Villa VS / T3 architecture

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


Social Housing In Toulouse / PPA

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Architects: PPA
Location: Toulouse,
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: , France
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 Paris 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 Paris. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Cap Constellation / PPA

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Architects: PPA
Location: Blagnac,
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 , France. 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 Saclay, 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: , France
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: , France
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


Europan 11 Proposal: Toulouse / RNDM Architecture

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Between the canal and the railway, the site of the prize winning project proposal by RNDM Architecture is currently enclosed. Therefore, their project strives to reconnect it with the city, which is why they rely on strong structural elements to both organize the territory and make it attractive. The design is set up as a new urban landscape that draws on elements of identity that constitute the urban tissue of old . More images and architects’ description after the break.

Master Plan for Bastide Niel / MVRDV


The Urban Community of (CUB) and MVRDV recently presented the master plan for Bastide Niel, a 35ha extension of Bordeaux’ city center onto the right bank of Garonne River. The dense urban master plan will offer 3200 homes, offices and urban amenities, respect the existing fabric of the city and become one of the largest zero energy neighborhoods in the world. Construction is to start in 2014. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Update: Flight Assembled Architecture Exhibition

Here at ArchDaily we are still pretty amped about the Flight Assembled Architecture exhibit by Gramazio & Kohler and Raffaello d’Andrea, in cooperation with ETH Zurich. Located at the FRAC Center in Orleans, , the exhibit features flying drones constructing an architectural structure at the scale of a 600m high “vertical village” out of foam blocks. Feel the excitement of viewers as this video documents the process of the growing structure. The exhibit continues on until February 19th.

Reference: FRAC CentreBLDGBLOG