Master's degree project


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Master's thesis

After a mitigated first experience in an engineering school in 2008, I entered the Architecture School of Lyon in 2009 where I started a double degree in architecture and engineering. I took my architecture degree in 2013 and I’m now finishing my engineering studies at l’Ecole Centrale Lyon.

The cumulative experience and the numerous meetings I had during those past five years have led me to build my own posture, which evolves day after day: the one of a contextual architecture. An architecture which is an answer to a context global, at a time of the globalization, but also local. Its realm of thinking it’s obviously as wide as possible by integrating the architecture itself but also everything which is related to it: art, engineering, philosophy, etc…

This contextual posture emphasizes some architectural topics which I’m definitely interested in like: the concept of living in a place, the material and the construction techniques. Furthermore I also developed an interest in the notion of archetype. Then this idea of an architecture based on local and global knowledge is completed by a transhistoric point of view which widely integrate a thinking on architectural archetypes involved in the development of our society. Finally, the idea of an atmosphere previous to projects is also an important part of the design process. The atmosphere has to be defined before any projects, then it can be used as a background toward which I can look in case of doubts, all along the design process.

Those years of studies also provided the possibility to create, together with eleven other students, a critic review of architecture : Qui ne dit mot consent – QNDMC – (is a french motto translated from latin, meaning « Silence is consenting »). This review aims to gather various critical thinking on a current architectural topic. Please feel free to visit the website:



2013 Jun. Master degree in Architecture. ENSA Lyon
2011 Jul. Bachelor degree in Architecture. ENSA Lyon
2011 - until now. Chief editor QNDMC. Architectural review
2011 - until now. Engineering student at EC Lyon
2011 - 2013. JCTPE Vice-President. Junior entreprise
2007 - 2008. Engineering student at Insa Lyon
2007 Jul. High school diploma in sciences


2014. Shortlisted for the "Prix de la jeune architecture de la ville de Lyon"
2014. Shortlisted for the "Trophée Béton"
2013. Master degree project with second class honors
2011. Bacherlor degree projet with high honors
2011. Mention for the bachelor projet. International architectural student exhibition. Erevan
2010. Huts festival. Luxembourg. Self-built project


2015.05 - 2015.08. Intern economist at Eco+Construire. Lyon. France
2015.01 - 2015.04. Assistant teacher. Architecture School of Lyon. France
2013.08 - 2014.07.Architect at AtelierOslo. Oslo. Norway
2012.07 - 2012.12.Intern architect at SIDONIE JOLY Architect. Lyon. France
2011.07 - 2011.12.Intern architect at AMALDI-NEDER Architects. Geneva. Switzerland
2010.07 - 2010.08.Intern architect GAUTIER+CONQUET Architectes. Lyon. France


Autocad. Archicad. VectorWorks
Photoshop. Illustrator. InDesign. Lightroom
Rhinoceros. Sketchup
Maxwell. VRay. Artlantis


French. Mother tongue
English. Fluent
Spanish. Good knowledge

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