La Défense – Paris, France
JAKOB + MACFARLANE architects is a multidisciplinary and multicultural architecture agency based in Paris, France. It's work explores digital technology both as a conceptual tool and as a means of production, using new materials to create a more flexible and responsive environment.
Their main projects include the Restaurant Georges Pompidou Centre (2000), the reconstruction of the theater of Pont-Audemer in Normandy (2001), the library Florence Loewy Books by Artists in Paris (2001 ) New Communication Center for Renault in Métal 57 constructed by Vasconi in Boulogne-Billancourt (2004)
Ricard Foundation (2007) and Docks - City of Fashion and Design, 100 housing Herold in Paris (2008), the Orange Cube and RBC showroom in Lyon in 2010 and the FRAC Centre in Orléans (2013).
Projects underway are the headquarters for the international news channel Euronews in Lyon, the Conservatory of Dance and Music in Noisy-le-Sec, Ecole Supérieure des Arts de Pau and and urban plan for the city center of Knokke-Heist, Belgium. Jakob + MacFarlane has been invited to participate in selected international competitions such as the New Contemporary Art Museum in Liège, Belgium, the International Competition for the Taipei Performing Arts Center in Taipei, Taiwan and the Mumbai Memorial Competition site in Mumbai, India.
Their projects have been exhibited in museums around the world, including the Victoria & Albert Museum (London, 2003) at SFMOMA (San Francisco, 2004) at the Museum of Architecture (Moscow , 2000) to the Artist Space (New York, 2003), Carnegie Melon (USA, 2001) at the Mori Art Museum (Tokyo, 2004) at the Centre Pompidou, the Pavillon de l'Arsenal (Paris), the Bartlett School Gallery (London, 1997) as well as international architecture festival Orleans / Archilab (1999, 2001, 2003). They were also part of the French selection for the Biennale of Architecture in Venice in 2002, and the international selection in 2004 and 2008.
Publications: 'FRAC Centre - Les Turbulences' (HYX 2013) - 'Phase - The Architecture of Jakob + MacFarlane' (AADCU 2012) - 'Jakob + MacFarlane - Les Docks' (HYX 2011) - 'Hors-Serie #02 - Jakob + Macfarlane ' (Archistorm 2011) - 'Jakob + MacFarlane' (NeoArchitecture 2006)