Richard + Schoeller stands as an architectural and research atelier established in 1990 by Isabelle Richard and Frédéric Schoeller. Nestled in the heart of the fourth arrondissement of Paris, our international and multidisciplinary team passionately engages in the conception of projects across various scales.
"Atuned to the poetry inherent in each location, our architecture gracefully incorporates time, movement, air, wind, and light as integral materials, akin to concrete, glass, wood, and steel. Through the harmonious interplay of static and dynamic forces, our creations emerge as functional buildings that seamlessly weave the site into its historical context. We advocate for a subtle, transformative evolution of architectural experiences."
Our studio takes pride in steering the design and execution of diverse ventures, from cultural programs and educational spaces to offices, administrative structures, and diplomatic campuses. This journey extends not only within the French borders but also across international landscapes, including Germany, Austria, East Africa, and beyond.
From the initial architectural blueprint to the seamless integration into the urban tapestry, Richard + Schoeller envisions each project as a nexus entwined with daily activities, fostering well-being and fulfillment. An in-depth exploration of architectural emotions forms the bedrock of our meticulous project evaluations.
This profound understanding of the human element serves as the catalyst for crafting innovative spaces. The triumvirate of light, space, and form takes precedence in our organized architectural ethos.
Our studio epitomizes the ability to swiftly sculpt projects, tailoring volumes to suit complex architectural programs. This proficiency, coupled with a commitment to heritage and adherence to specific constraints, is complemented by a structural rationality that guarantees adaptability.
Mastery over both traditional and innovative materials, coupled with a nuanced understanding of their advanced technical aspects, ensures the delivery of enduring, unique structures. Every detail, from the structural elements to ergonomic considerations and finishing touches, is meticulously curated within our in-house operations.
With a commendable speed in graphic and descriptive design, along with the flexibility gained from our wealth of experience and in-house capabilities (eschewing outsourcing for tasks like renderings and specifications), we consistently bring our projects to fruition.
Our extensive portfolio spans cultural, administrative, educational, and residential realms, attuning us to the demands and nuances of buildings open to evolving uses. Operating on a global scale, our studio has left its mark on international projects, including the Nigerian Embassy, Ghana, Radio Television in Baden-Baden, and the Cultural Center in Innsbruck.
We prioritize collaboration with specialized transdisciplinary teams, encompassing structural and HVAC engineering, electricity, ergonomics, acousticians, and more.
Meticulous budget management, adherence to time constraints, and a profound understanding of public facilities underscore our commitment to excellence. Our performance in environmental certifications, such as HQE, BIM, Breeam, etc., further attests to our dedication to sustainable practices.
At the core of our sustainable journey lies a commitment to the enduring legacy of architecture. We eschew the transient allure of "curtain-wall" designs, opting instead for a tradition rooted in the imperative of zero energy. This entails leveraging thermal inertia in tandem with cutting-edge thermal insulation techniques, exemplified by the use of low-carbon cast-in-place concrete within walls, paired with highly efficient insulation.
Our deployment of expansive wooden floors, designed for minimal sound transmission, not only contributes to acoustic excellence but also underscores our commitment to using noble and healthy materials. This synthesis of simplicity and sophistication creates environments that are not only balanced and comfortable but also stand as testaments to enduring sustainability.
Béton nature. 35 réalisations contemporaines Gallimard Parution : 21-11-2019
Construction Moderne - Epernon