Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Beckmann-N’Thépé Young but talented...

I found an article about young architects from France: Françoise N’Thépé and Aldric Beckmann . They said that the challenges were acute especially for those without much experience, but despite the obstacles they have already completed an impressive collection of works in Paris since 2002 when they started their firm. This includes a social housing tower; an extension of the Versailles School of Architecture; a model house in the Parc de la Villette; a future town hall for the city’s 17th arrondissement; and a redesign of the Parc Zoologique de Paris, in Vincennes.

Their buildings are unique, very sculptural. At the same time they all belong to their location. “Our first approach to architecture has always been about how cities function,” says N’Thépé. “We’re very aware of how our ‘sculptures’ emerge, about the context and the stories we want to create.”

Hope you will appreciate their works as I do.


Credit Pictures: Beckmann-N’Thépé

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