September - October 2016

Amédée Saint-Germain l AR Awards l Oslo Architecture Triennale l Mouvaux l Le Maillon Theatre l Academy of Architecture l "Cadre de Ville"

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FOCUS ON #04 - Le Maillon Theatre

Focus On is a video series aiming to share the conception and the reality of LAN’s projects. Umberto Napolitano, Dorothée Riou and Marcello Orlandini present us Le Maillon Theater and detail this cultural project which major characteristic resides in its modularity.

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AR Housing Award

We are glad to announce 79 collective housings in Bègles won the AR Housing Awards. The Jury, composed of Sasa Radulovic, Cany Ash and Je Ahn appreciated “the riposte to the usual contemporary style of housing which is often ‘rigid, prescribed and out-of-the-box”.

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Super5 realized, in collaboration with Gregory Wagenheim, the video clip of the band "Chapelier Fou" - La Guerre des Nombres, in which we can see the Archives Centre of EDF.

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"Académie d'Architecture"

On the 6th of October, Umberto Napolitano will enter in the « Académie d’Architecture ».

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LAN just finalized the elaboration of functional and technical specifications of the urban project of the new district of Amédée Saint-Germain in Bordeaux. It includes the general dictates as well as the detailed plots notices.

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New recruits


September 2016 is the time of renewal : we have the pleasure to present you the new comers in LAN.

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Oslo Architecture Triennale

This year, the Architecture Triennale of Oslo, named “After Belonging” aims to answer to the two questions: How can different agents involved in the built environment address the ways we stay in transit? How can architects intervene in the reconfiguration of the contemporary residence? The vernissage will take place in Oslo on the 10th of September, at the school of architecture and design of AHO.

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The DETAIL review presents the Carré Lumière residences in its last issue released in July 2016. The article describes the 79 collective housings from their conception to their construction, sharing precise technical drawings.

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The Carré Lumière project in Bègles won the AR Housing Awards. For this occasion, the journalist Manon Mollard wrote an article for the Architectural Review:

AR Housing 2016 winner: with its abundance of natural light, this project instils in its residents a feeling of space and freedom. In the world of real-estate advertising, any outhouse, lumber room or junk cupboard is deemed worthy of mention as the pièce en plus. And while the popular aspiration to own a small outdoor space, at almost any cost, has called for a new design trend of micro furniture – a plethora of items are available to convert the tiniest balcony surface into usable space, from foldable tables hanging from railings to half parasols against a wall – LAN Architecture’s recently completed Carré Lumière housing project aims to convert the promise of outdoor space into an integral part of the home.

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Building permit

The building permit for the Saint-Urbain project in the urban development zone of L’Etoile in Strasbourg has been submitted in the beginning of July.

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The urban project of Amédée Saint-Germain led the team to make a typologic study of the Sacré-Coeur district housing. It is how we dealt with the "échoppe" caracteristics in depth: a typical house from Gironde region and especially from Bordeaux, that will inspire the architecture of the futur project.

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Cadre de Ville

LAN is invited to take part in the event Cadre de Ville and will give a conference on the thematic : "Living city : adapted housings, new uses of housings, value of the associated services". (Drawing : Akagi, Kojiro 赤木 曠児郎, 1972).

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PLI 02

We invite you to discover Pli: a publication of architecture and edition. Its next issue will be launched on the 22th September, at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal.

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Round Table : Montre-moi / Vis Meg

During the Oslo Architecture Triennale, Umberto Napolitano will be part of a round table organized by the Institut Français of Norway and the AHO: the architecture and design school of Oslo.