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When materials match pedagogy and values : Educational institution Emmanuel d’Alzon

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Interview with Sébastien Girardeau (Dauphins architecture).


Having looked at your work and achievements since 2007, I noted an emphasis on biosourced projects and working in partnerships. How would you describe the agency today?


For each project, living is at the heart of our thinking. In architecture, this is manifested by how people use places - the anthropogenic character of architecture. We explore topics such as freedom, flexibility, historical and cultural context, symbolic figures of architecture as well as landscape.We work in participatory ways as life is also represented in the fauna and flora that inhabit spaces. We have an interest in greening the building by finding refuges for biodiversity and integrating the landscape.The use of environmentally friendly and healthy materials (...)


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