Brice Chapon and Émeric Lambert met in Switzerland at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. In 2009, they created Parc architectes in Paris. The studio, based in Paris- Belleville district, is composed of architects, engineers and researchers. It employs about fifteen people.
Involved in teaching and research, Brice Chapon teaches at the Strasbourg School of Architecture and Émeric Lambert at the Versailles School of Architecture, where he chairs of which he chairs the Pedagogical and Scientific Committee.
ARCHITECTURE AS ENVIRONMENT
The studio develops environmental architecture for sites as diverse as the heart of a metropolis, suburban areas or natural sites. Considering architecture as a localized modification of the atmosphere, the projects always aim at creating ambient environments adapted to the activity of the people.
A CLIMATE AT YOUR REACH
Parc architects reinterprets vernacular forms such as the patio, the pergola or the shutters to establish elementary relationships between the inhabitants and their environment. Through the integration of simple climatic devices, the architecture allows everyone to adjust their relationship to the environment.
THE OTHER INHABITANTS OF THE CITY
The studio envisions the projects as ecosystems integrating all living beings in a vast planetary park. The projects are not only intended for humans but also welcome the other inhabitants of the city, such as plants and animals. By considering the context as an environmental environment, architecture is no longer only cultural, it is also natural.
RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS
The studio has created its own research/development unit which is currently working on ‘climatic dispositifs’. Parc architectes has published «Architecture as Environment» which outlines its first ten years of reflection and production. The book is a winner of the 2019 Swiss Most Beautiful Books Award.
In 2012, Parc architectes was awarded of AJAP Price. In 2014, the studio was featured in the European «40 Under 40» list.The same year, the Bondy Auditorium was nominated for the Équerre d’argent Prize for the First Work category and won the Archicontemporaine Public Prize. In 2020, the agency was nominated for the Simon Architecture Prize supported by the Mies Van der Rohe Foundation for the housing project on the Island of Nantes.