Maison + Agence / Hérard & da Costa

© Philippe Ruault

Architects: Hérard & da Costa
Location: ,
Area: 317.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Philippe Ruault, Julien Sage-Thomas, Courtesy of Hérard & da Costa

Le Havre – Cote Docks Vauban / Philippe Dubus Architecte

© Sergio Grazia

Architects: Philippe Dubus Architecte
Location: Le Havre,
Area: 4745.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Sergio Grazia

Serge Baranx School Refurbishment / Pierre Marsan

© Arthur Pequin

Architects: Pierre Marsan
Location: 40380 , France
Year: 2011
Photographs: Arthur Pequin

Le Marais Social Housing and Offices / Atelier du Pont

© Frédéric Delangle

Architects: Atelier du Pont
Location: 25 Rue Michel le Comte, 75003 ,
Architect In Charge: Anne-Cécile Comar, Philippe Croisier, Stéphane Pertusier
Design Team: Alice Berthelon, Aline Defert, Ariane Rouveyrol
Area: 4500.0 sqm
Photographs: Frédéric Delangle

Grand Synthe – Place Du Courghain / Philippe Dubus Architecte

© Sergio Grazia

Architects: Philippe Dubus Architecte
Location: Dunkirk,
Area: 4206.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Sergio Grazia

UNIQLO Le Marais / Wonderwall

© Hufton+Crow

Architects: Wonderwall
Location: 39 Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, 75004 ,
Area: 800.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Hufton+Crow

Offices Business Incubato / bureau faceB

© Vincent Fillon

Architects: bureau faceB
Location: Nanterre,
Associate Architects: Ateliers
Area: 17541.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Vincent Fillon, Jonathan Alexandre

Lycée Louis Barthou / Pierre Marsan

© Arthur Pequin

Architects: Pierre Marsan
Location: , France
Year: 2012
Photographs: Arthur Pequin

Alzheimer residence for the “Foyer la Grange” / Mabire Reich

© Sylvain Bonniol

Architects: Mabire Reich
Location: Couëron,
Area: 906.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Sylvain Bonniol

Apartment in Paris / Schemaa

© Fred Toulet

Architects: Schemaa
Location: Paris,
Architect In Charge: Maria Enescu, Simon El Hage
Area: 32.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Fred Toulet

Breath Box / NAS Architecture

© Paul Kozlowski

Architects: NAS Architecture
Location: 4 Esplanade Maurice Justin, 34280 La Grande-Motte,
Architect In Charge: Hadrien Balalud De Saint Jean, Guillaume Giraud, Johan Laure
Client: Festival of Lively Architecture (FAV)
Area: 20.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Paul Kozlowski

Student Hall of Residence + Family Homes / Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes

Courtesy of Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes

Architects: Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes
Location: 387 Rue de Vaugirard, 75015 ,
Area: 2910.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes

Establishment for Dependent Elderly / PARALLELE

© Laurent Dequick

Architects: PARALLELE
Location: ,
Architects In Charge: Antonio Pedro De Sousa, Pascal Hory, Grégoire Noyer
Area: 7400.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Laurent Dequick

Housing in Le Havre / PHD Architectes

© Sergio Grazia

Architects: Philippe Dubus Architectes
Location: , France
Area: 4745.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Sergio Grazia

Mirrored Seafront Pavilion Among Seven Installations at Festival Des Architectures Vives

Each summer, the French cities of Montpellier and La Grande Motte host Le Festival Des Architectures Vives (Festival of Lively Architecture). These twin festivals seek to raise awareness about architecture among the public, and to give needed exposure to the work of up-and-coming designers. In the process, they also draw attention to previously unknown places in the two cities—in Montpellier, many of the private courtyards in the city are opened to the public specifically for the festival. In La Grande Motte, the exhibition weaves its way through the city center, a site designated as “Heritage of the 20th Century” due to the prevalence of works designed by architect Jean Balladur. This year’s festivals featured a total of 18 temporary installations. Read more about the festivals, and view photos, after the break.

15 Social Housings in Riaillé / Mabire Reich

© 11h45

Architects: Mabire Reich
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Régis Pioche
Area: 987.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: 11h45

4 Nurseries / Schemaa

© Sébastien Andréi

Architects: Schemaa
Location: , France
Area: 490.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Sébastien Andréi

Silos 13 / vib architecture

© Stéphane Chalmeau

Architects: vib architecture
Location: Paris,
Architects In Charge: Bettina Ballus, Franck Vialet
Area: 4478.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau, Daniel Moulinet, Courtesy of