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Webconference on Facebook with the House of Architecture île de France about post industrial animism, by Françoise Raynaud, architect, founder of Loci Anima.
– Link to the webconference
Special issue l’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui this month.
The relationship between nature and man is one of the fundamentals in the approach adopted by architect Françoise Raynaud, founder of Loci Anima in 2000.
“Being visionary is not about always looking for further technology; on the contrary, it is about aspiring to produce and use only what is necessary.”
– Read the interview of Françoise Raynaud
Meet Françoise Raynaud at the Saint Quentin en Yvelines theater at 7:00 p.m. for a round table discussion on the fantasized city with Philippe Chiambaretta (architect, founder from the PCA-STREAM studio) and Alain Musset (geographer director of study EHESS, specialist in the representation of cities in science fiction).
More info on: theatresqy.org
A project with Loci anima and DEA architectes for towers that invent another way of living high up. In this totally new approach that has never been seen before, one of the tower is multimodal, each inhabitant has the choice of taking a pathway, abundant in greenery, to get to and from their homes. The greenery of the Park extends upwards, plant-life colonises the floors from the ground up, creating a garden trail that runs continuously without interruption on the outside. At each level, inhabitants can stop off at a communal green space that connects to all of the other green spaces, which are real islands of nature and take the time to slow down, to relax, to admire the views, to seek shade or light depending on the season or the time of day. This pathway, this outdoor trail, will enable all inhabitants to experience the horizon again, the sensation of body and space, the benefits of physical exercise, and also to meet up with neighbours and reconnect with the elements. The best of both worlds – city life in a countryside setting.
A building that reuses old maritime containers to build a 126 rooms residence for athletes, a restaurant and a garden with a health course on the mezzanine and magnificent views of the Seine.
Their standardized size makes it easy to stack them up several floors. Along with being modular, they resist water, fire, shock and salt. Fitted out and isolated, they can thus become a building like the others.
This seven-story building presents itself as an evolving system that could be transformed over time and as needed. The containers act as real cells having the ability to plug and unplug. Today they are rooms for athletes, yet tomorrow they can evolve into university residences or offices. The structure is mobile, flexible, and constantly evolving. It is therefore an economical, practical, clever and recyclable project.
Françoise Raynaud, godmother of the “Little Architects” of Issy les Moulineaux for the 2019–2020 school year. Wednesday afternoons to introduce children to architecture and the profession of architect.
© Nicolas Fagot Studio 9
Join and meet us in New York for a drink and talk during Archtober.
Greenwich West opens its doors for the first time next week for the Archtober building visit.
This program is organized by AIA in conjunction with Archtober, New York City’s month-long architecture and design festival. +
Winning project for the Gold Gesture in Paris after being the winning project of the Reinventing Paris 2 competition last January.
Come and listen Françoise Raynaud about the sensitive city.
Join us for a round-table talk on Architecture and Animism, hosted by loci anima architectures. In the current context of New York City Green Deal, we will be addressing the founding elements of architectural sustainability from a holistic and animist point of view. Energy and waste cycles are at the core of this approach.
Speaking will be Jonathan Thornhill, partner architect from loci anima and with guest speaker, Clare Miflin founder of HandWoven. The event will take place at Greenwich West gallery, spotlighting loci anima’s first New York tower.
An urban signal for the entrance to Montpellier, this office building will energize the district of Garosud and contribute to the development of its urban mixity. Heliotropic, this office building feeds on light. Its facades change from dark to light at the top to reflect the sun’s rays and blend into the sky. It changes its appearance and colours according to different times of the day, the weather, the angle of the sun and bewitches the passer-by, who becomes a spectator of an aesthetic optical game.
A ten-year adventure ends! The Aquarel office campus will be inaugurated on April 04 at Pont d’Issy-les-Moulineaux.
On the banks of the Seine, Campus Aquarel, located in the commune of Issy les Moulineaux, enjoys an exceptional urban location that combines city buzz with natural spaces. It is opposite the Île Saint-Germain and has a lovely view over the west of the Greater Paris Area, with the Mont Valérien and La Défense in the distance. Designed as a superimposition of strata, it plays with regression and angles.
© JP Porcher
Find us for the conference of Françoise Raynaud, architect.
Multimedia Room of the City Hall
62 rue du General Leclerc in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
Winning project for the Reinventing Paris 2 competition in January 2019 on the Seine water pumping plant site called “Auteuil factory” in the 16th arrondissement in Paris. A citizen project, carried by the local residents.