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 Paris, the approach of the Paris 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: , France
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: , France
Photographs: Courtesy of ENCORE HEUREUX Architectes

Refurbishment of a Paris Apartment / SWAN Architectes

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Architect: SWAN Architectes
Location: ,
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: ,
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: ,
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

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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: Paris,
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 

M3A2 Cultural and Community Tower / Antonini + Darmon Architectes

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Architects: Antonini + Darmon Architectes
Location: 6 Rue Marguerita Duras, ,
Area: 550 sqm SHON
Cost: 2,5 M euros HT
Finished: November 2011
Photographs: Luc Boegly

Rue du Nord / Charles-Henri Tachon

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Architects: Charles-Henri Tachon
Location: , France
Client: SIEMP
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 997 sqm
Photographs: Kristen Pelou

Jardins de l’Arche / AWP

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AWP, a -based architecture firm, was named in July the general contractor for the landscaping of the public spaces and follies situated at the foot of the Grande Arche. The site, located near the future Arena 92 in the Jardins de l’Arche neighborhood, serves as a space for genuine interchange between La Défense and Seine-Arche. The urbanists at AWP are equally responsible for a guide plan for Defacto that will enhance the urban space of La Défense’s business district. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Video: Research Centre for University of Jussieu / BIG+OFF

Above is a video for the Research Centre of the University of Jussieu, the competition winning design by BIG and OFF architects. The new multidisciplinary research centre, Paris PARC, located between Jean Nouvel’s Institut du Monde Arabe and the open green park of the Jussieu Campus will become a significant addition to the campus, strengthening the international appeal and openness of the leading French University for Science and Medicine.

BIG + OFF win the competition to design the Research Centre of the University of Jussieu

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BIG + -based architects OFF, engineers Buro Happold, consultants Michel Forgue and environmental engineer Franck Boutte is the winning team to design the new 15.000 m2 research centre for Sorbonne’s Scientific university University Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris. More images and complete press release after the break.

Hippodrome de Longchamp Proposal / Marc Anton Dahmen & Studio DMTW

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Marc Anton Dahmen & Studio DMTW, in collaboration with Tilke & Partners, shared with us their third prize winning design for the Longchamp racetrack in , France. One of the main aspects of their design is to understand each new structure as a solitary sculpture within the park to respect the landscape and nature of the Bois de Boulogne. Therefore it was very important to conserve as much of the spectacular mature trees as possible. In that sense, the design is aimed to maximize clear open moving space within that park. Consequently, the ground floor of the Grandstand was designed to be as open as possible to aids the visitors between the track and the betting halls, and also to achieve logical circulation between all functions within the site. More images and project description after the break.