No fake architecture

MARK online magazine 6/1/17

As dutch architecture magazine MARK reports : "Ameller & Dubois' school complex in Serris, next to Disneland Paris, counteracts the faux-neoclassicism of its famous surroundings."

Download [pdf] See the project “Serris - Childhood center”

30th most active firm

n°379, déc 2016-janv 2017 1/3/17

The famous French design magazine CREE published a chart of the 100 most busy architecture firms in France en 2016. Ameller, Dubois et Associés is ranked 30th, with nine large buildings under construction, just fifteen about to start, and a few more in progress on the drawing board.

See the project “Paris - 180 apartments plus stores”

landmarket halls

Encore! n° de mai 2016 5/30/16

Download [pdf] See the project “Marly-le-Roi - City center restructuration”

Proud concrete

Architectures de béton / Dunod 5/29/16

Co-authored by Paul Chemetov and Claire Barbou, this book documents "46 remarkable buildings by today's leading French architects" using concrete. One of them is the residential complex we designed for the City of Paris at the corner of rue des Cévennes and rue de Lourmel.

Download [pdf] See the project “Paris - Housing And Medical Care”

Pau city center redevelopment

France 3 10/2/15

La remise de l'avant-projet sommaire (APS) de notre projet de rénovation du Complexe de la République à Pau a fait l'objet d'un long sujet aux informations régionales de France 3. L'avancement de cette opération très attendue y est analysé par le maire, M François Bayrou, l'architecte Jacques Dubois (Ameller, Dubois et Associés) et l'ingénieur Christophe Doignies (BET Gruet Ingénierie).

Download [pdf] See the project “Pau - Market hall and city center renewal”

Animated dwelling

Ek n°44 4/10/15

Under this title (in French : Habitat animé), architecture editor Raphaëlle Saint-Pierre published an eight-page story about the complex we designed in the large French city of Nantes.

Download [pdf] See the project “Nantes - Mixed Housing Complex”

Zooming in on Boucicaut

Archistorm n°71 3/15/15

In a double page review, Archistorm published the critically-acclaimed Parisian housing complex with a home for autistic workers that we designed for the City of Paris.

See the project “Paris - Housing And Medical Care”

France 3 evening news

France 3 2/20/15

French national TV channel France 3 reported the completion of the new Boucicaut area in Paris with a display of satisfaction by its residents, praising the high standards of comfort delivered by our housing complex there.

See the project “Paris - Housing And Medical Care”

Subtle design

Le Moniteur n°5803 2/13/15

French architecture weekly magazine Le Moniteur reviews our housing complex in Nantes under this headline : "A subtle mix of shapes and materials" (une subtile composition de formes et de matériaux), further describing it as made of "carefully assembled perpendicular entities, conveying an almost individual home feeling".

Download [pdf] See the project “Nantes - Mixed Housing Complex”

Marly-le-Roi market hall

Télérama n°3393 1/21/15

In Télérama - French leading culture and media weekly magazine - Luc Le Chatelier reviews our Marly-le-Roi market hall with a TT icon, standing for "on aime beaucoup" (we like it a lot).

Download [pdf] See the project “Marly-le-Roi - City center restructuration”

Compiègne University

AMC janvier 2015 1/12/15

In their yearly issue gathering the 100 most remarkable buildings completed in France, AMC included the Centre de l'Innovation that we designed for the University of Compiègne (UTC), with its striking timber cladding and dramatic inner spaces.

See the project “Compiègne - University Of Technology (UTC)”

Tribute to our police headquarters

Sud-Ouest 8/9/14

Pierre-Marie Lemaire describes our building as a fours-stars police facilty, to be completed in august 2016. "Some 210 police officers will then have the privilege to leave their terribly aging buildings for this brand new location".

See the project “La Rochelle - National police headquarters”

Industrial rebirth

Le Moniteur 11/3/13

Francis Gouge reports the contribution of Ameller Dubois & associates to the rebirth of the late Philips industrial site near Paris in Ivry-sur-Seine. The construction of the high school and gymnasium we designed is bringing life back at the foot of its monumental chimney.

See the project “Ivry-sur-Seine - High school”

A concrete interview

Planète Béton n°16 10/2/13

Le bimensuel spécialisé de la construction en béton publie un entretien de Christine Raynaud avec Philippe Ameller sur ce sujet. L'interview se conclut par une interrogation sur le potentiel des futurs bétons. À quoi Philippe répond : "Si l’avenir du béton permet de revenir à l’expression de la «vérité» d’une structure et de se passer de l’enveloppe isolante et de ses vêtures, la possibilité nous sera offerte de renouer avec des expressions architecturales aujourd’hui un peu délaissées pour des raisons de contraintes énergétiques ou réglementaires."

Reflexions about the light

Archibooks 3/28/13

A text by Philippe Ameller and Jacques Dubois has been selected among other leading French architects as part of the book "Qu'est-ce que la lumière pour les architectes" ("What is light to architects ?"), published by Archibooks/Archistorm. The fellow cowriters are : Alexandre Chemetoff - Philippe Ameller et Jacques Dubois - Anne Démians - AREP - Arte Charpentier Architectes - Architecture-Studio - Atelier 9.81 - Ateliers 2/3/4/ - Pascal Gontier - Paul Chemetov - Françoise N'Thépé et Aldric Beckmann - Bernard Desmoulin - Bernard Tschumi - Olivier Brenac et Xavier Gonzalez - Thierry de Dinechin, Philippe Gorce, Lamine Diouf, Yves Simon (DGLa) - Dominique Perrault - Emmanuel Combarel et Dominique Marrec - Emmanuelle Colboc - Francis Soler - François Leclercq - Dominique Gautier et Stéphane conquet - Gaëlle Péneau - Groupe-6 - Hubert Godet - Jacques Ferrier - Dominique Jakob et Brendan MacFarlane - Jean-Marc Ibos et Myrto Vitart - Jean-Paul Viguier - Kengo Kuma - Benoît Jallon et Umberto Napolitano (LAN) - Édouard François - Manuelle Gautrand - Marc Mimram - Brigitte Métra - Nicolas Michelin - Rudy Ricciotti - Caroline Barat et Thomas Dubuisson (Search) - Olivier Camus et Lyderic Veauvy (TANK Architectes) - Thierry Van de Wyngaert - Véronique Feigel.

Entering the Top 100

d'a 1/2/13

Last year, the famous french magazine D'a (standing for "D'architecture", which means "Of architecture") published the lits of the 200 largest architectural firms in France. We then ranked in the very middle of that Top 200 (#101). This year, we firmly enter the Top 100 (#88). And we hope that the quality of our design matches the health of our business.

European architecture

1000 x European Architecture 11/11/12

The selected works in this volume provide a cross-section of contemporary European architectural culture in the current context of the building boom, financial crisis and economic recovery. "These diverging developments combined with significantly increased ecological awareness have sustainably and creatively influenced the world of architecture in Europe during the past five years", says the publisher. "This compendium brings together on 1000 pages the latest works of the world’s leading architects as well as great projects by up-and-coming future stars." Two of our buildings are displayed in this European "best of" : the Eaubonne Senior High school, and the Provins Police Station.

See the project “Provins - Police Station” See the project “Eaubonne - Louis Armand high school • 1200 students”

Watching Over The City And The Sky

Arhitext n°221 4/3/12

This title tops a triple spread about our police station in Provins, in the issue of Roumanian magazine Arhitext dedicated to recent striking European buildings designed for justice, police and customs checkpoints. ISSN1224-886X

Download [pdf] See the project “Provins - Police Station”

Architecture in France

Archistorm n°49 8/1/11

In its summer issue, Archistorm displays the police station that our firm designed for the city of Provins, near Paris.

See the project “Provins - Police Station”

On Our Russian Church In Paris

Arts sacrés n°12 7/11/11

The july 2011 issue of Arts Sacrés publishes a several pages review of the 121 entries to the international competition for a new Russian church in Paris, launched by Newity for the Russian government. The editor explains his preference for five of these projects, among which ours is rated second.

Download [pdf] See the project “Paris - Russian Orthodox Church And Cultural Center”

The Best Retiring Home In Reims

L'Union 7/9/11

Guillaume Flatet reports on the completion of La Résidence Roux, for Reims University Hospital. A 285 beds retiremnt home designed by Philippe Ameller and Jacques Dubois, assited by architects Raphaël Hénon and Catherine Laroche, in Paris, plus Isabelle Faupin in Reims. The capital city of Champagne.

Download [pdf] See the project “Reims - Résidence Roux • 285 Rooms ”

First Class Environmental Educationnal Building In Niort

5/27/11

In Le Moniteur, Thierry Thomas reports the reconstruction of the Jean-Zay school as part of the National Urban Renovation Plan. "L'école élémentaire et le restaurant scolaire implantés au Clos-Bouchet à Niort (...) constituent le premier équipement du patrimoine niortais conçu pour atteindre la norme BBC (bâtiment à basse consommation). Pour cela, les architectes ont choisi une isolation renforcée des façades, du sol et de la terrasse, un double vitrage réfléchissant les rayons du soleil, une toiture végétalisée et une ventilation à double flux."

See the project “Niort - Elementary School”

Epitomizing The Future Of Schools

4/6/11

Dans le quotidien des régions Centre et Pays-de Loire, Yves Revet rend compte de la visite, par les écoliers niortais, du chantier de leur future école "verte". Sous le titre "L'école du futur sort de terre", le journaliste s'entretient avec Christophe Prévost responsable de l'opération à la mairie de Niort, et relate les impressions des élèves. "L'idée, avec cette visite, c'est aussi que les enfants prennent possession des futurs locaux pour les respecter." Ce qui semble être bien parti : "Quand on voit l'établissement qu'on va quitter, on se dit que ça va être le choc." Ce groupe scolaire, conçu et construit par notre agence, est le premier équipement labellisé Bâtiment à Basse Consommation (BBC) à Niort.

See the project “Niort - Elementary School”

World Class High School Near Paris

Atlas of World Interior Design 11/2/10

Double round of applause by Braun for the Lycée Louis-Armand in Eaubonne, designed by Ameller & Dubois for the Regional Council of Paris Area. Earlier this year, the German-Swiss publisher issued a compedium soberly baring the title Schools, and displaying the Lycée Louis-Armand among the best educationnal buildings of the world. This week, Braun issues its World Atlas of Interior Design. As Braun puts it : «a detailed and comprehensive portrayal of the best and newest interior projects from accross the globe . From the pragmatism of North America and the minimalism of Northern Europe to the regionalism of Asian design and lavish Mediterranean interiors, a global diversity of styles are on show ». The Lycée Louis-Armand appears to blend Northern Europe pragmatism with Mediterranean joie de vivre. Architects : Philippe Ameller and Jacques Dubois ; assistant architect : Renaud Djian.

Atlas of World Interior Design • ISBN : 978303768061

See the project “Eaubonne - Louis Armand high school • 1200 students”

Our Eaubonne high school as seen from China

International Interior Design Yearbook 2010 7/9/10

In the 2010 issue of its International Interior Design Yearbook, Tianjin University Press, of China, displays one of our designs for the Regional Council of Paris Area : the Lycée Louis-Armand in Eaubonne. A senior high school with appartments. And with a dramatic use of high ceilings, daylight and coloured spaces, seldom found in educationnal buildings. Architects : Philippe Ameller and Jacques Dubois ; assistant architect : Renaud Djian.

See the project “Eaubonne - Louis Armand high school • 1200 students”

Braun’s Educationnal Spaces

Schools 1/3/10

Schools « presents international projects which set themselves apart not only with their modern architectural vocabulary, but also with their architects’ hope of being their contribution to the improvement of educational standards. » The senior high school Lycée-Louis-Armand, wich Ameller & Dubois built in Eaubonne, near Paris, has been included in this exclusive presentation, along with other impressive buildings of Northern and Mediterranean Europe.

Schools - Educational Spaces • ISBN 978-3-03768-023-0

See the project “Paris - Elementary School • 800 Pupils” See the project “Versailles - ISIPCA” See the project “Eaubonne - Louis Armand high school • 1200 students”

France Info On Ameller & Dubois

1/3/10

David Jacquet et Pascal Long, les auteurs du Guide la dépendance ("8000 maisons de retraites visitées") édité par France Info et JTL, classent premier de son département [Seine-Saint-Denis] le Centre gérontologique Constance-Mazier à Aubervilliers, livré en 2007 par l'agence d'architecture Ameller, Dubois & Associés. Grâce à la qualité architecturale "très contemporaine - très réussie" de sa rénovation-extension, ils lui attribuent la note de 9/10, et concluent à son propos : "adresse exceptionnelle".

Guide de la dépendance • ISBN 978-2-9527319-4-2

See the project “Aubervilliers - Residence For The Elderly”

Nursing The Elderly Next To The Château De Versailles

d'Architectures 11/10/09

Download d’A’s article about the 3.700 m2 building we designed for the Centre hospitalier de Versailles, a stone’s throw from the Château de Versailles.

Download [pdf] See the project “Versailles - Hospital Richaud Nursing Home”

Nursing Home In Versailles

Décideurs en gérontologie 9/12/09

"Building a nursing home a few hundred meters from the Palace of Versailles imposed on the architects draconian guidelines. Two buildings had to be set within a site that necessarily has tight stylistic constraints but still adhere to the regulatory norms regarding sanitation and other technical aspects of building. The positive side of things is that the demand for quality—particularly when it came to materials used—justified the spending that’s reflected in the use of stone for the facade, copper for the rooftops, and cobblestone for the surrounding pavement. But the concessions to past history end there. For the rest, the building wields an air of elegance strictly contemporary. Concealed from the nearby Boulevard de la Reine, it reveals itself to the visitor as if placed on a glass base. Its ninety bedrooms have been grouped into the top three stories surrounding the common spaces, while the management is concentrated in the ground level and the technical equipment lies hidden underneath the roof. “The natural light became a fundamental element of the interior organization,” say architects Ameller and Dubois. And, without a doubt, it’s one of the comforting elements felt by both the staff and the residents as they work and live in this building."

See the project “Versailles - Hospital Richaud Nursing Home”

France Television's Evening News

Journal télévisé de 20 heures sur France 2 12/12/08

Ameller & Dubois, architects depicted as environmental quality pioneers. French national TV 8pm news. Anchor man : David Pujadas.

See the project “Paris - Elementary School • 800 Pupils”

Paris 2000, Featuring Ameller & Dubois

The Monacelli Press 7/24/08

Sam Lubell compiles just over 30 projects completed in the City of Light since 2000. In what is considered by many to be Europe's most beautiful big city, a work of art in many ways, contemporary architecture stands out more than many other cities. But since Mitterrand's Grand Projets at the end of last century, the city's new buildings do not receive the attention of other European urban centers. The projects here certainly illustrate that this is changing, as buildings like Francis Soler's Ministry of Culture, Jean Nouvel's Musée du Quai Branly, or Philippe Ameller and Jacques Dubois' ISIPCA attest.

See the project “Versailles - ISIPCA”

In "The Parents Magazine"

La Revue des Parents 2/26/08

"Modernité, esthétique et meilleur fonctionnement", titre La Revue des Parents, à propos de l'extension du Lycée Louis-Armand d'Eaubonne par l'agence d'architecture Ameller Dubois et Associés, qui "a su allier contraintes techniques et créativité architecturale". Une mère d'élève de terminale témoigne : "Les enfants ont le sentiment d'une structure belle et agréable qu'ils respectent (...). Ils apprécient le hall (...) et le rouge de l'escalier qui fait "boîte de nuit". (...) L'insonorisation des salles est impressionnante. (...) C'est globalement très réussi."

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The Oakland Tribune (USA) 4/1/07

See the project “Le Raincy - Media library”