Design a home with no artificial lighting
We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the AAPPAREL Sustainability award winners of our "Iceland Volcano Coffee Shop" competition – Clément Molinier and Philippe Paumelle from France!
AAPPAREL Sustainability award winners from France
We are both young graduates of the Grenoble School of Architecture. We graduated with the AE&CC (Architecture, Environment & Constructive Cultures) master's degree. This master's degree allowed us to build 1:1 architectural projects, from design to implementation during our studies. Our practice has a strong site, context and, more generally, “genius loci” approach.
During our studies, we had the opportunity to design different projects at various scales and levels of detail, from 1:1 construction to large scale projects. We have also participated in numerous competitions over the past few years to develop working methodologies and architectural concepts. There is no such thing as small architecture. Huts and monuments have the same value, each project deserves our full attention.
Architecture is a declension of the forms and forces of nature. We see ourselves as interpreters and try to organise the material to capture the sensibilities of the world.
Architecture competitions are opportunities for us to test new ways of representation and design. As young architects, they also allow us to forge a work methodology and to sharpen our architectural discourse. Moreover, the competition subjects allow us to push concepts quite far, and to re-use the best of them in our work.
The competition is a time for taking risks and expressing all of one's creativity without worrying about other issues; everyone can set their own standards. Regardless of one's level or age, they inevitably lead to progress in our practice.