Studio Weave installs stilted hikers’ shelter beside a Bordeaux river

Hikers can stay overnight for free at this elevated shelter on the outskirts of Bordeaux, designed by London-based Studio Weave to reference the form and materiality of traditional water towers. Studio Weave was commissioned to design the shelter by arts and architecture collective Bruit du Frigo, which has established a series of shelters around the

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warming up to bordeaux

Of the colors I’m seeing this Autumn, this deep wine color is really growing on me. Always one to shy away from much red this cooler and deeper shade is something I’m intrigued by, especially with greys, brown and nude pink. These photos were taken by …

Gabled penthouses sit atop apartment blocks at Bordeaux housing scheme

House-shaped structures sit atop towers and are arranged around landscaped gardens at this residential development in Bordeaux by local firm Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Verons Associates (+ slideshow). The scheme contains 93 residences in the Berges du Lac-Ginko development area, which is part of a wider urban regeneration project underway in the north of the French city. Marjan Hessamfar More

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Philippe Starck and Luc Arsène-Henry build steel wine cellar for Château les Carmes Haut-Brion

French designer Philippe Starck has teamed up with architect pal Luc Arsène-Henry to create a cellar for a Bordeaux wine estate, designed to to look like a “raw metal blade plunged in the terroir” (+ slideshow). Starck and LA/HAT Architectes co-founder Arsène-Henry were approached by Château les Carmes Haut-Brion to create the new cellar for its Bordeaux estate, which is More

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Bordeaux wine museum by XTU Architects features bulging gold-striped body

This huge bulbous building by XTU Architects creates a wine museum on the Bordeaux riverfront (+ slideshow). Open since the end of May, La Cité du Vin is a major new tourist attraction for the French city, boasting cavernous exhibition halls and a 55-metre-high viewing tower. Its bulging body is designed by Paris-based XTU to evoke “perpetual movement”, referencing the action of wine More

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Jean Paul Viguier selected ahead of Sou Fujimoto for timber-framed tower complex in Bordeaux

French architect Jean Paul Viguier has won a competition to design a new housing and office complex in Bordeaux, proposing a trio of timber-framed towers that will be among the tallest of their kind in the world. Called Hyperion, Jean Paul Viguier’s design was selected ahead of leading firms – including a Sou Fujimoto and Laisné Roussel team – for More

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Fabre/deMarien’s Tirepois apartments feature metal cladding and recessed windows

Galvanised metal cladding gives this housing development in Bordeaux a factory-like aesthetic that references its setting in a once industrial neighbourhood (+ slideshow). The Tirepois project occupies two plots adjacent to the Rue Achard – a main thoroughfare through the Bacalan neighbourhood. Designed by local studio Fabre/deMarien, the buildings are situated on either side of More

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LAN Architecture reclads Bordeaux tower blocks with translucent windows that slide back and forth

Paris firm LAN Architecture has renovated a group of Brutalist housing blocks in Bordeaux, France, adding sliding polycarbonate windows that create an ever-changing facade (+ slideshow). A new layer of polycarbonate cladding was added to improve the aesthetics and usability of the facade areas on three towers, and to transform the existing balconies on each storey […]

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Housing at old Bordeaux submarine base boasts climate-controlled atrium filled with gardens

An old submarine base in Bordeaux provided the site for this docklands housing complex by Agence Nicolas Michelin & Associés, where homes and gardens are arranged on either side of a glazed atrium (+ slideshow). The project is located in the French city’s Les Bassins à Flot district, which was designated as a UNESCO World […]

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Foster + Partners adds a new winery to the Château Margaux estate

Foster + Partners has added a glass-fronted winery framed by tree-shaped columns to the historic Château Margaux wine estate outside Bordeaux (+ slideshow). The Nouveau Chai is the first visible new building for over 200 years on the expansive estate, which is located in Bordeaux’s Médoc region – one of France’s important red-wine terroirs – and dates back to at least […]

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Herzog & de Meuron’s Bordeaux Stadium is framed by a forest of slender columns

Herzog & de Meuron has completed a monumental new stadium in Bordeaux framed by 900 slim white columns, one of the key venues for next year’s Euro football championship,  (+ slideshow). Officially inaugurated on Monday, the 42,000-seat Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux will host five matches during the UEFA Euro 2016 competition, and will become the home stadium of French team FC […]

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BASE adds a metal-clad playpark to a Bordeaux housing estate

Perforated metal panels create a semi-opaque surface around this elevated playground structure in Bordeaux, which contains slides, climbing nets and a trampoline (+ slideshow). The playground was developed by BASE as part of a project to improve living conditions for the residents of a 1960s housing estate called Génicart, which is situated in the Lormont district in […]

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