Architecture

Urban strategies

The firm

graal is a firm founded by Carlo Grispello  and Nadine Lebeau dedicated to architecture and urban strategies. The firm’s projects are developed through an analytical and sensitive approach to give a real place to the role of public space, the construction process and the economics of construction throughout the design phases.

graal aspires to render the specific features of a site and a project commission through a sober, independent and contemporary language. Through an attitude coherent with the context and an investigation on the relational space, the projects carry a positive social and environmental impact.

 

graal is committed to dealing with every scale, from interior design to the regional project. The office’s practice encompasses France and abroad in close collaboration with multidisciplinary consultants in order to guarantee intelligent and feasible projects.

graal has been distinguished on several occasions. In 2016, the office was  prizewinner of the ADC Awards and received the Europe 40 under 40 award attributed by the Chicago Athenaeum and the European Urban Centre for Architecture, Art Design  and Urban Studies.

What we do

BUILDINGS

Simple, intelligent and economical. We focus on privileging above all the functional quality appropriation modes and the ways of inhabiting spaces of collective life.

 

URBAN STRATEGIES

That begin by looking at the precise description of a territory and then the urban structure,  and not the opposite.

 

REHABILITATIONS

That takes into account the existing in the evolution of a context.

 

FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Urban or architectural, to envisage the city of tomorrow.

 

STRATEGIC STUDIES

To create scenarios of relevant evolutions that are open and hybrid.

 

INTERIOR DESIGN

Elegant, sober and attentive to the quality of details.

What we work with

SCENARIOS

Because they make it possible to look directly at the substance of a question, the scenario approach permits us to explore a constraint without any preconceived ideas and to transform it into a project opportunity.

 

ECONOMIC CONTROL

Because designing a building is above all knowing how to control all types of expenses to increase flexibility and efficiency.

 

REPRESENTATION TOOLS

Because representing is transmitting the soundness of an often stigmatized architectural or urban proposal.

 

DESIGN TOOLS

Used by our agency, they question a situation, a narrative.

 

TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT

Because developing a project idea requires rigor, the desire to venture off the beaten path and a good dose of experience.

 

 

Associates

Nadine Lebeau

Architect DPLG, graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris la Villette. She joined Atelier Seraji as architect before created graal architecture with Carlo Grispello in 2011. Prizewinner of 40 under 40 in 2016 by the Chicago Athenaeum and the European Urban Centre for Architecture, Art Design and Urban Studies.

 

 

Carlo Grispello

Architect DPLG, graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris la Villette. He worked as lead architect for Bruno Mader and as architect for Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Created graal architecture with Nadine Lebeau in 2011.  Associate professor of theories and practices of architectural and urban design at the École Supérieure d’Architecture de Nantes since 2016. Prizewinner of 40 under 40 in 2016 by the Chicago Athenaeum and the European Urban Centre for Architecture, Art Design and Urban Studies.

The team

Albane Bobin (FR), architecte

Carlo Bonetto (IT), architecte

Mathilde Cailloux (FR), stagiaire

Helena Gebeil (FR), Office Manager

Chloé Gournay (FR), architecte

Mahaut Houette (FR), stagiaire

Marie Mercadal  (FR), stagiaire

Mathieu Perrier (MCE), architecte

Chloé Vanacker (FR), architecte

 

Team since  2011 :

Olivier Mazet (FR), Paul-André Mignot (FR), Chloé Vanacker (FR), Camille Chalverat (FR), Sandrine Vignon(FR) , Sujung Lim (KOR),  Florencia Lambert (URY), Alice Poussin (FR) , Paul Pascaud (FR), Léna  Desfossez (FR), Michele Rossi (IT), Monica Ladeira (PT), John Edom (UK), Cécile Charriere (FR),  Camille Grandry (FR),  Sawsen Bensalem (DZ), Romain Tisserand (FR), Pauline Herbelot (FR), Mathilde  Benhamou (FR), Femi Hinson Yovo(BJ), Joanna Pera (PL), Maurizio Calierno(IT), Claudio  Savarese (IT), Juan Bonilla (ES), Cécile Gautier (FR), Isotta Lercari (IT), Jean-Baptiste Lescudé (FR), Roxane Laborde (FR), Antonia Janosh (DE), Laura Guelle (FR), Mariana Godinho (PT), Elena Tejero Jorge (ES), Maria Esquisabel (ES), Thomas Morineau (FR), Lea Nammer (FR), Dimitra Starida (GR), Antoine Contour (FR), Francois Liberelle (FR), Jonathan Fleurance (FR), Juliette Floc’h (FR), Julia Munarriz Polo (ES), Alienor Saint-Cast (FR), Claire-Laure Anzolin (FR), Beatriz Garcia (ES)

Awards

Trophées Logement & Territoires 2017, (finalist)

Architizer A+Awards 2017  (finalist)

The Plan Award 2017  (finalist)

Europe 40 Under 40 Awards 2016, Europe’s  Emerging Young Architects  and Designers, (awarded)

ArchiDesignClub  Awards 2016, (awarded)

Building of the Year  Awards 2016 Archidaily,  (selection )

Palmarès d’architecture, d’urbanisme et de paysage du CAUE des Yvelines 2014, (mention)

Contact

29 rue des Trois-Bornes
75 011 Paris – France
Phone : + 33 (0)1 43 55 85 74
Fax : + 33 (0)9 72 29 19 28

General : contact@graalarchitecture.com
Press : press@graalarchitecture.com
Job :  job@graalarchitecture.com

 

 

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