4th PARI Biennale

Made exclusively for the 4th PARI Biennale

A 12 hands collaboration for one art installation between landscape and gastronomy. This artistic gathering is linking architecture and gastronomy through art: a multi-disciplinary art united on one medium.

in collaboration with Marie Yae Suematsu, Mylène Escande, Côme Di Meglio, Robin Margerin, artists, Pierre Nesi chef, Cécile Gray architect and fashion designer.

Exhibition in the 4th PARI Biennale of architecture in the DOC!, Paris. 2018.

4th PARI Biennale

The meeting between architecture and gastronomy is expressed on some artistic movement called "still lifes". Inspired by this movement, we created an artistic installation that works as a transversality support between art, territory, architecture and gastronomy. This art work was exhibit during the 4th PARI Biennale of architecture in Paris.

in collaboration with Marie Yae Suematsu, Mylène Escande, Côme Di Meglio, Robin Margerin, artists, Pierre Nesi chef, Cécile Gray architect and fashion designer.

Exhibition in the 4th PARI Biennale of architecture in the DOC!, Paris. 2018.

The Fine Faugères and the chocolate

Link a local product to its territory.

Inspired by a local product from the south of France, we designed an event from A to Z to highlight the Fine Faugères, and its territory. We were a creative team composed by chefs, textile designer, artist, architects and winemakers, gathered to highlight the brandy Fine Faugères.

We drew 60m2 of this territory topography on textile and used it as table cover for a dinner, and the next day as wall paper in the Fine distillery.

In collaboration with Pierre Ripault, event manager, Stephanie Ly, textile designer, Côme Di Meglio, artist, Fabrice Idiart and Pierre Nesi, chefs. Video by IMI.

2018, Village Autignac, France.

The Fine Faugères and the chocolate

Thanks to this event and with these cross-disciplinary concept, we succeed to give a more contemporary aspect of this brandy. In fact, the challenge was to compose a creative team that will revitalize this old and traditionnal alcohol. Thus, we linked chefs and artist with local producers, and created a new environnment to welcome their meeting.

In collaboration with Pierre Ripault, event manager, Stephanie Ly, textile designer, Côme Di Meglio, artist, Fabrice Idiart and Pierre Nesi, chefs. Video by IMI.

2018, Village Autignac, France.

Gojo Mall

Short Animation Gallery Renovation.

A renovation about recycling materials and modernize traditions. A dark space for enjoying animation videos on screens, separated by a wall from a bright space to sell goods under a natural light.

In order to valorize the animation videos, half of the gallery is shrouded in the darkness and the other half, the shop, is under a bright natural light. The two contrasted spaces are linked by a tatami crystallized under resine, and are separated by a shoji half wall.

in collaboration with Taichi Murakami.

2018, Kyoto, Japan.

Gojo Mall

This gallery is located in the heart of Kyoto, in a traditional house where artists can both practice and exhibit their works. We renovated one using recycled materials such as washi and tatami and modernize them for this space.

in collaboration with Taichi Murakami.

2018, Kyoto, Japan.

Le leurre inévitable

How to bring a mountain in a theatre?

Here, one piece of fabric is used to create : an avalanche, a snow cave, a mountain peak and a calm landscape.

We succeed this challenge by creating a wide fabric that can be : an avalanche, a snow cave, a mountain peak and a landscape. The fabric was moving with a string pulling systems driven by the actors.

In collaboration with "La Compagnie Fortuite" theatre company, and the Mains d’œuvres collective.

2018, Saint-Ouen, France.

Le leurre inévitable

This young theatre company invited us to design the scenography of their play. They are questionning the paradoxes and craziness human can feel when climbing a mountain. Then, we had to bring a mountain into a theater.

In collaboration with "La Compagnie Fortuite" theatre company, and the Mains d’œuvres collective.

2018, Saint-Ouen, France.

School of Sustainability in Liberia

A self-sustainable campus for the local people and the future generation.

Designed to provide opportunities to develop the community by teaching creativity and entrepreneurship : by doing and making.

"The School of Sustainability" concept project for Peter Gbelia, Empowerments society Int. In collaboration with Mio Shibuya, architect and Claudia Del Bubba, interior designer.

Liberia, 2019

School of Sustainability in Liberia

The project is run by Empowerment Society Int founded by the native Peter Gbelia.

We are studying the urban design and architecture of a future campus in Liberia, in collaboration with Mio Shibuya, japanese architect and Claudia Del Bubba, italian interior designer.

The campus gather many fonctions, as in a small village: it’s a community place for family and tourism and at the same time, a cultural heritage and development place for users and visitors.

"The School of Sustainability" concept project for Peter Gbelia, Empowerments society Int. In collaboration with Mio Shibuya, architect and Claudia Del Bubba, interior designer.

Liberia, 2019

“From Intuition to Reality”, a tribute to Jacques Ripault

How the french architect Jacques Ripault was thinking, studying and building architecture?

The backstage of this profession is highlighted using various medias, that we designed and displayed harmoniously for the general museum public.

How the architectural practice evolved the last thirty years ? Mixing old techniques and contemporary visuals, this exhibition is on overview of what architecture is today.

In collaboration with Pierre and Elise Ripault, JRA Architects.

MACVAL Museum, Place de la Libération, Vitry-sur-Seine, 2018.

“From Intuition to Reality”, a tribute to Jacques Ripault

This exhibition was a comparative dialogue between the first intuitive sketch and the final building. Original sketches and study models of Jacques Ripault are displayed in harmony in the MACVAL, a museum he designed himself.

In collaboration with Pierre and Elise Ripault, JRA Architects.

MACVAL Museum, Place de la Libération, Vitry-sur-Seine, 2018.

Hermès Summer 2019

Concrete altars, rooms of divinities

Aquatic and imaginary deities, drew with dry pastels are part of the window displays of the motherhouse building Hermès in Paris during one summer.

Summer 2019 Window Display “Abracadabrant”. Pictures by Julien Mignot.

Hermès Faubourg Saint Honoré under the direction of Antoine Platteau.

Hermès Summer 2019

43 original drawings are exhibit in the window displays of the Hermès shop, at the 24th Faubourg Saint Honoré street. According to the clothes collection, the sepia colors of the enigmatic creatures are creating an unexpected atmosphere, between naive art, strangeness world and luxury products.

Summer 2019 Window Display “Abracadabrant”. Pictures by Julien Mignot.

Hermès Faubourg Saint Honoré under the direction of Antoine Platteau.

Palettes

The acidulous landscape, a colors eyedropper

Acid colors of cities and landscapes are catched and translated into a RGB universel language. They are made to transmit how colorful we see our cities and surrounding environment.

By collaborating with Sirine Ammar, a textile designer, and Tatsuya Sugimoto, architect, we experiment other ways to use these color combinations.

Palettes with leather cover, in collaboration with Tatsuya Sugimoto. UV printed kakemono prototypes, in collaboration with Sirine Ammar.

Available on the e-shop soon.

Palettes

Always sensitive about the world that surrounds us, this colorimetric catalogue is born from urban daily walks. First based on a photographic work, and then a graphic one, an RGB color code is revealed and developed as a new language, usable by any media.

Palettes with leather cover, in collaboration with Tatsuya Sugimoto. UV printed kakemono prototypes, in collaboration with Sirine Ammar.

Available on the e-shop soon.

Metropolitan exodus

How to built a new sustainable urban and economic development between the slowly declining rural mountain’s villages, and the growing fast cities in the valleys ?

In an European context of ecologic and economic crises, this project rethinks a territorial strategy on the Alps region respecting environment and local cultures trend.

Alexandre NESI Architecture Diploma Project

with Hugo Bizouarne and Théo Larvoire. Under the direction of Djamel Klouche and Ido Avissar.

February 2015

Metropolitan exodus

On an area of 236km by 70km wide, from Zurich to Milan, we analyzed population movements, mobility controversies and territory disparities.

By working on a territorywide scale, we designed a future spatial logical structure linked by specific motilities infrastructure across Alps.

The project creates common synergies between the valley and the mountains by merging ancestral rural knowledge related to agriculture with new residential and economic services.

The project offers a sustainable revitalization for the inhabitants of the Alpine region combining the metropolitan intensity and the rural serenity.

Alexandre NESI Architecture Diploma Project

with Hugo Bizouarne and Théo Larvoire. Under the direction of Djamel Klouche and Ido Avissar.

February 2015

Weaving the Landscape

"Weaving the landscape" is an artwork that combines the scales of the territory and the object.

Made with 25000 beads and 3km of steel wire, this handmade art is a mountainous landscape, designed as a jewelry.

In collaboration with Cecile Gray. Laureates exhibition organized by Pli La Revue and the Pavillon de l’Arsenal.

Special thanks to Studio MTX and our friends Théo Toto Certa, Neïs Juin, Margaux Hennion, Ronan Meulnotte, Pierre Ripault and Pierre Le Fur, 2019.

Weaving the Landscape

The theme of the 1st Pli Public Workshop was “The Obsession”.

In collaboration with the architect and fashion designer Cecile Gray, we design this artwork combining three obsessions.

The architect obsession for the grid, here working as our base for weaving, the human obsession for the unreachable mountain, that fascinates as much as it is feared, and the obsession mood we had to be while creating the artwork : a metaphor for the madness of repeated gestures, thousands of times.

In collaboration with Cecile Gray. Laureates exhibition organized by Pli La Revue and the Pavillon de l’Arsenal.

Special thanks to Studio MTX and our friends Théo Toto Certa, Neïs Juin, Margaux Hennion, Ronan Meulnotte, Pierre Ripault and Pierre Le Fur, 2019.

U.A.P.S Montparnasse district drawing

U.A.P.S Montparnasse district drawing

Illustration for the architecture and urban design office U.A.P.S for the renovation competition of the Montparnasse Station slab.

Under the direction of Anne-Mie Depuydt, U.A.P.S. for the official urban design competition “Que Dalle”, 2018.

U.A.P.S Montparnasse district drawing

From the building to the roof tiles, from the Rue de Rennes to the Montparnasse station façade elements, this drawing is showing in detail the Montparnasse district area.

Highlight the qualities and show values of the U.A.P.S. urban project “Que Dalle”, this drawing was exhibit in the Pavillon de l’Arsenal in 2019.

Under the direction of Anne-Mie Depuydt, U.A.P.S. for the official urban design competition “Que Dalle”, 2018.

Christmas Painting for Hermès

Two big paintings project for the Christmas display of the Avenue George V Hermès shop, using 5 shades of blue.

Under the direction of Flavie Papin for Hermès International.

Exhibition from November 2019 to January 2020, Hermès George V.

Christmas Painting for Hermès

These two drawings made exclusively for Christmas are a part of the winter display : next to dry flowers, turtles and golden Santa Claus seat inside the George V shop.

You can see them on the background of a photobooth on the ground floor and on the first floor of the shop.

Under the direction of Flavie Papin for Hermès International.

Exhibition from November 2019 to January 2020, Hermès George V.

The Rooms
I Grew Up In

A serie of colorpencil drawings about “The Rooms I Grew Up In” displayed in the Trunk Hotel in Tokyo.

Exhibition in the Trunk Hotel, Tokyo.

Special thanks to the Trunk staff members and our friends Madoka and the DJ Tatsuro Omura, 2019.

The Rooms
I Grew Up In

Growing between France and Japan, but also between a rural area and a big city, Sanae Nicolas is interested about the question of the “memory”, and how important the rooms are influencing our personality of today.

Exhibition in the Trunk Hotel, Tokyo.

Special thanks to the Trunk staff members and our friends Madoka and the DJ Tatsuro Omura, 2019.

Diaphane

Made with wooden diaphanous strips, a sliding furniture combined with an artwork.

Furniture project proposal made for the Hida Furniture competition, 2019.

Diaphane

For the Hida Furniture Competition, we designed a wooden sliding door, inspired by stained glass, moucharabieh and shoji.

This handmade door brings colours inside the room following the natural light of the day.

During the night, the wooden braided door highlighted from inside the building, are displaying artwork to the street.

Furniture project proposal made for the Hida Furniture competition, 2019.

Lecture in CEEJA

We were invited to present our works in CEEJA Centre Européen d'Études Japonaises d'Alsace (European Centre for Japanese Studies of Alsace).

By explaining the way we work, how we design and think every architecture project, we create rich dialogues with other lecturer and students.

Lecture organized by the Japan Foundation, MCJP and CEEJA, in the context of cultural exchanges between Europe and Japan, 2019.

Lecture in CEEJA

The theme of the seminar was “Representation of Japanese Culture in Europe, from “Japonism” to “Cool Japan”.

After explaining how we interact with these two artistic influences today, we showed how we place the nature and human interaction at heart of every project, by taking also advantage of the influence of Cool Japan and the technologically pioneering Japan.

Lecture organized by the Japan Foundation, MCJP and CEEJA, in the context of cultural exchanges between Europe and Japan, 2019.

Tokyo Biennale : Social Dive !

A socially engaged art project going beyond the respective fields of art and architecture : between drawing and building.

Art project proposal for the Tokyo Biennale: Social Dive 2020, organized by 3331 Arts Chiyoda, 2020.

Tokyo Biennale : Social Dive !

Facades, floors, ceilings, furnitures... Have you ever walk into a multi-dimensional drawing ?

For the Tokyo Biennale, we push forward the dialogue between architecture and drawing and offer the visitor to dive into the artist’s mind.

Then, from inner walls to roof tiles, you experienced a total artwork.

Art project proposal for the Tokyo Biennale: Social Dive 2020, organized by 3331 Arts Chiyoda, 2020.