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Matière Grise


34,20 € 36,00€ (5%) New edition - december 2019
Book only in French
Direction of publication: Encore Heureux, architects
Graphic conception: Camping Design
Illustration : Bonnefrite

To consume more "matière grise" to consume less "raw material": one of this work's goals which calls for collective intelligence to reconsider our use of material in architecture.

14 essays, 13 interviews and 75 projects demonstrate the potential of the re-use and the possibility of a new life for materials used in all the batches of the building.. In Brussels, the second hand bricks build today's pavillon; in the Massachusetts, the porticos of a motorway viaduct structure a villa; in Saint-Denis, the bardage refused by a shopping mall wraps however prestigious contemporary national Academy of circus arts; in Madrid, the tiles of yesterday enclose and transform an avant-garde cultural place; in Bali, hundreds of slatted windows covers a hotel; in Alabama, 72 000 carpet tiles constitue Lucy's house; even the future seat of the European council in Brussels adorns itself with a facade compound of 3 000 collected windows … The re-use opens an immense catalog of possible.

"Grey matter" puts the act to build as a current events susceptible to develop the architecture, replace the architect in the center of the cycle of the material and interrogates all the jobs by the building: engineers, technical auditors, industrialists, insurers, construction companies, private and public clients.

And if to build passed at first by the re-use of the materials which exist by finding them a second life?

with the attribution of the actors
Frédéric Anquetil & Dominique Baldé, Les Bâtisseurs d’Emmaüs - Sabine Barles - Steven Beckers - Julie Benoît et Grégoire Saurel, Bellastock - Lionel Billiet & Michael Gyoot, Rotor - Patrick Bouchain - Rony Chebib - Alexandre Doyère - Carl Enckell - Laura Foulquier - Pierre Frey - Dominique Gauzin-Müller - Olivier Greder - Stéphane Gruet - Jean-Marc Huygen - Michel Klein & Hippolyte Dumézil - Caroline Maniaque - Sébastien Marot - Bernard Marrey - Raphaël Ménard - Patrick Pérez - Gilles Perraudin - Constantin Petcou - Laure Rondeau Desroches - Nicolas Scherrier - Superuse Studios

With the projects of
Amateur Architecture Studio - Andramatin - Architecture by Colletive Terrain - Atelier d'Architecture Alain Richard - Atelier d'Architecture Autogérée - Assemble - Avatar Architettura - Bates Mais + Architects - Batmuhk & Chluntogoo - BLAF Architecten - Constructlab - Construire - DesignBuildBLUFF - Doepel Strijkers Architects - Niclas Dünnebacke - Elding Oscarson - Elemental - Alejandro Aravena - ENSA Bretagne (Studio Cyrille Hanappe) - ENSA Paris Belleville (Studio Cyrille Hanappe & Ludovic Bost avec Quatorze) - Estudio Beldarrain - Exyzt - Arturo Franco - G. Studio - Matt Gagnon Studio - Gray Organschi  Architecture - John Habraken - Tsuyoshi Hayashi - Tony Hobba Architects - Peter Hübner - Jiakun Architects - Nader Khalili - Jean-Pierre Le Bail - Lendager Arkitekter - Juan Luis Martinez Nahuel - Matthew Mazzotta - Mecanoo architecten - Catie Newell - Nexus Estudio - Overtreders W & Bureau SLA - Andrew Perkins - Raum & Stefan Shankland - Raumlaborberlin - The Raw Foundation - Recetas Urbanas - Raffaello Rosselli - Rural Studio - Philippe Samyn & Partners - Snøhetta - SsD Architecture - Stantec Architecture Ltd - Stortplaats van Dromen - Studio 804 - Studio Gang Architects - Studio GGSV - Syverson Monteyne Architecture - SWAN Architectes - Kieran Timberlake - TreStykker Students - V+ - Wiewiorra Hopp Schwark Architekten - ZEDfactory - 6e Continent & PEROU (Pôle d'Exploration des Ressources Urbaines)


Exclusive edition and distribution: Pavillon de l’Arsenal
19x30 cm, 368 pages, 36 euros
ISBN : 978-2-35487-026-3
Book only available in french