AD Round Up: Happy Bastille Day!

Nova Green / Agence Bernard Bühler. Image © Vincent Monthiers

The fourteenth of July is Bastille Day, a day that commemorates the start of the French Revolution.  Named for the fortress prison that was stormed by revolutionaries on July 14th, 1789, Bastille Day is celebrated globally both by France and her former colonies, as well as many cities in the US.  In honor of this historic date, we’ve compiled some of our favorite French projects from the past few years.  In this round up you’ll find classics such as the Villa dall’Ava by OMA, as well as fantastic works like Nova Green by Agence Bernard Bühler, Pontivy Media Library and Louviers Music school by Opus 5 architectes, Platform Architecture’s Aquitanis Headquarters, L’Atoll Angers by Antonio Virga Architecte and AAVP Architecture, a Parking Attendant’s Pavilion by Jean-Luc Fugier, Kengo Kuma’s Aix en Provence Conservatory of Music, and Origami by Manuelle Gautrand ArchitectureJoyeux quatorze juillet!

Hôtelières du Rail Offices and Residences / Platform Architectures

© J. Ricolleau

Architects: Platform Architectures
Location: , France
Architects In Charge: Pierre Paquier (studies) and Stéphane Allaire (construction)
Client: Espaces Ferroviaires Résidences hôtelières du rail
Area: 3415.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: J. Ricolleau

Aquitanis Headquarters / Platform Architectures

© Luc Boegly

Architects: Platform Architectures
Location: , France
Architect in Charge: Me Ana Manzanares
Associated Architects: Reichen & Robert & associés
Client: Aquitanis
Area: 4,918 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Luc Boegly, J. Ricolleau

Hérouville-Saint-Clair Hotel / Platform Architectures

© Jerome Ricolleau

Architects: Platform Architectures
Location: Hérouville-Saint-Clair, Basse-Normandie, .
Architect In Charge: Julie Clement
Design Team: Bruno Douliery, François Ehouarn, Olivier Leroy
Client: Shema
Photographs: Jerome Ricolleau