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Project • By Studio MODULEApartments

St Nizier

This is a renovation project conducted by Auguro, french architects. The project consisted in creating a materials and color palettes enhancing the existing apartment, revealing stones of the walls, the original woodfloor. For the part of the apartment oriented to the South, sun path guided the renovation project, the choice of the colors and materials to play round during the day with the natural light. For the other part, where the sun don't shine, a clear and pure palette of colors and materials has been chosen to soften the place. More

Project • By Studio MODULESports Centres

Yoga Room Lyon

Yoga Room is a Belgian based yoga practice company, with studios in Belgium and France.  In Lyon, Yoga Room opened in 2019 a brand new 600 square meters studio in the Part Dieu district.  To understand the genesis of the project, the information of the location is important as the new studio takes place between two hisotrical brutalist building from the 60, build by Jean Zumbrunnen.  In collaboration with Opla architecture, Ré Architecture invested this architectural heritage and remodeled this large concrete/brutalist place and turned it into a cosy zen space.  The design of the place is caracterized by its simplicity, with subtle lighting, hints of plywood and pristine drywalls, the concrete has been revealed and... More

Project • By Studio MODULEOffices

Valentin Studio

Valentin Studio is a 3D rendering studio based in Lyon, their new office takes place in an old art deco style building.  The project spreads out on a whole groundfloor with two spaces connected by a cork covered multi usage expression unit.  The first space is dedicated to work and hosts the desks of the team, the second space is oriented towards staff well being with a lounge area, a kitchen and enough place for a table soccer table.  The cork covered unit conceals technical spaces for the copy machine, bathrooms and lots of storage.  As for the main design, like in each Ré architecture project, it can be caracterized by a clean and simple aesthetic in materials and colors choice. As a bonus, demolition works revea... More

Project • By Kohn Pedersen Fox AssociatesOffices

M Lyon

The KPF mixed-use project in southeastern France, designed with Architect of Record SOHO Atlas in Fine, reached the milestone in early January. Located in Lyon La Part-Dieu, the first business district in Southeastern France, M LYON represents a new generation of French development, responding to a wide variety of uses, offering retail, office, and residential space. The strength of M LYON is how it enables each category of users to benefit from the entire project’s level of excellence, comfort, and organization and have access to all services. Designed by KPF with the support of local architect Soho Atlas, the project reinterprets the strong architectural and historical signature of the Part-Dieu District while incorporating contem... More

Project • By Studio MODULEOffices

Campus Orange Lyon

The new regional headquarters for telecommunications company Orange is an extension and renovation of an old telephone exchange. While making the most of the industrial building, it also gives an urban coherence to the city block by breaking the project into two ‘folded’ volumes that wrap around the existing building.Our starting position with regards integration within the neighbourhood was to create a large, uniform building on a continuous ground plane, so reducing what we see as the negative effects of a multiple development, which can be overloaded with too many building types and too many textures.The new buildings find harmony in the homogenous grid of their facades (echoing the existing building) and the cut surfaces tha... More

Project • By Studio MODULEOffices

La Chaufferie

The old boiler house in Antiquaille is a great example of 20th Century rational concrete architecture : simple volumes, intelligibility, obvious structure. Our renovation approach was to fill the existing, yet empty volume with 30 dwelling units on four different floors. Apart from the awning and other elements added lately (stairs, the lift…) that have been removed, the main layout and structure of the building have not been modified. Our committed work of reinterpretation resulted in keeping the spirit of the existing construction and going further than just rebuilding missing or damaged elements in today’s concrete : instead, they are built in wood! More

Project • By RS.D AgencementsApartments

Renovation apartment 30's

In this project, we took care of the complete rehabilitation of this Lyon style apartment 1930. The property was in a was more than deplorable. So we had to start all over again. The client wanted to install reversible air conditioning: we therefore had to create false ceilings accordingly. All windows have also been changed.Regarding the layout: we moved the kitchen and installed it at the other end of the apartment. We have created an additional bathroom accessible from the master bedroom and an additional toilet in the children's bathroom.Regarding aesthetics: we were surprised to find parquet under the carpet. The latter was repaired, sanded and we produced a natural matt varnish, after having defibrated it. All the joinery was painted... More

Project • By MERMET S.A.S.Museums

Gadagne Musées

The Gadagne museum in Lyon is equipped by Mermet Once  again,  Mermet,  the  manufacturer  of  glass  yarn  based  fabrics  for  solar protection  (located  in Veyrins Isère), is able to demonstrate its technical capabilities at a prestigious project site: the  Gadagne  museum  in  the  city  of  Lyon.The building complex situated at the heart of "Old Lyon", an area designated as a World Heritage Site, includes the Lyon History Museum and the Puppets of the World Museum.   A magnificent Renaissance building,  itself  classified  as  a  Historic  Monument  in  1920.   Mermet... More

Project • By BOMANRestaurants

Food Market Part-Dieu

In Lyon, Forme and Boman design the 1st temporary and reversible food court in one of the biggest shopping centers in France, La Part-Dieu.   Le Food Market, the staple of Parisian street food launched in 2015 on the boulevard de Belleville, has just moved into the ground-floor of the La Part Dieu shopping center in Lyon. It will stay for a year, as a teaser for a bigger food court scheduled to open in 2020.   Inspired by the emblematic steel tubes of French travelling market stalls, the architects have created a surprising atmosphere : a gigantic scaffold unfolds in the entire restaurant space.   Designed and built with a zero waste objective, the entirety of the installation is removable and recyclable. The building s... More

Project • By rue royale architectesSocial Housing

Pignons sur rue

Broadening horizons«Pignons sur rue» is the first residential building built as part of the urban regeneration of the Pérouses neighbourhood in the town of Brignais, near Lyon. The plan has ambitious goals in terms of architecture and social engagement. It is pioneering and stands as a marker in the urban environment. It is the trigger for change: instigating a new dynamic, setting the tone, and prefiguring the transformation. However, the architects were not working off a blank page and had to compose with the existing history, the town being rebuilt on itself.Surrounded by allotments, and buildings being demolished or renovated, the block stands as a testament, a softer, gentler feature in what is still a difficult setting. The urban layo... More

Project • By AFAA architectureOffices

Sky 56

PROJECT ORIGINIn 2010, to relocate their respective regional headquarters, Icade and Linkcity independently asked Greater Lyon for a site in the centre of the Part-Dieu business district.Through the Lyon Part-Dieu Société Publique Locale (SPL), Greater Lyon proposed that the two organisations associate to facilitate the construction of a high-rise building in the south of the district undergoing urban regeneration (new street - rue Mouton Duvernet, extension of the Esplanade du Dauphiné, bicycle path and new pedestrian axis towards the train station, etc.). Plots 5 and 6 were chosen and consolidated to initiate the SKY "56" project.Subsequently, in 2011 Icade and Linkcity launched a private competition won by Chaix & Morel et Associés a... More

Project • By AFAA architectureOffices


Designed for the local headquarters of RTE, the project was developed with the users' comfort in mind. The mass of the building is carved out creating multiple terraces and outdoor spaces. The mass is further fractured into two wings linked by a transparent volume with the main entrance and convivial spaces of interaction between employees of all the departments.#Architectural intentionsPositioned along the southern and western limits of the block, the massing of the building creates an urban form allowing transparency between public space and the heavily planted courtyard garden. While enjoying a city center location, the building takes advantage of a peaceful and green environment.Three majors axes were identified during the first exchang... More

Project • By Simple. ArchitectureCommercial Landscape

Covered Market – Lyon, France

In France, people love to buy groceries at the open air markets that are organized on a regular basis in various squares or parking lots. There, one can find almost anything: from fruits and vegetables to clothes and home equipment. Shopping on the market allows clients to have a direct contact with the local farmers and so the origin and the quality of their production are guaranteed. The project of a covered market is adapted to the temporary character of the event. Thus the construction is light and easy to mount, using wood as main material. The main goal is to insure a covered space for the market to protect it from a direct sun or rain. When the market is closed the structure can continue to serve its function to other events, i.e. ex... More

Project • By Sadev Architectural Glass SystemsOffices

Hikari Building - Lyon

The Hikari Project (Light in Japanese) remains to be the first energy (EBP) positive building in France, combining offices, shops and housing. This EBP building is located in the new "Lyon Smart Community" area, Confluence.Designed by the Japanese Architect Kengo Kuma and realized by Bouygues immobilier, this 12 800 m² block is made up of 3 buildings. A tedious but environmentally oriented work helped to develop buildings that benefit either for the highest natural lighning, or reduce noise disturbance. The architects preferred gigh dimensions' glass openings to emphasize the lightning. Thanks to the produced energy storage and pooling, Hikari is capable of supplying its own energy for the 3 blocks. Photovoltaic panels are l... More

Project • By rue royale architectesSecondary Schools

Rooms with a view

Rooms with a view", evokes not only the film of the same name, but also the magic of a domestic, landscaped setting. It is in this poetic, yet functional, spirit that the architects imagined their project for the LEGTA (Agricultural Technological and General High School) boarding house in Saint-Genis Laval.The need to comply with very stringent energy standards (BEPAS ) increased the complexity of the project’s starting point which was to provide an appropriate architectural solution for an imposing programme, which would fit into an agricultural landscape and organise the relationship with the existing buildings.A co-educational 96-bed boarding house with communal areas (common room, study rooms and staff housing) in addition to the teachi... More