SPE House extension by ELLENAMEHL Architects

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ELLENA MEHL Architects. Hervé Ellena and Stéphanie Mehl
120 m² on 2 levels
ArchiDesign Award 2017, Best "House extension"

Hervé Ellena y Stéphanie Mehl ELLENAMEHL Architects

ELLENAMEHL Architects. Hervé Ellena, born in 1970, graduated as an engineer in Lyon in 1994, and Stéphanie Mehl, born in 1974, met at the Paris-Malaquais school of architecture in 1995. In 1998, they won the Foundation of France / BMW for a multimodal parking in Paris in the form of a tribute to Claude Nicolas Ledoux, under the Rotonde de la Villette. Diplomas of architect in their pocket, they are noticed in the EuropanDOM contest in La Reunion, in 1999, for their proposal "landscape of uses", sensitive to the micro-lives of the inhabitants.

They founded their first agency in 2000. Their first project, a maintenance center and its gendarmerie, made of wood for the motorways of the South of France, on the A89 in Tulle, was named in 2002 at the price of First work awarded by Le Moniteur, demonstrating that the functionality required by this type of program can be doubled by architectural qualities. This first project will swarm on other sites, along the A89 motorway and end in 2006 in the Puy-de-Dôme, in an exceptional landscape.

Hervé Ellena and Stéphanie Mehl have demonstrated, through the diversity of their projects, their ability to propose an always inventive, open and responsive reflection. They think the architectural project through the metaphor of the toy box, both containing and promising a multiplicity of stories. Their production is ample, protean, and develops as an entanglement of series in development.



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