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Lacroix Chessex

Caserne de Reuilly . Paris

© Olivier di Giambattista

Lacroix Chessex

We share a desire for architecture that dialogues with the existing built context to create a coherent whole, to construct the city rather than a number of objects, based on our convictions as urban architects. We consider the paradigm of the city as a free and chaotic vast collage to be a form of failure. Cities suffer today from this approach, which systematically contradicts the existing context, and from the resulting lack of continuity. The cult of the egocentric object has led to an array of objects incapable of generating meaning as a whole. Continue reading Lacroix Chessex

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Lacroix Chessex

Private house extension . Gland

Lacroix Chessex . Private house extension . Gland (2)

Lacroix Chessex . photos: © Joël Tettamanti

Located in a mixed, medium density zone, this detached family house in Vaud has a suburban context fairly typical of Swiss small towns. The existing structure had already undergone a number of previous alterations. The present owners wished to extend the current house and benefit from more spacious shared living spaces. Continue reading Lacroix Chessex

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Collège Rousseau extension . Geneva

Lacroix Chessex . Collège Rousseau extension . Geneva (1)

Lacroix Chessex Architectes

The subject of the present competition is the complete renovation and heightening of Collège Rousseau while keeping the high school fully operational. The renovation work and roof extension will bring the building back in line with current standards and requirements, particularly in terms of energy efficiency and fire protection, while at the same time preserving the architectural heritage. Continue reading Lacroix Chessex