AD Classics: Maison de Verre / Pierre Chareau + Bernard Bijvoet

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Designed by and , the Maison de Verre translated as “House of Glass,” is a milestone in early modern architectural design. Built in 1932, the house uses various industrial and mechanical fixtures juxtaposed with a traditional style of home furnishings all under the transparency and lightness of the façade. More after the break.

Medical Cared Center for Disabled Persons / Atelier Zündel & Cristea

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Architects: Atelier Zündel & Cristea
Location: Limay,
Area: 2,555 sqm
Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau

   

Primary School & Nursery in the “Claude Bernard” ZAC / Atelier d’Architecture Brenac-Gonzalez

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Architects: Atelier d’Architecture Brenac Gonzalez
Location: Quai du Lot, 75019 ,
Project Year: 2007-2012
Photographs: Sergio Grazia

Flashback: Tower Flower / Edouard François

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Architects: Edouard François
Location: 
Project Area: 2,600 sqm
Project Year: 2004
Photographs: Courtesy of Edouard François

Musée de la Romanité / Elizabeth de Portzamparc

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Facing the roman Arenas and amphitheater of , crossed by the ruins and the archeological remains of the ancient roman fortifications, the main challenge for the design of the Musée de la Romanité was to design a museum that would become a reference on an international scale. This winning proposal by Elizabeth de Portzamparc creates a strong architectural dialogue between two architectures separated by over two thousand years of history and facing each other. The project is located on the backbone of the site, on the old limit that used to separate the medieval town from the modern city. More images and architect’s description after the break.

Cräche rue Pierre Budin / ECDM

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Architects: Emmanuel Combarel Dominique Marrec
Location: 15 Rue Pierre Budin, ,
Project Area: 1,937 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Client: Ville de Paris
Photographs: Luc Boegly, Benoît Fougeirol

MÉCA – Maison de l’Économie Créative et de la Culture en Aquitaine / BIG

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Team BIG+FREAKS freearchitects, dUCKS scéno, Khephren Ingénierie, VPEAS, ALTO Ingénierie, Vincent Hedont, PBNL, Mryk & Moriceau, Ph.A wins the competition to design a new 12 000 m2 cultural center on the riverfront of Bordeaux, merging three cultural institutions into one single building. More images and complete press release after the break.

10 Logements Paris / RMDM Architectes

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Architects: RMDM Architectes 
Location: 5,9 Impasse Dupuy, ,
Project Team: Alexandre de Muizon, Philippe Maillols, Eric Dolent
Project Area: 780 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of RMDM Architectes

Logements Rue Riquet / François Noël Architectes

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Architects: François Noël Architectes
Location: Rue Riquet, , France
Project Area: 4,925 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Martin Argyroglo

Eden Bio / Edouard François

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Architects: Edouard François
Location: 
Project Area: 7,700 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Edouard François

71 council and private flats in Sète / CFA

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Architects: CFA – Colboc Franzen & associés
Location: , France
Project Team: Benjamin Colboc, Manuela Franzen, Arnaud Sachet
Project Area: 3,913 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Client: Pragma
Photographs: Cécile Septet

Kindergarten in Paris / Eva Samuel Architect Urbanist & Associates

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Architects: Eva Samuel Architect Urbanist & Associates
Location: Ecolematernelle, Dalle des Olympiades, Paris,
Design Team: S.Romain Architect, S. dirvariu, F. Laheurte assistants
Renovation Surface: 2,400 sqm
Budget: $8,5
Completion: 2012
Construction: Eiffage
Photographs: Gaston Bergeret,

Pavillon Speciale 2012 Summer Architecture Series

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The Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in , with the presence of Benjamin Ball and students from the 6th Semester Atelier 3x of the Ecole Speciale, inaugurated the 2012 Ball-Nouges studio ‘Pavillon Speciale’. This marks the 2nd edition of the summer architecture series that gives young emerging international architects the opportunity to build with students a temporary pavilion project in the heart of Paris. Curated and conceived by Matteo Cainer in the summer of 2010, the series is unique worldwide because it establishes a bridge between the architectural profession and academia, becoming therefore an integral part of the educational program of the school. More images and architects’ description after the break.

‘Sur Mesure’ Sticker Installation / FREAKS freearchitects

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The ‘Sur Mesure’ Sticker Installation, designed by FREAKS freearchitects, was placed onto the facade of Oscar Niemeyer’s Building for French Communist Party Headquarters in this past December. Known forNiemeyer’s simple construction without ornament, the installation creates a simple, yet interesting addition to the building for people around the city. Completed in the early 1980′s, the intention of letting it “breathe” to the city and not break the site generates an open space district with its undulating forms. This then mirrors the continuity of the urban fabric of the neighborhood and frames the plaza. The video shows the process of installing the immense sticker onto the facade. More images of the installation can be viewed after the break.

Helicosm / FREAKS freearchitects

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Architects: FREAKS freearchitects
Location: 
Project Team: Guillaume Aubry, Cyril Gauthier, Yves Pasquet
Project Area: 100 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of FREAKS freearchitects

Well Building 2050 Competition

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The Well building 2050, an international design contest for housing in the strategic area of “La défense” , is giving additional time to apply until Wednesday, June 13 at 12h00 GMT . The competition challenges students worldwide to place quality of life and energy efficiency at the heart of urban housing in 2050. We need to consider housing from a new perspective, to bring about changes and improvements to the skills and jobs related to designing, constructing and using tomorrow’s place to live in. For more information on the competition, please visit here.

Press Conference Room of the French Ministry of Agriculture / h2o Architectes

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With a request from the client for a contemporary and timeless design in order to match the Institution that it would represent, h2o Architectes transforms this “technical tool” into a space of representation and communication for the Minister and its politicians. As a result, the Ministry of Agriculture now has a performing tool which combines poetry and rigour in a flexible and controlled environment. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Lyon Confluence / Jean-Paul Viguier et Associes

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Architects: Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés 
Location: ,
Developer: SEM Lyon Confluence
Completion: 2012
Surfaces: Hotel: 8,300 sqm – Leisure Center: 64,580 sqm (with Multiplex UGC) – Multiplex UGC: 10,000 sqm
Photographs: Takuji Shimmura