Two projects by Jakob + MacFarlane win in the international "Reinventing Cities" competition

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Architects
Jakob + MacFarlane.
Collaborators of the Living Landscape project
Associate architect.- T.Ark. Environmental engineering, structure, planning.- EFLA. Wooden Structure.- EOC. Landscape.- LANDSLAG. Development of sustainable ecological and social system.- CNRS. Construction.- ARNARHVOLL.
Collaborators of the Odyssée Pleyel project
Joint Venture of.- EDF and Saint-Gobain; Sharing the city; BACKACIA, WETROTT’, K’ryole and ZenPark; ETIC; Impulse Partner & Living Lab of Montreal; Les Petits Débrouillards and MANIFESTO; Pleyel en herbe, Dessine-moi Pleyel, Parti Poétique, Proxité, Extramuros, Baluchon. Environment.- SETEC construction. BET generalist.- PROJEX Ingénierie. Structure.- Eckersley O’Callaghan. Fire prevention.- CASSO. Landscaping.- Les Fermes de Gally. Wooden Construction.- TECHNIWOOD. Lighting.- SNAIK. Eco.- TEKHNE.
Client
Living Landscape project.- City of Reykjavik, KLASI, HEILD, UPPHAFF. Odyssée Pleyel project.- EDF SA, Électricité de France
Area
Living Landscape project.- 26,000 m². Odyssée Pleyel project.- 3,800 m²
Program
Living Landscape project.- Mixed-use. Odyssée Pleyel project.- Energy Plug
Dates
2019 competitions. Ongoing studies.

Dominique Jakob, Brendan MacFarlane Jakob + MacFarlane architectes

Jakob + MacFarlane architectes is a multidisciplinary and multicultural architecture agency based in Paris, France. Since its earliest projects, it has been developing itself as an experimental laboratory of architecture focusing on environmental transition and digital culture. The architects are exploring digital technologies through their work, both as conceptual tools and as a means of fabrication, utilizing new materials as a way of creating a closer, more flexible and responsible and closer environment.

The firm’s passion for construction and innovation is manifested in such completed projects as the “Cube Orange” in Lyon and the Frac Centre in Orléans, to name just two examples. The firm pursues its research on the links between the technicity and materiality of each project to anchor it in its temporal relation with its site.

Dominique Jakob is graduated from the Ecole d’Architecture Paris-Villemin (1991) after having received a degree in Art History from the Université de Paris I (1990). She has taught at the Paris-Villemin and Paris-Malaquais School of Architecture from 1994 to 2004, at the Special School of Architecture, and at the Los Angeles Southern California Institute of Architecture in 2018. She is a full member of the French Academy of Architecture since 2016. With Brendan MacFarlane, she founded the agency Jakob + MacFarlane in 1998.

Brendan MacFarlane, born in New Zealand and graduated from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (Sci-Arc) in Los Angeles (1984), received his Master degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Architecture in Boston (1990). He has taught at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, at the Architectural Association in London, at the Special School of Architecture in Paris and at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles (2006 and 2018) Graduate School of Design.

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