Nanjing, the ancient capital of southern China, is a bustling commercial center on the banks of the Yangtze River that occupies a central position in the Yangtze River Economic Belt. Soon, its historical center will be completed by the new Jiangbei district, a contemporary urban area that integrates culture, tradition, identity, ecology and nature with the spirit of innovation.
Built in the 70s, the Quartier du Pont de Sèvres is a city on slabs emblematic of the end of the Glorious Thirties, which is characterized by its density. Classified as a ZUS (Sensitive Urban Zone) in 1996, the development project for the district began in 2008. The priority is in particular placed on the renovation of public spaces, and particularly the passages of the Old Bridge in Sèvres and Aquitaine.
Launched in 2008, the operation is located in the heart of a dynamic district with an abundant heritage. The project is developing through several capacity studies and programmatic scenarios developed by SRA Architectes. MVRDV joined the project in 2009, and developed a strong concept for the contracting authority Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield: giving the block a human scale, opening it up to the city by staging each component.
Flexible, adaptable, easy to transport and implement: wood appears to be the flagship material of the 21st century. Appreciated both for its durability and its aesthetics, it has been making a strong comeback in the world of architecture for a decade. Here are two projects that prove that wood has not said its last word.
Born in July 1982 in the city of Toulouse, Régis Botta was passionate about architecture from childhood. He graduated from the Paris Belleville School of Architecture in 2007 and four years later, he created his own architecture firm: Régis Botta Architecture. But who is he? What is his conception of architecture? What are his plans for the future? Answers.
It's official: the architecture firm “Encore Joyeux” has been selected for the architectural design of the Ateliers Médicis. This 5000 m² building will offer spaces conducive to encounters and artistic creation and should be built by 2025.
The project is established on the former open-air car park of the Pré l'Arpent estate, occupied mainly by wrecked vehicles. This housing complex, built in 1974 by the Andrault et Parat agency, is made up of a stepped three-storey building with a car park on the ground floor at its heart. Work on these new structures was completed last November.
From minimalism, to plastic trends, passing through model houses, such as research in favor of sustainable architecture, the book presents the different trends that have driven the architectural research specific to this exceptional territory. Design, layout, interior decor, materials are examined there thanks to archival documents and reports of contemporary photographs.