ChartierDalix. Hosting life

ChartierDalix. Hosting life

Architecture as an ecosystem

The first monograph on French architects ChartierDalix, whose research and projects aim to bring architecture and ecosystems to harmonious concurrence


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Title Information

Edited by ChartierDalix. With texts by ChartierDalix, Aurélien Huguet, and Marion Waller. Forword by Philippe Clergeau

1st edition

, 2019

Text English and French


448 pages, 167 color and 219 b/w illustrations

16 x 24 cm

ISBN 978-3-03860-166-1


Since they established their Paris-based firm ChartierDalix in 2008, architects Frédéric Chartier und Pascale Dalix have realized some fifteen buildings in France, ranging from multi-unit housing and student dormitories to schools to the transformation of a design center for car maker Renault, a logistics hub, or office and retail spaces. Of equal importance as the actual design work is their research to ChartierDalix, in which the architects aim to bring architecture and ecosystems to harmonious concurrence. exemplified by the Biodiversity School and Gymnasium in Boulogne Billancourt near Paris which they completed in 2014.

This first monograph explores ChartierDalix’s visionary research and the designs derived from it, with the Boulogne Billancourt school as core of the presentation. Their intense investigation of architecture and nature and the interplay between the two is highly topical and the book a rich inspirational source for anyone interested in the future of building.

Authors & Editors

Frédéric Chartier

 obtained his degree in architecture from the École d’Architecture de Paris-Malaquais and is a founding partner with ChartierDalix in Paris.

Philippe Clergeau

Pascale Dalix

 is a graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris-Val de Seine (formely École d'Architecture Paris-Villemin) and a founding partner with Paris-based firm ChartierDalix.

Aurélien Huguet

Marion Waller