Renovated and restructured

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Project • By Manuelle Gautrand ArchitectureHotels

Hôtel W - Opéra

The Hotel W Paris project is attached to a prestigious Haussmann islet, located in the heart of the 9th district of Paris, facing the Opéra Garnier.The point is to ensure the complete renovation of the current Hotel W 5 *, through a restructuring of the existing, to extend the capacity of the hotel of fifty rooms by also restructuring the neighboring building. consists of office trays and improve the comfort of accommodation. Caption Caption We chose to develop generous spaces to be open to the city. A "living room" is created, as a real beating heart and central space of the hotel that combines the functions of urban living room, lounge and reception area. Around the living room are the different spaces: the rooms, the sp... More

Project • By Collectif StudioladaLibraries

The Meurthe et Moselle Departmental media library

The Meurthe et Moselle Departmental media library, heart of a network of small reading structures and proximity, is intended to accommodate reading professionals. More than a media library, its goal is to train and inform these different people, following the principle of lending and reading spaces. The departmental library of Laxou therefore positions itself as a departmental center for public reading, with a fully assumed educational role. The building is located in a sparsely populated urban area which has been developing slowly since the 1970s, consisting of individual houses (in the middle of the plot) and buildings such as the Prouvé College on the neighboring plot. The vegetation is quite present on and around the plot, includin... More

Project • By Collectif StudioladaHousing

Renovation of an old farm into private and guest h

The project was born from the owners’ desire to accommodate people who are eager to discover their green and history-charged territory.It is located on a large plot of land, in a valley that once formed the Maginot Aquatic Line (a defensive system that allowed the valley to be flooded in order to block enemies). Five ponds remain to this day, where French and German fishermen fish side by side in amongst numerous bunkers.Above all It is about a very large garden that the owner shapes in the manner of Gilles Clément. It is composed of a stream, an arboretum, an orchard, a pond, hedges and grassy meadows. It is inhabited by many animal species, including birds.The farm house is typical of the Lorraine region with its usoir (area in front of t... More

Project • By Collectif StudioladaLibraries

Restructuring of the Lunéville Multimedia Library

The project consists in the complete restructuring of the two existing levels of the Orangerie media library in Lunéville. The goal was to completely modify its layout in order to modernise it and allow exchanges and transversal practices between all the different protagonists. The challenge was also to “give back” the media library to the neighbourhood and the street, making it more open to the outside — a media library is, after all, a window onto the outside world. After removing the old extension forming the entrance, which completely distorted the primary volume of the building, we opened the facades in the continuity of the existing half-moons.These openings are set on the basement stones and give the staff and visitors of the me... More

Project • By CLACstudio architectureApartments

Onde (waves)

The apartment is located in the center of Rome, inside a very rational real estate complex, interesting from an architectural point of view, but incredibly squared and with large orthogonal spaces. The project was born for a young woman, so the main intention was to orientate the study of the interior design to restore a softness, an irrationality of the environments, in line with a female identity, and at the same time in strong contradiction with the external context. The design work focuses on shapes and volumes emphasized with light colors that reflect the nuances of the seascapes. The result is a very welcoming home, with original and sinuous suggestions involving continuous different points of view and overlapping free lines in moveme... More

Project • By INNOCAD architectureHousing

C34

Conversion and new building of a residential house complex The aim of the project was to provide high quality living spaces that would emphasize communication among tenants and provide a variety of floor plans, which encourage and facilitate different generations of people living there.As regards urban development, the new L-Form building and the existing building create a courtyard, which offers free spaces and greenery and blends common spaces inside the protected yard with the surrounding landscape. The nearly fully glazed façade is new and faces the courtyard which is interlaced with the outdoor spaces including loggias, balconies and roof terraces.Screens - primarily used as sun-protection - serve as an interplay of open and cl... More