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15 May 2024
Les Jardins de Verchant Apartments, Eureka district, Castelnau-le-Lez, Montpellier
Architecture: NBJ Architectes
Les Jardins de Verchant, Apartments Montpellier France
photo : Paul Kozlowski
Les Jardins de Verchant: Apartments, Montpellier

27 March 2024
New Bibliothèque nationale de France conservation centre, Amiens
Design: TVK and Carmody Groarke
Bibliothèque nationale de France Amiens, BnF building
photo © Jeudi Wang
Bibliothèque nationale de France Amiens
The Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) and OPPIC (Ministry of Culture for France) have announced a team comprising TVK and Carmody Groarke as the winner of an international competition for the BnF’s new conservation centre and national press conservatory on the former Amiens hospital north site.

7 March 2024
Alta Tower, Le Havre, France
Design: Hamonic+Masson & Associés
Alta Tower Le Havre France
photo © Hamonic+Masson & Associés
Alta Tower, Le Havre, France twisting building
A 55-metre-tall residential tower, designed by architects Hamonic+Masson & Associés for client SOGEPROM, has just completed in Le Havre, France. Named Alta Tower, its twisting geometry and concrete frame make a bold and expressive statement at the heart of French architect Auguste Perret’s celebrated post World War II redevelopment of the city, close to Oscar Niemeyer’s curvaceous Le Volcan leisure centre.

28 September 2023
The Planétarium, Strasbourg
Architecture: frenak+jullien, Cardin Julien, and m+mathieu
The Planétarium, Université de Strasbourg

Laherrère centre Pau

L House in Dinard, Brittany property

23 August 2023
Rammed Earth Winery in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southeast France
Architects: JSPA Design
Rammed Earth Winery Châteauneuf-du-Pape
image : JSPA Design
Rammed Earth Winery – Châteauneuf-du-Pape building
JSPA Design presents Rammed Earth Winery in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a multi-faceted project in a predominantly rural and agricultural area of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, southeast France. The goal of the project was to create a wine cellar, extend an existing winery to increase its production capacity, create a shop, and develop new public event spaces.

3 August 2023
Project Europa, Levallois-Perret, Paris
Design: Baumschlager Eberle Architekten
Project Europa Levallois-Perret

26 July 2023
Design: Karolina Halatek
Relic Architectural Installation Metz France
photo : Karolina Halatek
Relic Architectural Installation Metz
RELIC is a monumental and pyramidal light installation, an immersion in light and fog. The artwork consists of circular metal steps traversed by a vertical beam of white light, from which artificial fog emanates. The beam of light extends into the sky, visible from afar. Like a magnet, the crowd converges towards this magnetic luminous vessel. The audience can access the top of the artwork, immerse themselves in the light and fog, and become a living monument.

5 July 2023
Altiplano, ZAC Aerospace, Toulouse, southern France
Design: KCAP and V2S
Altiplano Development Toulouse

29 June 2023
A New Wine PressCrouttes-sur-Marne, commune in the Aisne department, Hauts-de-France, northern France
Architects: Thierry Bonne Architecte
Wine Press in Crouttes-sur-Marne, Aisne, Hauts-de-France
photo : Philippe Dureuil
Wine Press in Crouttes-sur-Marne
The project, managed by Champagne Bourgeois Diaz, involved building a wine press and a wine-tourism room on top of an existing vinification cellar.

2 June 2023
AGUR Headquarters Building, ZAC Melville Lynch, Anglet, southwest France
Design: IDOM
AGUR Headquarters Building Bayonne, France
photograph : F Pardos
AGUR Headquarters Building Bayonne
The new headquarter building of AGUR, a water distribution company, is located in the ZAC Melville Lynch area of Anglet, southwest France. The setting is exceptional: a wild forest extends over a large hill, at the foot of which is a stream that adds to beauty of the landscape.

25 Jan 2023
Ravet, Chambéry, Savoie department, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, southeastern France
Design: Hérault Arnod
Q-Park Ravet Chambéry France
photo : Cyrille Weiner
Q-Park Ravet, Chambéry
Designed for QPark by Hérault Arnod architectes, in collaboration with artist Krijn de Koning, Ravet is a new 499-space car park with a curved and translucent volume. The structure is located on the edge of the historic district and provides users with a panoramic view of the city of Chambéry and the mountains beyond.

11 Jan 2023
Arena Du CO’Met, Orléans, north-central France
Architecture: Populous
Arena Du CO'Met Orléans France
photo © Didier Depoorter
Arena Du CO’Met, Orléans
Populous has completed its work on Arena Du CO’Met, the final part of a major new sports and cultural complex that has been created in the French city of Orléans, located on the banks of the Loire, 75 miles southwest of Paris.

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9 Dec 2022
Michelin’s Canopy, Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, southeast France
Design: Encore Heureux Architectes, Construire and Base
Michelin HQ Canopy Clermont-Ferrand France
photo : Nicolas Trouillard
Michelin HQ Canopy, Clermont-Ferrand
Implanted on the Carmes site of Clermont-Ferrand since the company’s inception in the late 19th century, Michelin’s Canopy acquired its status as the company’s headquarters in the 2000s. The headquarters’ innovative new reception area symbolizes Michelin’s reinvention, conceived to face 21st century challenges head-on; a design and operation that were conceptualized from a circular economy perspective, mindful of environmental impacts.

6 Nov 2022
Mountain House II, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, southeast France
Design: studio razavi architecture
Mountain House II Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
photo © Simone Bossi Photographer
Mountain House II Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
The Mountain House II was commissioned as a primary residence by a family of four moving to France from the UK. It is located in the lower Alps, a more rural landscape than ski-oriented regions. The house needed to capture the surrounding landscape, provide generous spaces inside but appear contained from the outside.

17 Oct 2022
Espace Mayenne, Laval, Mayenne, western France
Design: Hérault Arnod Architectures
Espace Mayenne Laval France
photo : Cyrille Weiner
Espace Mayenne, Laval
Espace Mayenne is a multifunctional facility including a large sports and entertainment venue with a capacity of 4,500, a gymnasium with a climbing wall for international competitions, and a conference hall. In addition to these three main venues can be found other spaces, such as partner lounges designed as modular rooms to receive guests during games or shows, as well as offices and cloakrooms for artists and sportsmen.

14 Oct 2022
Ascension Paysagère, Rennes, Brittany
Design: MVRDV
Ascension Paysagère Rennes France
photo © Ossip van Duivenbodee
Ascension Paysagère, Rennes

2 Oct 2022
Anne-de-Bretagne bridge, Nantes
Architects: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
Pont Anne-de-Bretagne Nantes bridge
rendering : Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
Pont Anne-de-Bretagne Nantes
The bridge, which will be extensively planted with vegetation and will be based on the existing bridge to provide a space up to three times wider. It will accommodate a square, promenade areas, a garden, soft traffic lanes and the tramway that will serve the future university hospital.

14 Sep 2022
Sports Centre, Tarbes, Hautes-Pyrénées department, Occitanie region, southwestern France
Architectes: IDOM
Sports Centre Tarbes France
photo : Pedro Pegenaute
Sports Centre, Tarbes
This French architecture project is the result of an ideas competition for the transformation of an old military industry building from the early 20th century into a large sports center. The new building, oriented north-south, measures 125 m long by 85 m wide, organized into a 20 m high central building and two 13 m high side buildings.

11 Sep 2022
Vineyard Extension, Aix-en-Provence
Design: Mahos architectes
An Extension on a Aix-en-Provence Vineyard
photographs : Studio Module & David Maurel
An Extension on a Aix-en-Provence Vineyard

6 July 2022
A House with a View, Sainte-Marie-de-Ré, Poitou-Charentes, west of France
Architecture: Martins | Afonso atelier de design
A House with a View Sainte-Marie-de-Ré
photograph : Mickaël Martins Afonso
A House with a View, Sainte-Marie-de-Ré

4 July 2022
Heudebouville School, Normandy, northwestern France
Design: Hemaa Architectes
Heudebouville School Normandy France
photograph : Sergio Grazia
Heudebouville School, Normandy
In a remarkable site whose backdrop is the hillsides of the Seine Valley, this new school is attached to the Norman village of Heudebouville (France). Discover an architectural style inspired by Normandy.

29 June 2022
Tiffany Temporary Pop-Up Store, Avenue Montaigne, Paris
Design: OMA
Tiffany Temporary Store Paris
photo : Benoit Florençon, Courtesy OMA
Tiffany Temporary Store

28 June 2022
Crous University Refectory, Cergy-Pontoise, Paris
Architecture: Graal architecture
Crous University Refectory Cergy-Pontoise
photo © Clément Guillaume
Crous University Refectory Cergy-Pontoise

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17 May 2022
Syctom Sorting Center, Nanterre, south west of Paris
Design: Le Dévéhat Vuarnesson Architectes
Syctom Sorting Center Nanterre Building in France
photo : Guillaume Guerin
Syctom Sorting Center Nanterre Building

5 May 2022
Émergence Lafayette, Lyon, southern France
Design: SUD Architectes, ITAR Architectures and Wilmotte & Associés
Émergence Lafayette Lyon Buildings - French architecture news
photograph © Gaela Blandy
Émergence Lafayette Lyon Buildings

21 April 2022
New housing program in the Empalot district, Toulouse, southern France
Design: CoBe Architecture et Paysage
Empalot District Housing, Toulouse, France, by CoBe - French architecture news
photo : Cédric Colin
Empalot District Housing Toulouse
A few metro stations from the heart of Toulouse, along the Garonne, Empalot is a district of the city being renewed, close to the city center, mainly composed of housing complexes of the 1950s, with generous public spaces. It is one of the city’s gateways.

14 Apr 2022
Project Berkeley-Oxford, ZAC Via Silva, Cesson Sévigné, Ille-et-Vilaine department, Rennes, Brittany, northwest France
Design: ALTA Architectes – Urbanistes
Project Berkeley-Oxford, Cesson Sévigné Building - French architecture news
photo © Stephane Chalmeau
Project Berkeley-Oxford, Cesson Sévigné

11 Apr 2022
Ilot Queyries, Bordeaux, southeast France
Architects: MVRDV
Ilot Queyries Bordeaux Housing - French architecture news
photography : OssipArchitectuurfotogr, Rotterdam
Ilot Queyries, Bordeaux Housing
The Dutch architecture firm MVRDV has completed a residential complex in Bordeaux: Ilot Queyries is unusual in many respects, but its striking ceramic outer skin is the most special. The building sculpture is located to the east of the River Garonne, directly opposite France’s largest cathedral, which is an architectural highlight marking the historic centre of Bordeaux.

17 Mar 2022
Aperture, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Design: Chevallier Architectes
Aperture Chalet Chamonix-Mont-Blanc - French architecture news
photo : Solène Renault pour Chevallier Architectes
Aperture Chalet, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

24 Feb 2022
SAFRAN Housing Units, ZAC Coeur de Poulfanc, Séné, Morbihan department, Brittany, north-western France
Design: ALTA Le Trionnaire – Le Chapelain
Safran Housing Units in Séné, Brittany - French architecture news
photo © G. Chevrier
SAFRAN Housing Units in Séné, Brittany
The site of the ZAC Coeur de Poulfanc in Séné presents an exceptional quality of landscape. Its gentle topography (seen to the right of the site) and its woodland framing make it a very characterful site. These elements are highlighted by the architecture and volumetry of the buildings.

27 Jan 2022
Tours Val de Loire Airport Area Masterplan, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley, northwest France
Design: Lafayette, in collaboration with KCAP, Etablissement, Elioth, Suez, Ville en Œuvre, Mint and E.Co
Tours Val de Loire Airport area masterplan - French architecture news
image © Filippo Bolognese Images – Lafayette
Tours Val de Loire Airport Area Masterplan
After a year of competitive dialogue, the team led by Lafayette, in collaboration with KCAP, Etablissement, Elioth, Suez, Ville en Œuvre, Mint and E.Co, has won the 700-hectare masterplan for the area around Tours Val de Loire Airport in France, competing against two other international teams.

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15 Dec 2021
Lucio Office Building, Lille

15 Dec 2021
St Tropez architects behind the town’s most elegant buildings

13 Dec 2021
Féval Tower, Rennes, Brittany, northwest France
Design: JDS Architects
Féval Tower Rennes France
image courtesy of architects practice
Féval Tower, Rennes

13 Dec 2021
Narbo Via, Narbonne, Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitanie region, southern France
Design: Foster + Partners
Narbo Via museum of Roman antiquities Narbonne France
photograph : Philippe Chancel
Narbo Via museum of Roman antiquities
This new museum of Roman antiquities in Narbonne has now opened following an inauguration ceremony. The building, designed and engineered by Foster + Partners is set to become a new landmark at the entrance to the city, on a site adjacent to the Canal de la Robine.

27 Nov 2021
Carillon d’Angélus Cellar, Libourne, Gironde department, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, southwestern France
Design: Architecte DPLG
New Carillon d'Angélus Cellar Libourne
photo : Deepix
New Carillon d’Angélus Cellar, Libourne
The new Carillon d’Angélus Cellar 4400 sqm building is located on a 3.30-hectare-plot in Libourne, is semi-submerged with a green roof. It contains a reception area for grapes, with optical sorting, a vat room for vinification, a cellar dedicated to malolactic fermentation, and a cellar for maturation. Eventually, bottling and labelling equipment will be added to the line.

17 Nov 2021
L’Espace Pierre-Talagrand, Dole, Jura, eastern France
Design: TNA Architectes
L'Espace Pierre-Talagrand, Dole du Jura
photo © Paul Kozlowski
L’Espace Pierre-Talagrand, Dole du Jura
TNA Architectes inaugurated with the Minister for Sports, Roxana Maracineanu, on Saturday October 16, the Espace Pierre Tallagrand, a new innovative and unique sports facility, located on Place d’Armes, in the heart of a city 18th century history in Dole, in the Jura.

16 Nov 2021
Collège Simone Veil Nice building

16 Nov 2021
Sonia Delauney Residence Mouans-Sartoux

15 Nov 2021
Le Dôme Winery Saint-Émillion, Bordeaux

7 Nov 2021
Climat Planète Research Center, Grenoble, eastern France
Design: Serero Architectes
Climat Planète Research Center Grenoble
photo © Didier Boy de la Tour
Climat Planète Research Center
A climate research platform with laboratories, data center and its digital computing virtualization room. The Climat Planète building is a extension of the CERMO building on the Universitary campus of Grenoble Alpes (UGA) in Saint-Martin d’Hères.

11 Oct 2021
Angers Cathedral Arched Portals Design, Angers, Pays de la Loire, western France
Design: Kengo Kuma & Associates
Footbridge Angers Saint Laud Train Station
image courtesy of architects practice
Angers Cathedral Arched Portals
This architectural intervention is to protect the western portal of the church, containing polychromatic sculptures from the 12th and 17th-Century.

22 Sep 2021
Tour Alto Courbevoie – Emporis Skyscraper Award
Design: IF Architectes; SRA Architectes
Tour Alto Courbevoie France
photo © Thomas Pichereau
This tower is one of the winners of a Emporis Skyscraper Award 2020

4 Aug 2021
BBC Pavilion, Cannes, southern France
Design: Giles Miller Studio
BBC Pavilion Cannes - French Architecture News
photograph : Edvinas Bruzas
BBC Pavilion, Cannes
The BBC Pavilion, a seminal project that was in development for almost two years, is a large-scale organic structure located on the beach front in Cannes. The building fuses an iconic sculptural aesthetic with highly innovative architectural functionality.

24 Jul 2021
Partenord Habitat, Lille, Hauts-de-France
Design: Coldefy
French Architecture News - Partenord Habitat Plot Lille
photo © Julien Lanoo
Partenord Habitat Plot, Lille Buildings
At the heart of a dynamic neighbourhood in the Porte de Valenciennes joint development zone (ZAC), the Partenord plot seeks to bring Lille into the third industrial revolution through a mixed project, including the headquarters of Partenord Habitat (Nord Department Public Housing Office), offices, housing, and shops.

25 June 2021
Luma Arles building, Arles, southern France
Design: Architect Frank Gehry, Gehry & Partners
Luma Arles building design by Frank Gehry architect
photograph © Adrian Deweerdt
Luma Arles building by Frank Gehry
LUMA Arles, a 27-acre creative campus at the Parc des Ateliers in the city of Arles, opened in June 2021. Work by over 45 artists and designers will feature in the opening programme, with special new commissions for LUMA by major international artists, including Etel Adnan, Ólafur Elíasson, Koo Jeong A, Kapwani Kiwanga, Helen Marten, Pierre Huyghe, Carsten Höller, Philippe Parreno and Rirkrit Tiravanija amongst others.

17 Jul 2021
Residence G, Northern France

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Maison Louis Carré, Bazoches-sur-Guyonne, Yvelines department, north-central France
Architect: Alvar Aalto
Maison Louis Carré France Alvar Aalto building
photograph © Collection Maison Louis Carré
Maison Louis Carré France
In June 1959, the French art dealer and collector Louis Carré moved with his third wife Olga into the house designed by Alvar Aalto in Bazoches-sur-Guyonne, some 40 km southwest of Paris. Combining architecture, furniture and landscape, Maison Louis Carré is the architect’s only remaining building in France and one of his most remarkable private houses.

26 Jun 2021
Institute of Sustainable Mobility and Transport

25 Jun 2021
Saint-Corneille Library, Compiegne

21 Jun 2021
Le Tourp Cultural Center, Omonville-la-Rogue

4 June 2021
Bayeux Media Library, Bayeux, Calvados department, Normandy, northwestern France
Design: Serero Architectes
Bayeux Media Library Normandy France building
photo © Didier Boy de la Tour
Bayeux Media Library Normandy
Standing beside the beltway surrounding the dense center of Bayeux with its winding narrow streets, the new Bayeux Media Library is thoughtfully integrated into the rich historical context of the town. The project rises on an open plot connecting the historic center with the town’s future development zones, creating splendid views of the cathedral.

7 Jun 2021
Equation Office Building, Montpellier

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31 May 2021
Arty – 40 social housing units, Cesson-Sévigné, Rennes, Brittany, northwest France
Design: a/LTA architectes
Arty Les Hauts de Sévigné, Rennes Housing
photo © Charly Broyez
Arty Les Hauts de Sévigné, Rennes
The “Les Hauts de Sévigné” development project, led by the Launay Group, is located between the Rennes-Paris railroad line, the Route de Paris and the Rigourdière business park. This sector at the entrance to the city is today mainly composed of activities.

30 Mar 2021
Park & Ride Parking, Nantes

25 Mar 2021
Alpex Cultural Centre, Haute-Savoie

25 Mar 2021
House of the Boulonnais Horse, Samer

13 Mar 2021
Westside Office Building, Rennes

15 Feb 2021
Johnny Depp’s French Village

8 Feb 2021
l’Aldilonda, Bastia, Corsica
Design: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes together with Buzzo Spinelli Architecture
l'Aldilonda Promenade Bastia
photo © David Boureau
l’Aldilonda Promenade, Bastia
In Bastia, Corsica’s second largest city on the north-east coast, Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes together with Buzzo Spinelli Architecture achieved the promenade Aldilonda, which means “Above the Sea” in Corsican with Insitu landscape and the engineers of Sbp. Anchored in the rock, Aldilonda follows the cliffy coastline five meters above sea level.

20 Jan 2021
Breitenbach Landscape Hotel Alsace Resort

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2 Nov 2020
Contemporary Duplex Cannes

29 Oct 2020
100% wooden house, Château de la Bourdaisière, Montlouis-sur-Loire
Design: LOCAL and Suphasidh Studio
100% wooden house Montlouis-sur-Loire
photo : Atelier Vincent Hecht
100% wooden house Montlouis-sur-Loire
LOCAL and Suphasidh Studio build a prototype of a 100% wooden house in the park of the Bourdaisière Castle. The project questions the flexibility and the usage of wood; it aims to modify the traditional codes of the individual housing.

27 Oct 2020
Théâtre “Legendre” in Evreux
Design: OPUS 5 architectes
Théâtre Legendre Evreux building - French Architecture News
photo : Luc Boegly
Théâtre Legendre Evreux
The highly respectful project aimed to restore this theater dating from 1903 to its former glory, in its original architectural style and including the design of a new décor for the lobby.

16 Oct 2020
I Park Housing, Montpellier

30 Sep 2020
MEETT Exhibition and Convention Centre, Toulouse, southern France
Design: OMA
MEETT Exhibition and Convention Centre Toulouse
photograph : Marco Cappelletti, Courtesy of OMA
MEETT Exhibition and Convention Centre
MEETT, Toulouse’s new Exhibition and Convention Centre designed by OMA / Chris van Duijn, has been completed, becoming the third largest parc des expositions in France outside of Paris.The 155,000 sqm project incorporates exhibition halls, a convention centre, a multi-function event hall, a car park silo for 3,000 cars and a transportation hub with a new tram station.

28 Sep 2020
Les Belles Echappées, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

16 Aug 2020
Wicker Pavilion, Jardins de l’Europe
Design: DJA – Didzis Jaunzems, Ksenia Sapega
Wicker Pavilion Annecy building structure
photo : Eriks Bozis
Wicker Pavilion Annecy
The pavilion blends in with the surrounding landscape and forms a shaded space for park visitors to shelter from the hot summer sun.

2 Aug 2020
House H2 on Corsica

27 July 2020
Footbridge at the Angers Saint-Laud Train Station

18 July 2020
Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul Cathedral Fire

Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Nantes facade:
Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Nantes facade - French Architecture News
photo © Guillaume Piolle, Public Domain,

A fire at the cathedral in the French city of Nantes is believed to have been started deliberately, prosecutors say.

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Three fires were started at the west end of the building. An investigation into suspected arson is under way, French prosecutors state.

Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul Cathedral Nantes
photo by Florestan – Own work, CC BY 3.0,

The blaze destroyed stained glass windows and the grand organ at the Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul cathedral, which dates from the 15th Century.

It follows the devastating fire at Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris in 2019.

But the local fire chief said the fire in Nantes had been contained and was “not a Notre-Dame scenario”.

The damage is concentrated on the organ, which appears to be completely destroyed. The platform it is situated on is very unstable and risks collapsing.

The cathedral roof had not been touched by the blaze.

The fire seems to have started around 07:30 local time.

Construction of the Gothic church building began in 1434, but did not reach completion until 1891.

25 June 2020
Sean Connery South-of-France Villa, Nice

19 June 2020
Cannes Temporary Cinema Competition

1 June 2020
MON House and Brick Extension Montpellier

12 Apr 2020
Refuge du Goûter – French Alps Building

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Belaroia Hotel and Apartments, Rue Jules Ferry, Montpellier, southern France
Design: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture
French Architecture News - Belaroia Hotel Apartments Montpellier
photo © Luc Boegly
Belaroia Hotel and Apartments in Montpellier
Belaroia Hotel and Apartments is an important project for the City of Montpellier and its development agency, the SERM, as it holds a strategic position between the city’s hyper-centre, characterised by its escutcheon form in plan, and new surrounding districts that have appeared in succession.

20 Mar 2020
Architectural Adventures in The French Alps

17 Mar 2020
The Wet Docks Offices in Bordeaux

10 Mar 2020
Garden Tennis Club of Cabourg in Normandy

10 Mar 2020
Chemin des Carrières, Alsace Building

5 Mar 2020
LUX* La Baraquette, Marseillan, Hérault department, southern France
Architecture: Slow Life Architects
Lux La Baraquette Marseillan Southern France
image courtesy of architecture practice
LUX* La Baraquette
Construction at this picturesque new waterfront resort in the charming port town of Marseillan by luxury developer Propriétés & Co, is progressing well, with the first phase of residences taking shape.

2 Jan 2020
Dortoir Familial Ramatuelle Property, Var department, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, southeastern France
Design: NADAAA, Architects
Dortoir Familial Ramatuelle house - French Architecture News
image courtesy of architects office
Dortoir Familial Ramatuelle House, Var Property
For centuries, the enclosed courtyard has been overlaid on various geographic settings—each time transformed according to the climate, rituals, and construction practices of the place. A vehicle to capture the outdoors within the building, the courtyard is defined by its interiority.

2 Jan 2020
House H2 on Corsica, Luxury Property

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13 Nov 2019
Portes Bonheur, le Chemin des Carrières in Rosheim (Rosheim-St Nabor railway), Alsace, Northeast France
Design: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter AS, Norway
Chemin Des Carrieres Alsace - French Building News
photography : Florent Michel 11h45
Portes Bonheur, le Chemin des Carrières in Rosheim
The “Portes Bonheur” greenway is an original creation for the Communauté de Communes des Portes de Rosheim.

28 Sep 2019
Le Dôme Winery, Saint-Émillion, Bordeaux, south west France
Architects: Foster + Partners
Le Dome Winery Saint Emillion Bordeaux
image courtesy architecture office
Le Dôme Winery in Saint-Émillion, 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
Train Station Footbridge Laval - French Architecture News
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

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25 Oct 2018
Les Cabanes du Lac, Aix-les-Bains, department of Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, southeastern France
Design: Pietri Architectes
Les Cabanes du Lac in Aix Les Bains
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

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
Water Park Aqualagon - French Architecture News
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
Musee d'arts de Nantes
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.

27 Apr 2018
Sir John Monash Centre, Villers-Bretonneux, Somme department, Hauts-de-France, northern France
Design: Cox Architecture with Williams, Abrahams, Lampros
Sir John Monash Centre in Villers Bretonneux - French Architecture News
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
Breitenbach Landscape Hotel France
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
Glass House on the C</i/>ap d’Antibes - French Architectural News
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
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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
9-9 Bis Cultural Complex in Oignies
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
Gymnasium of the Louis de Cormontaigne High School in Metz
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
Bayonne Gateway - French Architecture News
image Courtesy architecture office
Bayonne Gateway
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
Design: OMA
New Courthouse in 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
Church of Saint Jacques de La Lande
photo : Joao Morgado
Church of Saint-Jacques de la Lande in Rennes

9 Jan 2018
St Tropez Villa, Saint-Tropez, Var department, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, southeastern France
Architects: SAOTA
St Tropez Villa - French Property News
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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