AD Interviews: Marie-Ange Brayer & Frédéric Migayrou / 9th ArchiLab, Naturalizing Architecture

The 9th ArchiLab opened to the public over the weekend at the new FRAC Centre in Orléans, France.

ArchiLab started as an instance to question the practice of the architect, the diversification of the field, as well as the new urban challenges of our changing, globalized world. Founded by Marie-Ange Brayer (Director of the FRAC) & Frédéric Migayrou (Deputy Director of the MNAM-Centre Pompidou), it has shaped the architectural debate and served as a launch platform for many architects.

Architecture now overlaps with the sources of molecular biology, even in processes of replication, transcription and translation of genetic material. In this way, architects can introduce complex models based on processes involving the self-generation of matter and incorporating programmatic, social, material and environmental variables. Control of these processes turns hybridization into a new architectural order. 

In this interview the founders tell us more about the mission and role of ArchiLab, and also about the curation.

The exhibit of ArchiLab includes works by forty architects, designers, fashion designers and artists that are pushing forward architecture in this area. It will also include two symposiums on October 24th-25th.

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Cite: David Basulto. "AD Interviews: Marie-Ange Brayer & Frédéric Migayrou / 9th ArchiLab, Naturalizing Architecture" 17 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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