“Paris Haussmann. A Model’s relevance” at Pavillon de l’Arsenal

The exhibition, curated by LAN – Benoit Jallon and Umberto Napolitano- and FBC -Franck Boutté- starts with a line drawn to review history. Over 100 drawings, plans, archives, photographs by Cyrille Weiner, as well as many mock-ups, give visitors an opportunity to rediscover the city’s heritage at various scales.

 

"Paris Haussmann. A Model's relevance" exhibition view © LAN Architects

“Paris Haussmann. A Model’s relevance” exhibition view © LAN Architects, FBC – Franck Boutté

The exhibition redesigns, categorizes and compares the urban axis’, distinguishes public spaces, organizes the city blocks and buildings according to their current geometry. Haussmann, prefect for the departement of the Seine from 1853 until 1870, extensively transformed Paris, above and below ground, from the city center to the outskirts. By extension, his name personifies a century of public works that still defines the urban organization and the identity of the city .

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Town Hall of St-Jacques-de-la-Lande, by LAN Architecture

The building by the French office, winners of the ’13 BigMat French National Award, questions and challenges the contemporaryness of the town-hall typology through the introduction of the square as a spatial organizer.

 

Town Hall of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande, LAN architectes 2016 © Julien Lanoo, 2016

Town Hall of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande, LAN architectes 2016 © Julien Lanoo, 2016

 

LAN architects have recently completed the construction of the Town Hall of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande, a small town in the French Bretagne. Inspired by the typical elements that comprise the historical Town Halls in France, the building strongly relates to the urban context by including in the design two outdoor squares that organize the program of the whole building.

In this way, the French office, who were awarded with the 2013 National BigMat International Award for France, intend to redefine the typology of the Town Hall from a contemporary point of view: “minimizing impacts, developing potential, and predicting the unforeseeable”. (more…)

BigMat International Architecture Award’s ceremony video

You can now watch a short video featuring the eighteen teams shortlisted for the Prize and some of the most important and interesting aspects of the awards ceremony for the 2015 BigMat International Architecture Award, which took place in Berlin on November 20th.

 

 

You can now watch online a short video featuring some of the most important and interesting aspects of the awards ceremony for the 2015 BigMat International Architecture Award.  The awards ceremony took place on Friday, November 20th, at the BOLLE Festsäle building in Berlin, in the presence of the 18 teams of architects competing for the grand prize, the members of the international panel of judges and the companies making up the BigMat Group.

In the video we can see the members of the 18 teams of architects shortlisted for the 6 National Prizes: URA Archietcts, Prokš Přikryl architekti,  Agence d’Architecture Philippe Prost,  Pedevilla Architects, José Adrião Arquitectos,  a+ samueldelmas architectes urbanistes, Atelier d’architecture Pierre Hebbelinck et Pierre de Wit, V+ / Vers plus de bien-être,  ARCHTEAM, Projektil Architekti, LAN Architecture,  GEZA Gri e Zucchi Architetti Associati, Andrea Oliva Architetto – Studio Cittarchitettura, Giorgio Santagostino and Monica Margarido, AZO Sequeira Arquitectos Associados, Héctor Fernández Elorza + Carlos García Fernández, and RCR arquitectes.

The video is available on our YouTube channel, as well as on our Vimeo channel.

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Reinventing collective housing: Carré Lumière in Bègles, by LAN architecture

The building by LAN, BigMat ’13 France National Prize, is designed on 4 main principles: to reinvent community housing; to enable people to live in an evolving space; to set the example of sobriety and to picture a climatic model for the building.

 

Carré Lumière in Bègles, by LAN Architecture © Julien Lanoo

Carré Lumière in Bègles, by LAN Architecture © Julien Lanoo

 

French architecturee office LAN has announced the completion of their housing building “Carré Lumière” in Bègles, suburb of Bordeaux, in South West France. The 79 apartments comprising this great building commissioned by Ataraxia, a property management company, follow the demolition of the previously idle towers of the “Terre Neuve” district.

As part of this urban project supervised by the SAEMCIB (Société Anonyme d’Economie Mixte de Construction Immobilière de Bègles) and driven by the local government, the objectives were to “exemplify” community housing with the intention to explore new propositions within the industry. (more…)

Urban and social housing renovation in Lormont, by LAN architects

Decisive in the concept was the renewal of the facade, read as an extension of the interiors. Initially designed to thermally insulate the building, it also opened up an opportunity to generate more space, additional rooms, loggias and spacious balconies.

 

Urban Renovation Lormont  Génicart, by LAN Architecture © Photography: Julien Lanoo, 2015

Urban Renovation Lormont Génicart, by LAN Architecture © Photography: Julien Lanoo, 2015

 

French team of architects LANBigMat ’13 France National Prizehave completed the urban renovation of a social housing neighbourhood in Lormont, holding almost half of the town’s population. The Génicart District, which comprises 10% of the city’s municipal territory, was built around the nineteen eighties and is part of a ambitious “residentialisation” plan, organized around the rehabilitation of four different housing estates in this district: Saint-Hilaire, Leroy, La Boétie and Villon. (more…)

Haussmannian flexibility. 40 housing units in Paris by LAN Architecture

The project pays homage to Paris and its 19th century Haussmanian architecture. A perfect extrusion of the lot, the project introduces the notion that, through flexibility and by emptying an architecture of its program, a building can generate a potential that will develop along with urban development, allowing it to readily respond to changes in its use.

 

© Julien Lanoo

© Julien Lanoo

 

The renowned French architecture office LAN Architecture have designed a new building in Clichy-Batignolles in Paris, paying homage to its local, historical architectural style from the nineteenth century in a contemporary way. LAN Architecture is the winner of the French National phase of the BigMat International Architectural Award.

Lot 4.2 is part of the new Clichy-Batignolles mixed development area and is located at the edge of boulevard Pereire. It has a unique urban situation. Ensuring the connection between these two architectural worlds is one of the challenges of this project, which also renders homage to Paris and the architecture of the 19th century. The Haussmann building has in fact revealed itself to be an extraordinarily open form of architecture capable of absorbing other uses than its originally intended ones. Our idea has been to exploit this sense of flexibility by creating an architecture that forms part of the city’s current logic, but which also offers solutions to current and future challenges. The building seeks to anticipate needs and changes by proposing a full reversibility between a residential and an office building. It uses a similar framework as for office buildings; the composition of the façade alternates one full module with two empty ones together with the core of the circulation, this ensures the structure. The size and regularity of the door and window openings, which are identical on the three façades, create a general image of the building without specifically denoting its use.

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In Strasbourg , the new Maillon theater plays with openness and experimentation

The competition of Le Maillon Theatre was won by LAN (Local Architecture Network) following the idea to build a theater as a rendered process.

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The competition of Le Maillon was won in April by LAN (Local Architecture Network) with a proposal based on the idea of theatre as a process, rather than a fixed structure (as they quote in their own statement “the foyer-room-logistic” triade). Their design would smoehow work as a city; it could evolve, change, and transform itself as time goes by and at the user’s will. LAN Architecture is the winner of the French National phase of the Big Mat International Architectural Award.

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