XTU architects
Paul Desmaziers
XTU architects

XTU architects

Architects from Paris, France
X for the unknown mathematical variable and TU for the suffix in situ - references to the geography and the landscape of work done by Anouk Legendre and Nicolas Desmazières, the architects who founded XTU in 2000. Among its many projects, XTU designed the Jeongok Prehistory Museum in South Korea and has worked on the "Maison des Civilisations" in La Reunion (MCUR), the first positive energy museum in the Indian Ocean, the Museum of Wine in Bordeaux and the French pavilion at the Expo Milano 2015. Standing by a conviction that architecture should predict the future and the biotechnological transformation will be the Third Industrial Revolution, the architects at XTU are heavily invested in urban agriculture and experimental research, which lies at the intersection of the life sciences, ecology, architecture and urban development.

Architectural posture is initially focused on the expression of architectural shapes carved echoing the urban context and landscape. The context is the founder, it generates the form, write in a minimalist and refined, inspired by abstract sculptors, futuristic willingly.
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