Archi en aparté – Jean-Benoît Vétillard

With its new “Off the record” section, AA gives the floor to architects through short Q&As. Today, focus on Jean-Benoît Vétillard, founder architect of Jean-Benoît Vétillard agency,  who agreed to answer AA’s questions. Next one in two weeks!


Being an architect is …
My ideal commission
The sponsor does the ideal commission.

How I imagine my profession in twenty years
Let’s stay focused on 2017.

My advice to a young architect
Know when to stop. Travel, do something completely different, learn and come back. 

What I would like to pass on to my associates
Rigor, descriptive geometry and a taste for good quality work. 

The new-comer architect to keep an eye on
I taught at ESA among the Extrapolations Métropolitaines workshop (with Reza Azard), and I was impressed by a lot of young graduates. To be continued…

The project I would have liked to sign petit-be_4eb2aa8bc089b
The Teatro del mondo
by Rossi. The Fort du Petit Bé, in St-Malo.

The other job I would have liked to practice

A book, an object or a work of art I particularly love
Jardin – Yuichi Yokohama.

A place that inspires me
The waterfront.


To find out more about Jean-Benoît Vétillard, please visit his website.

His work on DESPLANS website.



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