Architecture-Studio defines architecture as "an art committed with society, the construction of the surroundings of mankind". Its foundations lie on work group and shared knowledge, with the will to go beyond individuality for the benefit of dialogue and confrontation. Thus, the addition of individual knowledge turns into wide creative potential.
Founded in Paris in 1973, Architecture Studio brings together more than one hundred people, around 12 partners. This team of 25 different nationalities is composed of architects, urban planners, designers and interior designers. Architecture Studio has built itself upon the will of a will for broad-mindedness and group philosophy. Our team has been building up progressively: Martin Robain in 1973, Rodo Tisnado since 1976, Jean-François Bonne since 1979, Alain Bretagnolle and René-Henri Arnaud since 1989, Laurent-Marc Fischer since 1993, Marc Lehmann since 1998, Roueïda Ayache since 2001 and Gaspard Joly, Marica Piot, Mariano Efron and Amar Sabeh El Leil since 2009. Our team has remained and will remain open through time.
The European Parliament in Strasburg, the Arab World Institute (Equerre d'Argent and Aga Khan Prize) and Notre Dame de l’Arche d’Alliance church in Paris stand among the most symbolic projects of our firm.
Among other projects, AS.Architecture Studio has won the competitions for the restructuring of Maison de Radio France in Paris, the rehabilitation of Jussieu campus in Paris, the 2010 World Exhibition in Shanghai, the Onassis Foundation House of Letters and Fine Arts in Athens, le Quai Theatre in Angiers, Rotana Hotel tower in Amman, Muscat Cultural Centre in the Sultanate of Oman, Bahrain National Theatre, Makka‘s King Abdul Aziz Road in Saudi Arabia and the headquarters of Wison Chemical in Shanghai. Our practice has intensified its activities on the international stage.
The international presence of AS.Architecture-Studio is particularly strong in China. We have two permanent subsidiaries in Shanghai and Beijing. AS.Architecture-Studio China, which employs about 50 architects, carries out projects it has designed, while combining the mindset and skills of two cultures, French and Chinese.
AS.Architecture-Studio works with large international groups such as Danone, Wison, Jinqiao Group, Solidere International, DAMAC Group, DCC…It develops big projects such as the City of Science in Chongqing, as well as Souria Towers in Damascus.
For several years now, AS.Architecture-Studio has been developing its interior design department, AS Design Studio, which prolongates AS’s architectural concepts, as well as the design of prestigious projects such as the renovation of a town house located Place Vendôme in Paris, the renovation of Pallazzo Santa Maria Nova in Venice, the design of Bali Barret shop in Tokyo and the development of luxury villas in Dubai.