The BH2 Programme / Philippe Gazeau

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Architects: Philippe Gazeau Architect
Location: Rennes,
Building owner: SNI Grand Ouest
Developer: Territoires
Completion: 2011
Building owner: SNI Grand Ouest
Surface area: 6,400 sqm gross area – 5,300 sqm net floor area
Cost: 7,317,000 euros excl.
Photographs: Courtesy of Philippe Gazeau Architect

 

Kanye West’s seven-screen pavilion / OMA

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An OMA-designed temporary pavilion at the 2012 Film Festival was inaugurated today with a screening of ’s debut short film Cruel Summer. The pavilion, with a design led by Shohei Shigematsu, is a raised pyramid containing a seven-screen cinema invented by West’s creative team, Donda.

Continue after the break for more.

Musée de la Romanitée Narbonne / Foster + Partners

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Foster + Partners was awarded first prize for their museum design in collaboration with Adrien Gardere for Narbonne in southern .  The museum’s central collection includes more than 1,000 ancient stone relief funerary blocks excavated from a nearby archaeological site, as Narbonne’s historical past as a vital Roman port has left an impressive legacy of buildings and ancient relics.  Within the new design, Foster + Partners has created a wall to insert the stones that will act as a natural barrier to separate the public galleries from the more private restoration spaces.  The building will also reinforce the strong landscape connection between water and gardens due to the site’s adjacency to the Canal du Midi.

More about the museum design after the break.

Office Building / Atelier Zündel Cristea

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The project for an office buiding in Boulogne Billancourt, consists of the renovation of building B’s existing 10,402m² surface area, the redesign of the facade taking into account the overall structure, the renovation of the technical premises, and the optimizing of office surface space. The competition winning design by Atelier Zündel Cristea is conceived with the logic of functional flexibility in which a central technical core frees the 8 floors, including the ground floor, from bearing concerns.

Built during the 1970’s, building B forms part of a larger whole located at 122, avenue du Général Leclerc, in the Silly-Gallieni neighborhood. The complex is made up of 11 buildings for housing, situated in the northern section of the site, along with the two office buildings, interconnected at ground floor level via a shared lobby with accompanying spaces for businesses to the south. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Terrace 9 Housing Complex / Atelier Zündel Cristea

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The competition winning proposal for the Terrace 9 Housing Complex in , by Atelier Zündel Cristea aims to restore the human scale and legibility necessary for creating large and enjoyable public spaces, capable of attracting people from beyond the city and the Hauts de Seine region. They do this by taking into account the urban project’s varying relief, both natural and artificial, with the coexistence of road and rail transportation networks and the structures of colossal scale such networks required. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Rossignol Global Headquarters / Hérault Arnod Architectes

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Architects: Hérault Arnod Architectes
Location: La Buisse, ,
Design Team: Jérôme Moenne-Loccoz, Alexandre Pachiaudi, Camille Bérar, Nicolas Broussous, Matthias Jäger
Client: Skis Rossignol SAS
Built Area: 11,600 sqm
Completion: 2009
Photographs: André Morin, Gilles Cabella

Concept Stadium / DCA

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Concept Stadium by DCA (Design Crew for Architecture) is an exercise of reflection willing to propose an unconstrained answer, free from whether economic or programmatic concerns, in order to provide a prospective vision of what could be, in their opinion, the ideal rugby stadium. Today, stadiums are iconic shapes answering to the representation stake, as they are bearing the image of a club, a city, a region. But paradoxically, these formal thoughts are concerning the shell and therefore establish the singular stadium status as autonomous object, disconnected from its environment. Their designs aims to become a useful object with urban concerns. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Europa City / Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

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Parisian architect, Manuelle Gautrand, has shared her massive cultural, recreational and retail center for Triangle de Gonesse, France with us.  The competition proposal intends to showcase a variety of European countries’ features – with regard to retail, leisure and cultural amenities – by organizing specific areas for designated countries.

More about the proposal after the break.

Renovation of an old barn / Comac

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Architects: Comac
Location: , France
Area: 105 sqm
Budget: €90,000
Completion: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Comac

Troyes Business School Proposal / SCAU Architectes

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The winning proposal for the extension project for the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Troyes (Troyes Management School) by SCAU Architectes provides a new image, thanks to a highly pertinent concept that marries convivial spaces, clear circulation, modern energy and, above all, a great simplicity of architectural style. The extension, necessitated by its exceptional growth, is a real opportunity to confirm the establishment’s image and assert its identity at a national and international level, among the diverse colleges in this field. In this respect, the building’s architectural expression has today become the flagship of the Troyes ESC’s dynamism and energy. More images and architects’ dsescription after the break.

Water Centre / SCAU

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Architects : SCAU
Location: ,
Client:  SIAAP
Area: 15,000 sqm
Cost: 28 M°€ before tax
Photographs: Bruno Delamain

Gustave Flaubert Bridge / SCAU

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Architects: SCAU
Location: ,
Client: Direction Départementale de l’Equipement
Cost: 52 M°€ before tax
Photographs: SCAU, ADF photo

Update: Villiot-Rapée Apartments / Hamonic + Masson

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Architects: Harmonic + Masson
Location: ,
Client: Paris Habitat OPH
Project Manager: Marie-Agnès de Bailliencourt
Green Building Adviser: Franck Boutté
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 5,120 sqm (GFA)
Photographs: Sergio Grazia

Citylights / Dominique Perrault Architecture

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Dominique Perrault Architecture shared with us their winning proposal in the international architecture competition launched by General Electric Capital Real Estate for the requalification of the Pont de Sèvres Towers. Their design response, which could at first appear minimalist, proposes a luminous landmark for one of the most ambitious programs in the service sector of the Western area. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Stanzes / La Ville Rayee

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Architects: La Ville Rayée
Location: La Défense, , France
Year: 2012
Client: Defacto, for « Forme Publique », La Défense Urban Furniture Biennial
Development: JC Decaux
Touch-screen Public Phone: Orange
Fabrication of Concretepieces: Escofet
Material: Escofet fibered ultra-high performance concrete
Photographer: JC Decaux

  

Eco-Sustainable House / Djuric Tardio Architectes

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Architects: Djuric Tardio Architectes
Location: , France
Completion: 2012
Surface: 246 sqm SHAB
Photographs: Clément Guillaume

Leisure Center / Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés

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Architects: Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés
Location: , France
Developer: SEM Lyon Confluence
Contractor: Unibail
Photographs: Renaud Chaignet, Renaud Araud

Family Creche in Drulingen / Fluor Architecture

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Architects: Fluor Architecture
Location: , France
Completion: 2012
Photographs: Fluor Architecture