209 Logements, Houilles

Case Study - 209 Logements, Houilles

Houilles, France
 -  24 Aug 2020 - 12:22

In Houilles, a city located in the Yvelines département in the Paris metro area, the market square looks better than ever after the comprehensive renovation of a large apartment complex consisting of several tiered buildings. C3A Architecture, the architecture studio in charge of the project, decided to play with material interactions: white mineral stucco, zinc cladding and Trespa® Meteon® panels have been used side by side. The latter were chosen for their complementary, warm brown finish reminiscent of oxidised metal and their outstanding durability.


Case Study - Sommerlyst, Tromsø

Sommerlyst, Tromsø, Norway
 -  21 Aug 2020 - 13:45

Tromsø, Norway’s northernmost city, is located on an island well above the Arctic Circle. Tromsø has a population of nearly 80,000, and at such an exceptionally high latitude, there are only two other cities of similar or larger size anywhere in the world. Therefore, when Knut Brandsberg-Dahl of Filter/Arkitekter in Oslo decided to take part in the competition for a new school building, he was aware that the project would be unusual in more than one way.

Case Study - U Pavayun - Villa del Sol, Monaco

Case Study - U Pavayun - Villa del Sol, Monaco

Monaco, France
 -  19 Aug 2020 - 15:09

High above the city centre, halfway between the mountains and the sea, there is a building that nobody can fail to notice: ‘U Pavayún’ proudly showcases the principality’s official colours – white and red – in a way uniquely its own. By combining vivid colours inspired by nature with a bold and modern architectural concept, the building maximises the visual impact of its ventilated façades.

Renovated House in Boechout

Make the most of your holistay: turn it into a long-lasting source of satisfaction

 -  16 Jul 2020 - 09:51

Holistays have been on the rise for quite a while: enjoying the comfort of one’s home can indeed be more rewarding and relaxing than travelling to faraway places and facing, after a stressful journey, the kind of disappointment all of us have experienced, when destination and lodging fall surprisingly short of the family’s expectations.

This year, with a pandemic that has been reined in, but not yet eliminated, it sounds more sensible than ever to stay rather than go away. 


Case Study - Goltzstraße, Berlin-Schöneberg

Goltzstraße, Berlin-Schöneberg
 -  20 Apr 2020 - 16:37

Closing the gap in Berlin: how to turn an infill into a success story 

“From the day I opened my own practice in Berlin, vacant lots have fascinated me”, explains the architect Claudius Markworth. “In Berlin, the housing market is increasingly tight, although there is potential everywhere – and this never fails to strike me. It can indeed be tempting to turn urban open spaces, which are irreplaceable, into new housing developments. It has been happening to some extent, and yet in my opinion, it is wrong.

Study Hall Lyon - Façade cladding - Trespa® Meteon®

Case Study - Study Hall Lyon

Lyon, France
 -  06 Apr 2020 - 14:15

A residence hall whose façades reflect a play of dancing light 

Lyon, the second largest university city in France with a student population of no less than 120,000 young men and women, is renowned for its quality of life. In the heart of the city, bordered by the Rhône and Saône rivers, the Confluence is a huge, 150-hectare area, which was traditionally a hive of industrial and port-related activities.


CJ Blossom Park

Suwon, South-Korea
 -  16 Mar 2020 - 12:32


CJ Corporation’s Blossom Park in Suwon, South Korea brings together diverse R&D units in a single dynamic, boundary-free, stimulating environment, maximising innovation and inspiring creative potential.