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30 . 07 . 2017

New website

WWW.LOCI-ANIMA.COM

Loci anima is an archi­tec­ture, design and urban plan­ning stu­dio foun­ded by Françoise Raynaud in 2005. Located in Paris, win­ners of inter­na­tio­nal com­pe­ti­tions, loci anima deve­lops a sin­gu­lar & spi­ri­tual work, based on holis­tic convic­tions, and the constant quest for unity among both people and genres. loci anima’s achie­ve­ments create ties bet­ween human beings and their … Continue reading New website...
15 . 06 . 2017

London-Barcelona via Montpellier

Marc Mimram Architecture & Associés

Press preview

The brand new Montpellier – South of France train station that will enable the high speed connection between London and Barcelona and place Montpellier at only three hours from Paris. But this is not the essential: Marc Mimram affirms having invented the “Mediterranean train station”…...
11 . 05 . 2017

The revitalization of town centers

3F

Press visit

Created by 3F, a social landlord involved in the revitalization of town centers and by MDNH architects, the 80 intergenerational housing units of the small town Cesson are a response to the urban sprawl that has devoured the countryside and paradoxically has emptied it. The complex succeeds in combining neo-rural typology with contemporary demands of density, diversity and … Continue reading The revitalization of town centers...
20 . 04 . 2017

The Évry Star

BLOCK ARCHITECTS

Press visit

ÉTOILE is a hybrid building created by Block architectes for the Ins20titut Mines-Télécom focused on research and communication. This signal building is a continuation of the exceptional 70’s architecture of Évry which is one of the five “new cities” (villes nouvelles) of the Parisian region.  ...
06 . 04 . 2017

Exhibition L’ombre de l’angle at the caue92 —la galerie

CAUE92—LA GALERIE

Opening

Berenice Abbott, Tom Arndt, Hélène Binet, Boegly + Grazia Markus Brunetti, Stéphane Couturier, Maxime Delvaux, Michel Denancé, Pierre-Olivier Deschamps, Filip Dujardin, Georges Fessy Hufton & Crow, Laurent Kronental, NAARO, Yves Marchand  & Romain Meffre : L’ombre de l’angle presents 17 famous photographers, avant-garde historical figures or emerging talents of the international scene, whose common subject is the city and architecture. Held at —the galerie of the caue92 (Architectural, urban planning and environmental Council),this exhibition … Continue reading Exhibition L’ombre de l’angle at the caue92 —la galerie...
13 . 01 . 2017

Strategy of the void

OMA - CAEN LA MER

Press visit

Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville is a public library designed by OMA for the metropolitan region Caen la Mer in Normandy, France. The 12,000 m2 multimedia library is located at the tip of the peninsula that extends out from the city of Caen to the English Channel. The building’s cross-shaped design responds to the urban context, … Continue reading Strategy of the void...
01 . 01 . 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR

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06 . 12 . 2016

A vertical campus

ECDM

Press visit

The EDF learning center is located at the Saclay plateau in southern Paris. It is intended to welcome some of the 160,000 employees of the electricity generating utility for a stay of one to five days as part of their continuing in house on the job learning. This retreat on the Saclay plateau, sometimes far … Continue reading A vertical campus...
18 . 11 . 2016

23 typologies

ATARAXIA

Press trip

Hémêra is one of the first high-rise building of the fast changing urban development sector Euronantes. Developed by Ataraxia Promotion with Berranger &Vincent architects, this housing tower provides 23 different habitat typologies: from individual housing to high-floor studios with exceptional views and duplex appartements with a double height living room....
07 . 11 . 2016

Weston plays one the Champs-Élysées

Enter the world of J.M. Weston and get swept up in the magic of the Gaumont Ambassade. loci anima, the designer of this pop-up store unlike any other, brings two French houses together. This unique shopping experience reveals the ties between the values held by J.M. Weston and a certain idea of cinema championed by … Continue reading Weston plays one the Champs-Élysées...
14 . 10 . 2016

Dietrich | Untertrifaller

Press visit

Whatever the scale of the program, Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architects pays scrupulous attention to the quality of the concept and the precision of details. This autumn, the office delivers the extention and renovation of the Congress center of Strasbourg in association with Rey Lucquet and the National School of Art of Nancy, part of the development of the Artem … Continue reading ...
03 . 10 . 2016

ODE

BABIN+RENAUD

Press visit

After the cultural center Les Quinconces in Le Mans, Babin + Renaud Architects comes back with a very mineral new public equipment outside Paris, the Conservatory of Music, dance and theater of the Grand Paris Seine Ouest and Ville de Vanves....
30 . 09 . 2016

Brick or concrete

AVENIER CORNEJO

Press visit

Avenier Cornejo delivers two social housing buildings : if the first is a new slant on the regeneration of the urban fabric, the second connects the Paris and its suburbs....
27 . 09 . 2016

Recto verso

SOPHIE DELHAY

Portfolio

Let’s Talk about collective housing with Sophie Delhay : “Creating the conditions for living in dense numbers has become a necessity for participating in sustainable development in cities and preserving our regions. Living in shared housing is not a constraint but an opportunity where individual aspirations can blossom and be strengthened through sharing”. The new … Continue reading Recto verso...
27 . 09 . 2016

REOPENING OF THE RITZ PARIS

Atelier COS

Communication

At the completion of the exceptional work orchestrated by Atelier COS, the Ritz has fully emerged into the 21rst century. Its metamorphosis has produced a unique garden, a new gallery, a sublimated Vendôme terrace with its sliding canopy, reconfigured salons, an entirely redeveloped room mix, an all new pool and spa. Furthermore, the transformation also … Continue reading REOPENING OF THE RITZ PARIS...
12 . 07 . 2016

Maison du Directeur

DATA

Press visit

DATA just completed the transformation of the Director’s house: a relatively common but very strategic pavilion located on the left bank of the Seine in Paris. In what is none other than the former home of the director of Sudac factories, Semapa-Paris Rive Gauche wanted to orchestrate the visibility of its urban project that now spreads over the southeast … Continue reading Maison du Directeur...
01 . 07 . 2016

Negociated Urban Planning

For two decades, Bordeaux has been an urban laboratory and is becoming a major European metropolis. The city has been redeveloping each district in turn, implementing innovative projects on each side of the Garonne River. As its constructions gradually emerge, the Bassin à flot project has become one of the emblems of this project of … Continue reading Negociated Urban Planning...
10 . 06 . 2016

Poissy Galore

AWP + HHF

Press visit

Somewhere along the Seine river not far from Paris, the Insects museum and the observatory are the first constructions of a series of pavilions designed by AWP & HHF. They are part of a 113-hectare public park designed by Paris-based landscape architects Agence TER.  AHA invites you to the press visit on Friday, June 10. ...
24 . 05 . 2016

Ourcq

KARAWITZ

Press visit

This is the story of 23 intermediate housing units on the Ourcq canal in Paris originally designed under the auspices of collective housing by Karawitz and then developed by the same architects....
20 . 05 . 2016

Architecture and Casino #2

DATA

Press visit

This new casino designed by DATA is located on the site of the former shipyards of La Seyne-sur-Mer. It includes a 1’250 sq. m casino, two restaurants, a bar, a 700-seat auditorium and exhibit space....
10 . 05 . 2016

West is the best

ATARAXIA TALKS

Conference cycle

Organized by Ataraxia Promotion, this conference cycle highlights four urban project developments in the West of France....
31 . 03 . 2016

For a new production of the city

MANIFESTE A

Launching

The evolution of construction in France is alarming. Whether it is at the scale of the city, the neighborhood or housing, the contradictions and absurdities between an ambitious initial project and a disappointing completion are undeniable. Through this general discontentment and a worrying situation in France, the Manifeste A proposes a new deal...
30 . 03 . 2016

Urban catalyst

JULIEN DE SMEDT ARCHITECTS

Press visit

The Maison Stéphane in Euralille is the first facilty completed by Julien De Smedt in France. It is a compelling and unusual example of programmatic mix-use as  rarely seen in France. The project emerges from the idea of creating an 24, designed to accommodate the three ages of mankind, from birth, through adolescence, and into adulthood; a volume that captures the stages of human growth. Each program defines … Continue reading Urban catalyst...
22 . 03 . 2016

In Situ

LOCI ANIMA

Press visit

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20 . 03 . 2016

A new form of cooperation to produce more housing

INITIATIVES FONCIERES

Positioning

  Access to land in « tense » zones is the first brake to housing production. One social landlord does not necessarily have the means or the tools to intervene on large complex properties which could accommodate diverse programming. New form of cooperation between social landlords, Initiatives Foncières is an economic interest group aim to act ahead construction, on inaccessible land. Initiatives Foncières … Continue reading A new form of cooperation to produce more housing...
10 . 03 . 2016

Arboretum

CAAU

Opening

Coldefy & Associés Architectes Urbanistes has moved in the heart of Euralille, on the ground floor of the Arboretum, a building they designed. They would be very happy to inaugurate their new office with you, Thursday, March 10. Adress : 13 rue Jean Prouvé in Lille, from 7pm....
10 . 02 . 2016

Sensible

A+

Press visit

A + is a young French office formed around Samuel Delmas. Rigor, control and use characterize its production and are illustrated today in a complex project: the extension-rehabilitation of a former hospital into a nursing-retirement home of 112 beds in the south of Paris....
29 . 01 . 2016

ENTREPÔT MACDONALD

PARISNORDEST

Press visit

After five years of construction work, the metamorphosis of the Entrepôt Macdonald, a former warehouse and longest building of Paris, comes to completion. ParisNordEST and A H A invite you on Friday, January 29th at 9am ...
11 . 01 . 2016

Swiss Architecture Award 2016

HHF

Press visit

HHF architects won the Swiss Architecture Award 2016 for Lichtstrasse, a new apartment building in Basel. The building is located in St. Johann district in Basel, right next to Novartis campus, a neighborhood characterized by the close coexistence of old and new buildings. This coexistence is kept and emphasized in this project : one of the four … Continue reading Swiss Architecture Award 2016...
12 . 12 . 2015

From Utopia to strategy, contemporary conditions of the project

A H A

Conférence

Conference by Annabelle Hagmann in the context of the seminar “From Utopia to strategy, contemporary conditions of the project”  at the School of architecture Paris-Malaquais . Invitation by Jean-Louis Violeau and Soline Nivet.    ...
09 . 11 . 2015

Duality

NOMADE

Press visit

Ville-du-Bois has a new school complex. The main wooden building contrasts with the stainless steel mirror façade of the gymnasium; a duality that materializes the transition between nature and urbanity, while reflecting the surrounding landscape....
09 . 10 . 2015

From sanatorium to architecture school

DU BESSET-LYON

Press visit

It’s in a former sanatorium surrounded by vineyards that the new National School of Architecture of Clermont-Ferrand opens its doors this year. The complex and delicate transformation of this perfect example of radical functionalist architecture was carried out by the office du Besset-Lyon...
02 . 10 . 2015

Case 1 : wooden college in Broons

DIETRICH | UNTERTRIFALLER

Press visit

First delivery of the austrian Dietrich Untertrifaller in France, the Jean Monnet College in Broons in the middle of Brittany countryside, illustrates their ability to catch the spirit of a place and their mastery of wood construction. Proof....
25 . 09 . 2015

« When dreams become reality »

FRANÇOIS LECLERCQ

Press visit

Professional training swimming pool for future champions (INSEP Bois de Vincennes) by Leclercq and Associates. Client : Insep....
11 . 09 . 2015

Learning from Athens – A report

OPEN LETTER

Having spent the year focussed on Greek tragedy with a sense of “terror and pity”, we decided to organize a summer course in Athens. In that way we met a series of emerging actors, architects, journalists, publishers and media agencies on the Athenian scene. This seminar wasn’t initiated with a clearly defined project but we … Continue reading Learning from Athens – A report...
10 . 09 . 2015

Menilmontant

VIB ARCHITECTURE

Press visit

In the heart of  10 VIB architecture has taken possession of a narrow plot to build several buildings, new or refurbished, responding to a mixed program: 98 student housing units and a nursery....
28 . 08 . 2015

Summer workshop Athens

RENAISSANCE

The Greek news fascinated us all year. A H A takes a summer course in Athens to meet the architecture offices Buerger Katsota, Point Supreme, Divercity, Dimitri Thomopoulos and other partner institutions. Our goal: to develop lines of cooperation, find new areas for collaborations, learn from the Greek context. Because a crisis is always a revival....
06 . 07 . 2015

3f présente … 25 quartiers renouvelés

ÉDITIONS AHA

Our aim is to open up the field of representation of these neighborhoods by offering a long traveling shot, with views to great scenery as frames on details, signs, attention....
18 . 06 . 2015

Healing architecture

NICKL & PARTNER

Press trip

Center for Stroke and Dementia Research CSD, München and Helmholtz Institute, University of Ulm HIU in Germany....
12 . 06 . 2015

Wood wood wood

FRANÇOIS LECLERCQ

Press visit

The figure of the industrial hall, the long and aerial morphology of which explains its rational and intense use, is intimately linked with the Île de Nantes’ past....
12 . 06 . 2015

Coworking

COLDEFY & ASSOCIATES

Coffee Break

Offices, Nursery, Cafeteria in Dunkirk. Client: Work & Co, Piet Colruyt....
28 . 05 . 2015

Living in an atrium  

ANMA

Press visit

To make the Bassins-à-flot area a innovative neighborhood, the City of Bordeaux has chosen to “do things differently” and build it according to the experimental principles of « negotiated urban-planning » defined the office Nicolas Michelin & Associés (ANMA). ...
21 . 05 . 2015

MLB4

BRENAC + GONZALEZ

Press visit

Housing, garden and church in Boulogne-Billancourt. Architects : Brenac + Gonzalez. Landscape : TN +. Clients : Nexity & Vinci....
13 . 05 . 2015

The hanging gardens of Batignolles

BARTOLO-VILLEMARD

Press visit

Bartolo Villemard’s approach stems from a social humanist involvement which outlines possible contexts relative to modes, program and use....
22 . 04 . 2015

Agnès & Agnès

PORTFOLIO & PORTFOLIO

Twin central pillars Winner’s of the ARVHA 2014 Young Women’s Architecht prize in 2014 Agnes Chryssostalis & Agnes Guillemin share more than just talent and the same name....
23 . 03 . 2015

A community at peace with its environment

BARTOLO-VILLEMARD

Press visit

When you step out of your car at Rubelles in the Paris suburbs it takes a moment to get your bearings such is the apparent haphazard town-planning....
18 . 03 . 2015

Cultural center, dance and music school

O-S ARCHITECTES

  “Sometimes you have to keep ideas for decades before they have any use in architecture.”...
23 . 02 . 2015

NX #1

MAGAZINE

Zeitgeist for breakfast Naud & Poux, is a story that has beeen running for twenty years which starts afresh every day. The agency produces an architecture fully concious of its role, by turn pacifying, nurturing, well-meaning and protective. The Naud et Poux knowhow is something that starts with its finger on the pulsebeat, something destined … Continue reading NX #1...
19 . 01 . 2015

City desires

ROUND TABLE AT THE CITE DE L’ARCHITECTURE ET DU PATRIMOINE

A critical view of current practices – alternative housing, fresh uses of public space, novel town planning. ...
12 . 12 . 2014

Lake Superior

DATA

Architecture and casino night. Formal dress code please.

Bienvenue au casino du Lac. A new casino with accompanying resturant and bar seemed just the ticket when the Der region decided to strengthen its panapoly of tourist attractions....
26 . 11 . 2014

National treasure – A staircase mystery

ANMA

Press visit

The National University Library of Strasbourg is France’s second largest and has just undergone a complete refurbishment by the Architects Nicolas Michelin and Associates. ...
21 . 11 . 2014

Concrete babies

DDA

Press visit

Work conducted on national monuments such as Mont Saint-Michel, the Pantheon, the Arc de Triomphe and the Thoronet Abbey has made the reputation of Devaux Devaux & architects....
23 . 03 . 2014

ANMA mag #1

MAGAZINE

There is no dogmatism in the approach of Nicolas Michelin and Associates (ANMA)...