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Ateliers O-S architectes


Projects of Ateliers O-S architectes

Ateliers O-S architectes are managed by three partners with complementary characters, which often collaborate with
personalities from other fields like plastic art or landscape design.

Before they develop their own common projects, Vincent Baur, Guillaume Colboc and Gaël Le Nouëne have worked with stimulating architects like Rem Koolhaas or Adriaan Geuze in Nederland.

Partners since 2002, they are involved in many international competitions where their projects are regularly remarked, like the Administrative City in Merida, the Museum of Polish History in Warsaw or the National Library in Prague.

In 2011 the project «Decks Bleus»is shortlisted for the prix de la première Oeuvre, Le Moniteur Architecture. Ateliers O-S architectes has been selected as one of the “Europe 40 under 40” 2014, awarding emerging young architects and
designers.

“O-S refers to many wordplay, in particular Open Source and Operating System, concept that synthesizes ideas of openmindedness and production required for developing a project. With this name we stand out the idea of an open team,
where dialog and self expression is fundamental. For us, the amalgam of ideas and proposals is a way to support the project, to transform it and also to uncover the nature of each situation.

The project is the expression of the sensitivity of a situation, a site, a context. We search for a responsive architecture able
to provide to everyone a new experience, an emotion.

Through a work on the cover of the building, the texture, and the granularity but also a work on the program organization,
each space, each partition becomes a place responsive to its surrounding. Worried about integration and respect of geographic specifications,