Centre de la Petite Enfance / Clermont Architectes

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Architects: Clermont Architectes
Location: Saint-Genis-Pouilly,
Architect In Charge: François Clermont
Ingeneers Team: Fluitec, Bem Ingénierie
Year: 2012
Photographs: Daniel Osso

Pole Services / Barré Lambot Architectes

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Architects: Barré Lambot Architectes
Location: Saint-Herblain,
Engineering: GIREC, ECODIAG
Landscaper: C.Boudvin
Area: 3,850 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Philippe Ruault

Mineral Lodge / Atelier d’Architecture Christian Girard

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Architects: Atelier d’Architecture Christian Girard
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Christian Girard
Design Team: Christian Girard, Christophe Hebert, T.Sugi, M.Shun, L. Capdevielle, C.Cobel
Area: 371.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: N.Borel

Tripode Office Building / Barré Lambot Architectes

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Architects: Barré Lambot Architectes
Location: ,
Landscape Architect: Florence MARTY
Structural Engineering: AREST
Area: 8,310 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Philippe Ruault

Giraffe Childcare Center / Hondelatte Laporte Architectes

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Architects: Hondelatte Laporte Architectes
Location: , France
Project Manager: Virginie Davo
Project Team: Charlotte Fagart
Engineering: Studetech
Client: SAEM Val de Seine Aménagement
Cost: 3,744,000€
Area: 1,450 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Philippe Ruault

Video: Paris in Motion / Mayeul Akpovi

Mayeul Akpovi shared with us a time lapse video he made, which goes through a sequence of experiences and places, highlighting the day and night life of the big city. ‘ in Motion’ includes about 3500 photos as he successfully creates a video, accompanied by music, which draws you in and fast forwards through time.

Strip of Six Apartments in Eze / CAB Architects

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Architects: CAB Architects
Location: Route de Beausoleil,
Design Team: Jean-Patrice Calori, Bita Azimi, Marc Botineau
Area: 550 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Serge Demailly

Véolia Environnement Centre Est / Arte Charpentier Architectes

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Architects: Arte Charpentier Architectes
Location: Rue Lionel Terray, Jonage,
Architect In Charge: Jérôme le Gall, Sylvie Levallois & Gregoire Mussat
Interiors: Edith Richard & Clémence Rabin Le Gall
Landscape : Nathalie Leroy
Area: 8,7oo sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Geraldine Bruneel, Paul Kozlowski

Chocolaterie Bovetti / CA/PA Architectes

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Architects: CA/PA Architectes
Location: Lavilledieu, , France
Client: Bovetti Chocolats
Area: 2,641 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of CA/PA Architectes

Villa L2 / Barré Lambot Architectes

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Architects: Barré Lambot Architectes
Location: , France
Building Services Engineering: ISOCRATE
Economist: ROUSSEAU
Area: 100 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Philippe Ruault

The Lodge School Ricaut XIII / Metek Architecture

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Located in a residential street, near the lively neighborhood of Place d’Italie, the new lodge of the School Ricaut displays its large yellow cube, which replaces the old entrance, refining the main access point and offering a work space that is simultaneously visible and independent of the adjoining staff accommodation. Designed by Metek Architecture, the yellow module of the new lodge fits into the openings of the building, just like the toy building blocks used by children. Prefabricated with a light wood frame, the lodge is conceived as a piece of urban furniture. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Children’s Day Care Center in La Trintite / CAB Architects

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Architects: CAB Architects
Location: La Trinité,
Architect In Charge: Giancarlo Ranalli
Design Team: Jean-Patrice Calori, Bita Azimi, Marc Botineau
Architect Assistant: Sophie Delage
Area: 1,287 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Aldo Amoretti, Serge Demailly

ARTEM Campus / ANMA

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Architects: ANMA
Location: ,
Design Team: N. Michelin, M. Delplace, C. Trétout
Landscaping Associate: APCA
Area: 18,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau

13 Class Primary School in Beausoleil / CAB Architects

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Architects: CAB Architects
Location: ,
Design Team: Jean-Patrice Calori, Bita Azimi, Marc Botineau
Area: 3,482 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Serge Demailly

Development of the ‘Terrasses des Ponchettes’ Competition Entry / CAB Architects

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Known for being a popular location for strolls during the 19th century, the Terrasses des Ponchettes is one of ’s historical areas that has declined considerably since the 60’s. CAB Architects has aimed their proposal around two case studies. The first one deals with the articulation between the “Quai des Etats-Unis” and the “Cours Saleya”: “the lower part”. The second one concerning the raised terraces of the “Ponchettes” with a beautiful view over the sea: “The upper part”. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Centre Léonce Georges / Calderon-Folch-Sarsanedas Arquitectes

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Architects: Pilar Calderon, Marc Folch (Calderon Folch Sarsanedas arquitectes) – Gérald Lafond
Location: ,
Area: 3541.37 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: P. Viladoms

Louvre Lens / SANAA

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French photographer Julien Lanoo has shared with us a first look at the Musée du Louvre’s new sister gallery: Louvre Lens. The design, first conceived as part of an international competition in 2006, was created by the Pritzker Prize laureates of SANAA, in collaboration with New York studio , landscape designer Catherine Mosbach and museographer .

The 360 meter long, steel and glass structure is integrated within a 20 hectare wasteland that was originally used as a coal mine before the 1960s. It is expected to attract 500,000 visitors every year and envisioned to help revitalize the post-industrial town.

Continue reading for the architects’ description.

Multi-Sports Complex Competition Winning Proposal / Archi5 + Tecnova Architecture

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The winning proposal for the multi-sports complex in the city of , responds to the strong political will of a new urban ambition for the neighborhood. The context is heterogeneous linear collective housing on one side and unique botanical heritage of the Park on the other. Designed by Archi5 + Tecnova Architecture, this project includes a theme for each function including gathering, meeting, sports activities, and events. This becomes evident in all aspects of the building at all levels. More images and architects’ description after the break.