ARCHITECTURE • Mr François Bayrou, former Minister and current Mayor of Pau, praises our project for the renovation of the city center of his town : "The jury and I liked its beauty and its functionality, and the fact that the project meets each and every of our needs. The architects' talent was to take us even higher and further than we thought we could go." [Curtesy of La République des Pyrénées]
ARCHITECTS • A medley of our tongue-in-cheek greeting cards, spanning 20 years of the firm history (2010).
ARCHITECTURE • An interview with Jacques Dubois, on the pleasure of delivering a building that is faithfull to itself.
ARCHITECTURE • Philippe Ameller on the difficulty of talking about a project, and his will to let the projects speak for themselves.
ARCHITECTURE • Philippe Ameller évoque la première commande publique obtenue en équipe avec Jacques Dubois, au début des années 1990 : une école maternelle de quatre classes, avec parking souterrain, à Asnières-sur-Seine (France).
ARCHITECTS • One hour of pop rock covers by Philippe Ameller's seven-piece band : The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, The Who, Coldplay, Iggy Pop, Robert Johnson. Recorded by Taissa Arruda, filmed by Allinne & Castelot. As soon the video starts, click on the HD initials !
ARCHITECTS • The 2012 issue of our yearly party. With a couple of brass bands entertaining "the in crowd". Jacques Dubois on trumpet.
ARCHITECTS • A Cuban boléro composed by Osvaldo Farrés and later covered by Nat King Cole. July 2010 : the Beaux-Arts brass band "Les 7 Mercenaires" ("The Magnificent Seven") blowing their horns at night on the premises of Ameller & Dubois studio. Jacques Dubois plays 1st trumpet.
ARCHITECTS • The architects brass band Les 7 Mercenaires (The Magnificent Seven) right outside the Ameller & Dubois studio, playing "Besame Mucho" at our yearly party. The international standard was written and composed by Consuelo Velasquez (photo) after an aria by Enrique Granados.
ARCHITECTS • "Breathe" (Pink Floyd) live at La FLèche d'Or, by Philippe Ameller's rock band,Archirock. Philippe Legaret (lead and rythm guitar), Philippe Ameller (lead vocal), Jean-Philippe Godin (bass), Christophe Barbe (drums and backing vocals), Sylvie Nadal (wordless solo vocals and backing vocals) and Fabienne Le Pennec (backing vocals).
DOCUMENT • Le terme "déconstruction" désigne un mode de démolition particulièrement respectueux de l'environnement. La société SDS Démolition effectue la "déconstruction" de la ZAC Boucicaut où notre agence va construire pour la Ville de Paris un bâtiment à basse consommation d'énergie (BBC). Les engins travaillent sous brumisateurs, afin de minimiser la dispersion de poussières.
ARCHITECTS • Philippe Ameller covers Love In Vain, live at La Flèche d'Or, in front of our 500 guests. Left to right, the band memebers are : Olivier Caille, Philippe Legaret, Christophe Barbe on drums behind Philippe Ameller, Fabienne Le Pennec, Sylvie Nadal.
AMELLER & DUBOIS • Depicting and analyzing our projects
RADIO • Interesting brodcasts
MUSIC • Musical documents related to the life of our firm and our corporation
ARCHITECTURE SOUNDS • A bank of construction sounds and noises + urban and countryside audio sceneries
High fidelity projects1'45''
AMELLER & DUBOIS • Jacques Dubois on the pleasure of delivering a building that is faithfull to the original idea.
First Competition Won1'06''
AMELLER & DUBOIS • Philippe Ameller recalls how he teamed up with Jacques Dubois (French language).
The mysteries of aromas11'45''
RADIO : Written, produced and hosted by Ameller & Dubois PR manager and architect Frédéric Allinne, this weekly science program was broadcast by French national radio FRANCE INTER. Here is an excerpt about the scientific mysteries of flavors, scents and aromas. A tribute to the ISIPCA building (A stands for Aromas), which we were delivering at the very same time (the year 2000) in Versailles : a one-of-a-kind international college where perfume, cosmetics and food industry engineers are trained. (Warning : this radio program is in French).
The Lion Sleeps Tonight4'44
MUSIC • LES 7 MERCENAIRES. Brass version by Jacques Dubois, Philippe Legaret (trumpets), Antoine Felletin, Christophe Péterel, Pierre Phily (trombones), Michel Freudiger, Philippe Gauthier (alto saxhorns), Pierre-Édouard Caloni (sousaphone), Christophe Barbe (drums). Recorded in 1987.
In The Mood7'00
MUSIC • LES 7 MERCENAIRES. Jacques Dubois : 1st trumpet. Glenn Miller's standard by the famous Fanfare de l'École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. Recorded in 1987.
MUSIC • LES 7 MERCENAIRES : la fameuse fanfare des Beaux-Arts de Paris livre une version instrumentale de ce succès de 1955 signé Merle Travis.
With A little Help From My Friends4'41''
MUSIC • ARCHIROCK. Philippe Ameller's rock band covering Joe Cocker's cover of the Beatles ballad.
Sympathy For The Devil6'35''
MUSIC • ARCHIROCK. Philippe Ameller (lead vocal), Philippe Legaret (guitar), Christophe Barbe (drums), Jean-Philippe Godin (bass), Olivier Caille (keyboards), Sylvie Nadal and Fabienne Le Pennec (backing vocals and percussions). Live recording in Bagneux (France) in december 2010. Recorded and mixed by Frédéric Allinne.
Love in vain4'47''
MUSIC • ARCHIROCK. Philippe Ameller covers the blues standard written by Robert Johnson in 1937 and revisited by The Rolling Stones thirty years later. Recorded live in Bagneux (France) in December 2010. Guitar : Philippe Legaret, lead vocal : Philippe Ameller, bass : Jean-Philippe Godin, drums : Christophe Barbe, keyboards : Olivier Caille, backing vocals : Sylvie Nadal, Fabienne Le Pennec
MUSIC • STUDIO PARADISE. Grégoire Seidel (guitar, vocals) has been an architect at Ameller & Dubois since 2009. STUDIO PARADISE is his five-piece electro-rock band. Recorded in 2010, "Baby Girl" was played live for audiences of Parisian night clubs such as le Bus Palladium and le New Morning. http://www.noomiz.com/studioparadise