Stanton Williams completes renovation of Beaux-Arts museum in Nantes with stone and marble extension

London firm Stanton Williams has renovated and extended the Musée d’arts de Nantes, adding a series of extensions including a monolithic structure wrapped in stone and translucent marble to the Beaux-Arts building. Stanton Williams was awarded the project to oversee the modernisation of the museum in 2009, with a proposal that involved introducing several contemporary interventions alongside

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Christophe Rousselle’s Inoxia apartments feature jagged wraparound balconies

Angular balconies edged with bands of reflective steel surround this apartment building in the French city of Nantes, providing occupants on each level with unobstructed views of the sky (+ slideshow). The Inoxia project was designed by Paris firm Christophe Rousselle Architects as part of the regeneration of an area around the main station in Nantes. In More

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Mabire-Reich’s Landscape House features metal walls and a sloping roof terrace

Corrugated aluminium clads this extension to a house in Nantes, France, by local studio Mabire-Reich, which also boasts a decked terrace covering its entire roof (+ slideshow). The extension was designed by Marie-Hélène Reich and Antoine Mabire as an addition to their own home, which had become too small for their growing family. The original 1930s house is More

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Lakeside boathouse by Guinée*Potin Architectes features a green roof and wooden walls

This water sports centre with a green roof was designed by Guinée*Potin Architectes and is set into a grassy bank by a lake in western France (+ slideshow). The concrete and timber boathouse by Nantes-based Guinée*Potin Architectes is partially concealed by the sloping shoreline of Lake Vioreau in the French region of Joué-sur-Erdre. The leisure facility provides a […]

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Nantes house extension contrasts blackened wood facades with pale window frames

Pale wooden window frames contrast with the black-stained cedar facades of this extension to a detached house in Nantes by French studio Bertin Bichet Architectes (+ slideshow). The client asked Bertin Bichet Architectes to create a 30-square-metre addition to the French property that would improve the connection between the interior and the garden at the […]

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