Laurent de Carnière
Laurent de Carnière is a french architect, who graduated with honors in 2005 from ISACF La Cambre school of architecture in Brussels, Belgium.He gained experience working on housing with Lhoas & Lhoas (Brussels), cultural programs with chinese architect Hou Liang (Brussels), and mixed used buildings at Metaform Architecture (Luxembourg). In 2006, he moved to Sydney, Australia where he spent 3 years working for Tim Williams (SuperSydney) and L-a-v-a (sport/health center in Doha, Quatar). In 2009, he returned to Paris where he currently lives. In 2012, he started working at Dominique Perrault for 2 years. As a project architect he contributed to several significative projects’ development (EPFL‘s Mechanical Hall in Lausanne, New Longchamp racecourse in Paris, Part-Dieu tower in Lyon, Berlier industrial tower in Paris,…) and won international competitions (Vulcano’s mixed-used towers in Zurich, BNP-Paribas tower in Brussels, Female University of Hanwha in Corea,…). In the meantime he also developed personal works, either realized or theorical. Among other projects, he has built ICI-Montreuil (the largest fablab/coworking/exhibition space in Paris), communication agencies’ offices, a concept store and a fashion designer’s workshop.Besides, he’s surveing about new housing typologies (“Living in the Structure”) and water usage in metropolitan cities (“Fluctuat Nec Mergitur”).