Interview with French architect Frédéric Quevillon, founder of Atelier Aconcept office, based in Paris region. For AA, he shares his views on the profession, his sources of inspiration as well as his vision of the future.
Since its creation in 2001, Atelier Aconcept has worked on different programmes and scales. In 2018, the office notably completed the Lallier school, near Paris. Atelier Aconcept is currently working on the rehabilitation of the École des Mines auditorium and of the Sorbonne Research pole (both in Paris), as well as on the rehabilitation and extension of a Care Home in Angerville (France).
L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui: Being an architect means…
Frédéric Quevillon: Create connections and life memories, ally reassurance and amazement
AA: Your ideal commission
FQ: A stadium
AA: Your job in 20 years
FQ: A mix of “Minority Report” and “Inception”
AA: The advice you would give a young architect
FQ: Open your eyes, feel!
AA: The architect we should all follow
FQ: Franklin Azzi
AA: The project you would have loved to build
FQ: The Pompidou Centre
AA: Your favorite city
FQ: New York
AA: If your architecture was a movie…
FQ: “The Dark Knight” (proper to every occasion)
AA: Your lucky charm object
FQ: My Moleskine notebook
AA: A museum you recommend visiting
FQ: The MAXXI, Rome
AA: Your favorite restaurant
FQ: Obicà, Rome (specials: mozzarella cheese)
AA: Your bedside book
FQ: “La désobéissance de l’architecte”, by Renzo Piano
AA: Private or public commission?
AA: Your motto
FQ: Have fun!
AA: Another career you’d have liked to pursue
To know more about Atelier Aconcept, visit their webite.