Jean-Christophe Quinton

Shapes, plans, rooms

Lecture on March 10, 2022

« How can we use the resources of architecture to alleviate the complexity of situations? How can form, plan, parts, material be deduced in a specific and original way for each project?

This questioning gives rise to an architectural strangeness that is both situated and autonomous. Architecture then becomes an immediate experience that helps one to be better in the world, to be better to others, to be better to oneself. »
 Jean-Christophe Quinton, architect


Jean-Christophe Quinton, born in 1972, is graduated from the Paris-Belleville school in 2000. He created his office in 2003. In 2004, he won the New Albums of Young Architects and was mentioned in the Chernikov Prize in 2010. He also teaches in various schools of architecture and, since 2015, has directed the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture of Versailles. The monograph of his work Towards the Immediate Strangeness of Forms received the City of Briey’s Grand Prix for Architecture Book in 2017. He has been a full member of the Academy of Architecture since 2019.