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  • The Villa des Arts, which houses a set of artists’ workshops, is situated at the foot of the Butte Montmartre in the 18th arrondissement of Paris. It has just undergone a major renovation, managed by architects Grégoire Oudin (APGO) and Bertrand Naut (abn). In this site steeped in history and culture, which has welcomed some of […]


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  • Initially the space to take part was saturated and inaccessible in some corners. There was no connection between the garden of entrance and the workshop because in spite of having windows this relation was lost. The objective was to clean it visually, to clear walls, to create ample and practical spaces to store, to organize […]


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Redevelopment of a factory site in Haarlem During the coming years a number of obsolete factory sites along the River Spaarne in the centre of Haarlem will be redeveloped for homes, employment, culture and entertainment. The location that stirs the imagination most may well be the site of former Droste chocolate factory: it is in […]


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