Printemps Store / Biecher Architectes

© Luc Boegly

Architects: Biecher Architectes
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Christian Biecher, Bruno Etienne, Marcel Zugerm Jane Landrey
Engineering: Artelia
Area: 7,500 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Luc Boegly

Service Center Eurasanté / lalou+lebec architects

© Julien Lanoo

Architects: lalou+lebec architects
Location: , Nord,
Architect In Charge: Vincent Lagache
Area: 10,045 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Julien Lanoo, Jean Pierre Duplan

Media Library of Montauban / Colboc Franzen & Associés

© Paul Raftery

Architects: Colboc Franzen & Associés
Location: ,
Architects In Charge: Benjamin Colboc, Manuela Franzen, Arnaud Sachet
Design Team: Géraud Pin-Barras, Ulrich Faudry, Théophile Marmorat, Floriane Bataillard, Ana Vida Pozuelo
Area: 3800.0 sqm
Year: 2005
Photographs: Paul Raftery

Henri Wallon Primary School / LEM + Architectes

© Luc Boegly

Architects: LEM + Architectes
Location: ,
Area: 3,592 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Luc Boegly

Napoleon Flat / FREAKS freearchitects

© David Foessel

Architects: FREAKS freearchitects
Location: Paris,
Area: 170.0 sqm
Photographs: David Foessel

Vieux Port Pavilion / Foster + Partners, Photos by Edmund Sumner

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Located at the mouth of , the Vieux Port Pavilion, designed by Foster + Partners, provides a new sheltered events space on the eastern edge of the port. Bringing new focus to the city, these photographs by Edmund Sumner demonstrate the stainless steel canopy’s ability to amplify and reflect the surrounding movement of the harbor, creating a spectacle that encourages pedestrians to linger. Since its opening early this year, the project is truly an invitation to the people of Marseille to enjoy and use this grand space for events, markets and celebrations once again. A complete gallery of Sumner’s images can be viewed after the break.

School in Montrottier / Tekhnê Architects

© Jérôme Ricolleau

Architects: Tekhnê Architects
Location: Montrottier,
Area: 1,465 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Jérôme Ricolleau

Outside-In / Meir Lobaton Corona + Ulli Heckmann

© Fabio Ferrario

Architects: Meir Lobaton Corona, Ulli Heckmann
Location: Chaumont Sur Loire,
Landscape Consultant: Julia Pankofer
Structure Consultant: Hector Triana
Area: 40 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Fabio Ferrario

Farm Building Renovation / Loïc Picquet Architecte

© Stéphane Spach

Architects: Loïc Picquet Architecte
Location: Obermorschwiller, Alsace,
Area: 110 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Stéphane Spach

Housing Units in Nantes Winning Proposal / Hamonic + Masson

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Designed by Hamonic + Masson, their winning proposal for the housing units in opens a dialogues with the surrounding space by introducing a new way of living together, mainly based on the generosity of the exterior private and community spaces. The architecture of the building and public spaces will be composed of a play in the accumulation and stacking of floors. The ensemble of curves highlights the building’s radiance and dialogue with the near and far environment. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Appartement Spectral / BETILLON / DORVAL‐BORY


Location: Levallois, Paris,
Project Team: Nicolas Dorval-Bory, Raphaël Bétillon (principals); Federica Sedda, José Rocha Gonçalves (interns)
Budget: 33,000 € VAT excluded
Area: 20 sqm
Year: 2013

Rehabilitation of the Farmer Cure in a Nursery and Two Apartments / Y. Architectes

© Jonathan Letoublon

Architects: Y. Architectes
Location: , Saône et Loire, France
Architect In Charge: Yann Fontaine, Yann Drossart, Corinne Drossart
Client: Commune de Lalheue
Cost: € 423,685 excl. VAT
Area: 251.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jonathan Letoublon

Aigurande / 2NE Architecture

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Architects: 2NE Architecture
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: 2NE Architecture
Area: 1,033 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of 2NE Architecture

Youth House of Culture and Knowledge / 2NE Architecture

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Architects: 2NE Architecture
Location: La Châtre,
Area: 1,652 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of 2NE Architecture

MVRDV Wins Competition to Redesign 600ha of Caen


Stretching beyond the natural constraints of Presqu’ile de and into the neighboring towns of Mondeville and Hérouville Saint Clair, MVRDV’s competition-winning vision will transform 600ha of industrial brown fields into a collection of gardens punctuated by a mosaic of urban settlements. This ambition, titled ‘La Grande Mosaique’, is strongly based on respect for the existing structures and defined by small scale interventions that will result in a large scale structure vision for Greater Caen.

The proposal was selected from three submittals by the public development agency SPLA for being, as Caen Mayor Philippe Duron describes, the “most impressive plan”. It was commended by the jury for its “fresh view” on urbanism.

Social Bling-Bling / Y. Architectes

© Brice Robert

Architects: Y. Architectes
Location: ,
Architects In Charge: Yann Fontaine, Yann Drossart, Corinne Drossart
Client: ICF sud‑est méditerranée
Cost: € 920,539 excl. VAT
Area: 460 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Brice Robert

Nursery and Communal Premises / Heams et Michel

© Serge Demailly

Architects: Heams et Michel
Location: , France
Area: 1,050 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Serge Demailly,

70 Homes in Landy Sud / PetitDidier Prioux Architectes

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Architects: PetitDidier Prioux Architectes
Location: Rue du Landy, Saint-Denis,
Project Manager: Sébastien Perrault
Area: 5,391 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: 11h45, Stephan Lucas