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post updated 22 May 2023
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This page contains a selection of major French architects, with links to individual practice pages. We’ve selected what we feel are the key French Architects, but additions are always welcome. The focus is on contemporary architects in France but information on traditional architecture studios is also welcome.
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The most celebrated architect from the past is Le Corbusier, famous for Modernist buildings. Currently the most notable architecture practices in France are led by Jean Nouvel, Dominique Perrault and Christian de Portzamparc, all with a global reach beyond France.
Additions for the French Architecture Studios page welcome
photograph : Stéphane Chalmeau
Links to French Architect Studio Information – architect offices listed alphabetically by surname
Major French Architect Practices
Swiss architect based in France for most of his life:
Major 20th Century French Architects
Key French Architects
Le Corbusier is the most famous of French architects, leading the Modern Movement.
Pierre Chareau’s Maison de Verre (House of Glass), completed in 1932, is one of the great works of the 20th century.
Henri Labrouste’s Bibliotheque Nationale in central Paris appears in most histories of architecture.
Currently Jean Nouvel is one of the most published French architects. Other dominant French architects currently are Dominique Perrault Architect and Christian de Portzamparc.
More recently architects in France such as Jakob+Macfarlane, Manuelle Gautrand (honoured in 2017 with Europe’s Highest Award for Architecture by The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design) and LAN Architecture have received much acclaim.
French Architecture Offices
Atelier du Pont (Paris)
Du Besset-Lyon Architectes (Paris)
ECDM architects (Paris)
Edouard Francois (Paris)
Feichtinger Architectes (Paris)
h2o architectes (Paris)
Hellin-Sebbag architectes associés (Paris + Montpellier)
Anne Lacaton – Lacaton + Vassal
LAN Architecture (Paris)
Lipsky + Rollet (Paris)
Manuelle Gautrand (Paris)
Marika Guerrazzi Architecte (Paris)
MCBAD Colomer Dumont (Paris + Valencia)
Serero Architectes (Paris)
Francis Soler (Paris)
X-TU Architects (Paris)
French Architect Studios featured on this site but not listed in practice section
Chabanne & Partners architects
HTA – Hervé Tordjman Architecte & Associes
Jean Paul Viguier SA d’Architecture
Moatti and Rivière
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Location: France, western Europe
French Architectural Designs
French Building Designs
French Architectural Designs – architectural selection below:
French Architecture Design – chronological list
100% wooden house, Château de la Bourdaisière, Montlouis-sur-Loire
Design: LOCAL and Suphasidh Studio
photo : Atelier Vincent Hecht
100% wooden house Montlouis-sur-Loire
LOCAL and Suphasidh Studio build a prototype of a 100% wooden house in the park of the Bourdaisière Castle. The project questions the flexibility and the usage of wood; it aims to modify the traditional codes of the individual housing.
Théâtre “Legendre” in Evreux
Design: OPUS 5 architectes
photo : Luc Boegly
Théâtre Legendre Evreux
The highly respectful project aimed to restore this theater dating from 1903 to its former glory, in its original architectural style and including the design of a new décor for the lobby.
Dominique Perrault Architect – a famous building designer based in Paris, France.
Additions / photos for the French Architects – Design Studios in France on the e-architect website page welcome
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