The House of the Early Childhood / TOPOS ARCHITECTURE

© Jérôme BLIN

Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Topos Architecture
Area: 1300.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jérôme BLIN

Carre Plantagenet / inSpace

© Hervé Abbadie

Architects: inSpace
Location: Rouen, Pruillé-l’Éguillé,
Area: 4500.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Hervé Abbadie

La Colle sur Loup / Agence d’architecture Boyer-Percheron-Assus et Associé

Courtesy of Agence d’architecture Boyer

Architects: Agence d’architecture Boyer-Percheron-Assus et Associé
Location: ,
Associated: JALC Architectes
Area: 4,071 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Agence d’architecture Boyer

Albert Camus Multimedia Library / de-so

© Hervé Abbadie

Architects: de-so
Location: Évry,
Architect In Charge: Olivier Souquet, François Defrain
Collaborators: Youngsong Park, Matthieu Janand, P. Reynes
Area: 2,710 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Hervé Abbadie

24 Housing Units / Zanon + Bourbon Architects

© Olivier Dancy

Architects: ,
Location: Nancy, France
Area: 980.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Olivier Dancy

Valenton Housing / Gelin-Lafon

© Filip Dujardin

Architects: Gelin-Lafon
Location: Avenue Julien Duranton, , France
Area: 4,454 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Filip Dujardin

BIG Selected to Design Human Body Museum in France


BIG has been announced as the winner of an international design competition for the new Cité du Corps Humain (Museum of the Human Body) in . Rooted in the city’s long medical history and world renowned medical school, which dates back to the 10th century, the 7,800 sqm museum will “explore the human body from an artistic, scientific and societal approach through cultural activities, interactive exhibitions, performances and workshops.”

Its design, orchestrated by eight undulating forms which “weave together” to create an underlying continuous space, will serve as a mediator between nature and city – Charpak Park and the Montpellier city hall. Stunning views, access to daylight and critical internal connections will all be revealed by the Museum’s shifting form.

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Carrieres Sous Poissy / Gaetan Le Penhuel Architectes

© Sergio Grazia

Architects: Gaetan Le Penhuel Architectes
Location: , France
Area: 4,500 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Sergio Grazia

Transformation d’un Atelier en Loft / NZI Architectes

© Juane Sepulveda

Architects: NZI Architectes
Location: , France
Area: 50 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Juane Sepulveda

Clocher / FABRE/deMARIEN Architects

© Stéphane Chalmeau

Architects: FABRE/deMARIEN Architects
Location: , France
Area: 400.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau

Origami / Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

© Vincent Fillon

Architects: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture
Location: 36 Avenue de Friedland, , France
Area: 5,800 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Vincent Fillon

Aeroville / Philippe Chiambaretta

© Jean-Phileppe Mesguen

Architects: Philippe Chiambaretta
Location: Charles De Gaulle Airport (CDG), 93290 Tremblay-en-,
Interior Design: Saguez & Partners
Construction Project Management: Artelia
Structural Engineering: Terrel
Mep Engineering: Barbanel
Façades Engineers : VS-A SAS
Landscape Design: Compagnie du paysage
Sustainable Engineering: Green Affair
Area: 110000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jean-Phileppe Mesguen

Carnuta / Daniel Cléris & Jean-Michel Daubourg

© Cleris+Daubourg

Architects: Daniel Cléris & Jean-Michel Daubourg
Location: ,
Area: 700 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Cleris+Daubourg, Klapisch+Claisse

AD Classics: Villa dall’Ava / OMA

© Peter Aaron/OTTO

Much of the spatial composition of the Villa dall’Ava was influenced by its site, in a garden on a hill. It was completed in 1991 in the area of Saint-Cloud, overlooking . The clients selected OMA to design a house with two distinct apartments—one for themselves and another for their daughter—and requested a swimming pool on the roof with a view of the Eiffel Tower.

Conservatoire d’Aubervilliers / Agence Chochon-Pierre

© Augusto Da Silva

Architects: Agence Chochon-Pierre
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: François Chochon, Laurent Pierre
Area: 9,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Augusto Da Silva, Nicolas Borel, Agence FCLP

Villa B / Tectoniques Architects

© Erick Saillet

Architects: Tectoniques Architects
Location: Lyon,
Area: 204.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Erick Saillet

Extension to a House in Meudon / CUT Architectures

© David Foessel

Architects: CUT Architectures
Location: , France
Area: 85 sqm
Photographs: David Foessel

Hotel Agglo / Gardera-D Architecture

© Mathieu Choiselat

Architects: Gardera-D Architecture
Location: Bayonne,
Collaborators : Stéphane Bauche, Delphine Prunet, Franck Toulliou
Associated Architect: François Garrouteigt
Acoustic Development: Point d’orgue, Damien Dupouy
Area: 1000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Mathieu Choiselat