Aires Mateus Architectes Lecture

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Aires Mateus Architectes will be delivering a lecture on March 28th at 7:00pm at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal. Manuel Aires Mateus will be presenting one of their well-known projects, the Alcacer do Sal Residence, located in Alcacer do Sal, Portugal. Based on an attentive reading of the life of a very specific kind of community, this beautiful project is a sort of micro-society designed with its own rules. The reduct mobility of those who will live in the building suggests that any displacement should be an emotive and variable experience. For more information, please visit here.

Mosquito Coast Factory / Tolila+Gilliland

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Architects: Tolila+Gilliland
Location: Campbon,
Client: Mosquito Coast Factory
Area: 517.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Philippe Ruault

Reception Center and Social Reintegration, Residence Henri Durand / Hélène Fricout-Cassignol Architects

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Architects: Hélène Fricout-Cassignol Architects
Location: , France
Area: 2,200 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Hélène Fricout-Cassignol Architects

Buckminster Fuller’s 50-Foot “Fly’s Eye” Dome to be Restored

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Noted architectural historian and preservationist has purchased the largest of Buckmister Fuller’s ”Fly’s Eye” domes and plans to reopen it to the public this summer for the first time in 30 years.

More on Fuller’s dome and its new owner after the break…

Transition Centre of 24 housing in Rambouillet / Benjamin Fleury

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Architects: Benjamin Fleury
Location: Rambouillet,
Area: 1,020 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: David Boureau

Development Banks of the Meurthe / Atelier Cite Architecture

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Architects: Atelier Cite Architecture
Location: Raon L’Étape,
Landscape: ARPAE
Light Designer: Scene Publique (Agathe Argod)
Structure: Groupe Alto
Hydraulic: SINBIO
Area: 20,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Michel Denancé

Vieux Port Pavilion / Foster + Partners

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Saturday in Marseille, , pedestrians and city officials joined Foster + Partners to celebrate the completion of the Vieux Port Pavilion at the mouth of Marseille’s World Heritage-listed harbor. Minimal, yet effective, this “discreet” intervention provides a new sheltered events space on the eastern edge of the port. With six slender pillars supporting its razor-thin profile, the polished 46 by 22 meter stainless steel canopy amplifies and reflects the surrounding movement of the harbor, creating a spectacle that encourages pedestrians to linger.

More on Foster’s Vieux Port after the break…

Little Emergency Music School in Palaiseau / ARCHICLUB

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Architects: ARCHICLUB
Location: South Paris,
Architect In Charge: Fabien Duchene + Vasily Mels
Consultants Fluids / Environnement : IDEEL environnement
Consultants Structure: ID+ engineering
Consultants Acoustics: DOT acoustics
Area: 256.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Guillaume Lelasseux

New Accommodation Facility for Alzheimer’s / Philippon-Kalt

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Architects: Philippon-Kalt
Location: Paris,
Area: 4,300 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Hervé Abbadie, Grégoire Kalt, Luc Boegly

Groupe Scolaire Pasteur / R2K Architectes

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Architects: R2K Architectes
Location: Limeil-Brevannes,
Architect In Charge: Veronique Klimine, Olavi Koponen
Area: 9,500 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jussi Tiainen

G house / Lode Architecture

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Architects: Lode Architecture
Location: ,
Area: 100 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Daniel Moulinet

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

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

38 Social Housing in Eaubonne / LEM +

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Architects: Agence LEM +
Location: 32-34 route de Margency, , France
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

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Architects: Lode Architecture
Location: , France
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: , France
Chief Architect: Trévor Ablott
Area: 4011 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: David Boureau

ZAC Paul Claudel / CAAU

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