French office Julien Joly architecture focuses on developing meaningful architectures for individuals and institutions alike – on small as well as large projects. Each project is unique and requires a particular attention, without any preconceptions. Beauty does not come without intelligence. With patience, hard work and time, projects become intelligent. The office has no agenda, patent, trademark, design or model plan; other than marking each projet with the imprint of thought in motion. The profession of Architect does require a ‘palimpsest’ experience coming from tolerance cultivated through the unexpected – and doesn’t proceed from a formula or a feat.
Architecture is culture in action. Architecture both represents and shapes society. But the specialized culture of architects, at its climax, can become their threat – as a form of functional and intellectual confinement. Looking forward to broaden this specific culture, Julien Joly develops a twofold strategy:
– Reversing the current trend in today’s Architecture Offices that is to partition the job ; the office follows a logic of total integration process. No work is subcontracted: we master the technique, the architectural representation and communication. Architecture, exhibition scenography and details are developed altogether. The architect is to be seen as a general practitioner.
– Inclined to venture into other fields –design, artistic direction, writing– Julien Joly increases its opportunities to look at things from a different perspective.