770m² of office space and 500m² of retail outlets in Bordeaux, France. The tower would be one of the tallest wooden buildings in the world. Read more about this project after the break.

Rendered View from Apartment. Image © SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS + LAISNÉ ROUSSEL + RENDERING BY TÀMAS FISHER AND MORPH. Rendered View From Roof Garden. Image © SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS + LAISNÉ ROUSSEL + RENDERING BY TÀMAS FISHER AND MORPH. Model. Image © Roberta Donatini Rendered View from Terrace. Image © SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS + LAISNÉ ROUSSEL + RENDERING BY TÀMAS FISHER AND MORPH. +21

Atelier Zelium / Atelier du Vendredi

02:00 - 16 February, 2016
Atelier Zelium / Atelier du Vendredi, © François Passerini Photographies
© François Passerini Photographies

© François Passerini Photographies © François Passerini Photographies © François Passerini Photographies © François Passerini Photographies +33

Tirepois / FABRE/deMARIEN architectes

03:00 - 14 January, 2016
Tirepois / FABRE/deMARIEN architectes, © Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

© Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau +21

Carré Lumière / LAN Architecture

09:00 - 24 November, 2015
Carré Lumière / LAN Architecture, Courtesy of LAN Architecture
Courtesy of LAN Architecture

Courtesy of LAN Architecture Courtesy of LAN Architecture Courtesy of LAN Architecture Courtesy of LAN Architecture +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rue de Bègles, 33800 Bordeaux, France
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of LAN Architecture

Les Bassins à flot Housing / ANMA

05:00 - 9 July, 2015
Les Bassins à flot Housing / ANMA, © Cyrille Weiner
© Cyrille Weiner

© Cyrille Weiner © Cyrille Weiner © Cyrille Weiner © Cyrille Weiner +52

  • Architects

  • Location

    Maison du projet des Bassins à flot, Quai Armand Lalande, 33300 Bordeaux, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Nicolas Michelin, Michel Delplace, Cyril Trétout Studies
  • Area

    27363.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

XTU’s French Wine Civilizations Museum Set to Open in 2016

06:00 - 5 June, 2015
XTU’s French Wine Civilizations Museum Set to Open in 2016, Wooden Structure. Image Courtesy of XTU Architects
Wooden Structure. Image Courtesy of XTU Architects

The Bordeaux Wine Museum’s wooden structure has been completed, the first step in an ambitious project slated to open in 2016. Designed by XTU Architects, and situated along the coast of the river Garonne in Bordeaux, France, the museum aims to stand as a beacon and “guardian angel” against the skyline of the riverbank. Inspired by the timeless spirit of French wine, the building forms flow in a continuous space without corners, evoking the circular motion that awakens a wine before tasting.

Rendered Exterior View. Image Courtesy of XTU Architects Rendered Interior View. Image Courtesy of XTU Architects Rendered Interior View. Image Courtesy of XTU Architects Exterior Diagram. Image Courtesy of XTU Architects +14

Gallery: Inside Herzog & de Meuron's Bordeaux Stadium During Its Inaugural Match

16:30 - 2 June, 2015
© Philippe Caumes
© Philippe Caumes

Architectural photographer Philippe Caumes has sent us images from the open match at Herzog & de Meuron's newly completed Bordeaux Stadium in France. Sometimes compared to a classical temple, the all-white, rectangular stadium is distinct with a forest of slender columns touching down on an inviting grand staircase that ushers fans into its 42,000-seat "bowl." Take a look inside, after the break. 

© Philippe Caumes © Philippe Caumes © Philippe Caumes © Philippe Caumes +56

Matmut Atlantique Stadium / Herzog & de Meuron

05:00 - 21 May, 2015
©  Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cours Jules Ladoumegue, 33300 Bordeaux, France
  • Partners

    Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Stefan Marbach (Partner in Charge)
  • Area

    77090.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Francis Vigouroux ©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan © Francis Vigouroux +9

Maison Des Danses / ADH

01:00 - 12 February, 2015
Courtesy of ADH
Courtesy of ADH
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bordeaux, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Benoîte Doazan, Nicolas Novello, Stéphane Hirschberger
  • Area

    1000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Courtesy of ADH Courtesy of ADH Courtesy of ADH Courtesy of ADH +23

Video: Leibar&Seigneurin on their Social Housing Project in Bordeaux

00:00 - 7 November, 2014

Based in Bordeaux and Bayonne, architecture studio Leibar&Seigneurin created a video to introduce their newest social housing project in Bordeaux. They believe that film can represent the fabric of architecture better than photography alone because it captures life and the passage of time. Throughout the video, they discuss their conceptual approach to dealing with this building’s context.