Jean-Baptiste Pietri, originally from Marseille and graduated of Paris-Belleville School of Architecture, settled in Paris 30 years ago and founded his agency in 2001. His team, which counts with twenty collaborators, is based in the 11th district of Paris.
Even in his architectural creations, Jean-Baptiste Pietri maintains a very strong link with the region of his childhood, as shown in his projects, adopting the Mediterranean architecture language: a solar architecture, with rounded shapes and white limestone tones, generous and respectful of its environment.
PietriArchitectes builds throughout France, allowing itself to confirm the plurality of its architectural vocabulary which adapts to the building context, while deploying a style of its own. Its projects cover a wide variety of programs, both public and private, ranging from single-family homes to office towers, including a luxury hotel on the waterfront.
Jean-Baptiste Pietri claims an architectural approach that is both precise and poetic, built and developed around a philosophy: The Romantic Rationalism. This concept articulates a rigorous and optimized construction design with a rather expressive interpretation of the site. The architect must make people dream, but their works must be demanding.
Urban space is at the heart of his concerns. Jean-Baptiste Pietri invokes a real urban politeness marked by his desire to inscribe his creations in their time, while avoiding being brutal or provocative: integration and balance while creating desire. Moreover, the nobility of the materials used, sometimes made-to-measure, holds a primordial place in the projects design.