L’Atelier / AAVP Architecture

© Luc Boegly

Architects: AAVP Architecture
Location: Normandy, Capelle-les-Grands,
Architect: Vincent Parreira
Project Manager: Marie Brodin, William Wong Min
Structure: Beton Ingenierie
Graphic Designer: Nicolas Vrignault
Economist: Camebat, Gilles Pasquier
Area: 2545.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Luc Boegly

Biscarrosse Fire and Rescue Station / Debarre Duplantiers Associés Architecture & Paysage

© Yohan Zerdoun

Architects: Debarre Duplantiers Associés Architecture & Paysage
Location: Avenue de Laouadie, 40600 ,
Area: 2200.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Yohan Zerdoun

Technical Building in La Fouillade / V2S Architects

Courtesy of V2S Architects

Architects: V2S Architects
Location: ,
Area: 250.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of V2S Architects

2 Houses & 2 Studios / RAUM

© Audrey Cerdan

Architects: RAUM
Location: Quiberon,
Area: 230 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Audrey Cerdan

Contemporary Art Center – FRAC / Kengo Kuma & Associates

© Nicolas Waltefaugle

Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
Location: Marseille, France
Architect In Charge Of Site: Nicolas Moreau, Jean-Daniel Boyé, Frank Anderle, Loïc Lequertier, Pascal Ferrera
Architecture Team: Kengo Kuma, Yuki Ikeguchi, Nicolas Moreau, Louise Lemoine, Félicien Duval, Shinku Noda, Jun Shibata
Area: 5,757 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Nicolas Waltefaugle, Erieta Attali

HygroSkin-Meteorosensitive Pavilion / Achim Menges Architect + Oliver David Krieg + Steffen Reichert

Courtesy of ICD University of Stuttgart

Architects: Achim Menges Architect + Oliver David Krieg, +
Location: Orléans-la-Source, France
Project Team: Steffen Reichert, Boyan Mihaylov (Achim Menges)- Prof. Achim Menges, Oliver David Krieg, Steffen Reichert, Nicola Burggraf, Zachary Christian, David Correa, Katja Rinderspacher, Tobias Schwinn with Yordan Domuzov, Tobias Finkh, Gergana Hadzhimladenova, Michael Herrick, Vanessa Mayer, Henning Otte, Ivaylo Perianov, Sara Petrova, Philipp Siedler, Xenia Tiefensee, Sascha Vallon, Leyla Yunis (ICD University of Stuttgart)
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of ICD University of Stuttgart

The Turbulences FRAC Centre / Jakob + Macfarlane Architects

© Nicolas Borel

Architects: Jakob + Macfarlane Architects
Location: Boulevard Rocheplatte, 45000 , France
Area: 3,400 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Nicolas Borel,

Haluchère Mobility Hub / AUP

© Stephane Bis

Architects: Architecture Urbanisme et Paysage
Location: ,
Design Team: Luc Davy, Stephane Geffard
Area: 43,500 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Stephane Bis

Museum & Biodiversity Research Center / Guinée et Potin Architects

© Stephane Chalmeau

Architects: Guinée et Potin Architects
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Agence GUINEE*POTIN Architectes
Design Team: Anne-Flore Guinée et Hervé Potin architectes; Solen Nico chef de projet
Landscape Designers: Guillaume Sevin Paysages
Graphic Design: WARMGREY
Museographic Content: Stéphanie VINCENT
Engineering: ISATEG
Scenography: block architects
Area: 2057.0 sqm
Photographs: Stephane Chalmeau, Courtesy of Guinée et Potin Architects, Nicolas Pineau, Spectrum/Xavier Poirier

Mazan / de-so

© Hervé Abadie

Architects: de-so
Location: Mazan,
Project Architects: Olivier Souquet, Mathieu Labardin
Area: 1740.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Hervé Abadie

BONDY / Guérin & Pedroza architectes

© 11h45

Architects: Guérin & Pedroza architectes
Location: ,
Collaborators: K. Ceballos, R. Ouazana
Area: 3,841 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: 11h45

The House of Chutes-Lavie / Damien Fluchaire & Julien Cogne

Courtesy of FDC-Studio

Architects: Damien Fluchaire & Julien Cogne
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Damien Fluchaire, Julien Cogne
Engineering Firm: Auxitec BET
Area: 835 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of FDC-Studio, D. Fluchaire, P. Terraz, A.Ravix

Hong Kong Tops Charts as World’s Most Expensive Construction Market

© Flickr User Chris Lee

EC Harris’ 2013 International Costs Report has named Hong Kong as the most expensive city in the world to build in. The annual study, which benchmarks building costs in 47 countries across the globe, found that relative costs have been affected by substantial fluctuations in currency throughout the year. Despite a stagnant economy, Europe has six of the top ten most expensive markets in this year’s report, reflecting the competitive challenge faced by the Eurozone. 

The top ten most expensive countries to build in are:

Landscaping Saint-Barthélémy d’Anjou / Atelier Arcau


Architects: Atelier Arcau
Location: Saint-Barthélemy-d’Anjou,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Atelier Arcau

Version Rubis Housing / Jean-Paul Viguier Architecture

© Takuji Shimmura

Architects: Jean-Paul Viguier Architecture
Location: ,
Structure Engineering Firm: André Verdier
Fluids Engineering Firm: ENR Concept
Acoustician: Socotec
Certification: BBC Effinergie
Area: 6000.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Takuji Shimmura

Le Corbusier and Brutalism Exhibition

I DREAMT, , 1953, oil on canvas © Fondation /ADAGP Paris 2013

Opening October 11th to mark the re-opening of the J1 Maritime Hangar, Marseille-Provence 2013, European Capital of Culture, is presenting the Le Corbusier and Brutalism Exhibition in celebration of one of the most esteemed architects of the 20th century. The exhibition emphasizes the different facets of this unique artist-architect who along with his design work also pursued drawing, urbanism, painting, and sculpture.

Curated by Jacques Sbriglio, the renowned architect and realized in collaboration with the Fondation Le Corbusier, Le Corbusier and Brutalism covers the period from 1935 to 1965. It presents more than 250 of the architect’s works: 133 original blueprints, 54 drawings and sketches, 33 paintings, 14 sculptures, 10 enamels, 4 tapestries, and 19 architectural models, as well as close to 100 photographs taken at Le Corbusier’s building sites. The exhibition ends December 22. For more information, please visit here.

49 Social Housing Estates / BROISSAND arch

© David Boureau

Architects: BROISSAND arch
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Renaud Broissand
Architects Collaborators: Eric Hardy, Augustin Brisedou
Area: 3,120 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: David Boureau

AALON / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners

© Jean-Luc Laloux

Architects: Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners
Area: 600.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Jean-Luc Laloux