Emmanuel Combarel and Dominique Marrec Architects (ECDM) is an office for architecture based in Paris. ECDM’s work focuses on transformational and flexible concepts as well as on issues of sustainable development.
The open programming provides an overall conceptual platform to define specific scenarios for specific projects. The method may be characterized as an integrative approach. In close collaboration with the client, associated engineers, consultants, and future occupants, our work consists of bringing forth fundamental concepts and guiding a design response, appropriate for a specific time, place, and program. The pertinent solution is as much concerned with functional legibility and technical appropriateness as with architecture’s significant and poetic content. The search for quality in design and contruction is at the centre of the firm’s organization and is demonstrated through close collaboration between all disciplines.
The team’s philosophy is built around progressively acquired principles distilled from 18 years of experience in developing specific projects in all sectors of architectural practice including new construction, renovation, urbanism, and design.
Projects include a Pool in Lille, the RATP Housing in Montrouge, the FRAC PACA Museum in Marseille, the RATP Bus Center in Thias, The Monolith, an office and housing project in Lyon. Introductory text by Paul Ardenne.
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