Athletes Village . Saint-Ouen

DREAM . photos: © Cyrille Weiner

As part of the most ambitious project of the decade for the Paris metropolis, architect Dominique Perrault has been entrusted with the design of sector E, located on the right bank of the Seine, between the Cité du Cinéma and the Vieux Saint-Ouen. Called «Les Belvédères» in reference to its location and the height of its buildings (up to the GF+ 10), this is the most residential of the new district’s sectors, which will include more than a fifth of the Village’s 2,500 homes. These are divided, in a mixed program, into five lots and nineteen buildings, all new construction, on which seven architecture agencies worked as a cohesive unit. Continue reading DREAM


Fujimoto . OXO . Laisné . Roussel

L’Arbre Blanc . Montpellier

Fujimoto . Oxo .  Laisné . Roussel . L'Arbre Blanc . Montpellier afasia (1)

Sou Fujimoto Architects . Oxo architects . Nicolas Laisné . Dimitri Roussel

This “Folie Architecturale of the 21st century” was mainly the brainchild of an encounter between Japan and the Mediterranean. The cross-cultural endeavour embodies modern Montpellier. It is also an interchange between two generations of architects, with Japanese firm Sou Fujimoto at the state of its art and the young French generation represented by Manal Rachdi Oxo Architects and Nicolas Laisné Associés. Other firms were brought in to take part in this one-of-a-kind venture: Montpellier developers Promeo Patrimoine and Evolis Promotion, local stakeholders who will ensure this iconic project will represent success for the entire region. Continue reading Fujimoto . OXO . Laisné . Roussel


Fujimoto . Laisné Roussel


Fujimoto . Laisné . Roussel . THE VILLAGE VERTICAL . Rosny-sous-Bois (1)

Sou Fujimoto Architects . Laisné Roussel

The Village Vertical officially designated as the winning project for the Inventons la Métropole du Grand Paris competition for the Rosny-sous-Bois site. The project was designed by architecture studios Sou Fujimoto, Nicolas Laisné and Dimitri Roussel in collaboration with landscape and urban designers from Atelier Georges. This development is carried out by urban developers from La Compagnie de Phalsbourg and REI Habitat. Continue reading Fujimoto . Laisné Roussel