• Manuel Aires Mateus. Siège social d'EDP, Lisbonne, Portugal, en construction. © Manuel Aires Mateus
  • Patrick Bouchain. La Grange au Lac, Évian-les-Bains, Haute-Savoie, 1992. © Cyrille Weiner
  • Peter Cody. Maison à Richmond Place, Irlande, 2005. © Peter Cody
  • Anna Heringer. DESI, école d'électriciens, Rudrapur, Bengladesh, 1991. © Kurt Hoerbst
  • Anne Lacaton & Jean-Philippe Vassal. Éco quartier, Saint Nazaire, 2009. © Anne Lacaton & Jean-Philippe Vassal
  • Luca Merlini. La 3e Île, collège primaire, La Neuville, Suisse, 2007. © Luca Merlini
  • Johannes Norlander. Villa Palladio, Suède. © Johannes Norlander
  • Rudy Ricciotti. Aménagement du sanctuaire de Notre-Dame du Laus, Hautes-Alpes, 2012. © Rudy Ricciotti
  • Fran Silvestre. Maison dans un jardin, Espagne, 2007. © Fran Silvestre
  • TYIN. Casia, centre d'apprentissage de l'industrie de la cannelle, Kerinci, Sumatra, Indonésie, 2011. © Pasi Aalto
hyères 27
I Love, Love, Love: to built horaires
Exhibition from February 10th to March 24th
Opening on Saturday February 9th at 6pm

Lecture, by the architects, on Saturday February 10th at 11am, villa Noailles
Free, reservations at 04 98 08 01 98


For this 10th year of architecture exhibitions, we have offered architects
the opportunity to exhibit and share their private thoughts on their production.

This series of invitations is in line with our querying on architects' roles in our society, on the issues on which they work.

Without forgetting everything they contribute through their desires to build. How can we approach the different careers of these singular and unique creators? We have simply decided to query each creator on his work: yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Rudy Ricciotti
Patrick Bouchain
Anne Lacaton & Jean-Philippe Vassal
Luca Merlini
Johannes Norlander
Anna Heringer
Tyin Tegnestue
Peter Cody
Fran Silvestre
Manuel Aires Mateus

01
Yesterday: I would have liked

What project that that was never done would you have liked to build but that unfortunately remained on paper or in the computer? This question brings to light a project that could not be built but that nevertheless
remains a remarkable point in the architect's production. Displayed, the
project accordingly recovers a singular place and focusing on it recalls the imposing number of never-built projects that however comprise architects' career.

02
Today: I like

Among all the projects that have been built, which one do you like best and why ? Looking back on an architect's work is also the measure of a precise moment because all buildings play a role and none of them is forgotten. Moreover, they each have a particular history. Choosing this history also means revealing the issues specific to each situation and redefining the architect's role once again. Today, designing a “revelatory project” means
measuring the continuity of production and its scope.

03
Tomorrow: I would like

What project would you like to do? Either among those in progress or a project you were never asked to do, a role that was never proposed to you, a project that you would like to design and build. Space is left here to show, in this world in motion, how the architect can contribute to its construction.


Florence Sarano et Jean-Pierre Blanc,
curators