a+ samueldelmas — Sensible



a+ samueldelmas

Past: February 2 → 13, 2016

Samuel Delmas set up the a+ samueldelmas agency in 2003 in order to engage actively with his environment and thereby have a lasting effect on how it is perceived and experienced.

This first monographic exhibition uses the theme of materials to explore a selection of the agency’s projects: the a+f house, the children’s psychiatric hospital at Bures-sur-Yvette, the crèche at Asnières-sur-Seine, the Broussais retirement home in Paris, the tertiary medical center at Nozay and the Îlot Petit-Bruges in Bordeaux.

Using models and fragments of materials to evoke these buildings, Samuel Delmas invites visitors to invert the way they view projects. In this way he shows that it is possible to create intimacy by creating a passage, a shadow, a depth, “very simply”, through materials and the use of space. Thus, the exhibition explores each project’s sensibility and encourages visitors to rediscover the way in which the senses are solicited by architecture and by materials, their aspect, their texture, their luminosity.

«Sensible», a monograph presenting the agency’s work, will be published in conjunction with the exhibition.

  • Opening Thursday, February 4, 2016 6:30 PM → 9 PM


03 Le Marais Zoom in 03 Le Marais Zoom out

11, rue des Blancs Manteaux

75004 Paris

T. 01 49 96 64 00 — F. 01 49 96 64 01


Hôtel de Ville

Opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 7 PM

The artist

  • Samuel Delmas