Rue Pierre Rebiere / Nicolas Laisné & Christophe Rousselle

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Architects: Nicolas Laisné & Christophe Rousselle
Location: Rebière,
Year: 2012
Area: 980 sqm (black building), 577 sqm (wooden building)
Photographs: Philippe Ruault, Nicolas Laisné

   

Masterplan for Marseille’s Vieux Port / Foster + Partners

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One of the greatest Mediterranean Ports is about to be transformed. Work has begun on the Old Port of as part of a series of regeneration projects to be completed in time for the city’s inauguration as European Capital of Culture in 2013. Based on French landscape architect Michel Desvigne’s and London-based architects Foster + Partners’ competition-winning master plan, the project will reclaim the quaysides as a civic space, creating new informal venues for performances and events, while traffic is relocating traffic to a safe, semi-pedestrianised public realm.

Lord Foster stated, “I know the harbor at Marseille well and it is a truly grand space. This project is a great opportunity to enhance it using very simple means, to improve it with small, discreet pavilions for events, for markets, for special occasions. Our approach has been to work with the climate, to create shade, but at the same time to respect the space of the harbor – just making it better.”

Zac Claude Bernard Multifunctional Building / Atelier Zündel & Cristea

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Architects: Atelier Zündel & Cristea
Location: Paris,
Year: 2008-2011
Photographs:  Stephane Chalmeau

   

Paris Market Lab / Ayrat Khusnutdinov and Gemawang Swaribathoro

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Located in the heart of fashion and branded boutiques of , the approach of the Market Lab project by Ayrat Khusnutdinov and Gemawang Swaribathoro provides a unique experience. With the theme of ‘You Buy, We Cook’, they create not just another restaurant, but a vibrant social hub fused with a possibility to transform a regular visit to an adventure. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Monconseil Retirement Home / Atelier Zundel & Cristea

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Architects: Atelier Zundel & Cristea
Location: ,
Project Area: 4,500 sqm
Project Years: 2007-2010
Photographs: Stephane Chalmeau

Restoration Of The Palais Des Gouverneurs Museum / Daniel Cléris & Jean-Michel Daubourg

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Architects: Daniel Cléris & Jean-Michel Daubourg
Location: Place du Donjon, ,
Client: City of Bastia
Built area: 8,215 sqm (renovation and extension)
Construction cost: 10,457,000 € without VAT (including furnitures)
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Luc Boegly

   

Chalet Beranger / Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

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Architects: Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance
Location: ,
Designer: Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance
Project Manager: Lluc Giros
Stylism: Valentina Pilia & Emilie Mureau
Floor Surface (sqm): 530 sqm
Building cost VAT excl (installations included): 2 187 000€ (budget of works) – 4 126 € /sqm
Project Date: 2009 – 2011
Photographs: Vincent Leroux / tempsmachine

’365 – Charming Everyday Things’ Exhibition / DGT Architects

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The ’365 – Charming Everyday Things’ is a project for an exhibition which introduces 365 Japanese daily items that are to be displayed and sold in and will eventually travel throughout . Produced by DGT Architects, the location was chosen after over 40 visits of places in Paris. The chosen place is originally a metal factory which was built in the 19th century. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Lamoricière School / archi5

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Architects: archi5
Location: , France
Architecture and Urbanism Agency: archi5prod
Engineer, Economist: Mizrahi
Kitchen Engineer: BBN Conseils
Client: City of Paris
Surface: 3180 m²
Cost: 7165 000 Euros HT
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Fabien Terreaux, Thomas Jorion

Completed in September 2011, the reconstruction and expansion of the Lamoricière School, designed by archi5 upon winning a competition for their concept, is a landmark in the neighborhood, as well as a meeting and exchange place open to its environment. The building is subtly inserted in the existing surroundings while affirming its public facility characteristics. The decomposition of the volume allows it to include the new equipment in the extension of the kindergarten template and to respect the scale of neighboring buildings.

Petit Bain / ENCORE HEUREUX Architectes

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Architetcs: ENCORE HEUREUX Architectes
Location: ,
Photographs: Courtesy of ENCORE HEUREUX Architectes

Refurbishment of a Paris Apartment / SWAN Architectes

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Architect: SWAN Architectes
Location: ,
Surface: 71 sqm Shab
Budget: 110,000 € HT
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: MVDA™ – Maxime Vantorre

Fire Update and Interior Tour of Le Corbusier’s Unité d’ Habitation in Marseille

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In an article originally published on Plataforma Arquitectura, Guillermo Hevia Garcia describes his experience when visiting the Unité d’ Habitation in , , also known as Cité Radieuse. On February 9th, the building was overcome by a large fire that was said to have been started due to a heating problem. The blaze took  hundreds of firefighters nearly a day and a half to put it out. Eight residential units and four hotel rooms were destroyed, and approximately 35 other units were severely damaged by smoke or action relief. Most residents have returned home to the Unité d’ Habitation, Le Corbusier‘s thesis on domestic life, as they continue to live the communal life that the renowned architect dreamt up.

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Le Cabanon / Atelier Seraji Architectes & Associés

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Architects: Atelier Seraji Architectes & Associés + Atela Architectes
Location: , France
Completion: 2011
Consultants: SETOR (engineering), Peutz ET Associés (acoustics), Anne-Lise Leymarie (environmental engineering)
Client: Nice–Côte d’Azur Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Size: 2,000 sqm
Budget: 3.8 million euros
Photographs: Stephan Lucas

Europan 11 Proposal: Effets de Serres / CLIC Architecture

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CLIC Architecture shared with is us their first prize winning proposal in the Europan 11 Competition. Their proposal for , aims to connect, under an always changing seasonal landscape, all metropolitan scales from public space to housing issues, from global to local scales. The design also acts as the multi-modal hub (metro, train) for a three-dimensional subtle interconnection of public space, mobility nods and private business complexes. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Archi«20 Competition Proposal / CLP Architectes

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The proposed pavilion, designed by CLP Arquitectos, for the Archi<20 competition, consisted of 20 m2 of floor space to be constructed in a protected natural area in , Alsace. With a limited budget of 7000 Euros, the commission allowed them to seek for a precise and careful architecture. More images and architects’ description after the break.

ZAP’ADOS / Bang Architectes

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Architects: Bang Architectes - Nicolas Gaudard and Nicolas Hugoo
Location: 87 quai de Lucien L’heureux 62100, Calais,
Client: Ville de Calais
Engineer: B&R ingénierie
Floor area: 2,760 sqm
Total cost: 1,5M € H.T.
Completion: December 2011
Photographs: Julien Lanoo

   

DomoLab / ENCORE HEUREUX Architectes

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Architect: ENCORE HEUREUX architectes 
Location: Paris,
Design Team: Gabriel Marly, Pauline Lavagned’Ortigue, Jean-Marie Thouvenin, Maurice Manceau, Jean-Paul Straetmans, Julien Choppin and Nicola Delon
Project Leader:Agathe Chiron
Completion: 2011
Works budget: 3,000,000 €
Client: SAINT GOBAIN Recherche
Client assistant: AURIS
Landscape Architect: Florian Delon
Photographs: Courtesy of ENCORE HEUREUX Architectes

  

Homage to Architects / Atelier Seraji

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Architects: Atelier Seraji
Location: Lille,
Completion: 2006
Consultants: Tech Ingénierie (engineering),  Martin & Guiheneuf (quantity surveyors)
Client: Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles, Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Size: 2,000 sqm
Budget: 3 million euros
Photographs: Stephan Lucas