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ChartierDalix. Hosting Life

Architecture as an Ecosystem

Since establishing their Paris-based firm ChartierDalix in 2008, architects Frédéric Chartier and Pascale Dalix have realized fifteen buildings in France, ranging from residential buildings and retail and office spaces to a logistical center and the transformation of a design facility for the car manufacturer Renault. Of equal importance to the firm’s design work is its research, which focuses on achieving harmony between architecture and the sustaining ecosystem.

ChartierDalix. Hosting Life is the first book to explore the firm’s visionary research and the designs derived from it. At the core of the book and exemplifying the firm’s commitment to working with ecosystems is the Biodiversity School and Gymnasium in Boulogne-Billancourt in the western suburbs of Paris, completed in 2014. Highly topical and featuring three hundred illustrations, including many in color, the book will serve as rich inspiration for anyone interested in the future of building.

448 pages | 167 color plates, 219 halftones | 6 1/4 x 9 1/2

Architecture: European Architecture

Art: Art--General Studies

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