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As a leading producer of wood flooring, the Compagnie Française du Parquet and its luxury range Secret d´Atelier offer an expansive collection of parquet made from French oak wood. Perfectly identified high quality wood is used to produce the flooring available in traditional solid wood, oiled or laminated, existing in various shades with natural or enriched finishes. C.F.P. parquets are produced in Myennes, in the French Nièvre department, on their 75,000m2 site. The site boasts two workshops, one dedicated to solid wood and the other laminated wood, completed by a finishing line producing up to 1,000,000 m2 of parquet a year. Lire la suite…

 

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The construction of La Térmica, the latest mixed-use architectural project by Leclercq Associés will be completed in Malaga in 2022. Built upon the old industrial site located between the delta, the airport and the city, the development will combine shops for retail, a hotel, different types of residential accommodation, office spaces as well as a museum. Integrating work, home, shopping and cultural life in one central hub ideally situated between nature, the main city, the sea and transport networks. Spanning a total of 11600 m2, the development has been imagined from three viewpoints, describes François Leclercq. “As seen from the sea, the project resembles a hilly landscape in reference to its existing environment. As seen from the sky, a delta crosses these hills and opens the city to the sea. From the ground, a large canopy shelters the diversity of commercial activities, programming and residential styles.” Lire la suite…

 

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Arboretum is the most ambitious office real estate project since the construction of the business district of La Défense on the western city limits of Paris in the 1970s. Financed by BNP Paribas Real Estate and Woodeum, imagined by the architecture firms Leclercq Associés, nicolas laisné architectes and DREAM Dimitri Roussel, its construction will begin this September 2020. Located on the old industrial land of the Nanterre paper mill on the Parisian outskirts, Arboretum is a 9-hectare business site geared towards innovation. As François Leclercq explains, “The vertical tower model of business districts has currently become out-dated and must be reimagined. As such, Arboretum is the unique opportunity to invent a new format for the urban planning of workplaces. By its scale and location on the edge of one of the most beautiful parks on the banks of the Seine, it will be a piece of city where people will come to work. Horizontal, full of trees, providing indoor / outdoor workspaces, the site will be organized like a university campus, whose spatial qualities are today’s benchmark in terms of innovation, creativity and well-being “. Lire la suite…

 

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A traveling hotel, capable of settling upon any natural site, be it at the foot of the slopes, by the beach or on location for a sporting event or a festival. Introduced in 2017, the Flying Nest, a nomadic concept hotel designed by Ora ïto for Accor, has been revolutionizing the codes of the hotel industry: the hotel now comes to you. Lire la suite…

 

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Taken by surprise during holidays on the Kennedy corniche in Marseille, the architect Pierre-Louis Leclercq (Leclercq Associés), started a shutdown Instagram diary @pilouleclercq_. Without computer, away from the office but facing the sea, he went for a slow and meticulous renovation of the former residence of famous French actor and singer Fernandel. « It’s an archaeologist task, I scratch the late 19th century ornements plasters in order to understand the methods and skills used by Les Compagnons (French organization of craftsmen and artisans dating from the Middle Ages). It’s like and antique car or and old ship, everything can be repair manually. The wood windows, the faience (/architectural ceramics / Glazed architectural terra-cotta), it’s not about changing everything but rather carefully replace, cherish. I tinker with what I have ; a tree branch to fix a broken board in a Hardwood floor, concrete block and earthenware tiles to design a bench, paint cans to refresh an old chair or an entire room and also this garden becoming a potager (/kitchen garden).

 

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“A space to live and move within the pine forest”. With this this 250m2 family home, the French architect Nicolas Dahan signs a see-through haven inviting the beauty of its surrounding environment inside, which is seamlessly built using expert wood engineering techniques. The floor and the ceiling mirror each other’s dimensions, breaking down all notions of hierarchy. Eyesight glides between pine trees and interior perspectives, feet wander with ease from the warm sand outside onto the supple okoume wood flooring indoors. Lire la suite…

 

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The history of La Grande-Motte mirrors the tale of the Ugly Duckling. For a long time decried as a symbol of the degradation of the French coastline, the seaside resort has transitioned from being labelled “la Grande Moche” (greatly unattractive) to “la Grande Mode” (greatly fashionable) in the space of 50 years. The brainchild of French architect Jean Balladur is now regarded as a model of success, laying the foundations for a future that goes beyond summer holidays and puts to question the widely proclaimed failure of the French ‘villes nouvelles’ (planned cities). French architecture agency Leclercq Associés is continuing this success story by taking on the extension of the resort, encompassing an enlarged pedestrian seawall, an extended harbour with a promenade and new family accommodations. Lire la suite…

 

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Behind its classic Parisian facade, the Enfants Riches Déprimés flagship store by Didier Faustino blurs the codes to offer a cold space, without affect. Inspired by the bunker and the bank vault, it is spread over two levels, all in lines, full and void, mixing marble and steel. Lire la suite…

 

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Observing Earth and its territories through a radically new architectural, sociological
and environmental lens, the architecture and urban design office TVK works upon projects varying greatly in scope and ambition. Currently, the office is in charge of thinking the public spaces of the future Grand Paris Express stations, of designing the Ilot fertile d’Éole, the largest group of solid stone buildings built in Paris since Haussman (19th district of Paris), and of the creation of the Media Village for the Paris Summer 2024 Olympic and Paralympic games. The founders, Pierre Alain Trévelo and Antoine Viger- Kohler, authors of the reconfiguration of the Place de la République in Paris and of the transformation of the E40 motorway into public space in Brussels, or even of the brand new housing and cultural centre of Batignolles in the 17th district of Paris, consistently enhance and add value where others cannot see it, or cannot see it yet. Lire la suite…