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Fluy House, Amiens, France

Picardie Home Photos: French residential building by Ian Ritchie Architect

Amiens house

Location: near Amiens, Somme, Picardie, northern France
Date built: 1976-77
Design: Ian Ritchie Architects

Fluy House
photo © Jocelyne Van den Bossche

‘Living in a garden beneath a well insulated umbrella’. Minimal, functional and seasonal performance – user determined, rational, reductive yet energy intelligent with a personal architectural expression.

The core of the house – kitchen, bath, utility and energy centre is precisely organised to respond to the surrounding user areas as well as to concentrate essential capital – thus releasing the remaining funds as far as possible to create ‘internal space’ within a garden.

Amiens house
photo from architect

Fluy House images / information from Ian Ritchie Architects in 2007

Amiens house design : Ian Ritchie Architects

Location: Amiens, northern France, western Europe

Somme Buildings

Picardy Architecture Designs by Ian Ritchie Architects – selection below:

Albert Cultural Centre
Date built: 1993
Design: Ian Ritchie Architects
French cultural building
Following a limited international competition in November 1990, Ian Ritchie Architects won a commission to design a Cultural and Sports Centre in Albert, Northern France. Ian Ritchie Architects were the only non-French team invited to compete.

Boves Pharmacy, southest of Amiens
Date built: 1986
Design: Ian Ritchie Architects
Picardie building
The concept of the pharmacy is based on three unusual criteria. Firstly, No traditional shop window; secondly, no traditional counter; thirdly, incorporate accommodation for an on – duty overnight pharmacist. The challenge to the chemist was to accept the ‘village’ location, as against the ‘High Street’ and in recognising this to believe in the public service he was providing, in particular to the old, and mothers and children.

Primary School, Daours, nr Amiens
Date built: 1992
Design: Ian Ritchie Architects
Picardie school building
A new reception area and four new adaptable classroom spaces and wet areas were provided. The structural and surface materials are predominantly naturally stained coloured wood, which, with clear glass provides a light and emotionally warm environment.

Picardy Building Designs

Picardy Architecture Projects – architectural selection below:

Amiens Media Library
Design: Serero Architectes
Amiens Media Library, University, France
image courtesy of architects practice
Amiens Media Library

Zenith Music Hall, Amiens
Date built: 2008
Design: Massimiliano Fuksas Architecture
Zenith Music Hall
photo : Philippe Ruault
Zenith Music Hall Amiens

Thiepval Arch: Memorial to the Missing, Thiepval
Date built: 1932
Design: Edwin Lutyens Architect

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Amiens Media Library

French Architecture – Selection

Zenith Saint-Etienne Building
Design: Foster + Partners

Zenith Music Hall Strasbourg
Design: Massimiliano Fuksas Architecture

The Phare
Design: Morphosis

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French Buildings

Albert Cultural Centre

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