Designing a prison is never easy. More than a simple architectural work, "it is above all a sociological and political question", specify the LAN architects, in charge of the construction of a dual-use building: a day parole and prison services of Hauts-de-Seine integration. Focus on a set with multiple problems managed brilliantly.
An iconic building in the Paris La Défense business district (92), the Carré Michelet has benefited from a quality facelift signed by Cro & Co. The building, dating from 1986, thus sees its facades cleaned, its volume clarified and its surface increased. Zoom on one of the most successful rehabilitation projects.
The architectural firm Michel Rémon & Associés is designing an airy architecture to accommodate the new research and development center of the Air Liquide Group, the world leader in gases, technologies and services for industry and health. Located on the Saclay plateau (91), the complex, which was inaugurated on September 27, 2019, offers researchers a strategic meeting point promoting exchanges with major players in the world of industrial and scientific research.
Nestled in the heart of the green valley of Vallons-de-la-Bièvre (92), the home of the archery company "Arc de Sceaux" is a building of great sobriety that elegantly dialogues with its environment. Designed by the Boman architecture studio, the building is designed in entirely natural materials, paying homage to this green lung in the middle of an urban environment.
In collaboration with Atelier Archipel, the A6A agency - Atelier 6 Architecture - is building a Health Center, called Les Patios. Located in Jarnac (16), the medical center brings together several general and specialist doctors' offices in a building with simple volume and refined aesthetics.
Rehabilitate a typically Toulouse historic accommodation into a contemporary home? This bet was taken up by the teams of Taillandier Architectes Associés who signed an astonishing renovation project in the Montplaisir district of the Ville rose (31), where classic facades, concrete and wood coexist in harmony.
Sammode - Company of Application of MODERN Methods of Electric Lighting - is a French family business, specialized in industrial and architectural lighting, known for its very resistant hermetic fluorescent tubes. Founded in 1927 in Châtillon-sur-Saône (88) by Louis Lemaire to manufacture quality lighting, Sammode aims today to design lighting - technical or decorative -, always more efficient. The company turned to innovation and created a state-of-the-art research center - the Sammode Research and Innovation Center -, which it installed in the premises of a former printing works rehabilitated by the talented trio of FREAKS.
For the Public Health headquarters in France, Atelier Du Pont imagines a setting where wood is king. Located at the edge of the Bois de Vincennes (94), the establishment dialogues brilliantly with its wooded environment. Rightly named "Woody", the structure makes the most of a material. Focus on a unique project.