Materials

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Antonin Yuji Maeno, Manon Leconte, Patrick Le Pense, Cyrille Terrolles

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Metal

A symbol of the industrial revolution, the rise of metal in construction accompanied the renewal of Paris under Haussmann. Its origins in blast furnaces is associated with a high carbon footprint. Yet it is still widely used in facades, and seems promising for circular economy, as it is easy to dismantle. But is this enough of an advantage? As part of the City Metabolism Chair supported by the Université Paris Sciences & Lettres.  

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Elisabeth Bouchaud, Cyril Pressacco, Denis Macrez, Ana Hedan, Paul Vergonjeanne

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Stone

Discover the inaugural lecture of the “Alma Matter” series! In a world where the myth of abundance is collapsing, this series of lectures looks at what matter really has to offer. Actors, professions, economies, temporalities, geopolitics: how do contemporary issues of creation take shape through those of matter? Each talk focuses on a particular material, and brings together its stakeholders in a dialogue. The use of stone in construction declined during the twentieth century. Today, its return is acclaimed for its qualities: inertia, durability, low-emission processing, local presence… but what techniques and applications will be used in 2024? As part of the City Metabolism Chair supported by the Université Paris Sciences & Lettres.

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  • Paris
  • 2020
  • Delivered
  • Paris
  • 2020
  • Delivered
175 Haussmann — Lazard

At 175 Haussmann, PCA-STREAM brought together two buildings to create a new cutting-edge office complex, completed by an emblematic contemporary extension, to house the headquarters of the Lazard bank. The interior design team created the public and reception areas, using hospitality codes and a combination of openness and confidentiality.

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  • Paris
  • 2018
  • Delivered
  • Paris
  • 2018
  • Delivered
8 Laborde — Gide Loyrette Nouel

PCA-STREAM has restructured the Pépinière military barracks to create the new Gide-Loyrette-Nouel law firm headquarters. Designed as a sign of the firm's renewed way of working, it emphasizes teamwork and exchange, with a focus on horizontality, transparency and hospitality.

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  • Paris
  • 2024
  • Work in progress
  • Paris
  • 2024
  • Work in progress
32-34 Marbeuf — Interiors

PCA-STREAM reinterprets Marbeuf, an emblematic Citroën garage from the 1930s, disfigured by successive transformations. The aim is to give it a new image and new uses by reinterpreting its original style, from its structure to the details of its fittings, translated by its interior design team.

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  • Paris
  • 2014
  • Delivered
  • Paris
  • 2014
  • Delivered
PCA-STREAM Office

PCA-STREAM takes its inspiration from its research on new workspaces, which are gathered in the second issue of the Stream book-magazine, “After Office,” in order to design its premises in the Marais, on the site of a former printing house. Designed as an ecosystem that brings together a variety of spaces for the use of a large multidisciplinary team, this place is the spatial embodiment of PCA-STREAM as well as a manifesto of its innovative vision of the work space.

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  • Paris
  • 2019
  • Delivered
  • Paris
  • 2019
  • Delivered
8 Penthièvre — Interiors

PCA-STREAM's interior design department completed the architectural restructuring of a 1960s-era office complex with a tailor-made layout of offices and common areas for the lessee, a major luxury brand. Comfortable and functional, the project develops a high-end image through the quality of the materials, which are handcrafted.

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Sustainable Materialities in Construction

In France, the construction sector accounts for one third of the country’s CO2 emissions. Materials, which are partly responsible for this ratio, are extracted, transported, processed, poured or placed, dumped or incinerated… All these steps are opportunities to work on limiting impacts, involving architects, among other things, in deploying a new aesthetic.

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Maximizing reuse, minimizing transformation

Maximum is a design studio that maximizes the value of waste; its material, its form and its engineering. Some materials are transformed in a semi-industrial process while others give birth to unique pieces, such as the glass walls of the Centre Pompidou caterpillar.

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Cities, both a problem and a solution

Cities, like asphalt jungles, are dense inhabited spaces. Yet this density also helps limiting urban sprawl. Jeffrey Raven is a professor at the New York Institute of Technology and an architect specializing in resilient urban design. He advocates for the positive aspects of urbanization and seeks to resolve urban heat island effects by exploring the form, function, materiality and vegetation of the urban fabric.

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Is plastic getting a facelift?

The star of the stage of the recently concluded Design Week in Paris, plastic seems to have moved beyond the disdain it had been experiencing lately. Thanks to recycling, its environmental footprint is now better controlled, which has turned into a real selling point. But beyond the material itself, it is an entire production logic that should be “recycled” to extricate ourselves from the dogma of newness and disposability.

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Geoglasswork: territories of materials

Lucile Viaud is a designer and “geoglass” artist. Working from salvaged materials, she crafts objects that carry within them the history of the territories from where the materials originate. Its snail or abalone shells, forgotten sands, and powdered seaweed are slices of fleeting time and result in objects that cannot be replicated.

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stream voices

Eager to share more generously the results of its collaborations and research, PCA-STREAM publishes STREAM VOICES, its online magazine!

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