A Forum About New Trajectories in Residential Architecture
Hamonic + Masson & Associés is Gaëlle Hamonic, Jean-Christophe Masson and, since, 2013, Marie-Agnès de Bailliencourt. The practice was founded in 1997, was nominated for the Mies van der Rohe prize in 2001, and in 2002 was awarded the Nouveaux Albums de la Jeune Architecture (NAJA). Hamonic + Masson & Associés became recognized by the general public in 2003 for designing the Maison Métal for the Parc de la Villette, which placed Hamonic + Masson at the crossroads of art and architecture. In 2012, the practice received the prix spécial AMO Saint-Gobain for the construction of sixty-two social housing units on rue Villiot in Paris’ 12th arrondissement. In 2015 the practice delivered Paris’ rst housing project measuring fty metres high since the 1970s, in the city’s Masséna district. Projects in the framework of the Grand Paris scheme are also currently being undertaken, notably the proposition for the Avenue Foch. Jean-Christophe has taught at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture in Versailles. Jean-Christophe and Gaëlle are founding members of the French Touch collective, which federates some fteen Parisian agencies around the theme of enhancing a certain French architecture. Since 2007, the collective has published the Annuel Optimiste d’Architecture among other titles.