Breath Box / NAS Architecture

© Paul Kozlowski

Architects: NAS Architecture
Location: 4 Esplanade Maurice Justin, 34280 ,
Architect In Charge: Hadrien Balalud De Saint Jean, Guillaume Giraud, Johan Laure
Client: Festival of Lively Architecture (FAV)
Area: 20.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Paul Kozlowski

Student Hall of Residence + Family Homes / Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes

Courtesy of Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes

Architects: Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes
Location: 387 Rue de Vaugirard, 75015 ,
Area: 2910.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes

Establishment for Dependent Elderly / PARALLELE

© Laurent Dequick

Architects: PARALLELE
Location: ,
Architects In Charge: Antonio Pedro De Sousa, Pascal Hory, Grégoire Noyer
Area: 7400.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Laurent Dequick

Housing in Le Havre / PHD Architectes

© Sergio Grazia

Architects: Philippe Dubus Architectes
Location: ,
Area: 4745.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Sergio Grazia

Mirrored Seafront Pavilion Among Seven Installations at Festival Des Architectures Vives

Each summer, the French cities of Montpellier and La Grande Motte host Le Festival Des Architectures Vives (Festival of Lively Architecture). These twin festivals seek to raise awareness about architecture among the public, and to give needed exposure to the work of up-and-coming designers. In the process, they also draw attention to previously unknown places in the two cities—in , many of the private courtyards in the city are opened to the public specifically for the festival. In La Grande Motte, the exhibition weaves its way through the city center, a site designated as “Heritage of the 20th Century” due to the prevalence of works designed by architect Jean Balladur. This year’s festivals featured a total of 18 temporary installations. Read more about the festivals, and view photos, after the break.

15 Social Housings in Riaillé / Mabire Reich

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Architects: Mabire Reich
Location: , France
Architect In Charge: Régis Pioche
Area: 987.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: 11h45

4 Nurseries / Schemaa

© Sébastien Andréi

Architects: Schemaa
Location: ,
Area: 490.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Sébastien Andréi

Silos 13 / vib architecture

© Stéphane Chalmeau

Architects: vib architecture
Location: Paris,
Architects In Charge: Bettina Ballus, Franck Vialet
Area: 4478.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau, Daniel Moulinet, Courtesy of

The Romain Rolland Elementary School / Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes

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Architects:
Location:
Architects In Charge: Yves Rolin (studies), Renaud Schwartz (site)
Area: 2715.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Frédéric Delangle

Azur Arena / Auer Weber

© Aldo Amoretti

Architects: Auer Weber
Location: Azur Arena , 06600 ,
Design Architecture: Auer+Weber+Assoziierte
Area: 12120.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Aldo Amoretti

Chapel St Genevieve / OBIKA Architecture

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Architects:
Location: Saint-Maurice-sous-les-Côtes,
Architects In Charge: Caroline Leloup Szalkowski, Katarina Dubravcova Malingrey
Area: 70 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Nicolas Waltefaugle

Les Quinconces Cultural Center / Babin+Renaud

© Cécile Septet

Architects: Babin+Renaud
Location: ,
Area: 28,198 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Cécile Septet

Holiday Home in Sarzeau / RAUM

© Audrey Cerdan

Architects: RAUM
Location: , France
Area: 69 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Audrey Cerdan

Extension of the Helicopter Group of Civil Security / NBJ architectes

© Paul Kozlowski – photoarchitecture

Architects: NBJ architectes
Location: , France
Architects In Charge: Elodie Nourrigat, Jacques Brion, Romain Jamot
Area: 5,700 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Paul Kozlowski – photoarchitecture

Gymnasium Plabennec / Bohuon Bertic Architectes

© Patrick Miara

Architects: Bohuon Bertic Architectes
Location: Rue Joseph Bleunven, 29860 ,
Area: 2980.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Patrick Miara

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 Rhode Island School Of Design, Brown University and the , 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.

Extension of the St. Jean de Vedas Technical Center / Chrystelle Sanaa

© Marie-Caroline Lucat

Architects: Chrystelle Sanaa
Location: Avenue de Librilla, Saint-Jean-de-Védas,
Area: 250 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Marie-Caroline Lucat

Hub Creatic / Tetrarc Architects

© Stéphane Chalmeau

Architects: Tetrarc Architects
Location: ,
Area: 6,520 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau