SO / AP is an architectural firm established in November 2012, based on the collaboration of two young architects: Quentin Duvillier and Adrien Piebourg.
The career of Quentin Duvillier begins with three years of training in arts school including one year in the « Atelier de Sèvres ». During this period, he had the opportunity to work in famous advertising agency such as TEQUILA / EURO RSCG LONDON and (Prague). In 2004, he turned to architecture and began his training at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Versailles (ENSAV). After working in the architectural studio A3 + where he was responsible of the design and the development of the projects, in particular a competition for the Conservatory of Saint-Michel-sur-Orge that has been gained,he collaborates longer with the Atelier Zündel and Cristea. Where he was responsible for various projects in particular of the VISA phase of a mixed-use buiding in the ZAC Claude Bernard (project winner of the MIPIM AWARDS 2012).Then he collaborates with Chabanne & Partners architecture agency before creating SO / AP with Adrien Piebourg.
During his training at the ENSAV, Adrien Piebourg develops his work around the design and research including participation in numerous contests of ideas, some of which have been published (2007-Wilmotte Foundation / EVOLO-2012-Special Mention). He also developed an interest in the heritage (He is now an administrator of the AMVCC), and town planning (diploma'' Beirut Metropolitan project'' - IFPO published).
Since graduating, he worked with Jean Nouvel and Périphériques, participating in the design of the projects contest. From November 2010, he settled as a self-employee and works with various agencies including R-architecture, Data Architect and Park Architects (NAJA 2012), in which he was responsible for a lodging project. Meanwhile, its independent status allows him to make projects for individuals and rendering for agencies contests.
Each partner has acquired experience in public and private markets, they participated in the design and implementation of various programs, from housing to cultural through fashion or rehabilitation. These programs are as diverse to design as similar in the issue they can develop : the report to the site, the functionality, the flow, the spatial quality, the importance of light and shadow, sustainable development ...
We see architecture as the end product of a series of questions generally much larger:
What’s the meaning of living in the twenty-first century, in a society increasingly moving?
How to use ecology as a tool for design? Is architecture (still) an art? ....
We consider architecture as a tool to answers questions posed by the phenomena in society. That is why in addition of our activity of architect, we develop some research and prospective.
We are trying to explain / analyse these phenomena through articles and projects listed on our blog FOG.