Urban Collage / Edouard François

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Architects: Edouard François
Location: , France
Team: Maison , Intégrale 4 (structure), Nicolas Ingénierie (Mechanical Engineering), Pre Carre (landscape architect)
Client: Paris Habitat
Area: 9,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Paul Raftery

54 logements ZAC Seguin Rives de Seine / PHD Architectes

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Architects: Philippe Dubus Architectes
Location: , France
Area: 4,005 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Michel Denancé, Sergio Grazia

Compiegne Bridge / Explorations Architecture

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Architects: Explorations Architecture
Location: ,
Design Team: Explorations Architecture, Agence Ter, Flint&Neill, Terrell
Photographs: Michel Denancé

Lons le Saunier Mediatheque / du Besset-Lyon Architectes

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Architects: du Besset-Lyon Architectes
Location: , France
Design Team: Dominique Lyon, Pierre du Besset
Project Manager: Anne Tellier
Team: Khephren Ingénierie (Structure), Espace Temps (Fluids Engineering), Jean-Claude Drauart (Economist), Franck Boutte (HQE Consultant), Véronique Ratel (Architect d’execution)
Client: Communauté de Communes du Bassin de Lons-le-Saunier
Area: 3,500 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Philippe Ruault

73 Apartments ZAC Seguin Rives de Seine – Lot B3B / Philippe Dubus Architectes

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Architects: Philippe Dubus Architectes
Location: Boulogne-Billancourt,
Area: 9,297 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Sergio Grazia, Michel Denancé

OP13 / PHD Architectes

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Architects: Philippe Dubus Architectes
Location: Paris, France
Client: Paris Habitat
Area: 4,697 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Simon Deprez, Michel Denancé

Ecologic Pavilion In Alsace / Studio 1984

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Architects: Studio 1984
Location: Muttersholtz, Alsace,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Studio 1984

Water at-traction / bureau faceB

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French practice bureau faceB has redefined the pedestrian bridge with their winning design concept that allows residents to “flirt with the water” as they traverse across an intentionally unstable bridge. Dubbed “Water at-traction”, the atypical bridge embraces the potential of traction as it’s steel cables stretch across the Seine in and reconnects the city to the water.

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Ferme Darwin Proposal / SOA + holdUP

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Designed by SOA + holdUP, the FERME DARWIN Proposal synthesizes a vertical farm and cultural facilities in an original manner. Stacking these disparate elements of art, music, and education up is like celebrating the insertion of agriculture in the very heart of the city. Anchored in a visionary city like , the project also addresses health, food, ethical and social concerns. More images and architects’ description after the break.

La Grange de Mon Père / MJ Architectes

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Architects: MJ Architectes
Location: , France
Architects: Marielle Camoin, Jonathan Inzerillo
Restructuration: 35 sqm
Extension: 63 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Michael Jan

Massy Logements / du Besset-Lyon Architectes

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Architects: du Besset-Lyon Architectes
Location: Massy, France
Design Team: Dominique , Pierre du Besset
Project Manager: Svetla Grigorova
Team: SCOPING (structure, fluids engineering, economics and HQE)
Client: IMMOBILIERE 3F
Area: 5,088 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Philippe Ruault

Rockfeller University Restaurant / XTO architectes

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Architects: XTO architectes
Location: , France
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

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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, France
Landscape Designer: Vincent Lamotte
Area: 3700 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Philippe Harden

Villa Solaire / JKA + FUGA

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Architects: JKA + FUGA
Location: Pied de La Plagne, , France
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 Paris. Created to be symbolic move, the Left Bank has always been the public face of Paris, but it is now expressing that in height terms. The first and only 50-metre projects in Paris 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

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Architects: X-TU
Location: ,
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