Ecotron / MDR Architectes

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Architects: MDR Architectes
Location: Montferrier sur Lez,
Photographs: Courtesy of MDR Architectes



Video: Le Corbusier’s Chapel Notre-Dame du Haut

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A well known architectural classic by , the Notre Dame du Ronchamp, or more commonly referred to as , is featured very elegantly in this video by italian architect Franco Di Capua. The curved roof that peels up towards the heavens, the curving walls, and the the sporadic window placement on the walls are just a few of the architectural elements that make this project such a marvel.

Villa Toiture / Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

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Located in Maintenon, 65km southwest of , France, the Villa Toiture by Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture inhabits a family of three married couples and children. Spontaneous grounds are surrounded by vast grasslands and forests which open as a place of rest for the weekend to give healing to life in the city while enjoying the open-air bath in nature. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Villa VS / T3 architecture

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Architect: T3 architecture, Luc Lacortiglia, Charles GAllavardin,
Location: Aix-en-Provence, France
Project Area: 300 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of T3 architecture


Social Housing In Toulouse / PPA

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Architects: PPA
Location: ,
Client /developer: Habitat Toulouse
Collaborators: Isabelle Fabre, Guillaume Calsou
Landscaping: Quinconces
Structure engineer: Bernadberoy
Fluids engineer: Ceercé
Hqe engineer: Franck Boutté
Economist: Alayrac
Project Area: 5 300 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Philippe Ruault

Refuge En Terre / Thibault Marcilly


Architect: Thibault Marcilly
Location: , France
Construction: Thibault Marcilly, Jeanne Ader, Amandine Marcilly, Claude Marcilly, Marithé Marcilly, Jean Luc Marcilly, Baptiste Marcilly, Brigitte Marcilly
Size: 4 sqm, 2m/2m wide, 3,80m height
Project Year: September 2011
Photographs: Thibault Marcilly

AME (Accouveur Multiplicateur d’Entreprises) / Wesh

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The main idea behind AME, the first concept by Wesh for a business incubator, is to re-create a small world where different companies can develop themselves and get bigger, with all services provided. The design questions the future of small companies in the periphery of the city for the next 20 years. How can a building enable many companies, each having their own singularity and size, to get along together and evolve? AME is all about wrapping plenty of entities into a bioclimatic greenhouse. For a monthly subscription, each company has its own space, which can be extended or reduced thanks to the company development. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Extension Of A Barn / PPA

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Architects: PPA
Location: Lesponne,
Area: 70 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Philippe Ruault

Pavilions and Follies of the Parc des Bords de Seine / AWP + HHF

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The series of a pavilions with different public functions and programs by AWP + HHF Architects are part of a future 113 hectare large public green space along the Seine river, in Carrière-Sous-Poissy, at the end station of the RER line A and close the renown Villa Savoye from Le Corbusier. The Park designed by the based landscape architects Agence TER will be a public park and ecological showcase for local residents and a leisure destination for people living in and around . More images and architects’ description after the break.

Cap Constellation / PPA

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Architects: PPA
Location: ,
Client /developer: Icade Promotion
Collaborators: Sylvie Bouet, Isabelle Fabre, Vanessa Castro de Cerda, Charles Séguier
Landscaping: Agathe Turmel
Area: 13,000 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Philippe Ruault

Europan 11 Proposal: ‘Multitalented City’ / PUPA

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The ‘Multitalented City’ by PUPA (Public Urbanism Personal Architecture) is a winning proposal for the Europan 11 which creates a new identity for an old university campus at the periphery of , . The campus is transformed into a flexible and self sustaining district which is able to adapt to changes – environmental, societal, and economic. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Campus EDF / ECDM

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The completion of a building in the planning project of , is a unique opportunity for ECDM to design one of the markers of the future center of excellence established on the plateau. The uniqueness of the site, and it’s present and future characteristics, make it an interesting emerging area. The Campus EDF project is dense and compact, a volume which unifies a diversity of programs. The building is treated as a block framed by blocks of green, a building perfectly inscribed in a geometric landscape. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Black Box / Tectoniques

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Architects: Tectoniques
Location: , France
Areas: 220 sqm
Cost: Unreported
Client: Private
Shell, concrete base: Alfred Carayol
Wood frame: Arbosphère
Photographs: Georges Fessy, Agence Tectoniques 


Amiral Job Building / PPA

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Architects: PPA
Client /developer: City of Toulouse
Collaborators: Sylvie Bouet, Alvaro Costela, Charles Séguier, Carole Unhassobiscay
Landscaping: Agathe Turmel
Area: 3,900 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Philippe Ruault

Sport Hall in La Baule / Barré Lambot Architectes

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Architects: Barré Lambot Architectes
Location: La Baule-Escoublac,
Engineering: ISATEG and ITAC
Area: 1,650 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Philippe Ruault

McDonald’s Interiors in France / Patrick Norguet

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Architects: Patric Norguet 
Location: ,
Photographs: Courtesy of Patrick Norguet


R4 / Ateliers Jean Nouvel

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R4 is a territory whose urban and river-port aspects have been marked by exchanges, artists and the public. Yet it is not characterised as having any particular identity, but rather as a melting pot and a territory which is singularised by its ever-changing content.

Architects: Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Location: ,
Area: 30,000 sqm
Photographs: Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Canine Brigade / TRANSFORM + DS architecture

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Architects: TRANSFORM + DS architecture
Location:  ,
Client: French Ministry of Interior
Gross Area: 780 sqm
Budget exc. VAT: 1,8M€
Photographs:  Julien Lanoo