cool paving

Beneath the paving stones lies the sea…

In the main axis of the new multimodal hub in the French city of Nice, for the first time in Europe, a large expanse of urban cool paving has been created.

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Earthworks

Take two of my projects 30 years apart, one recent work and one early scheme; despite the lapse in time and their very different contexts, they reveal much in common.

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Work in progress
Nice, Grand Arénas

Nice Grand Arénas. France

50 hectares of public land on which to design the city’s new urban centre.

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Materials #2: Prague National Gallery Entrance Hall

Materials #2: Prague National Gallery Entrance Hall

Two parallel surfaces organize what used to be an empty space without weighing it down...

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Materials: Dwellings in Toulouse

Materials: Dwellings in Toulouse

The structure comprises a series of parallel concrete walls...

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Dwellings in Toulouse: The Garden

Dwellings in Toulouse: The Garden

A housing development that seeks to optimize the living conditions of each...

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Nature as a continuous layer for the PGGM‘s headquarters to float on

Nature as a continuous layer for the PGGM‘s headquarters to float on

The landscape created at PGGM’s headquarters, four years on...

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El Ninot Market: light in the space

EL NINOT MARKET: LIGHT IN THE SPACE

The space took the form of a great pre-existing roof. Beautiful...

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Urban Filters #2

Urban Filters #2

“We are interested in the surface, but we like to see it in relation to the volume..."

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Urban Filters #1

Urban Filters #1

“We know that the skin is important, but what interests us is seeing it..."

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The small scale: architectural detailing is what makes a project unique

The small scale

Architectural detailing is what makes a project unique...

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Museums: #3 Cultural Center in Castelo Branco

Museums: #3 Cultural Center in Castelo Branco

The plaza is a surface, a topography drawn out in relation to the movement of the water and built by pedreiros...

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Museums: #1 Prague National Gallery Entrance Hall

Museums: #1 Prague National Gallery Entrance Hall

In the grounds of Prague Castle, among various palaces currently reused to house the National Gallery, the brief was to design...

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