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The arrival of new technologies is regularly changing economic sectors. The latest upheaval to date in real estate: the virtual tour and virtual reality (or VR). Above all, a distinction must be made between these two technologies. A virtual tour is developed from 360° photos, i.e. from an existing dwelling, and can be consulted on a computer, a smartphone or a tablet, without any other necessary equipment. Virtual reality is for the moment mainly used in new real estate, based on plans created in 3D. It is with the help of a headset and remote controls that you explore the dwelling. You can even interact with the objects and change the decoration instantly. These two technologies have everything to seduce you whether you are buying or selling. ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES TO BETTER PROJECT ONESELF A virtual tour with three-dimensional effects has much more impact than a simple photo or a 2D plan. By "moving" virtually, you can more easily see the layout of the rooms and the available space. Via this system and thanks to professional software, a real estate agent can show you different possible layouts for a property : addition or removal of partitions, floor covering, wall colours, position of furniture... For new homes, virtual tours or virtual reality tours now include real shots: you can discover the panorama you will have from your 4th floor balcony well before the work is completed. TIME SAVED FOR BUYERS On average, a future buyer visits between 5 and 7 properties before finding the one that suits him or her. These visits are not always easy to organise because the properties are not necessarily located in the same neighbourhoods. With the virtual visit or virtual reality, you can discover several properties by simply going to a real estate agency that offers this service. Although the virtual tour will probably never replace the physical visit of the dwelling, it allows you to make a first selection. If you want to discard the property at the beginning of the visit, you won't have the feeling that you have wasted your time moving around. The virtual visit also allows you to discover properties on the other side of France. Another advantage is that you can spend the time you need to visit, without feeling rushed by the agent or seller. And you can easily review the property again. LESS RESTRICTIVE VISITS FOR VENDORS To maximise the chances of selling your property quickly, professionals always recommend tidying up your home. However, it is not always easy to keep your apartment or house as shown in the photos. Sellers are sometimes forced to leave the property during visits, or even to have their children, dogs or cats taken care of. By choosing the virtual visit, physical visits may be less numerous but they are more likely to result in an offer to purchase because future buyers will already be seduced by the property. The efforts to be made by the seller are less important. Virtual reality and virtual tour solutions continue to develop to provide even more real and immersive results. Within a few years, it may be possible to walk virtually while activating senses other than sight, such as noise and touch. Source: article Bien Ici / November 2020
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Agency of Biarritz
 A Moroccan architectural marvel  A Moroccan architectural marvel
Located in the Gueliz district north-west of the Medina of Marrakech, the Majorelle Garden created by artist Jacques Majorelle in 1929 is today the most visited site in Morocco. Passionate about botany, Jacques Majorelle created the Villa Oasis around a huge lush garden with the help of the architect Paul Sinoir in 1931, inspired by the Le Corbusier spirit. The Villa Oasis alternates between the traditional inspired by Morocco with Moorish architecture and the modern with an Art Deco style, the style of the period. The particularity of the place: The large number of varieties of plants that have come from all over the world to make it an "impressionist garden" and the creation of Majorelle blue, an intense blue tinged with purple which denotes the ambient green of the flora. In the 1980s, the famous duo Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé took over the place. In love with Morocco and the city, they decide to make Marrakech their oasis of serenity. To do this, they decide to undertake numerous renovations to bring the place back to life and grandeur by calling on the decorator Jacques Grange. Before each collection, the couturier goes there to find inspiration. Today, this place represents an architectural gem in Morocco and has more than 700,000 visitors per year. Since 2011, the Majorelle workshop has been transformed into a museum of Berber Art. There are more than 600 objects collected by Pierre Bergé and Saint-Laurent highlighted: fabrics, costumes, headgear, musical instruments, adornments, everyday objects. This museum is doubly symbolic because it will have inspired the orientalist painter and one of the greatest fashion designer in the world. © Photo : https://www.voyageway.com/jardin-majorelle-marrakech
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Villa Grande Voile in the center of La Rochelle Villa Grande Voile in the center of La Rochelle
On June 5th, a luxury hotel, La Villa Grande Voile, opened in the centre of La Rochelle. This 1717 residence, full of character and charm, will delight you with its high standard services. The contemporary and refined furniture, as well as the noble materials combine with the spirit of La Rochelle and allow, without any lack of taste, to create a peaceful atmosphere. This hotel offers an inner courtyard and a heated swimming pool in a quiet and intimate setting. No less than 11 rooms and suites decorated with art pieces. Its founder Christopher Coutanceau, associated with Nicolas Brossard for this project, is the chef of the restaurant la Yole de Chris. This restaurant is ideally located on the beachfront of the Competition, just a few steps away from the hotel. This chef, originally from La Rochelle and recently owner of a 3rd Michelin star, shares with us his values and his unfailing interest in fishing through noble fish dishes. Passionate about the marine world since his childhood and a fervent defender of sustainable fishing and anti-waste, he collaborates with many associations such as Ré Nature Environnement. It is also, above all, a family affair since his already passionate grandfather naturally transmitted his knowledge to him. Gregory Coutanceau, Christopher's brother, and Richard Coutanceau, his father, are opening a restaurant in Rochefort. In June 2019, they will live in a 17th century building that has been entirely renovated into an iconic place. As for the hotel, local craftsmen offer their products for breakfast, as well as bread and pastries are made directly on site. The hotel can also be used as a venue for companies or for gastronomic weekends. Having been created only 5 months ago, this recent hotel is already a great success. Photo credit : @SyvlieCurty hotel website: https://www.villagrandvoile.com/ Sources: http://chroniquesdaleinor.com/ and http://kissmychef.Com/
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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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Agency of Paris
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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Agency of Biarritz
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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Agency of Paris
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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Agency of Biarritz