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28.07.17  La Grande-Motte: Land of architecture

La Grande-Motte, chichi, darling, fritters? Certainly, but not that! Since 2010, after obtaining the label Heritage of the 20th century, the city located a few cables from Montpellier, long subject to sweet jokes such as "Sarcelle-sur-mer" or "La Grande-Moche", reborn from its ashes . A land of architecture to rediscover as soon as possible.

28.07.17  SHAU: Microlibrary Bima

In order to address the problems of illiteracy in Indonesia and the exile of students to countries better equipped for educational infrastructure, the 100 Microlibraries program aims to make reading and libraries more accessible to disadvantaged populations. Built by the international architecture agency SHAU, Microlibrary Bima is the first of a long series to come.

27.07.17  ORMA Architettura: A Casa Vanella

Located in the Corsican village of Casamaccioli, in the heart of the Niolo region, Casa Vanella is a bed and breakfast built into an exceptional mountain site, offering its residents a breathtaking view of the three famous mountains of the estate. Monte Cinto, Paglia Orba and Cima ai Mori.

26.07.17  SAMYN and PARTNERS: Fire Station

With its parabolic roof and icy façade, the work of the Dutch company SAMYN and PARTNERS made for the town of Houten (Netherlands) detonates in the universe of the traditional barracks. Designed to house six fire engines, the station offers a contemporary reinterpretation of the hangar usually used for this purpose.

25.07.17  Carve + OMGEVING: be-MINE Playground

As part of the be-MINE project, aimed at developing tourism at the Beringen mining site (Belgium), the Walloon agency Carve + OMGEVING is designing an original playground that multiplies the possibilities for activities. Placed on the side of a heap of 60 meters high, this last contributes to revalorize the old industrial territory.

25.07.17  Arcgency: The Krane

A mysterious black parallelepiped sits above the port of Nordhavn in Copenhagen (Denmark). Fruit of the rehabilitation of containers, this volume positioned at the end of an old coal crane hides a house of 50 square meters. It is the work of the architecture agency specialized in this type of industrial diversion: Arcgency.

24.07.17  Christ & Gantenbein: Swiss National Museum

The National Museum of Switzerland, built in 1898 by Gustav Gull in Zurich, is now equipped with a new wing, designed this time by the Christ & Gantenbein agency based in Basel. The annex is characterized by its geometric and monolithic aspect in contrast to the neo-classical architecture of the original building.

21.07.17  Atelier du Pont: Shack at Cap Ferret

Inspired by the architecture of Cap Ferret (33), the Atelier du Pont realizes a holiday home made up of small cabins reinterpreting the vernacular constructions, for a better integration. A haven of peace in the heart of a pine forest of arbutus trees, yuccas and pines.

21.07.17  & '[Emmi Keskisarja & Janne Teräsvirta & Company Architects]: Y

In Seurasaari, an island entirely dedicated to outdoor exhibitions, a team of architects and carpenters, in collaboration with the National Museum of Finland, installs a temporary wooden structure soberly labeled Y.