Black and White. 170 housing units and shops in Paris by Aires Mateus, Vincent Parreira-AAVP

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Design Team
Vincent Parreira, Eric Crochu, Manuel Aires Mateus, Jorge P. Silva.
Maître d’œuvre d’exécution.- Antiope. Landscape design.- Atelier Roberta. MEP.- Elithis (fluids), Environmental elements (HQE).
Paris Batignolles Aménagement
Kaufman & Broad
Main builder
Bouygues Immobilier
Floor area.- 12,604 m²
April 2018 (delivery), 2012 (launch of studies).
Lot O4B (Paris 17e). ZAC Clichy-Batignolles. Paris, France.


Manuel Rocha Aires Mateus. Born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1963. Graduates as an architect in F.A./U.T.L., Lisbon Portugal in 1986. Collaboration with architect Gonçalo Byrne since 1983. Collaboration with architect Francisco Aires Mateus since 1988.

Teacher in Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, USA, in 2002 and 2005. Invited teacher in Fakulteta za Arhitekturo, Universa v Ljubljani, Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2003/2004. Teacher in Accademia di Architectura,Mendrízio, Switzerland, since 2001. Professor in Universidade Autónoma, Lisbon, since 1998. Professor in Universidade Lusíada, Lisbon, since 1997. Invited for several seminars and conferences in: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and USA.

Francisco Xavier Aires Mateus. Born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1964. Graduates as an architect F.A./U.T.L., Lisbon Portugal in 1987. Collaboration with architect Gonçalo Byrne since 1983. Collaboration with architect Manuel Aires Mateus since 1988.

TEACHING. Visiting professor at Oslo School of Architecture, Oslo 2009. Teacher in Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, USA, in 2005. Teacher at Accademia di Architettura, Mendrisio, Università della Svizzera Italiana, since 2001. Professor at Universidade Autónoma in Lisbon since 1998. Invited Teacher for seminaries in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Argentina, England, Brazil, Mexico, Norway, Chile, Brazil, USA, Slovenia, Croatia, Canada and Japan.

Vincent Parreira AAVP

AAVP. Vincent Parreira founded AAVP in 2001, his studio in the 11th district in Paris. In Vincent Parreira's office, you are likely to see cow massacres, a 1: 1 scale rhino head, transparent partitions, art photos and a punching bag. Vincent Parreira does not like sad architecture. Vincent Parreira believes that each building can improve life, so Vincent Parreira demands that each of his projects offer a better life to its users.

Vincent Parreira's studio has designed 6 schools, 1,018 housing units, a hotel and half a museum. Vincent Parreira abominates small spaces. Vincent Parreira carried out a shopping center project that we call Atoll, because it does not look like a shopping center, but an undulating island in the countryside.

Vincent Parreira contradicts Aldof Loos and does not see the ornament as a crime. Vincent Parreira rejects the answers already made and the preconceived stairs. Vincent Parreira has 3 pairs of arms, his own and those of his two partners, Marie Brodin and Éric Crochu. Vincent Parreira rebuilt with them his Holy Trinity architecture. Now there are 20 collaborators to attack the most daring projects.



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