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L’Atelier Music and Dance School- Normandy, France

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L'Atelier Music and Dance        L'Atelier Music and Dance Interior      L'Atelier Music and Dance Interior 2
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Building: L’Atelier Music and Dance School
Location: Normandy, France
Architects: AAVP (Atelier Architecture Vincent Parreira)
Completed: 2013
Structural Engineer: Beton Ingenerie

AE Interests: the facade is made entirely of purple slate imported from Canada usually only used for prestigious buildings, a journey into the building from the “adult rooms” at the entrance into the children’s dance and reading rooms deeper into the new building, the woodwork makes the rooms feel voluminous and large (cathedral-like), open sky windows to give natural light to the dance and reading rooms, pumice looking ceilings make the dancing room feel very “light”- (just as dancers should be light on their feet), angular form

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Written by Sara Beirne

September 14, 2015 at 10:33 am

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La Metaphone (UNESCO World Heritage Site)- Oignies, France

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    L'Atelier Music and Dance 2   La Metaphone People       La Metaphone Model      La Metaphone Interior
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Building: La Metaphone
Location: Oignies, France
Completed: 2014
Architect(s): Herault Arnod Architects
Sound Designer: Diasonic, Louis Dandrel
Structural Engineer: Batiserf

AE Interests: based on the theme of music and contemporary art, the Metaphone was created with the help of sound designer Louis Drandel, Drandel designed the walls of the Metaphone to generate and diffuse sound, music can be played live in front of an audience or from behind closed doors, first interactive music hall in the world

Written by Sara Beirne

September 14, 2015 at 10:32 am

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Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux- Bordeaux, France

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Building: Nouveau Stade (New Stadium)
Location: Bordeaux, France
Architect: Herzog and de Meuron
Structural Engineer: Cabinet Jaillet-Rouby
Mechanical Engineer: Egis Batiments Sud Quest
Client: ADIM Sud-Quest
To Be Completed: late 2015 (broke ground in April 2015)

AE Interests: “forest” of white columns, surrounded by bright green lush vegetation, it is a huge volume that contrasts the elegant, monumental, graceful appearance, combines functionality with unique identity, won the 2010-2011 contest for new soccer stadiums

Video: http://sites.jaillet-rouby.fr/web/

Written by Sara Beirne

September 14, 2015 at 10:32 am

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Towers Aillaud- Paris, France

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Tours Aillaud 2         Tours Aillaud
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Building: Towers Aillaud
Location: Paris, France
Architect: Emile Aillaud
Completed: 1977

AE Interests: the shape is a “superpostion” of cylinders, paintings on facades represent clouds in the sky, 18 total buildings and 1,607 total apartments, low income housing, curvilinear form

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Written by Sara Beirne

September 14, 2015 at 10:31 am

Posted in Built