A nod to Modernity. Student Residence and Reversible Car Park by BAUKUNST and BRUTHER

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Design team
Stephanie Bru, Alexandre Theriot, Quentin Madiot, Adrien Verschuere, Benoît Delpierre, Justine Devergnies.
Building physics.- Inex. Structural engineering.- Batiserf. Design.- Chevalier-Masson. Landscape architect.- Franck Neau.
Total area.- 4,700 m². Usable floor area.- 15,000 m².
2020 (Year began 2018).
1,340 €/ m².
LatLng.- (48.714782, 2.198741). Saclay, France.

Stéphanie Bru, Alexandre Theriot. BRUTHER

Founded in 2007 by Stéphanie Bru and Alexandre Theriot, BRUTHER works in the fields of architecture, research, education, urbanism and landscape.

It is all about relentlessly switching from a “performance” to another. To understand and to accept conceptual and constructive needs but also to be able to back down and unexpectedly encounter new experimentation and research areas. Their projects suggest a delicate balance between strategy and form, rigor and freedom, specific and generic, immediacy and evolutivity. Considering the program in its future, their projects stand for open infrastructures that fit an abundance of context possibilities and a wide malleability of uses.

Award Winner, Prix de l’Équerre d’argent, New Generation Research Center, Caen (Fr), 2016. Gold Award, Best Architects Awards, Cultural and Sport Center Saint-Blaise, Paris (Fr), 2016. Nominated, Prix Mies van der Rohe, Cultural and Sport Center Saint-Blaise, Paris (Fr), 2015.

The studio is the winner of the awards: Prix de l’Équerre d’argent for the New Generation Research Center in Caen (Fr), 2016. Gold Award, Best Architects Awards for the Saint-Blaise Cultural and Sports Center in Paris (Fr), 2016. In addition, the studio has been nominated for the Prix Mies van der Rohe for its Saint-Blaise Cultural and Sports Center in Paris (Fr), 2015.

Adrien Verschuere. BAUKUNST

BAUKUNST. Combining art and technology, dialoguing and interplaying various forms of knowledge, BAUKUNST is committed to explore architecture as a medium with which both to think about building (BAU) and build ways of thinking (KUNST).

Adrien Verschuere. Studies in Architecture at ISA St-Luc Tournai, Belgium and at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland (diploma with Prof. E. Zenghelis in 1999). He was a design architect at Herzog & de Meuron, Basel between 2000 and 2003 and at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture - Rem Koolhaas, Rotterdam until 2001. Adrien Verschuere is the co-founder of the architecture firm Made in, Geneva, Switzerland.

In 2010, he established BAUKUNST in Brussels and from 2017 in Lausanne. In 2019, BAUKUNST presented its first solo show at Bozar (Brussels), accompanied by a monograph publication (Ed. by Koenig Books) and at the Solo Galerie (Paris) in 2020.

Adrien Verschuere is regularly invited as guest critic or lecturer in various institutions, among others : the FAUP Porto, IRGE Universität Stuttgart, Berlage Institute Rotterdam, USI Accademia di Architettura Mendrisio, Kyoto Design Lab, and ETH Zürich.

From 2019, Adrien Verschuere is Visiting Professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.



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