Villa L2 / Barré Lambot Architectes

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Architects: Barré Lambot Architectes
Location: ,
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


© Stéphane Chalmeau

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: Beausoleil,
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 Antony, 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.

Mervau / Tetrarc Architects

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Architects: Tetrarc Architects
Location: ,
Project Director: Josselin Bourneuf
Project Manager: Claude Jolly
Area: 2,757.5 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau

Footbridge Over the Railways / DVVD | Architectes – Designers

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Architects: DVVD | Architectes – Designers
Location: ,
Year: 2010
Photographs: Cyril Sancereau, Jean-Paul Houdry

Complex School in Bobigny / Mikou Design Studio

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Architects: Mikou Design Studio
Location: , France
Area: 5,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Florian Kleinfenn

Paloma / Tetrarc Architects

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Architects: Tetrarc Architects
Location: ,
Project Director: Michel Bertreux
Project Manager: Rémi Tymen
Study: Olivier Perocheau, Richard Sicard, Florent Delaboudinière, Timothée Naux
Landscape Designer: Louise Follin
Construction Site: Guillaume Blanchard, Marc-Antoine Bouyer, Alice Pedel
Computer Graphics Designer: Mikaël Trocmé
Area: 5,611 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau

62 Housing Units in the Mozart ZAC / Tectoniques Architects

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Architects: Tectoniques Architects
Location: ,
Engineers: Quadriplus
Environment: Etamine
Area: 6,479 sqm
Photographs: Renaud Araud

Gymnasium Régis Racine / Atelier d’Architecture Alexandre Dreyssé

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Architects: Atelier d’Architecture Alexandre Dreyssé
Location: ,
Project Director: Alexandre Dreyssé
Architectural Assistant: Sébastien Muller
Area: 1,581 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Clément Guillaume

Dortoir Familial / NADAAA

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The Dortoir Familial, designed by NADAAA, focuses on merging with the landscape as the slipped court provides simultaneous interiority and exteriority—protected and private as well as extroverted and engaged. The most significant result of this integration of landscape and house is the production of a monumental vaulted threshold to a central courtyard. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Maison 2G / Avenier Cornejo Architectes

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Architects: Avenier Cornejo Architectes
Location: Orsay,
Area: 216.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Cristobal Palma, Stephane Chalmeau, Courtesy of Avelier Cornejo

Public Toilets in the Tête d’Or Park / Jacky Suchail Architects

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Architects: Jacky Suchail Architects
Location: ,
Design Office: E2CA
Photographs: Franck Fleury