Événement : Stéphane Fernandez à la Galerie d’Architecture

This week, the Architecture Gallery (4ème arrondissement) honors the creations of the French architect Stéphane Fernandez in a unique monographic exhibition. Discovery of a universe as conceptual as poetic.

Housed in a former bread oven that became a confidential laboratory at Pinchinats (13), hamlet of the Aix countryside, Atelier Stéphane Fernandez continues to develop a singular architectural language. The light, the materiality, the minerality, the landscape, the temporality are the major stakes of the silent and solar architecture imagined by the agency.

From August 27 to 23 September, the exhibition "Imperfection, Pour une architecture silencieuse" presents models and photographs of the main projects of the Atelier. The Jacquelin Communal School of Romilly (2018) in Cannes (06), the Cultural Center "Cour et Jardin" (2014) in Vertou (44), the Accommodation Center of the Pierre and Marie Curie University (2013) in Banyuls (66), the Albert Camus Multimedia Library (2008) in Carnoux-en-Provence (13), to name but a few.


These creations thus reveal the originality of the multi-faceted architecture championed by Stéphane Fernandez. "What matters is a calm perception of architecture. It's about understanding how it can work with our body "says the architect. The buildings are then part of a realistic conception of time while respecting the site in which they fit. "The notion of temporality is extremely important. It's about creating situations, going back to the question of the sensitivity of architecture, the relationship that we have as a human being with it "he adds.

Among all the models, the concrete one of the Cultural Center is an example. Open to the outside, the building becomes the prism of reading the surrounding landscape. The geometric roof comes indeed to answer the disparate roofs of the area. Inside, each volume is dedicated to an activity: dance, music, theater and educational platform. A building that is both daring and alive brilliantly.

Original bias, the presentation of models invites the visitor to return to the essence of architecture. "The realization of a model is done by the manipulation of the material, a work of the intelligence of the hand that I put in first place. With the model, you can not lie »explains the creator.

In parallel with the hanging, Park Books publishes the first monograph about it, Imperfection, Atelier Stéphane Fernandez.

With a vernissage scheduled for September 5, here's a great way to inaugurate the Paris Design Week!

Photographs: Atelier Stéphane Fernandez

To learn more, visit the Stéphane Fernandez Atelier website

Léa Pagnier