Daycare Center for Disabled Children / Atelier d’Architecture Laurent Tournié

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Architects: Atelier d’Architecture Laurent Tournié
Location: ,
Associated Architect: F. Martinez
Assistants Architects: S. Nichele, A Tajerrashti
Collaborators: J.Avignon, P.J.Artins, Y.Chereau, I.Roig, N.Arnal
Engineers: IES
Client: APAJH
Area: 1,390 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Atelier d’Architecture Laurent Tournié

Cultural Center Pontault Combault / Archi5

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Architects: Archi5
Location: Pontault Combault,
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Thomas Jorion

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Sloping House / Atelier 37.2

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Architects: Atelier 37.2
Location: ,
Collaborators: Anna Checchi, Christophe Bernard
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Atelier 37.2

Gymnasium and Town Hall Esplanade / LAN Architecture

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Architects: LAN Architecture
Location: Place de l’Hôtel de Ville, , France
Project Manager: Chelles Town Council
Contractor: BETEM
Heq Engineering Consultant: Isabelle Hurpy
Budget: 3.85M € excl. VAT
Area: 2,200 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Julien Lanoo

European International Trade Centre / McAdam Architects

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McAdam Architects recently unveiled their plans for a major Chinese trading and expo center in the city of Metz in Northern . This feasibility study and outline concept will be an integrated trading complex with a total area(GBA) of over 6 million sqm. The EITC will include up to 3 million sqm of fixed frontage and flexible retail space,with additional hotel accommodation for up to 40,000 visitors and staff, 500,000 sqm logistical storage and customs clearance terminal facilities, to process up to 500 containers per day with warehouses for up to 64,000 pallets, and customer parking for over 80,000 cars. The development is divided into 4 potential construction phases, of approximately 1.5 million sqm per phase. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Arteology / Atelier 37.2

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Architects: Atelier 37.2
Location: Auvergne region,
Collaborators: Anna Checchi, Giorgio Davi’, Pascal Schaller, Christine Vergez
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of atelier 37-2

Water Treatment Plant / AWP

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Architects: AWP
Location: ,
Design Team: Marc Armengaud, Matthias Armengaud, Alessandra Cianchetta
Collaborators: Miguel La Parra Knapman, Joseph Jabbour, David Perez
Client: Communauté d’agglomération
Area: 6,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Anna Positano

Irene Joliot Curie Residences / BE Hauvette + DATA [Architectes]

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Architects: BE Hauvette + DATA [Architectes]
Location: Maison Blanche,
Economist: Cabinet Lemonnier
Structural Engineering: Malishev-Wilson Ingénieries
Fuids Engineering: Icofluides
Landscape: David Besson
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of DATA [Architectes]

Etoile Lilas Cinema / Hardel et Le Bihan Architectes

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Architects: Hardel et Le Bihan Architectes
Location: , France
Architect In Charge: Magali Lamoureux
Area: 5,527 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Vincent Fillon

Saint-Nazaire Theatre / K-architectures

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Architects: K-architectures
Location: Saint-Nazaire,
Design Team: Karine Herman, Jérôme Sigwalt, Olivier Jonchère, Alexandre Plantady
Consultants: Changement à Vue (stage design), Altia (acoustics), Alto (fluids), Khephren (structure), Bougon (economist)
Budget: 16.4 M€ of works, including tax
Area: 3,900 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Luc Boegly, Patrick Miara

Films & Architecture: “Paris, I Love You”


This week’s film isn’t actually a movie in itself, but rather a lot of little films merged into one: “, I Love You”. Twenty shorts, each representing the 20 arrondissements – districts – of were filmed to show the French capital in its multiple identities (in the end, only eighteen made the cut). The work is an interesting attempt to use film to represent the many facets of a metropolitan urban area; it is also an exploration of the different ways we can see a city, depending on our perceptions and experiences within it.

Have you ever walked through Parisian streets? Does “Paris I Love You” capture your experiences of Paris’ districts? Let us know in the comments below.

ITEP Le Home / Laurens & Loustau Architects

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Architects: Laurens & Loustau Architects
Location: impasse de la glacière, ,
Collaborator: Laurent Didier
Client: APEAJ
Area: 883 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Stephane Chalmeau

Proposal for an Urban Itinerary / Comac Architects

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The proposal for an urban itinerary, designed by Comac Architects, presents an urban path to extend “Marseilles 2013″ European Capital of Culture throughout the entire city. A total of 13 key-districts will be connected by the path and interspersed with urban pavilions, each focused on a famous artist from Marseilles. Each unit will offer a certain perspective of Marseilles, and will offer tourists a new way to discover our city and its emblematic districts. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Aalta / Debarre Duplantiers Associés

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Architects: Debarre Duplantiers Associés
Location: ,
Design Team: Martin Duplantier, Laurent Duplantier
Area: 1,117 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Arthur Péquin

House R / Kaboom Architecture

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Architects: Kaboom Architecture
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Laurent Boumendil & Emilie Camelio
Area: 110 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jean Baptiste Reol

Lascaux IV: International Cave Painting Center Competition Entry / Mateo Arquitectura

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Designed by Mateo Arquitectura, the proposal for the Lascaux IV: International Cave Painting Center competition speaks to us of its history and woven of enigmas that humankind seeks to solve. It tells us that there are individuals who think, who prove, who suppose and interpret. Right beside, their virtual doubles welcome us in small theatres sunk into the ground, facing the hill. The gentle slope of the entryway leads you to a space of darkness, which awakens a unique experience. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Shining Lighthouse in Belfort / Archi5

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Architects: Archi5
Location: ,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Fabien Terreaux and Amoor Maadi

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Kaufman & Broad Office Building Winning Proposal / Studioninedots

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Studioninedots, in collaboration with Atelier 115 Architectes, recently won the limited competition for the design of a 9200m2 office building for Kaufman & Broad in . Their highly legible, iconic office building, called Ya, holds its own among the high-rise structures on the park-side of Avenue Pierre Lefaucheux. The application of horizontal articulation also connects the project to the more small-scale residential developments in the vicinity. More images and architects’ description after the break.