Lardy Sports Hall / Explorations Architecture

© Michel Denancé

Architects: Explorations Architecture
Location: Ollainville,
Design Team: , Snc Lavalin
Architect In Charge: Marie Ferrari
Area: 3000.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Michel Denancé, Altélia

Armagnac / Habiter Autrement + Ateliers Jean Nouvel

© Philippe Ruault

Architects: Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Habiter Autrement
Location: Bordeaux, France
Architect In Charge: Mia Hägg, Sandrine Forais, Jean Nouvel
Project Manager: Sandrine Forais, Stéphane Allaire
Architectural Consultant: Jean-Jacques Raynaud
Team Members: Mathilde Jauvin, Aimée Lau, Félix Medina, Louis Mangin, Nicolas Métro, Marcel Züger
Area: 5418.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Philippe Ruault

School Group and Student Housing / Atelier Phileas

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Architects: Atelier Phileas
Location: 17th arrondissement of , ,
Landscape: Sempervirens
General Contractor: DUMEZ Île-de-France
Developer: RIVP – ZAC Cardinet Chalabre
Area: 9064.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Sergio Grazia

La Fresque / Ithaques + Atelier WRA

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Architects: Ithaques + Atelier WRA
Location: , France
Project Manager: Danyel Thiebaud, Vladimir Doray
Area: 2,100 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Sergio Grazia

Tete in L’air / KOZ Architectes

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Architects: KOZ Architectes
Location: 94 Rue Philippe de Girard, 75018 , France
Area: 2102.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Cécile Septet

Seniors’ Residence + Nursery / a/LTA

© Stéphane Chalmeau

Architects: a/LTA
Location: Cure de Notre Dame de Lourdes, 26 Route de Rennes, 44300 , France
Project Team: Isateg + Auxitec
Area: 5000.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau

Black House / Marchi Architectes

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Architects: Marchi Architectes
Location: Normandy, , France
Design Team: Olivia Massimi, Marcello Orlandini
Consultants: Baldeschi, SBH, Valentin, Vauchel-Louvel
Area: 80 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: FG + SG

L’ Arboretum / Coldefy & Associés Architectes Urbanistes

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Architects: Coldefy & Associés Architectes Urbanistes
Location: 47 Rue Jean Prouvé,
Area: 9,800 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Coldefy & Associés Architectes Urbanistes

LEGO® Architecture Landmark Series: The Eiffel Tower

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LEGO® has announced the architecture series’ newest addition: The Eiffel Tower (La tour Eiffel). Named after its engineer, Gustave Eiffel, the famous lattice structure is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world. Built on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France, to serve as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair, The Eiffel Tower was the tallest structure in the world until 1930, and remains the tallest structure in Paris. More than 5,000 detailed drawings were required to assemble the 1063-foot tower’s 18,038 iron parts, which took just over two years to complete.

The Eiffel Tower LEGO® Architecture replica will be available for purchase on January 1st, 2014. You can learn more about the structure and its history here.

André Parent Cultural Center / Olivier Werner Architecte

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Architects: Olivier Werner Architecte
Location: Anzin,
Project Manager: Franz Bourgeois
Area: 749 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Olivier Werner Architecte

Zero Energy school / Mikou Design Studio

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Architects: Mikou Design Studio
Location: Saint-Ouen,
Design Team: Salwa Mikou, Cecile Jalby, Miguel Allen Valença
Area: 4820.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Florian Kleinefenn

Passy Cultural Space and Youth Club / Beckmann-N’thepe Architectes

© Stephan Lucas

Architects: Beckmann-N’thepe Architectes
Location: Avenue Joseph Thoret, Passy,
Project Manager: Nicolas Gaudard
Assistant Architects: Camille Gaven, Linna Lay, Thaïs de Roquemaurel
Architects In Charge: Laura Giovannetti, Mathilde Mahler, Juliane Stolberg
Area: 2,800 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Stephan Lucas

OMA Wins Its First Bridge: Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc

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OMA has won an international competition to design Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc, a bridge across the river Garonne in , , that will link the municipalities of Bègles and Floriac. The 44m by 545m bridge, which will act as “a generous new public space” and “an urban planning intervention” for the city, giving priority to pedestrian traffic, is the first to be realized by OMA. It is scheduled for completion in 2018.

According to Clément Blanchet, director of OMA France, the bridge ”is not the ‘event’ in the city, but a platform that can accommodate events of the city [...it] may be the least technical, least lyrical, but [it is] the most concise and effective structural solution.”

The architect’s description of the project, after the break…

La Passerelle / Pierre Vurpas et Associés Architectes

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Architects: Pierre Vurpas et Associés Architectes
Location: , France
Project Manager:
Scheduling, Steering, Coordination: Arpège Ingéniérie
Economist: Pierre VURPAS et Associés Architectes
Structural Engineering: Tecbat
Year: 2013
Photographs: Studio Erick Saillet, Courtesy of Pierre Vurpas et Associés Architectes, Alessandro Clemenza

House in Normandy / Beckmann-N’thepe Architectes

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Architects: Beckmann-N’thepe Architectes
Location: Bellavilliers,
Project Manager: Nicolas Gaudard
Architect In Charge: Laura Giovannetti
Area: 80 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Beckmann-N’thepe Architectes

Chateau Cheval Blanc Winer / Christian de Portzamparc

© Erik Saillet

Architects: Christian de Portzamparc
Location: Saint-Émilion,
Architect In Charge:
Area: 5250.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Erik Saillet, Max Botton

Concoret Housing for the Elderly / Nomade Architects

© Luc Boegly

Architects: Nomade Architects
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: NOMADE Architectes
Area: 2,549 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Luc Boegly

35 housings units in Blagnac / Nicolas Laisné + Christophe Rousselle

© Philippe Ruault

Architects: Nicolas Laisné + Christophe Rousselle
Location: ,
Architects In Charge: Nicolas Laisné, Christophe Rousselle
Area: 2,276 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Philippe Ruault