AA Projects « PCA-STREAM. Research & developments »


His name is associated with a renewed appreciation for a subject long-snubbed by French architects: office buildings. Philippe Chiambaretta, who has built 20 or so tertiary developments (some 300,000 sqm) since founding his practice PCA in 2000, has given cachet to a domain that had been reduced to little more than a real-estate transaction, by applying ideas gathered from a think-tank set up in 2005: STREAM. Thanks to this double activity associating architectural practice and research, the studio —now called PCA-STREAM— delivers buildings that are a step ahead, where architectural quality matches intelligent organisation.


Our research addresses the complexity of the changing world and harnesses collective intelligence to new urban challenges.

Philippe Chiambaretta.


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AA Projects « PCA-STREAM. Research & developments », available in bookshops since June, 64 pages, 10€, get your copy here

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