Tag: France

Nursery School & Municipal Workshops \ Jean-Francois Schmit

Nursery School & Municipal Workshops \ Jean-Francois Schmit

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• March 6, 2014 • Comments (0)

The Michelet development was built in the 1960s on the site of a former gasworks. The urban form of this major development, totaling more than one thousand eight hundred social dwellings, is typical of its period and is similar in some respects to the large housing complexes produced by post-war reconstruction policies. Seventeen tower blocks […]

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Blagnac 35 housings units \ Nicolas Laisné Architecte Urbaniste

Blagnac 35 housings units \ Nicolas Laisné Architecte Urbaniste

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• December 30, 2013 • Comments (0)

Designed by Nicolas Laisné Architecte Urbaniste, this building was put up at the edge of the town of Blagnac on a road which has been transformed since the tramway was built. The balconies present on all the facades shift along from one floor to the next, so that everyone can enjoy the sky on every […]

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Balma Gramont – Toulouse \  Nicolas Laisné Architecte Urbaniste

Balma Gramont – Toulouse \ Nicolas Laisné Architecte Urbaniste

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• December 30, 2013 • Comments (0)

French architect Nicolas Laisné has completed in the housing project Balma Gramont. This block is located in the Zac de Balma Grama, an urban development area a few kilometres from the centre of Toulouse. Arranged lengthwise, it includes two large buildings at its extremities and two low buildings and two individual houses at the centre […]

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ZAC Port Marianne Montpellier \ ecdm

ZAC Port Marianne Montpellier \ ecdm

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• November 27, 2013 • Comments (0)

ecdm architects recently has completed the dwelling project in Montpellier, France.   + Project facts Program: 40 units housing project Client : Nexity Architect : ECDM Photographer : Benoit Fougeirol Location: ZAC Port Marianne Les Jardins de la Lironde lot J2A, Montpellier (34) Area: 2997 m2 Completed: 2013 + All images and drawings courtesy ECDM, […]

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20 Social Housing and 3 Commercial Spaces in Paris \ h2o architectes

20 Social Housing and 3 Commercial Spaces in Paris \ h2o architectes

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• July 19, 2013 • Comments (3)

h2o architectes recently has completed the 20 social housing and 3 commercial spaces in Paris, France. + Description from h2o architectes The project of the rue Godefroy Cavaignac in Paris consisted in the rehabilitation of a building which did not meet hygiene and security standards into new social housing. The agency’s aim was to renew […]

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MuCEM \ Rudy Ricciotti

MuCEM \ Rudy Ricciotti

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• June 4, 2013 • Comments (1)

La Cité de l’Architecture in Paris organizes, in partnership with Lafarge, the exhibition “Ricciotti, Architecte“, will take place next week in Marseille European capital of culture 2013. Thirty iconic projects recounting the creative adventure of a pioneer and ambassador of concrete. + All images © Lafarge Media Library – Charles Plumey-Faye

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La Luciole Concert Hall \ Moussafir Architects

La Luciole Concert Hall \ Moussafir Architects

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• June 1, 2013 • Comments (0)

Situated on the edge of Alençon, in the rural landscape of Lower Normandy, La Luciole – French for «firefly» – resulted from the efforts of its passionate director-«programmateur». Founded in 1994, this concert facility has carved itself a reputation, attracting renowned musicians to its tiny performance hall. Several years ago, the municipality has agreed to […]

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Le Temps Machine \ Moussafir Architects

Le Temps Machine \ Moussafir Architects

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• April 18, 2013 • Comments (0)

CONTEXT AND CONCEPT Built to replace a 1950s youth center in Joué-le-Tours, France, Le Temps Machine (the Time Machine) is a radical revision and, conversely, homage to the original facility. (An initiative of the country’s first Minister of Cultural Affairs, Gaullist and intellectual André Malraux, such youth centers were an important institution in France.)   […]

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The H99 skyscraper: rethinking vertical housing in Marseille

The H99 skyscraper: rethinking vertical housing in Marseille

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• April 11, 2013 • Comments (0)

Designed by Jean-Baptiste Pietri, a renowned architect, the H99 skyscraper is the flagship construction worksite of the new Euroméditerranée district which is the showcase for the regeneration of Marseille in France. With its 99,9 meters in height, as suggested by its name, it will be the first residential skyscraper built in France since the 1970s. […]

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l'Office 64 de l'Habitat \ Arotcharen Architectes

l’Office 64 de l’Habitat \ Arotcharen Architectes

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• April 11, 2013 • Comments (0)

The housing association, l‘Office 64 de l‘Habitat has built a new company headquarter in Bayonne in southern France. The fact that the building is an ecological example is proudly presented for visitors to see. Green architecture is not merely a theme or topic it is taken literally. Indeed, the slender block of office accommodation, clad […]

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