Architecture Lecture Series: Sensual City Studio

October 11, 2012

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Genevieve Fisk Loranger Architecture Center


Jacques Ferrier and Pauline Marchetti of Sensual City Studio - Paris, France will present recent design projects impacted by their exploration of fringe urban settings. Free and open to the public.

Sensual City Studio was founded by Jacques Ferrier and Pauline Marchetti, in association with the philosopher Philippe Simay. Sensual City Studio represents a laboratory of ideas, creation and urban foresight. It brings together a network of professionals from the worlds of art, architecture and urban planning, as well as the social sciences. With working at different levels, from design to urban planning, the studio analyses changes in architecture and large modern cities in order to predict the effect that they will have. Sensual City Studio seeks to develop a sensitive, humanist approach to the city, combining sustainable development and new technologies in a quest for innovation and urban delight.

Pauline Marchetti is a state-registered (DPLG) architect. From 2008 to 2010, she was team leader for the French Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo, from the construction of the building through to its scenography.

In 2010, Marchetti associated with Jacques Ferrier, an architect active in France and Internationally while also lecturing on his specialty, to create Sensual City Studio. Sensual City Studio is a new structure allowing them to jointly develop and assert the Sensual City concept. She is the CEO and partner of Sensual City studio. Jacques Ferrier works in France and abroad. He created his own studio in 1990 in Paris and his works now include the design of major cultural buildings, prestigious buildings, public facilities, research centers and urban development. Jacques Ferrier Architectures output is all based on the same philosophy: the creation of architecture and a city for a sustainable society.

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