Fertile House / MU Architects

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Architects: MU Architecture
Location: ,
Completion: 2010
Area: 210 sqm
Photographs: Mayuco Sakai, Sophie Carles, Courtesy of MU Architecture

   

Coeur Bastide / Jean-Paul Viguier Architecture

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Architects: Jean-Paul Viguier Architecture
Location: ,
Client: SCICV JLG Cristal
Surface Area: 12,000 sqm
Cost of Works: 19,000,000 euros HT
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Takuji Shimmura

Romainville Multimedia Library / Philippe Gazeau

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Architects: Philippe Gazeau
Location: Romainville, France
Client: Mairie de Romainville
Project Architect: Lorraine Pele
Engineer: SLH
Area: 2,085 sqm Shon
Price: 3,730,000 € HT
Photographs: Philippe Ruault

Plabennec Gymnasium / Bohuon Bertic Architectes

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The aim of Bohuon Bertic Architectes for their gymnasium in Plabennec, is to create an efficient tool in regard to the building’s use as well as for the surrounding area, making the project friendly, enjoyable, serene and identifiable. Characterized by horizontality, the site is a vast, dominant plateau that immerses the user in the scenery. The project interprets and synthesizes the characteristics of the place and programmatic datum resulting in two fundamental elements: the base and the volume-signal. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Monumenta 2012 / Daniel Buren

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Stefan Tuchila, an architecture photographer based in Bucarest/ shared with us a set of images of the latest Monumenta exhibition in . After the amazing installation by Anish Kapoor last year, it was Daniel Buren‘s time to take this challenge and create a concept for the 2012 edition.

Some more images after the break, and for the complete photoset you can visit Stefan’s website.

Private Clinic in Champigny / Atelier Zündel & Cristea

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Architects: Atelier Zündel & Cristea
Location: Champigny-sur-Marne,
Completion: 2011
Area: 6,200 sqm
Photographs: Stephane Chalmeau

   

Gymnasium ‘Palais des Sports de Loudéac’ / Bohuon Bertic Architectes

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Located on the upper part of Loudéac, , the site for the gymnasium, designed by Bohuon Bertic Architectes is a maximum space which has conserved the beauty of agricultural spaces, contained in planted trees. In the presence of a simple space, with a vast grassland which spreads throughout the south side of a hill, the choice of establishing the sports hall on the plot comes from a clear complementary relationship with the close existing sportive area. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Les Amandiers / Bohuon Bertic Architectes

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Architects: Bohuon Bertic Architectes
Location: ,
Photographs: Stephane Chalmeau

   

The BH2 Programme / Philippe Gazeau

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Architects: Philippe Gazeau Architect
Location: , France
Building owner: SNI Grand Ouest
Developer: Territoires
Completion: 2011
Building owner: SNI Grand Ouest
Surface area: 6,400 sqm gross area – 5,300 sqm net floor area
Cost: 7,317,000 euros excl.
Photographs: Courtesy of Philippe Gazeau Architect

 

Kanye West’s seven-screen pavilion / OMA

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An OMA-designed temporary pavilion at the 2012 Film Festival was inaugurated today with a screening of Kanye West’s debut short film Cruel Summer. The pavilion, with a design led by Shohei Shigematsu, is a raised pyramid containing a seven-screen cinema invented by West’s creative team, Donda.

Continue after the break for more.

Musée de la Romanitée Narbonne / Foster + Partners

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Foster + Partners was awarded first prize for their museum design in collaboration with Adrien Gardere for Narbonne in southern France.  The museum’s central collection includes more than 1,000 ancient stone relief funerary blocks excavated from a nearby archaeological site, as Narbonne’s historical past as a vital Roman port has left an impressive legacy of buildings and ancient relics.  Within the new design, Foster + Partners has created a wall to insert the stones that will act as a natural barrier to separate the public galleries from the more private restoration spaces.  The building will also reinforce the strong landscape connection between water and gardens due to the site’s adjacency to the Canal du Midi.

More about the museum design after the break.

Office Building / Atelier Zündel Cristea

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The project for an office buiding in Boulogne Billancourt, consists of the renovation of building B’s existing 10,402m² surface area, the redesign of the facade taking into account the overall structure, the renovation of the technical premises, and the optimizing of office surface space. The competition winning design by Atelier Zündel Cristea is conceived with the logic of functional flexibility in which a central technical core frees the 8 floors, including the ground floor, from bearing concerns.

Built during the 1970’s, building B forms part of a larger whole located at 122, avenue du Général Leclerc, in the Silly-Gallieni neighborhood. The complex is made up of 11 buildings for housing, situated in the northern section of the site, along with the two office buildings, interconnected at ground floor level via a shared lobby with accompanying spaces for businesses to the south. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Terrace 9 Housing Complex / Atelier Zündel Cristea

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The competition winning proposal for the Terrace 9 Housing Complex in , by Atelier Zündel Cristea aims to restore the human scale and legibility necessary for creating large and enjoyable public spaces, capable of attracting people from beyond the city and the Hauts de Seine region. They do this by taking into account the urban project’s varying relief, both natural and artificial, with the coexistence of road and rail transportation networks and the structures of colossal scale such networks required. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Rossignol Global Headquarters / Hérault Arnod Architectes

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Architects: Hérault Arnod Architectes
Location: La Buisse, , France
Design Team: Jérôme Moenne-Loccoz, Alexandre Pachiaudi, Camille Bérar, Nicolas Broussous, Matthias Jäger
Client: Skis Rossignol SAS
Built Area: 11,600 sqm
Completion: 2009
Photographs: André Morin, Gilles Cabella

Concept Stadium / DCA

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Concept Stadium by DCA (Design Crew for Architecture) is an exercise of reflection willing to propose an unconstrained answer, free from whether economic or programmatic concerns, in order to provide a prospective vision of what could be, in their opinion, the ideal rugby stadium. Today, stadiums are iconic shapes answering to the representation stake, as they are bearing the image of a club, a city, a region. But paradoxically, these formal thoughts are concerning the shell and therefore establish the singular stadium status as autonomous object, disconnected from its environment. Their designs aims to become a useful object with urban concerns. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Europa City / Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

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Parisian architect, Manuelle Gautrand, has shared her massive cultural, recreational and retail center for Triangle de Gonesse, with us.  The competition proposal intends to showcase a variety of European countries’ features – with regard to retail, leisure and cultural amenities – by organizing specific areas for designated countries.

More about the proposal after the break.

Renovation of an old barn / Comac

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Architects: Comac
Location: , France
Area: 105 sqm
Budget: €90,000
Completion: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Comac

Troyes Business School Proposal / SCAU Architectes

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The winning proposal for the extension project for the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de ( Management School) by SCAU Architectes provides a new image, thanks to a highly pertinent concept that marries convivial spaces, clear circulation, modern energy and, above all, a great simplicity of architectural style. The extension, necessitated by its exceptional growth, is a real opportunity to confirm the establishment’s image and assert its identity at a national and international level, among the diverse colleges in this field. In this respect, the building’s architectural expression has today become the flagship of the Troyes ESC’s dynamism and energy. More images and architects’ dsescription after the break.