Guillaume Ramillien

Winner of the The Young Architects and Landscape Artists Contest (AJAP) in 2016, Guillaume Ramillien is part of a young generation of French architects who seek to reconcile reality and the imagination. He describes here how the environment informs the way a building is designed.

Updated on 25/05/2021

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Encore Heureux's Infinite Places (Lieux Infinis) at the Venice Biennale

For the 16th Venice International Architecture Biennial, the Encore Heureux agency chose to present ten "Infinite Places": places that transform, reinvent themselves and offer spaces for interaction. The Belle de May in Marseille and the Tri Postal in Avignon are among these places which experiment...

Updated on 26/02/2019

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Michèle Laruë-Charlus

For nearly 25 years, Michèle Laruë-Charlus has been closely involved in supporting the exemplary land development policies of the Bordeaux Métropole. Now at the head of the Bordeaux Métropole 2050 project, she describes the city of tomorrow, based on an interactive and replicable model.

Updated on 08/07/2019

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Dominique Perrault

For more than thirty years, the architect Dominique Perrault has been a leading international figure in contemporary architecture. His projects, designed as part of a contextual whole, use contrast and detail as a way to shake up the established order. His thirst for innovation continues to grow...

Published on 01/09/2020

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Anya Sirota

Having worked in Detroit for more than 10 years with her partner Jean-Louis Farges at the Akoaki studio, architect Anya Sirota explores meaningful approaches which aim to allow citizens to reclaim public spaces. From temporary interventions to the overhauling of urban environments, each of her...

Updated on 25/05/2021

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Pocket Park in Burkina Faso

A green space project in response to urban densification, Pocket Park wants to think about ecology and urban planning in a creative and collective way. It combines artistic creation with respect for the environment.

Updated on 11/05/2020

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Nathalie Harb

The Lebanese artist Nathalie Harb lives and works between London and Beirut, and develops consideration of the notion of shelter, but also how what is private/public is structured in the urban space. A work designing settings fed by changes in the contemporary world.

Updated on 16/04/2021

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Ruedi & Vera Baur

Ruedi Baur trained as a graphic designer and has worked with many institutions including the Centre Pompidou, for which he designed the signage and graphic identity in 2000. He and Vera Baur-Kockot, the sociologist who specialises in visual anthropology, have created the Civic City institute and...

Updated on 25/05/2021

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Philippe Madec

Philippe Madec is an architect and town planner, and pioneer of sustainable development in these fields. For more than thirty years, he has been working so that elements of nature find their place in the project of human installation.

Updated on 19/05/2021

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Opening of the 17th Venice International Biennale of Architecture

The 17th Venice International Biennale of Architecture is taking place from 22 May to 21 November 2021. On the occasion of its opening, the Institut français invites you to find out more about the French Pavilion’s curator, the architect Christophe Hutin, and his project Les communautés à l’œuvre (C...

Updated on 19/05/2021

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Louise Granger et Victor Toutain yakafokon collective

Louise Granger and Victor Toutain, two members of the yakafokon collective, look back at the project’s beginnings and reflect on their design and production work. They also discuss their upcoming residency in Germany, focused on children's play areas.

Updated on 06/12/2021

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Traversées-Travessias Perspectives on architecture in a time of lockdown

Between 28 September and 28 October 2020, over 200 French and Brazilian participants responded to the call for contributions launched as part of the Traversées-Travessias competition. The aim was to take a creative look at the unprecedented experience of lockdown, the hardships it represented and...

Updated on 03/02/2021

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