Maison Le Cap / Pascal Grasso Architectures

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Architects: Pascal Grasso Architectures
Location: Var,
Year: 2015
Photographs: Cyrille Weiner

AD Classics: Limoges Concert Hall / Bernard Tschumi Architects

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For those familiar with the more canonical work of Bernard Tschumi, the Concert Hall may seem a puzzlingly conventional departure from the radical, intensively theoretical projects that introduced the world to the Swiss architect. In one sense, the visual clarity of the design doesn’t provoke the same complex discourses on architectural violence and eroticism that guided his early-career pursuits, and it is certainly a more functional evolution of his polemic on non-programmatic space that was famously exhibited at Parc de la Villete. In another sense, the concept and form of Limoges aren’t anything novel, either, emerging almost in its entirety from a concert hall prototype Tschumi developed in the late 1990s for a similar venue at Rouen. But Limoges is important for other reasons: in addition to its thoughtful material and spatial choices, it is one of the more articulate illustrations of Tschumi’s explorations of movement and enclosure—“vectors and envelopes”—that inform much of his recent work.

Rue du Charolais / Eva Samuel

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Architects: Eva Samuel
Location: Rue du Charolais, 75012 Paris,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Clément Guillaume

Passage de Melun / Gaëtan Le Penhuel Architecture

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Architects: Gaëtan Le Penhuel Architecture
Location: ,
Area: 980.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Sergio Grazia

Mill Mavaleix / Piet Hein Eek

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Architects: Piet Hein Eek
Location: Mavaleix, 24800 , France
Year: 2015
Photographs: Thomas Mayer

Ensemble Pastoral Catholique / Atelier d’Architecture Brenac-Gonzalez

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Architects: Atelier d’Architecture Brenac-Gonzalez
Location: ,
Area: 1157.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Sergio Grazia

Head Offices of Social Security for French Citizen Abroad / BVAU

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Architects: BVAU
Location: 77 Rue des Meuniers, 77950 Rubelles,
Area: 3900.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Clément Guillaume

Anne Démians Wins Competition to Renovate France’s Nobel School


French architect Anne Démians has been named the winner of a competition to renovate and expand the Tech Higher School of Industrial Physics and Chemistry (ESPCI), the 120-year old Nobel School. The competition, which seeks to convert the university into a leading research center, garnered submissions from such designers as Rem Koolhaas and Renzo Piano. As part of a larger transformative campaign undertaken by the school, the ESPCI redesign aims to elevate the Ile de France area to a metropolis standing.

Read on after the break for more on the 176 million Euro proposal.

Maison D / Fouquet Architecture Urbanisme

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Architects: Fouquet Architecture Urbanisme
Location: Couëron,
Architect In Charge: Gabriel Lefèvre
Area: 148.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Philippe Ruault

INHAC / Atelier d’Architecture Brenac-Gonzalez

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Architects: Atelier d’Architecture Brenac & Gonzalez
Location: ,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Sergio Grazia

50 Housing Units / Bruther

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Architects: Bruther
Location: ,
Area: 4000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Filip Dujardin

Sonia Delaunay School / ADEN architectes

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Architects: ADEN architectes
Location: , France
Area: 3000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Sergio Grazia, Courtesy of ADEN architectes

Mixed Use 107 Apartement Units / Nunc Architectes

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Architects: Nunc Architectes
Location: 122 Rue des Poissonniers, 75018 ,
Design Team: Emilie Faivre, Adrienne Fabre, Guillaume Zilio, Pierre Beout, Julie Bourdin, Vincent Rey-Millet, Anne-Emanuelle Metivier, Melanie Passot, Julien Perrot, Marion Piot, Pauline Scherrer
Area: 7340.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Luc Boegly

House in Crozon / Agence d’architecture Pierre-Yves Le Goaziou

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Architects: Agence d’architecture Pierre-Yves Le Goaziou
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Pierre-Yves Le Goaziou
Year: 2012
Photographs: Pascal Léopold

AD Classics: National Library of France / Dominique Perrault Architecture

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On the banks of the river Seine, just east of the Île de la Cite and downtown Paris, stand the four glittering towers of the National Library of . Bent around the outskirts of a public esplanade, these towers are Dominique Perrault’s modern take on the age-old Parisian tradition of monumental public architecture. The project is both volume and void, enclosure and exposure, a juxtaposition of contrasting ideas that is as reverent of its place in a thousand-year-old legacy as it is deliberately self-critical.

Louise Michel and Louis Aragon High Schools / archi5

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Architects: archi5
Location: Gisors,
Area: 6400.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Sergio Grazia

30m2 Flat in Paris / Richard Guilbault

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Architects: Richard Guilbault
Location: 75018 Paris,
Area: 30.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Meero

A Rememberance Site – Parc des Glacis / 2/3/4/

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Architects: 2/3/4/
Location: Parc des Glacis, 25000 Besançon,
Project Manager: Agate Mordka
Area: 2500.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Nicolas Waltefaugle