Cine 32 / ENCORE HEUREUX Architectes

© Sebastien Normand

Architects: ENCORE HEUREUX Architectes
Location: ,
Area: 2,700 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Sebastien Normand, Adelaide Maisonabe, Nicola Delon

‘Porous City – Open the Tower’ Exhibition

© Frans Parthesius

The Innovation Forum MIPIM recently announced that it will feature the “Porous city – Open the tower” exhibition presented at last year’s Venice Biennale for the first time. Held in , from March 12-15, the exhibition uses Lego towers to explore futuristic concepts of urban design imagined by the professor and architect Winy Maas, founder and director of the MVRDV architectural practice in Rotterdam and director of The Why Factory, a research institute for the city of the future. Nine three-meter high skyscrapers will rise up during the four days of the show, acting as visual support to debates on the new processes and the role of research in Europe’s urban future. For more information, including a complete program, please visit here. More images after the break.

23 Local Authority Housing / Avignon-Clouet Architectes

© Stéphane Chalmeau

Architects: Avignon-Clouet Architectes
Location: Paris,
Area: 2,911 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau

AD Classics: Maison du Bresil / Le Corbusier

© Samuel Ludwig

Created as a microcosm of Brazilian life and culture, Maison du Bresil is a significant example of Le ’s high-density residential design. Inaugurated in 1959, it is one of twenty-three international residences at the Cité Internationale Universitaire de , located in the heart of . As the “House of Brazil”, the building acts as both a residence hall for Brazilian academics, students, teachers, and artists, and as a hub for Brazilian culture, by providing exhibition spaces and archival resources. Notably, the building has provided residence to famous Brazilians, such as the renowned journalist Barroso Zózimo do Amaral.

Theatre 95 / gpaa

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Architects: gaëlle péneau architectes associés
Location: Allée du Théatre, 95000 Cergy,
Site Area: 10 000 m2
Area: 3000.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: 11h45

Down Up House / Avignon-Clouet Architectes

© Stéphane Chalmeau

Architects: Avignon-Clouet Architectes
Location: Nantes,
Area: 50 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau

New Law Courts of Caen Competition Entry / Baumschlager Eberle

Rendering by RSI-Studio

With urbanistic planning in mind, the proposal by Baumschlager Eberle for the law courts of redefines a new domain in the center of the city. In collaboration with Atelier d’Architecture Pierre Champenois, the shape of the building agrees not only with the tradition but of course with the more complex duties of law courts in the 21st century. An orthogonal pattern constitutes the base for the organization of the needs of the law courts. More images and architects’ description after the break.

5.6 House / Avignon-Clouet Architectes

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Architects: Avignon-Clouet Architectes
Location: ,
Area: 167 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Avignon-Clouet Architectes

Valenciennes Technopole for Sustainable Mobility Competition Entry / Mikou Design Studio

© Studio Sezz

The Transalley Technopole is a metropolitan scientific and technological project of an international dimension, dedicated to transportation and mobility, located on a strategic site of the urban area. The competition proposal by Mikou Design Studio aims to be a real ecosystem of innovation, and it will host the Institut des Transports Durables (Sustainable Transport Institute), the Institut International de Management, and the head office of IRT Railenium, which will be a major research and development center dedicated to railway infrastructure. More images and architects’ description after the break.

(((DB))) HOUSE / Avignon-Clouet Architectes

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Architects: Avignon-Clouet Architectes
Location: Sébastien sur Loire (44),
Area: 231.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Avignon-Clouet Architectes

Kindergarten “Les Séveriers” / Pirollet Architectes

© Jean Baptiste Reol

Architects: Pirollet Architectes
Location: , France
Collaborating Architects: Auxitec Ingenierie
Area: 1,200 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jean Baptiste Reol

AWP to announce masterplan for La Défense

© Anna Positano

La Défense, ’ major business district, is about to undergo a transformation with the help of architecture firm AWP. AWP’s plan was presented to government agencies EPADESA and DEFACTO as well as local communities in November 2012, but will be released to the public for the first time in March. The proposed plan not only updates and adds to the current site: it rethinks and reevaluates what already exists.

More on AWP’s master plan for Le Défense after the break.

Maison D / Emmanuelle Weiss

© Julien Lanoo

Location: , France
Year: 2012
Photographs: Julien Lanoo

Thermopyles / SOA Architectes

© Cyrille Weiner

Architects: SOA Architectes
Location: Paris,
Team: SOA (architect), Laumond-Faure (BET TCE), Orféa (acoustics)
Contractor: LTHS
Client: Paris Habitat
Area: 1,820 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Cyrille Weiner

Centre de la Petite Enfance / Clermont Architectes

© Daniel Osso

Architects: Clermont Architectes
Location: Saint-Genis-Pouilly,
Architect In Charge: François Clermont
Ingeneers Team: Fluitec, Bem Ingénierie
Year: 2012
Photographs: Daniel Osso

Pole Services / Barré Lambot Architectes

© Philippe Ruault

Architects: Barré Lambot Architectes
Location: Saint-Herblain,
Engineering: GIREC, ECODIAG
Landscaper: C.Boudvin
Area: 3,850 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Philippe Ruault

Mineral Lodge / Atelier d’Architecture Christian Girard

© N.Borel

Architects: Atelier d’Architecture Christian Girard
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Christian Girard
Design Team: Christian Girard, Christophe Hebert, T.Sugi, M.Shun, L. Capdevielle, C.Cobel
Area: 371.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: N.Borel

Tripode Office Building / Barré Lambot Architectes

© Philippe Ruault

Architects: Barré Lambot Architectes
Location: Nantes,
Landscape Architect: Florence MARTY
Structural Engineering: AREST
Area: 8,310 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Philippe Ruault