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: Saint-Priest,
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: ,
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

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, France
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, Chelles,
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: Évry,
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: ,
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: ,
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