Rockfeller University Restaurant / XTO architectes

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Architects: XTO architectes
Location: Lyon,
Architects: JY Godot, Jean Delacroix, Pierre Dumas
Client: Centre Régional des Oeuvres Universitaires et Sociales de Lyon
Area: 2,520 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Studio Erick Saillet

Le Candide / Bruno Rollet Architecte

© Luc Boegly

Architects: Bruno Rollet Architecte
Location: , France
Architect: Bruno Rollet
Assistant Architect: Emeline Pacreau
Engineers: EPDC
General Contractor: DEMATHIEU & BARD
Electricity: HELIN ELEC
Client: Vitry-sur-Seine OPH (housing improvement operation)
Area: 2,316 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Luc Boegly

Velizy Cemetery / Philippe Harden + Olivier Rozé Architects

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Architects: Philippe Harden + Olivier Rozé Architects
Location: Town of Velizy-Villacoublay,
Landscape Designer: Vincent Lamotte
Area: 3700 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Philippe Harden

Villa Solaire / JKA + FUGA

© Julien Lanoo

Architects: JKA + FUGA
Location: Pied de La Plagne, Morzine,
Design Team: – Jérémie Koempgen Architecture, FUGA – J.Aich & M.Recordon designers
Cost: 1,100,000 EUR (excluding tax)
Area: 620 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Julien Lanoo

The Masséna Competition Entry / Harmonic + Masson Architects and Comte Vollenweider Architects

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Designed by, the proposal by Harmonic + Masson Architects and Comte Vollenweider Architects for The Masséna is emblematic of the new Left Bank, which has spread along the Seine in . Created to be symbolic move, the Left Bank has always been the public face of , but it is now expressing that in height terms. The first and only 50-metre projects in for many years are both being built in the same part of the city. Height is staking a claim as a possible planning tool in a “new” urban environment – and at the same time marking out new city limits. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Apartment Blocks in Nanterre / X-TU

© Luc Boegly

Architects: X-TU
Location: , France
Architect In Charge: Nicolas Desmazières, Anouk Legendre
Project Leader: Nicolas Jomain
Area: 13,252 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Luc Boegly

Hérouville-Saint-Clair Hotel / Platform Architectures

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Architects: Platform Architectures
Location: Hérouville-Saint-Clair, , .
Architect In Charge: Julie Clement
Design Team: Bruno Douliery, François Ehouarn, Olivier Leroy
Client: Shema
Photographs: Jerome Ricolleau

M9-C Building / BP Architectures

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Architects: BP Architectures
Location: , France
Design Team: Jean Bocabeille, Ignacio Prego
Budget: € 25,670,000
Area: 9,845 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of BP Architectures, Sergio Grazia, Luc Boegly

Georges-Freche School of Hotel Management / Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas

© Moreno Maggi; Georges-Freche School of Hotel Management / Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas

Architects: Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas
Location: 401, rue le Titien 34000 ,
Year: 2007-2012: competition 2007, won competition April 2007, building site January 2010, Inauguration September 2012
Project Team: Damon Belusco (project leader), Michele D’Arcangelo, Nicola Cabiati (model), Ana Gugic (interiors)
Client: Région Languedoc-Roussillon
Contractors: GFC – structure, SMAC – façades, BARSALOU – frames
Consultants: ALTIA – Acoustics, NEVEUX-ROUYER – Landscape Architects, ALMA Consulting – Kitchen design
Net surface: 23,600 sq.m.
Gross surface: 25,736.80 sq.m.
Area surface:16,500 sq.m.

Lotus Dome / Studio Roosegaarde

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The interactive artwork ‘Lotus Dome’, by artist and architect Daan Roosegaarde of Studio Roosegaarde, was opened in Sainte Marie Madeleine Church in Lille, . The project, which will be on view until January 13, 2013, is a living dome made out of hundreds of ultra-light aluminium flowers that fold open in response to human behavior. When approached, the big silver dome lights up and opens its flowers. Its behavior moves from soft breathing to a more dynamic mood when more people interact. The light slowly follows people, creating an interactive play of light and shadow. More images and architect’s description after the break.

Sunny Gymnasium / Tekhnê Architectes

© Renaud Araud

Architects: Tekhnê Architectes
Location: Lyon,
Building Services Engineers: Astrius
Structural Timber Engineers: Arborescence
Structural Concrete Engineers: DPI
Acoustics Engineers: EAI
Building Environmental Quality Engineers: eEgénie
Construction Economist: Denizou
Area: 1,747 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Renaud Araud

Saint Denis Housing / Ateliers O-S architectes

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Architects: Ateliers O-S architectes
Location: Saint-Denis,
Project Team: Vincent Baur, Guillaume Colboc, Gaël Le Nouëne, Aurelie Louesdon
Area: 2,480 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Cecile Septet

Hospital in Villeneuve d’Ascq / Jean-Philippe Pargade

© Luc Boegly

Architects: Jean-Philippe Pargade
Location: Villeneuve-d’Ascq, Nord-Pas-de-Calais,
Project Management: , Egis Nord, Martin et Guiheneuf
Year: 2007
Area: 22,681 sqm
Usable Floor Area: 13,297 sqm
Photographs: Luc Boegly

Groupe Scolaire Normandie-Niemen / Gaetan Le Penhuel Architectes

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Architects: Gaetan Le Penhuel Architectes
Location: , Île-de-,
Area: 3720 sqm
Photographs: Sergio Grazia, Hervé Abbadie

Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry / Chartier-Corbasson Architects

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Architects: Chartier-Corbasson Architects
Location: ,
Year: 2012
Area: 1,800 sqm
Photographs: R.Meffre & Y.Marchand

Ecole Maternelle La Venelle / Gaetan Le Penhuel Architectes

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Architects: Gaetan Le Penhuel Architectes
Location: , France
Year: 2008
Area: 3,283 sqm
Photographs: Hervé Abbadie

Childcare Facilities in Boulay / Paul Le Quernec

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Architects: Paul Le Quernec
Location: Ferme des Bougeois, Charmont,
Assistant Architects: Damla Oktay, Michel Grasso, Benjamin Ringeisen, Guillaume Jenny
Year: 2012
Client: Communauté de Communes du Pays Boulageois
Photographs: Courtesy of Paul Le Quernec 

Marne-la-Vallée Library / Beckmann-N’Thépé Architects

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Architects: Beckmann-N’Thépé Architects
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Hélène Méhats
Design Team: Fabio Cummaudo, Wilfried Daufy, Anne-Catherine Dufros, Marc Durand, Nicolas Gaudard, Thamila Hamiti, David Malaval, David Tajchman, Frédéric Taupin
Assistant Architects: Amélie Authier, Maïté Dupont, Li Fang, Linna Lay, Laetitia Pignol
Year: 2012
Area: 8,670 sqm
Client: Marne-la-Vallée University
Photographs: Olivier Amsellem