« Le propre de tout être devenu humain est sa conscience de l’Autre » : we are all members of a boundary-less community, sharing today’s planet with tomorrow’s children … the ensuing responsible approach necessarily materialized by positive impact not only upon each user (zoom in), but also upon the community as a whole (zoom out) … the consequent deliberation kindling a holistic and empathetic response encompassing sustainability globally.
architectesassoc., directed by marc lacour and sabine leribaux, aims at expressing the needs at hand through the lens of social, political, economic, urban, human, emotional, environmental, cultural, or temporal, … context. This is reflected in the team’s broad outlook, essentially tapping into the wealth of exchanges encouraged between all players throughout the construction process … and equally, into each playor’s respective competencies.
Today, half of the Earth’s inhabitants live in urban settings, however we cannot yet offer a credible solution to the sheer scale of the situation. It is therefore paramount that our present think modes integrate this dilemma to its full extent…
and in so doing address the diverse echelons wherein architect and urban planner work hand in hand : thus a city becomes a collective body of work in which our fundamental human right to live together with dignity notwithstanding our differences is upheld, where rules are necessary but do not constitute a guaranty of success, all this putting us face to face with real people and their real capacity for creating real things … for getting things done.
The studio is composed of professionals who employ their talents and skills to bring to life novel, flexible, concrete visions in architecture, based on their hands-on experience. Synergies and collaborations with other essential contributors to the building process (engineers, builders, urbanists, scenographers, artists, photographers,…) are encouraged to prosper thereby embracing the complexity and ambiguity of today’s society.