Breath Box / NAS Architecture

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Architects: NAS Architecture
Location: 4 Esplanade Maurice Justin, 34280 ,
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

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 , 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.

La Grande Motte / N+B Architectes

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Architects: N+B Architectes - Elodie Nourrigat, Jacques Brion
Location: La Grande Motte City, , France
Project Manager: Representative
Associated Architect: Julien Wafflart
Client: La ville de la Grande Motte
Site Area: 1,515 sqm
Building Scale: RDC
Cost: 835,000 € HT
Photographs: Paul Kozlowski