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28 Sep 2019
Le Dôme Winery, Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, south west France
Architects: Foster + Partners
image courtesy architecture office
Le Dôme Winery in Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux
Nestled in the rolling hills of Bordeaux, the design of the new building aims to blend seamlessly with the UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Landscape of the region with a state-of-the-art facility for the young label.
20 Sep 2019
Footbridge over high-speed train station in Laval, Mayenne department, western France
Design: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
photograph : David Boureau
Train Station Footbridge in Laval, Mayenne
With the opening of the new high-speed rail and its various urban planning functions, the ZAC “Laval à Grande Vitesse” from the station area, is making an economic pole of the city and its metropolitan area.
27 Aug 2019
Metropole’s Crematorium in Rennes
8 Aug 2019
Maison Louis Carré France: Alvar Aalto House
10 July 2019
Rennes Competition for a New Residential Tower
Design: Team JDSA with local architects Maurer & Gilbert and Paris offices SMAC and Think Tank
Rennes Residential Tower Competition
25 Oct 2018
Les Cabanes du Lac, Aix-les-Bains, department of Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, southeastern France
Design: Pietri Architectes
photography : Kevin Dolmaire
Les Cabanes du Lac in Aix-les-Bains
This programme, featuring 58 apartments and 2 shops, forms part of the development of the ZAC des Bords du Lac, Quartier Nouvel Aix, an exceptional, 15-hectare site connecting the historic heart of Aix-les-Bains with Lac du Bourget.
14 Sep 2018
Headquarters of Métropole Rouen Normandie
10 Sep 2018
Dortoir Familial, Ramatuelle, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, southeastern France
Design: NADAAA, Architects
image courtesy of Chicago Athenaeum
This southern French house respects strict zoning guidelines, while merging with the landscape, extending natural flora over the roof.
30 Jun 2018
Aqualagon Waterpark Shortlisted at World Architecture Festival 2018 Awards
Aqualagon Waterpark, Marne la Vallée, France, is one of 536 shortlisted entries across 81 countries:
World Architecture Festival Awards 2018 Shortlist
17 Jun 2018
Water Park Aqualagon, Villages Nature Paris, Marne-la-Vallée, France
Design: Jacques Ferrier Architecture
photo © Jacques Ferrier Architecture ; photographs by Didier Boy De La Tour
Water Park Aqualagon
The direction of the winds and the path of the sun have determined the floor plan for our project. Protected from cold north-easterly winter winds, nestling up to the forest, the aquatic park opens towards the west to make the most of cool breezes in warm weather.
10 May 2018
Grand Musée d’Art Nantes Wins RIBA Award for International Excellence 2018
Design: Stanton Williams Architects
photo © Nick Hufton
Grand Musee d Art Nantes
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the winners of the RIBA Awards for International Excellence and the 2018 RIBA International Emerging Architect, including this elegant and beautifully proportioned alteration and major extension for Nante’s Musee d’Arts. The gentle and restrained weaving of old and new within the 1900 Beaux Arts Palais creates a highly coherent and refined facility of real intelligence and craft.
27 Apr 2018
Sir John Monash Centre, Villers-Bretonneux, Somme department, Hauts-de-France, northern France
Design: Cox Architecture with Williams, Abrahams, Lampros
photo © Tim D Williams
Sir John Monash Centre in Villers-Bretonneux
To the east of the 1938 Edwin Lutyens-designed memorial to the Australians who fell in the nearby fields during World War I, a new feature has been added.
17 Apr 2018
Breitenbach Landscape Hotel, Breitenbach, Bas-Rhin department, Alsace, north-eastern France
Design: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
images : Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, WSBY, Tejo
Breitenbach Landscape Hotel France
Breitenbach Landscape Hotel will have a prominent role linking the hotel activity to the site and local traditions. At the same time, it will gather the best of architecture, design, spa facilities and food culture in the region.
26 Mar 2018
Glass House, Cap d’Antibes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, southeastern France
Architects: David Price Design
photo :Hervé Hôte
Glass House on the French Riviera
British designer David Price, who works out of offices in Provence and on the Côte d’Azur, together with his Anglo-French-American team, has completed a show-stopping ‘Glass House’ for a British client on the Cap d’Antibes.
15 Mar 2018
Technical Center of Blagnac, Gignac, Hérault département, Occitanie region, southern France
Design: NBJ architectes
Technical Center of Blagnac France
Located next to an expressway, the Technical Center of Blagnac was built in the middle of a neighborhood characterized by a highly industrialized program. Nevertheless, a classified forest and a cemetery are located just next to the site. These elements constitute the principal specificity of this program.
5 Mar 2018
9-9 bis Transformation of a Former Mine Site Into a Cultural Complex
Design: Hérault Arnod architectures
photo : André Morin
9-9 bis Cultural Complex in Oignies
The Oignies coal mine closed in 1990, leaving a whole population and its industrial mining heritage in disarray (pithead buildings, industrial buildings, head frames). The project to reinstate this territory marked by decades of mining operations, began in 2005 with the competition mounted by the Hénin-Carvin Intermunicipal Council.
2 Mar 2018
Gymnasium of the Louis de Cormontaigne High School, Metz
Architects: agence ENGASSER & associés
photo : Mathieu Ducros
Gymnasium of the Louis de Cormontaigne High School
The new gymnasium is located on the site like a ship’s bow, facing the Louis de Cormontaigne High School building, a three-story structure housing the classrooms between the Moselle River and the canal and facing the motorway, which is the site’s main acoustic challenge.
1 Mar 2018
Tête de Pont Bayonne, south west France
Design: Josep Lluis Mateo – Mateo Arquitectura
image Courtesy architecture office
Three interventions address three independent yet complementary themes:
– The Marinadour complex, which represents the organization of a considerable urban density and a mixed programme.
– In the Park, the ground is the protagonist. Vegetation, transparency, public space, pedestrian connectivity.
– The Rivadour complex closes the urban space. It is a continuous block that follows the river before breaking off towards the city.
20 Feb 2018
Palais de Justice, Lille
image courtesy of OMA / ArtefactoryLab
Palais de Justice Lille
OMA’s design for the new Palais de justice in Lille has been selected as the winner of four finalists from a competition. The new public building, commissioned by the Ministry of Justice, will accommodate the high court and district court of Lille.
13 Feb 2018
Church of Saint-Jacques de la Lande, Rennes, east of Brittany, northwestern France
Architects: Alvaro Siza Vieira
photo : Joao Morgado
Church of Saint-Jacques de la Lande in Rennes
This project in Brittany was contracted to the Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira. His use of light and white concrete provide a unique ceremonial space that gently folds into the neighbourhood south of Rennes, a residential area with five-story housing blocks.
9 Jan 2018
St Tropez Villa, Saint-Tropez, Var department, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, southeastern France
photo : Adam Letch
Luxury Villa in Southern France
The design comprises a series of horizontal planes – the green hedge on street level, the solid street facing front of the house, the indoor layers running from east to west, the linear terrace and sloping green embankment and swimming pool below.
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