Barré Lambot Architectes — 2010-2015



Barré Lambot Architectes

Past: October 30 → November 29, 2014

In 2010, after two decades designing housing complexes, public buildings, and civic programs, patiently refining their uncompromising architecture, Barré and Lambot have finally broken into the world of major real estate projects. This fall, as an equivalent project in Paris struggles to get off the ground, the Nouvelle Vague housing complex between Nantes railway station and the Malakof district will welcome its first residents.

Rich beginnings have left their mark in the form of an unfailing respect for place and texture, for materials and how they are used, while their most recent projects have awakened an ambition to circumvent the stereotypes routinely incorporated into major buildings. They have always eschewed the dominant paradigm, skirting round it without ignoring it, acknowledging its presence while guaranteeing the soundness of their work. Despite their seemingly reserved manner, Barré and Lambot never do anything by halves. Now aged 52 and at the head of an agency with a dozen staff, the pair have remained true to a tradition of how projects should be approached and conducted, while in no way shirking the major issues of the times.

The materials, models, iconographies, maps, and geographies assembled in this exhibition encapsulate the agency’s imagination. Disciplines cut across territories, while objects belong to everyone: architecture will always lie at the crossroads of precarious and ill- marked trails, with every project an invitation to push our explorations to disparate horizons.

Jean-Louis Violeau, july 21th, 2014
  • Opening Tuesday, November 4, 2014 6:30 PM → 9 PM
  • Lecture Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 7 PM

    On this occasion, a lecture attended by Agnès Lambot and Philippe Barré will be held at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal — 21 boulevard Morland — 75004 Paris. Reservation required:

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 artists

  • Philippe Barré
  • Agnès Lambot