“Re•architecture – RE•cycle, RE•use, RE•invest, RE•build” Exhibition

Courtesy of Pavillon de l’Arsenal

Focusing on and its diversity, the Pavillon de l’Arsenal, the center for information and exhibition for urban planning and architecture, has invited fifteen European agencies that question the way that modern-day cities are built to participate in this exhibition.

Through their original strategies, these architects are part of collectives or associations, work in multidisciplinary teams and carry out experiments on cities in order to reinvent the everyday reality of our fellow citizens. The presentation of their lively, direct and sustainable projects is an invitation to discover and share in exciting ways of enhancing city landscapes.

The thirty exhibited proposals, shown at the various stages of development, describe the conditions in which the orders were placed, the study behind the projects, participative action as well as the conditions in which studies were carried out and the projects completed. For more information, please visit here.

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.

Update: Villiot-Rapée Apartments / Hamonic + Masson

© Sergio Grazia

Architects: Harmonic + Masson
Location: ,
Client: Paris Habitat OPH
Project Manager: Marie-Agnès de Bailliencourt
Green Building Adviser: Franck Boutté
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 5,120 sqm (GFA)
Photographs: Sergio Grazia

Stanzes / La Ville Rayee

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Architects: La Ville Rayée
Location: La Défense, Paris,
Year: 2012
Client: Defacto, for « Forme Publique », La Défense Urban Furniture Biennial
Development: JC Decaux
Touch-screen Public Phone: Orange
Fabrication of Concretepieces: Escofet
Material: Escofet fibered ultra-high performance concrete
Photographer: JC Decaux

  

Eco-Sustainable House / Djuric Tardio Architectes

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Architects: Djuric Tardio Architectes
Location: Paris,
Completion: 2012
Surface: 246 sqm SHAB
Photographs: Clément Guillaume

Respect the Architect / Franck Bohbot

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In a single photograph, French photographer Franck Bohbot exposes the essence of each unique architectural masterpiece in a series entitled Respect the Architect that captures a telling moment within a variety of locations throughout Europe. Stylistically, the series embodies a homogeneous composition throughout while simultaneously revealing the unique story of each space. Bohbot embraces quasiperfect symmetry, creating a surreal quality and invoking a sense of curiosity with each image.

Continue after the break for more images. In case you missed it, be sure to check out this series: Parisian Theaters by Franck Bohbot.

Pavilion Spéciale 2012 / Ball Nogues Studio

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The Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in recently announced Los Angeles based, Ball Nogues Studio as the winner of the 2012 edition of the “Pavilion Spéciale” competition in Paris, France. The Pavilion Spéciale is an installation that can be arched and curled at full scale with a small crane to form different types of space for the site. The installation will create a sense of place while providing a respite from the sun and rain. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Zac Claude Bernard Multifunctional Building / Atelier Zündel & Cristea

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Architects: Atelier Zündel & Cristea
Location: , France
Year: 2008-2011
Photographs:  Stephane Chalmeau

   

Paris Market Lab / Ayrat Khusnutdinov and Gemawang Swaribathoro

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Located in the heart of fashion and branded boutiques of , the approach of the Market Lab project by Ayrat Khusnutdinov and Gemawang Swaribathoro provides a unique experience. With the theme of ‘You Buy, We Cook’, they create not just another restaurant, but a vibrant social hub fused with a possibility to transform a regular visit to an adventure. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Lamoricière School / archi5

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Architects: archi5
Location: Paris,
Architecture and Urbanism Agency: archi5prod
Engineer, Economist: Mizrahi
Kitchen Engineer: BBN Conseils
Client: City of Paris
Surface: 3180 m²
Cost: 7165 000 Euros HT
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Fabien Terreaux, Thomas Jorion

Completed in September 2011, the reconstruction and expansion of the Lamoricière School, designed by archi5 upon winning a competition for their concept, is a landmark in the neighborhood, as well as a meeting and exchange place open to its environment. The building is subtly inserted in the existing surroundings while affirming its public facility characteristics. The decomposition of the volume allows it to include the new equipment in the extension of the kindergarten template and to respect the scale of neighboring buildings.

Petit Bain / ENCORE HEUREUX Architectes

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Architetcs: ENCORE HEUREUX Architectes
Location: Paris,
Photographs: Courtesy of ENCORE HEUREUX Architectes

Refurbishment of a Paris Apartment / SWAN Architectes

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Architect: SWAN Architectes
Location: , France
Surface: 71 sqm Shab
Budget: 110,000 € HT
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: MVDA™ – Maxime Vantorre

DomoLab / ENCORE HEUREUX Architectes

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Architect: ENCORE HEUREUX architectes 
Location: , France
Design Team: Gabriel Marly, Pauline Lavagned’Ortigue, Jean-Marie Thouvenin, Maurice Manceau, Jean-Paul Straetmans, Julien Choppin and Nicola Delon
Project Leader:Agathe Chiron
Completion: 2011
Works budget: 3,000,000 €
Client: SAINT GOBAIN Recherche
Client assistant: AURIS
Landscape Architect: Florian Delon
Photographs: Courtesy of ENCORE HEUREUX Architectes

  

Social Housing In Paris / Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

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Architects: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
Location: Paris,
Client: BNP Paribas Immobilier Résidentiel IDF
Project Team: Justyna Swat, Marcus Himmel, Katja Pargger, Florian Vadjoux, Anna Zottl, Mathias Neveling, Arne Speiser, Hugo Enlart
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 7,360 sqm
Photographs: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

Parisian Theaters by Franck Bohbot

The Montansier / 2011 ©

French photographer Franck Bohbot has shared with us a series of photographs based on the interiors of historical Parisian theaters. Bohbot strived to capture the cultural life of the architecture with the absence of people, paying homage to the empty theater. Naked, the photographs reveal a sense of grandeur and intimacy. Continue after the break for more images.

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.

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

Fin Noir / Aino Kavantera and Federica Capitani

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Architects: Aino Kavantera and Federica Capitani
Location: ,
Photographs: Nicole Marnati