NBJ Architects has always emphasised environmental concerns and commitments to sustainable development in its projects. NBJ’s priority is to reconcile social, economic, and environmental aspects to reduce resource consumption and its environmental impact. Every project NBJ has designed been thoroughly examined, whether environmental, climatic, programmatic and/or social. Faced with the dominant uniqueness, NBJ formulated the hypothesis that affirms the need to think of cities, metropolises, districts, and architecture through the reestablishment and identification of specificity of territorial anchoring, allowing the territory to be specified in his locality. By locality, NBJ does not mean a derogatory posture but rather an appearance of simple historical or geographical features. To NBJ, locality brings together the specificities associated with a territory to elevate them towards a new urban order. The neighbourhood is not an end but rather a beginning and marking point for integration on a much larger geographical scale.
Icade Villeneuve Art Verde
Located in Villeneuve les Maguelone, France. NBJ Architects was tasked with completing twenty-six houses, including ten social housing covering an area of 1,700 m² for the Icade clients and was completed in 2022.
Located in Argelès-Sur-Mer, France. NBJ Architect was in charge of the design and organisation of the construction, renovation and extension of the existing catering areas, which include the lunch room, production kitchen and heating areas, in the schools in Argelès-Sur-Mer. It was completed in 2022 and cost a total of 3.7 million euros.
Located in Zac Ovalie Montpellier, France. NBJ worked with the client of COGIM who wanted a program of 43 accommodations which was a total of 2,700 m² with a cost of 3.3 million euros and was finished in 2021. This project was specifically about finding a specific place dedicated to its inhabitants. Concerned about the social and environmental responsibilities that any architectural and urban project must bear, NBJ considered that each space designed must be a habitable and inhabited place. The concept of living is approached in a broad and open manner, allowing work to revolve around the specificity of local lifestyles unique to each territory, the analysis of uses, and the consideration of lifestyle evolution.
Located in Blagnac, France and was completed in 2017 for the City of Blagnac. The 5,750 m² building is their municipal technical centre and was a total cost of 8.5 million euros. This project also won the International Architecture Award 2019 from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architect and Design and the European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. It was also nominated in the BIM category of the Façades2build Awards 2020.
Located in Faubourg Malepere, Toulouse, France. NBJ Architects worked with clients Kaufman & Broad, Toulouse Metropole, and Oppidea in the construction of houses, shops, and office spaces. It was a contest that happened in 2020 and had an area of 16,000 m².
Located in Latte Maurin, France. NBJ designed sixty-nine housing which included thirty-three social housing. Lattes-Maurin was completed in 2022 and had an area of 3000 m² and cost 5 million euros. This project is part of a larger effort to convert already urbanised areas. Previously the site of Crédit Agricole, its conversion has allowed for the implementation of a 69-unit housing programme, with 33 social housing units and 36 affordable housing units. Its location on the outskirts of an agricultural area and vineyards provides access to a vast landscape while remaining fully connected to the city’s heart. The scale of the district has been sought by paying special attention to outdoor spaces, whether private or collective. Priority is given to Mediterranean customs and lifestyles.
Located in Lima Peru, this contest was a joint effort by NBJ Architects and NAS Architecture. The client was the Lima Art Museum, and the program was to create an extension of the Lima Contemporary Art Museum, which ended up being roughly 6,000 m².
Located in Montpellier, Zac Rive Gauche, France. NBJ Architects worked with Arcade Group to design eighty-seven housing which included eighteen in primo housing, seventeen in intermediate housing, and ten in PSLA housing. This project was completed in 2017 and cost 8.48 million euros covering a total of 5,895 m². The materiality of the built whole is provided by the thickness of the facades, which are simple and compact in shape. The structure is made up of three parts: a base, a body, and an attic, each of which expresses a relationship to its surroundings. The solid and protective base is composed of housing units with private exterior extensions. The treatment of the various terraces stretching like shooting lines towards the landscape aims to provide specific external expansions.
Located in Capdenac, France. This project was focusing on housing the equipment and pharmaceutical laboratory for Nutergia. NBJ Architects and NAS Architectures worked together on this competition in 2014 and had the building at 5,880 m² and really focused on the sustainability of the project by providing green roofs and other sustainable aspects.
Bamiyan Cultural Center
Located in Bamiyan, Afghanistan. NBJ Architects and NAS Architecture worked together with the City of Bamiyan to design a cultural center for a competition in 2015. They deisgn a 2,220 m² building that would of cotsed an estimated 2.5 million euros if they had won the competition.
To live, NBJ Architects believe that it is a key element to put man and living at the heart of any design project. Concerned about the social and environmental responsibilities that any architectural and urban project must bear, NBJ Architects poses the first willingness to consider that each space designed and drawn must be a habitable place to live. The concept of living is approached broadly and openly, allowing work to revolve around the specificity of local lifestyles unique to each territory while also taking into account the evolution of the habitat. We believe that architecture is a necessary condition for a place to exist. We want to provide the luxury of rediscovering the joy of living in a specific location.
Architecture Durable (no date) nbjarchitectes. Available at: https://nbj-archi.com/Architecture-durable (Accessed: January 1, 2023).
Bamiyan (2015) nbjarchitectes. Available at: https://nbj-archi.com/Bamiyan (Accessed: January 5, 2023).
Blagnac (2017) nbjarchitectes. Available at: https://nbj-archi.com/Blagnac (Accessed: December 30, 2022).
Icade Villeneuve Art & Verde (2022) nbjarchitectes. Available at: https://nbj-archi.com/icade-villeneuve-art-verde (Accessed: December 30, 2022).
Lattes / Maurin (2022) nbjarchitectes. Available at: https://nbj-archi.com/Lattes-Maurin (Accessed: January 5, 2023).
Lez in art (2017) nbjarchitectes. Available at: https://nbj-archi.com/Lez-in-art (Accessed: January 5, 2023).
Lima Musee (no date) nbjarchitectes. Available at: https://nbj-archi.com/lima-musee (Accessed: December 31, 2022).
Nutergia (2014) nbjarchitectes. Available at: https://nbj-archi.com/nutergia (Accessed: January 5, 2023).
Oppidea (2020) nbjarchitectes. Available at: https://nbj-archi.com/Oppidea (Accessed: December 30, 2022).
Ovalie (2021) nbjarchitectes. Available at: https://nbj-archi.com/ovalie (Accessed: January 5, 2023).
Restauration Argeles sur Mer (2022) nbjarchitectes. Available at: https://nbj-archi.com/Restauration-Argeles-sur-Mer (Accessed: December 30, 2022).