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Jacques Ferrier is an architect and urban planner.

Following his architectural training at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville and the École Centrale de Paris, Jacques Ferrier created his own architecture firm in Paris in 1993 and has since worked both in France and on the international stage.

His portfolio of work includes cultural facilities (such as the France Pavilion for Expo 2010 Shanghai and the Musée de la Voile in Lorient in Brittany), showcase buildings (such as the head office of Champagnes Piper-Heidsieck & Charles Heidsieck in Reims, the head office of publishers Hachette Livre in Vanves, near Paris and the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse), public buildings (notably the Collège de France in Paris and the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Nantes) and research centres, as well as urban development projects that chime with the ethos and philosophy of the agency: to create architecture and cities that contribute to a sustainable society.With projects such as Belle Méditerranée, Concept Office and Hypergreen, in partnership with famous industrials, Jacques Ferrier has also undertaken innovative research activities.

His humanistic vision for tomorrow’s cities finds its full expression in the concept of the Sensual City – an urban proposal developed for the France Pavilion in Shanghai – which seeks to answer the question of what urban design and planning should today be, and which is to be continued through his mission as consultant for the design and architecture of the Grand Paris rapid transit.

In 2010, Jacques Ferrier and Pauline Marchetti created, in collaboration with the philosopher Philippe Simay, the Sensual City Studio, a research laboratory devoted to a forward-looking, humanistic and sensitive approach to the city and architecture.

Jacques Ferrier is the author of a number of works and articles on the subject of architecture. His architectural work has been the subject of many publications in France and abroad.

He is qualified to teach in French architectural schools (as “Professeur des Écoles d’Architecture”), and he has been the recipient of a number of prizes and awards – in particular the Prix de la Première Œuvre du Moniteur (awarded by the journal Le Moniteur) – and has been nominated three times for the Grand Prix National d’Architecture (awarded by the French Ministry of Culture). He has been made both a Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite and a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.
Team:

Stéphane Vigoureux
Paris office director
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François Marquet
project manager
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Emmanuel Coudert
project manager
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Anna Sanna
project manager
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François Louis
project manager
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Olivier Cornefert
project manager
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Hugo de Pablo
International Development Manager
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Amela Begovic
Assistant of Jacques Ferrier
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Aurélien Pasquier
China office director
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Pauline Marchetti
associate architect at Sensual City Studio
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Qiao Wang
China Development Director
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Colleagues :
AMELA BEGOVIC, AMELIE MAIGNAN, ANA ROSA SORIA SANCHEZ, ELIAS NOURRY, EMMANUEL COUDERT, FRANCOIS MARQUET, GIORGIO MARZULLO, KASTRIOT JAKA, LAILA ATIE, MAHAUT DE LA TOUSCHE, MARIE-HELENE HABIB, MARIE-LOU GARCIA, MARION BERNARD, NEYDA OMAR, OCEANE SARLIN, OLIVIER CORNEFERT, PAOLA ZATTI, SEVAN AVANOZIAN, SYLVIE ARTCHOUNIN, TRISTAN JARRY, VALERIE GARACHON


Team Credits:

Images :
Artefactorylab, Scénos Associés, Luc Boegly, Cristal CG, Stéphane Chalmeau, Hugo Deniau, Alain Deswart, Iguzzini, K Architectures, Modlr, Jean-Marie Monthiers, André Morin, Ferrier Production, Ligne Roset, Eric Sempé, Dominique Viet, SPLANN, Doug & Wolf, Hervé Abbadie, Gaston Bergeret, Georges Fessy, Christophe Demonfaucon, Eric Saillet, Matthieu Ducros, Mir, Philippe Ruault, Jonathan Leijonufvud, collection Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza, Tomoo, Pauline Marchetti, Jan Bitter, Jasmin Schueller, Villages Nature/Chantiers Modernes Construction.

Graphic Conception : Olivier Lebrun
Website Developpement : Mattieu Moreau Domecq

WRITINGS

The Sensual City

Extending our approach taken to a large number of city projects, we consider that each urban situation provides an opportunity to explore a conceptual framework based on the way that people will inhabit the city of tomorrow. Our starting point is to examine current and potential future ways of living, working, travelling and consuming in the city. The aim, prior to any formalisation, is to create an environment that permits diversity and changing uses, and incorporate these into a geography and a history. The intention is to replace a geometric urbanism by an urbanism based on atmospheres, materialities and context in a way that intermingles architecture and landscape, and that uses the most advanced technologies to create a sensual city… More

The question of the city is today formulated in a new way

Today, over half of the world’s population lives in towns and cities – an ever-growing proportion that obliges us to envisage another urban system. The nostalgic black-and-white opposition between town and country is no longer relevant. The city must be designed and planned as an overarching landscape that reconciles the natural and the man-made. It must become a non-oppressive world where technology works for humankind, not the other way around. What is needed is a new humanist revolution: just as the Renaissance replaced a civilization based on religious ideology with one centered on the ideal human, so today’s hyper-technological dominance needs to be transformed into a realm of technology and techniques that are both more sophisticated and more humane, and entirely geared to the needs of the urban citizen… More

My theory on the relativity of light

Light is, of course, an essential element of any project, but exactly what light are we talking about? Conventional architectural production is bathed in an ideal light that reveals surfaces and volumes through the interplay of crisp shadows and sharply defined areas of brightness. It is this light that architects ask photographers to reproduce in the images of their works destined for publication, immortalizing buildings in a state where they are forever protected from the dangers of real lighting that are much more complex and uncertain… More

Mutual influences

My work in China forms part of a universe of mutual influences. My approach is in no way that of a “Western” architect who seeks to preach the good word on the international stage. Instead, it is an approach based on a continuous dialogue on creation between two continents that is as old as Marco Polo’s travels… More

Constructive truths?

The idea of truth is a question that has fascinated me for a long time, as I like to manipulate ideas before manipulating forms. The hypothesis of a constructive truth makes it possible to create a sort of continuous chain between initial data and a final result, rather like a mathematical proof. My scientific background means I am predisposed to feeling at ease with anything that resembles logical construction, and indeed I very much like Mies van der Rohe’s definition of architecture as “the real battleground of the spirit”… More

An overall vision

The projects presented in this exhibition are at the cutting edge of what will be our shared values in the sustainable urban society of tomorrow: they go beyond the technical or doctrinaire, and above all are architectural projects – and, more specifically, projects for architecture in the city… More

An architect is not an artist

An architect is not an artist, and indeed I have never considered myself thus. Architecture is the work of an author – work that must formalize, in a unique vision, the expectations and aspirations of an era. The architect must build something that fits with reality – a concept that became extraordinarily complex in the course of the 20th century, taking architecture far from the historical bases to which it had been anchored for centuries. More

PUBLICATIONS

  • THE ARCHITECTURE OF JACQUES FERRIER 2016, 32 X 23 CM, 256 PAGES THAMES & HUDSON
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