The world of architecture in France is full of celebrities. We present you a selection of the five that caught our attention among all the most famous French architects.
French architecture is rich in celebrities. Here are five that caught our attention among all the most famous French architects:
One of the most appreciated architects in the world, Jean Nouvel even has celebrities among his fans. He has even acquired an international dimension.
After graduating in 1972, he was influenced by various renowned architects such as Paul Virilio, Claude Parent and François Seigneur, and his inventions are unique and impressive. With each project, he develops a new style.
He uses his creativity and talent by exploiting transparent and bright materials (glass and metals) under the effect of light. He also specializes in the design of old monuments, but this does not prevent him from leading a very versatile team.
Valode et Pistre
Valode et Pistre is an agency founded in 1980 by Denis Valode and Jean Pistre, both named “Officiers des Arts et des Lettres”.
Today recognized for the quality of its work, its mastery of the fusion between contemporary and heritage architecture and in the rehabilitation and use of cutting-edge technology, the internationally renowned firm specializes in urban architecture, interior design and engineering.
Jean Michel Wilmotte
Jean-Michel Wilmotte, an architect, urban planner and designer, is known for his talent in interior design. He graduated as an interior architect in 1973, then in 1993 as an architect, he is skilled in developing both small-scale interior architecture (apartment) and large-scale architecture (whole city).
Today, his agency works on interior architecture, architecture, urbanism, museography and design and works with more than twenty countries around the world.
Jacques Ferrier is a great architect and engineer who is highly regarded throughout the world. He has had great success in his achievements in France and internationally. His agency is one of the few in France that seeks to develop architectural activities in collaboration with industrialists. He opts for large-scale architecture that conveys sustainable development and the concept of the “sensual city” in relation to urban issues.
Nicolas Michelin is an architect and urban planner, who founded ANMA or Agence de Nicolas Michelin et associés, in 2000, one of the most sought after and best architectural firms in France. His philosophy is ultra contextuality, lightness, “natural” economies, adaptability and the ordinary-extraordinary. He specializes in ecological architecture and is considered the precursor of ultra contextuality, a tailor-made approach that has made him a success in architecture.
See also: French architects