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Overview of the National Days of Architecture in Paris Overview of the National Days of Architecture in Paris
From 16 to 18 October 2020, the 5th edition of the National Days of Architecture organised by the Ministry of Culture took place for the 5th time. The aim is to develop architectural knowledge by awakening the curiosity and sensitivity of the general public. Over three days, more than 130 venues in the Ile de France region opened their doors with exhibitions, events and conferences. Three of these places particularly caught our attention... 1 The City of Architecture and Heritage The general public was able to discover a building, an architectural trend, a museum work in 15 minutes! For this Flash visit three exhibitions were highlighted: Notre-Dame de Paris, Haussmann's Paris Illustrated and the Gallery of Mural Paintings. This is the challenge launched by the Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine for its flash visits, free visits supervised by mediators to give points of reference and answer questions. 1, Place du Trocadéro and 11 November 75116 Paris 2. The house La Roche The house La Roche was built between 1923 and 1925 by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, it is a perfect representation of the architecture of the 1920s, it includes a gallery of paintings as well as the apartments of the owner and collector Raoul La Roche. The La Roche house is considered as a prestigious example of modern architecture in France, it is classified as a historical monument since 1996. The guided tour of this masterpiece therefore allowed the general public to enter the collector's lair. 8-10 Square du Dr Blanche 75016 Paris 3. Architecturestudio On the occasion of the National Days of Architecture, Architecturestudio wanted to make people think about how to design work spaces by organizing a conference entitled "What offices to build tomorrow? Evolutions and mutations: questioning work spaces". This issue has been at the heart of the public debate since the beginning of the health crisis because our society has been confronted with various upheavals that have led to the massive use of telework. The conference was broadcast on the Studio's Facebook and Youtube page to allow Internet users to follow the conference remotely to comply with health measures. 10 Lacuée Street 75012 Paris Photo: sortiraparis.com
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PROPERTY PRICES IN BIARRITZ PROPERTY PRICES IN BIARRITZ
Posted on 09/10/20 PROPERTY PRICES IN BIARRITZ
With four kilometres of coastline, the flagship town of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques has become, since the advent of sea bathing, a very popular holiday resort. As a result, property prices have risen to an average price per m² of €5,680, i.e. a price of €454,400 for an 80 m² apartment. EVOLUTION Property prices in Biarritz have risen sharply in 5 years. Prices have increased by 15.5% for houses and even 26.8% for apartments. Nevertheless, the apartment market seems to have stabilized: +0.7% in one year. As for houses, prices have even fallen by 10.06% since last year. THE NEIGHBORHOOD Winter park, Milady, Golf du Phare... The closer the apartments and houses are to the sea and Biarritz town centre, the more expensive they are. And even if prices remain high throughout the commune, some areas are more accessible. This is the case of the Lahouze district located on the heights of the city, but especially of the Larochefoucauld district on the outskirts. And, a particularity of Biarritz, the town of Anglet can be considered as a district of Biarritz as the two cities are so close. NEIGHBOURING TOWNS Biarritz is a highly rated city, like Saint-Jean-de-Luz where property prices are similar: 5 430 €/m². In Bidart, count 4 750 €/m². On the other hand, the town of Anglet, bordering Biarritz, is more affordable. Count 3,590 €/m² for an apartment in this seaside town. Bayonne, which has no access to the ocean, is even cheaper. An apartment in this city costs 3,060 €/m². The town of Arcangues can also be a good alternative with average prices around 3 730 €/m². Move away to Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle or Ustaritz to find properties below 3,000 €/m². Source: Le Figaro
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IS THE POMPIDOU CENTER GOING TO CLOSE? IS THE POMPIDOU CENTER GOING TO CLOSE?
The complete renovation of the Centre Pompidou in Paris is under consideration. Work could begin as early as 2023 for a period of 3 years (complete closure) or 7 years (partial closure). Long nicknamed "Notre-Dame-des-tuyaux" or "the gas factory" by its detractors, the Centre Pompidou in Paris had been in the news when it was built in the 1970s. Designed by architects Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, the building has not undergone any major renovations since its inauguration in January 1977, with the exception of the escalators of its emblematic "caterpillar", which are currently being replaced. Major maintenance and upkeep work, estimated at several million euros, must now be carried out. In an interview with Le Figaro, Serge Lasvignes, President of the Centre Pompidou, mentioned a possible closure in 2023 and explained that two hypotheses are currently being studied: on the one hand, a complete closure for a period of 3 years, and on the other hand, a partial closure leading to a 7-year construction site. The question of asbestos removal from the building and the evaluation of the respective costs of these two options should enable the government to quickly decide the issue. One thing is certain, regardless of the duration of the work, cultural programming will be offered outside the walls. Source : connaissancedesarts.com
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Montparnasse's historic artists' residence "La Ruche" is calling for donations for its restoration. Montparnasse's historic artists' residence "La Ruche" is calling for donations for its restoration.
Under the aegis of the Fondation du patrimoine, the La Ruche-Seydoux Foundation is appealing for donations to raise 3 million euros to restore the Fernand Léger building. The renovation, under the direction of architect Michel Freudiger, is scheduled for 2021. Bringing the Fernand Léger building up to standard is part of a major program to restore the Ruche-Seydoux, initiated in 2010 with the renovation of the Rotonde. The Fernand Léger building is a large complex of more than 1600 m² that houses some twenty artists' studios and exhibition rooms. The building is outdated and needs to be refurbished and brought up to standard in the workshops, which the moderate rents paid by the artists cannot cover. The renovation work will make it possible to accommodate new artists in a durable and reliable structure. The project has been awarded the label Patrimoine d'intérêt régional de la Région Île-de-France. 300,000 € and 500,000 € have already been raised thanks to the support of the Mission Stéphane Bern and the company Gecina (as part of the "Never Again!" collection). The appeal for donations launched today by the La Ruche-Seydoux Foundation aims to collect the 3 million euros needed to restore the Fernand Léger building. This will ensure the safety and accessibility of people, thermal insulation and the restoration of the façades, redoing the building's roofs and superstructures and ensuring the durability of the interior installations. La Ruche, Montparnasse's artists' city, was built in 1903 by the sculptor Alfred Boucher. The majority of the buildings in this space buzzing with artistic activities were constructed from salvaged elements, resulting from the demolition of various temporary buildings from the 1900 Universal Exhibition, but also from the Bordeaux Wine Pavilion designed by Gustave Eiffel. As a result, the architecture and insulation were precarious. The place welcomed various creators: Soutine, Zadkine, Chagall, Krémègne on the one hand, Fernand Léger, Cendrars, Apollinaire, Rebeyrolle, Martial Raysse or Arroyo on the other hand. "For this place so original, marked by the imprint of Gustave Eiffel, radiating the talents of the resident artists, the architectural work is an integral part of the history of La Ruche. Its rehabilitation must be pursued in this spirit to be able to welcome new artists and amplify its vitality" says Jérôme Clément, the president of the La Ruche-Seydoux Foundation. Created in 1973, by Bernard Anthonioz Geneviève and René Seydoux, at a time when the city was threatened with destruction, the La Ruche-Seydoux Foundation's mission is to bring to life this place open to all the arts. Today, some forty artists from all walks of life - Korea, Iraq, the United States, Greece, Iran - still work and create there. Source: https://www.connaissancedesarts.com/art-contemporain/la-ruche-cite-dartistes-historique-de-montparnasse-lance-un-appel-aux-dons-pour-sa-restauration-11145494/
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Projection Black Villa vue aérienne Projection Black Villa vue aérienne
Reza Mohtashami, a young 32-year-old Iranian architect based in Mashhad, designed "Black Villa", a contemporary detached house to be built in Harriman State Park, New York. This crazy project at the request of a mysterious American client is the result of a collaboration with his team composed of Reyhaneh Daneshmandi and Elham Daneshmandi. The 3D renderings are stunning! This family home is expected to be built on a 400 square meter site with a site area of 9,600 square meters in Harriman State Park, the second largest state park in New York State in Rockland and Orange counties 30 miles north of New York City. (a hiker's paradise with over 200 miles of hiking trails). This Villa Noire, which has recently made the buzz on social networks, offers superb interior design. "The client" wanted above all and above all, a strong link between the inside and the outside of the house. This is why the architect opted for a green roof and a largely glazed ceiling (which can be hidden), flooding the interior with light. This contrasts with the blackness that covers most of the walls. While the black may seem hostile, it seems rather cosy here: the natural light and the materials used (such as wood) reinforce the warmth of the habitat. Interviewed by "Long Term Info", the architect also gives his vision of the post-covid world: "I think that containment has made many people realise the importance of a comfortable and attractive home. I think it will determine the architecture of the future. Reza Mohtashami is also the author of the "Concrete House" concept, a concrete lair that blends perfectly into a rocky setting, the aim once again being to integrate naturally into the imposed environment. Sources: immovlan.be /harmoniesmagazine.com
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"007 Elements": A James Bond museum set at an altitude of 3,000 metres... "007 Elements": A James Bond museum set at an altitude of 3,000 metres...
At the top of the Austrian Alps, at the very spot where Daniel Craig risked his life in the last opus of the saga, culminates a futuristic museum dedicated to the universe of the double-zero agent seven. Named 007 Elements, this surrealist block was designed by Austrian architect Johann Obermoser and Skyfall and Spectre's artistic director Neal Callow, who already saw it as the perfect place to bring a James Bond villain to life. It will take a 3,000-metre cable car ascent to get a closer look at this concrete complex embedded in the dizzying cliffs of the Ötztal Alps. Inside, a visual and sound immersion refers to cult films. A space of 1,300 m2 was dug out of the stone so that most of the rooms are inside the mountain "so that we can see as little of the outside as possible," explains the architect. There is even the glass and steel clinic - in which Léa Seydoux was camping a doctor - which has since become a gourmet restaurant next to the museum. In order to respect the surrounding nature and for safety reasons, the temperature in the rooms is negative, even in summer. The icy atmosphere proves worthy of a spy's lair and the panorama is breathtaking. Address: Dorfstraße 115, 6450 Sölden, Austria Source: https://www.admagazine.fr/architecture/actualite-architecture/diaporama/un-musee-james-bond-installe-a-3000-metres-daltitude/54757
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The Lake House inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's "Fallingwater" house. The Lake House inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's "Fallingwater" house.
Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's Pennsylvania masterpiece "Fallingwater", this impressive Lake Geneva home is nestled on 3.24 hectares of wooded land. The 371-square-metre residence arrived on the market on June 26 for $6.6 million. Built in 1991, it is the first time in almost two decades that it is being offered for sale. Steel, glass and stone blend perfectly indoors and outdoors with a stone floor that runs throughout the house and on the 10 outdoor terraces. Cherry wood cabinets and joinery adorn each room, separating the space for more privacy for your guests. The grounds of the estate are entirely wooded and private, with immaculate gardens and landscaping providing the backdrop to this restful retreat. The estate plot is situated on a much sought-after stretch of lakefront land. A masterpiece of architecture where one would like to live!
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Ateliers Lofts et Associés partners of the Rallye d 'Aumale 2020 Ateliers Lofts et Associés partners of the Rallye d 'Aumale 2020
Dear customers and partners, We are pleased to invite you on Sunday 19 July 2020 from 12.30 pm (possibility of country lunch), for an exceptional day, the 6th edition of the Rallye D'Aumale, Tourist rally of motor navigation gathering 200 teams of enthusiasts! By hiring no less than 4 teams, composed of members of the Ateliers Lofts et Associés teams and their customers, we wanted this year to offer you a unique upscale event where the beautiful mechanics handpicked will combine with sportiness, in the image of our choice of properties for sale always carefully selected! Official partner of the rally for the first time in 2020, we have a privileged space in the heart of the car village, arranged to welcome our customers and inform the many spectators who came to attend the event that will be held on the famous site of the Chantilly Polo Club. On this occasion, the entire team at Ateliers Lofts et Associés Paris is looking forward to welcoming you in a dedicated V.I.P space. A warm, friendly day punctuated by various highlights, including the elegance contest and many other surprises… All this for the benefit of a noble cause, all the benefits reaped during the event being donated to the Institut Curie which fights against childhood cancer. Rendez-vous Sunday 19 July 2020!
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