Jean Nouvel was chosen as the lead urban architect and coordinator for the Seguin Island project in July of 2009. Here we are sharing with you the Ateliers Jean Nouvel team master plan for Seguin Island in Boulogne-Billancourt, France.
A diverse group of programs will make up the spaces, total surface area of 300,000 sqm, including cultural, retail, social facilites, parks, gardens, terraces serving as a destination for both residents and tourists. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2010 and final completion is expected for the end of 2023.
Follow the break for a video and renderings by Ateliers Jean Nouvel.
Architects: Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Location: Seguin Island, Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Project Area: 300,000 sqm
Renderings: Courtesy of Ateliers Jean Nouvel
The main challenge DCA (Design Crew for Architecture) faced in their proposal for a family and childhood house, located in Saint Julien en Genevois, France, was the resulting compactness from the tight ratio between the net area planned to be built and the buildable area allowed by regulations. Despite their extremely restrictive lot, they aimed for great quality spaces while instilling some generosity to create project that moves toward consistent urban characteristics. More images and architect’s description after the break.
Location: Landes, France
Client: Conseil General des Landes and Commune de Soorts-Hossegor
Quantity Surveyor: Bougon
Contractors: Eiffage Construction (Main contractor), Structure Bois Larrieu Production (Decking, timber cladding), SMAC (Waterproofing), Miroiterie Cote Basque (Joinery -exterior), Alain Bubola (Interior walls), Metal 40 (Metalwork), Atrium (Joinery – interior, false ceiling), Lassalle François et Fils (Surfaces), Lesca Peintures (Paintwork), Lamazouade (Plumbing, heating, ventilation), SEFTI (Electrician), AFT Equipements (Kitchen)
Project Area: 715 sqm
Project Year: 2007-2010
Photographs: Vincent Monthiers
Architects: João Luís Carrilho da Graça
Location: Poitiers, France
Project Team: Giulia de Appolonia, João Trindade, Nicola Marchi, Giorgio Santagostino, João Manuel Alves, Mónica Margarido, Tiago Castela, architects; Miguel Casal Ribeiro, Emanuel Romão, junior architects (project design) Tiago Castela, João Manuel Alves, Marcos Roque, Susana Rato, Ana Lobo Martins, Paulo Costa, Miguel Costa, Inês Vieira da Silva, Inês Cortesão, Pedro Teixeira de Melo, Joanna Malitzki, Filipe Homem, architects; Paula Miranda, Frederique Petit, Elena Miret, Julieta Cunha, Emanuel Romão, Natacha Viveiros, Pedro Homem, Rui Sabino de Sousa, Annette Goehringer, junior architects (construction) Francisco Freire, Filipe Homem, Ana Lobo Martins, Frederico Santos, Sylvain Grasset, Raquel Morais, Andreia de Sá, architects; Nuno Pinto, graphic
Operation Architect: Hervé Beaudouin
Landscape: GLOBAL – João Gomes da Silva
Graphic Design: P-06 ATELIER, Nuno Gusmão
Structural Engineering: DL Structures
Acoustics: COMMINS ACOUSTICS WORKSHOP – Daniel Commins
Scenography: Scéne, Jean-Hugues Manoury, Dominique Borlot
Electrical & Plumbing Planning: Yac Ingénierie / William Gaudais
Project Area: 32,000 sqm
Budget: 45,000,000 €
Project Year: 2000-2008
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
Architects: Jean Paul Viguier Architecture
Location: Marseille, France
Project Manager: Andres Larrain
Project Leader: Edwige Caumont
Associate Architects: Atelier 9
Structure Consultant: SETOR
Safety Consultant: Cabinet Casso
Technical Inspection: SOCOTEC
Coordinator: Euro Pacte
Project Area: 21,000 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Philippe Ruault
Designed as a temporary residence for an oyster farmer, French firm Raum Architects have created a simplistic structure based upon an acute attention to detailing and material selection. Located in the countryside of Bretagne, the residence reflects the nature of the site through the large glazing and movable partitions that open the residence to the outdoors. The house is composed of two main areas; a hangar and an office/lounge space that includes a kitchen, dining room and seating area. A patio, which can either be open or closed off, offers the transitional space between the two. The inner patio allows light to permeate through the different interior areas, even when these interior spaces are closed off from the exterior with the large sliding doors. The hangar, an open work space for the oyster farmer, is articulated by its exposed wooden frame. A translucent plastic SITS behind the house’s vertical slatted skin, allowing diffused light into the space. While this component is set aside as a separate ‘wing’ to the dwelling, the space can easily be integrated both visually and physically by opening up the patio area.
More images after the break.
We’ve featured a few projects by Nicolas Dorval-Bory, such as his extension for an artist residency and a sustainable house for winter sports; and now, he and Raphaël Bétillon have shared their latest conceptual project focusing on re-thinking Parisian bistros. A strong cultural component of Paris, the bistro offered a place of intense life and intellectual dynamism, with its typically noisy ambiance and chattering clients. However, recently, Dorval-Bory and Bétillon have felt that the bistro has slowly begun to loose its sense of vitality, as bistros are becoming “often disappointing, stuck up in ornaments of another century, mimicking with decors for tourists times when the lively creative atmosphere filled the place alone.” So, the pair decided to explore the atmosphere of such bistros in an effort to improve the quality of this traditional space. This approach has created a bistro that literally responds to the people occupying the space, leading to some interesting scenarios on an experiential level. ”Our intervention would then be about the control and expression of these atmospheric bodies, a contemporary way to celebrate climate as the primary user’s envelope. Architecture would split into two : on one hand, a built layout designed as a structuring machine, a back frame controlling, on the other hand, flows, phenomenons and invisible particles,” explained the architects.
More images and more about the project after the break.
Architects Matthieu Gelin & David Lafon designed both an office building and pavilion on this site in Paris, France. The office building required two different programs; housing both RATP office space on the ground level and circus office space on the second floor, each function was defined by use of materials.
The pavilion is a white folded shape that emerges from the ground at the entrance of the subway station Porte des Lilas. This monolithic shelter provides a dynamic shape and strong signal for travelers. Exceptional by its great dimension, its sharpness and folding is both artistic and functional, appropriately providing enough space for two buses.
After the break is further description about each project and photographs.
Architects: Matthieu Gelin & David Lafon
Location : Paris, France
Landscape Designer: Territoires
Structure Engineer: Intégral 4
Road Engineer: ATPI
Light Designer: Light Cible
Client: City of Paris, SEMAVIP
Project Area: 252 sqm (office), 250sqm (pavilion)
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Nicolas Waltefaugle
Designed by architect Edouard François, Eden Bio housing complex includes 100 housing units, 52 parking spaces, artists’ studios, along with community gathering spaces for local activities. The architect created a contemporary design with a pastiche of old Paris style.
Follow the break for more photographs of Eden Bio.