Guinée + Potin Architects
Nicolas Pineau
Guinée + Potin Architects

Guinée + Potin Architects

In 2002, Anne-Flore Guinée and Hervé Potin opened their office in Nantes, where they not only produce architecture. As plastic artist,Anne-Flore Guinée designed «Park Side Walk», a 200 meters frieze for Aryan Ashimoto in Tokyo, the covers and illustrations of acollection of children books edited by Paris-Musées, and Pinky- Piggy, a pink felt commercialized by Hachioji Seibu, Tokyo. Both inobjects, designs and architecture drawings, Anne-Flore Guinée and Hervé Potin select a digest of representations of ingenuous orinfantile taste. Certainly, the infantile effect appears also in their architecture: In the tree-trunks-columns in the Ecomuseum in Rennes,or in European 5, the Place de Strasbourg streetcars station, projected as an amorphous mass covered by a sutured Frankesteinskin, but with the colors of the sixties animation drawings.