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Alma Street Housing / palast

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Rennes, France
  • Architects: palast
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2023

Ascension Paysagère / MVRDV

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Rennes, France
  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  10550
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2022
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  AGROB BUCHTAL

Antipode Music, Youth and Cultural Center / Dominique Coulon & associés

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Brasserie St Hélier Cultural Center / Guinée et Potin

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8 Renowned Architects Design Birdhouses to Explore the Relationship between Architecture and Nature

Muz Yer, a permanent public exhibition in Rennes, France, has invited 8 internationally-renowned architects to design birdhouses that highlight the relationship between contemporary architecture and nature. Each birdhouse serves as a response to one or more of the 13 bird species designated by the Birds Protection Committee (Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux - LPO), and raises awareness of the architectural heritage of Rennes and its urban ecology. The list of exhibitors includes Julien De Smedt Architects, ADEPT, a/LTA, Duncan Lewis, Marion Normand, Kengo Kuma & Associates, Tham & Videgard, and Dominique Perrault Architects & Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost Design.

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Additi Offices / Kraft Architectes

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Le One Apartments / Christophe Rousselle Architecte

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The Living Warehouse / Haddock Architecture

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  191
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2021

L’Equatoria Apartments / Christophe Rousselle Architecte

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Rennes, France

Urban Quartz Office Building / Hamonic + Masson & Associés + a/LTA

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Creative Campus / PHD Architectes

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  7484
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  AutoDesk, Technal, Aluform
  • Professionals: SIBAT

Extension in Burned Wood Shou Sugi Ban / Clément Bacle Architecte

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  75
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  AutoDesk, Etex, K-Line France, Trimble

6 Social Housing Units / Atelier 56S

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Rennes, France
  • Architects: Atelier 56S
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  467
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  AutoDesk, K-Line France, Silverwood Stone, VMZINC
  • Professionals: BECB

Le Cours des Arts, Living Diversity in Beauregard / a/LTA

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  • Architects: a/LTA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  8350
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Armor Etancheite, Doitrand, Feratte, Gadby, Herve, +3
  • Professionals: Scobat, ABH, Althea Nova, CCL, DURAND, +1

JDSA Wins Competition to Design New Fluted Tower in France

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Féval Tower. Image Courtesy of JDS Architects

JDS Architects have won the competition to design a new residential tower and mixed-use development in France. Located in Rennes, the project will include new buildings on the Blériot-Féval site to generate an inclusive neighborhood within the Eurorennes development. As the master plan's geographic centerpiece, the new Féval Tower will offer 188 new apartments to the city.

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MVRDV to Transform Historic Palais du Commerce in Rennes

MVRDV has won a competition to renovate and extend the Palais du Commerce in Rennes, France. Developed in collaboration with co-architects Bernard Desmoulin and developers Frey and Engie Avenue, the transformation of the historic landmark will “signify a renaissance for both the building and its surroundings.”

The MVRDV scheme will reactivate both the Place de la Republique and the Palais, turning a former public building into a centerpiece of the city’s main commercial street as was originally intended. While being respectful to the existing building, the MVRDV proposal adopts a critical approach to its drawbacks, such as transparency and accessibility.

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Alvaro Siza's New Church of Saint-Jacques de la Lande Through the Lens of Ana Amado

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© Ana Amado

Architecture photographer Ana Amado has shared with us a set of photographs featuring Álvaro Siza's recently inaugurated Church of Saint-Jacques de la Lande, in Rennes—the first church built in Brittany, France this century.

As in many other Siza buildings, this church is built in white concrete and pays special attention to the natural light, which bathes the altar, tabernacle, pulpit and baptismal font from above. Externally, different volumes—blocks, cylinders and incisions—add to the overall mass of the building, distinguishing it from the neighboring housing blocks, while the use of few openings helps to establish a solid, permanent presence in the natural environment. Check Ana Amado's set of photographs below: 

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Cité Internationale Paul Ricœur / Hérault Arnod Architectes

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