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Chloé Macary-Carney

Chloé Macary-Carney

paris, france

 
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About 

I studied my bachelor's and master's in architecture at the Ecole National Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris La Villette in Paris, France. During my master's I had the opportunity to study for a year abroad at Kyushu University's design school. This experience abroad in Japan greatly influenced my work.


My work uses architecture as a tool for creating social change and rethinking our economic and political systems through the use of storytelling. During my studies, I developed an interest in experimental methods of architecture.

My practice is informed by context. Before proposing a final project, I visit the site, conduct interviews and observe through drawings. This method is inspired by Wajiro Kon, the father of modernology who studied how Tokyo was transforming at the beginning of the Showa era, through drawing. Studying the context before creating a final project allows me to delve into the history of the place and create a story into which the project is injected at the end. In this way, I consider the before and the after of my intervention so that the proposal is sustainable and in touch with reality.

I am considerate of the cycle of the materials employed. I focus on using natural or previously employed or used materials. The reasoning behind this is that we need to see waste as a resource and create a circular economy. This consideration for the life of the materials used before and after the project is also considered in the story told by the project.

It is my hope that a practice that respects context, history and the environment, can inspire positive change in our society. 

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Employment 

PARFUMS CHRISTIAN DIOR, Paris, France , Assistant architect

Assistant architect in international retail architecture.

Sep 2018 - Nov 2018
 

403ARCHITECTURE [DAJIBA], Hamamatsu, Japan , Intern

Design and construction of furniture, creation of visuals for renovation and re-use projects. Creation of a concept for a new café made of reused materials.

Aug 2017 - Sep 2017
 

BOTMOBIL, Dieulefit, France, Intern

Participated in the construction of a straw bale and earth house.

Sep 2015 - Sep 2015
 

BELLASTOCK, Paris, France, Intern

Member of the organizing team of the international France-China workshop of an experimental architecture association.

Feb 2014 - Jul 2014
 

Education 

Ecole National Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris La Villette, Paris, France , MArch, Bachelor's

Bachelors and masters in architecture with the thesis topic «16 years of reflection for the LACMA» under the direction of Pierre Chabard and Laure Jacquin. Diploma project «Yangon, a tropical condition» under the direction of Olivier Boucheron, Christiane Blancot and Camille Rouaud.

Sep 2012 - Jul 2018
 

KYUSHU UNIVERSITY-DESIGN STRATEGY, Fukuoka, Japan , MArch, Erasmus + Master's study abroad

Study abroad year in Master 1 in Doi Sensei’s laboratory, studying inclusive design with Hirao Sensei.

Sep 2016 - Jul 2017
 

Awards 

AFCUL SPECIAL MENTION, Honorable Mention

Special mention for the «WOMAN CAVE» project proposal for Raumlaborberlin’s «A Festival of Creative Urban Living», selected as a «strong proposal [which] evoked strong debate amongst Jury members».

2019
 

RE-HABITAT HONORABLE MENTION, Honorable Mention

Honorable mention for the project «Re-Habitat» done in collaboration with Urska Malic for the Volume Zero 2018 Re- School architecture competition.

2019
 

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