Lascaux IV: International Cave Painting Center Winning Proposal / Casson Mann + Snohetta

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Casson Mann and Snohetta were recently announced as the winners of the prestigious IV: International Cave Painting Center competition. With a budget of €50million, IV has been initiated to conserve the integrity of the original cave complex, while ensuring that the public can still appreciate the remarkable Paleolithic paintings within. The winning concept includes a low profile exterior that reflects the contours of the limestone topography and a dramatic interior designed to transport the visitor into a cave complex complete with tunnels, cavernous spaces and chambers lit by shafts of broken sunlight. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Rue des Rogations / CAAU

© Julien Lanoo

Architects: CAAU
Location: Hellemmes,
Client: CIRMAD
Area: 3,256 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Julien Lanoo

38 Social Housing in Eaubonne / LEM +

© Julien Lanoo

Architects: Agence LEM +
Location: 32-34 route de Margency, ,
Area: 3,186 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Julien Lanoo, Thierry Ardouin

Saint Denis Archives Building / Antonini + Darmon Architectes

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Architects: Antonini + Darmon Architectes
Location: Saint Denis,
Budget: 2,6 M €
Client: SEM Plaine Commune
Area: 1,562 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Antonini + Darmon Architectes

D House / Lode Architecture

© Daniel Moulinet

Architects: Lode Architecture
Location: Brittany,
Area: 250 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Daniel Moulinet

University Of Versailles Science Library / Badia Berger Architectes

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Architects: Badia Berger Architectes
Location: Versailles,
Chief Architect: Trévor Ablott
Area: 4011 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: David Boureau

ZAC Paul Claudel / CAAU

© Julien Lanoo

Architects: CAAU
Location: , France
Area: 10748.0 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Julien Lanoo

Cambrai Cultural Laboratory Competition Entry / CAAU

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The proposal for the future Cultural Laboratory of , designed by CAAU (Coldefy & Associés Architectes Urbanistes) aims to provide as much as possible, the addition of a contemporary building on the ground floor, allowing the laboratory to develop principally on one level. This strategic connection will also allow, in a second phase, a link with the future extension of the museum. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Hypernuit Offices / h2o architectes

© Julien Attard

Architects: h2o architectes
Location: 72 Rue Clignancourt, Paris 18th,
Area: 65.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Julien Attard

Olympiades District in Paris Exhibition

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Going on now until March 31, the Olympiades, Paris exhibition at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal revisits the Olympiades district and its half century past rich in architectural thought, controversy, citizen debates and engagement at the heart of the city of in general and the 13th arrondissement in particular. About 40 years after the construction of the first buildings, the historian and curator, Françoise Moiroux, explores the urban, political and social elements of vertical urban planning and platform architecture through the prism of the Olympiades area. More information after the break.

Extension of the IUFM school in Lyon / Atelier de la Passerelle

© Jérome Ricolleau

Architects: Atelier de la Passerelle
Location: Boulevard de la Croix-Rousse, ,
Area: 3620.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jérome Ricolleau, Frenchie Christogratin

Rebière 21 housing / Hondelatte Laporte Architectes

© Ronan Lacroix

Architects: Hondelatte Laporte Architectes
Location: , France
Project Manager: Charlotte Fagart
Project Team: Pierre Aubertin
General Contractor: Léon Grosse
Area: 1445.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ronan Lacroix

Steel Band / Atelier Arcau

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Architects: Atelier Arcau
Location: ,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Atelier Arcau

New National Archives of France / Studio Fuksas

© Philippe Ruault

Architects: Studio Fuksas
Location: 59 rue Guynemer, , Saint-Denis
Architects In Charge: Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas
Interiors: Fuksas Design
Area: 108136.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Philippe Ruault, Camilla Pongiglione,

Salgore / Atelier Arcau

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Architects: Atelier Arcau
Location: ,
Program: New Headquarters of Pornic County
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Atelier Arcau

Le Temps Machine / Moussafir Architectes Associés

© Hervé Abbadie

Architects: Moussafir Architectes Associés
Location: Joue-Les-tours,
Design Team: Jacques Moussafir with nicolas Hugoo, Alexis duquennoy, narumi Kang, sofie reynaert, Jérôme Hervé and Virginie Prie
Area: 1,753 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Hervé Abbadie, Jérôme Ricolleau, Benoît Faure, Luc Boegly

Les Coccinelles Nursery School / SOA Architectes

© Clément Guillaume

Architects: SOA Architectes
Location: Saint-Gratien,
Area: 691 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Clément Guillaume

Stade Leo Lagrange / Archi5

© Sergio Grazia

Architects: Archi5, Borja Huidobro
Location: Toulon,
Engineering: Ingérop
Landscape Architects: Michel Desvigne
Client: Toulon Provence Méditerranée
Area: 4,500 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Sergio Grazia