nicolas laisné architectes was founded in 2005 The firm develops urban planning, architecture and interior design projects, from design to execution and site supervision. It works for public authorities, as well as private players and individuals, in France and abroad. Nicolas Laisné is the founder.
The firm has taken part in a number of international events, including the Venice Biennale in 2020. It was recognised in the ‘Habitat’ category of the Equerre d’Argent in 2019, and nominated for an Award from the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) of Chicago in 2020.
Based in an old carpentry shop in Montreuil, converted into a workshop, nicolas laisné architectes now has a team of almost 40 people, architects and designers from all backgrounds. The team’s expertise ranges from design to execution, to site supervision and even extends to interior design. The firm is part of a prolifically creative ecosystem, where the dialogue also includes philosophers, agronomists, botanists, artists and data scientists. Each project gives rise to a dedicated multi-disciplinary team.
The firm nicolas laisné architectes is the reflection of the welcoming and generous personalities who are part of it. It functions on collaboration and exchanges, which enable every individual to express their own wealth of talent. With the shared purpose of designing projects that are both simple and ambitious, where technical innovation is at the service of sustainability.
Its achievements and current projects (‘L’Arbre Blanc’, the ‘Arboretum‘ in Nanterre, ‘L’Atelier de l’Arsenal’ in Paris, ‘Nice Méridia’…) bear witness to its desire to open up architecture. To create more space for all, including nature, in ever denser cities. To cater to new habits in society, and the way they so rapidly evolve. To make the sharing of space a joyfully convivial experience.
Sensitivity, inventiveness and common sense enable the firm nicolas laisné architects to resolve complex equations with accessible solutions. Open-minded and daring, the firm develops its projects on the international scene to accompany evolving urban lifestyles, wherever they may be.
Nicolas Laisné founded his firm nicolas laisné architectes in 2005. The firm develops urban planning, architecture and interior design projects, from design to execution and site supervision. With his team of almost 40 people, based in Montreuil, he works for public authorities, as well as private players and individuals, in France and abroad.
Nicolas Laisné learned his trade through contact with a number of different cultures: India with Raj Rewal, the United States with Steven Holl, and Europe with Jean Nouvel For ‘l’Arbre Blanc’, one of his most emblematic achievements (2019), he borrowed from Japanese and Mediterranean culture. Nicolas Laisné is conscious of nature and has a way of blurring the frontier between the interior and the outside world through threshold effects and soft porosity.
Through his open-mindedness, his natural curiosity and his taste for dialogue, Nicolas Laisné has multiple influences and limits the weight of dogma. His joined-up vision of architecture allows him to invite philosophers, agronomists, botanists, artists and even data scientists to his table. He puts together a new multi-disciplinary and international team for each project.
His latest achievements and current projects (‘L’Arbre Blanc’, the ‘Arboretum‘ in Nanterre, ‘L’Atelier de l’Arsenal’ in Paris, ‘Nice Méridia’…) bear witness to his desire to open up architecture. To create more space for all, including nature, in ever denser cities. To cater to new habits in society, and the way they so rapidly evolve. To make the sharing of space a joyfully convivial experience.
“We prefer to look at life, rather than with the dogmatic vision of architecture.
A life that we love, enriched by cultures, discoveries, encounters.
That we embody through the way we work: collaborative, pragmatic, ambitious.
And that we bring to life in the spaces we design: generous, light, open.”
Lucas Alezra – FR – Architect
Marta Alpuim – PT – Architect
Marina Aristondo Gonzalez – ES – Architect
Laura Belin – FR/DE – Architect
Julia Behot – FR – Office Manager
Edouard Bettencourt – FR – Architect
Marie Blin – FR – Communication and Development Officer
Thibaud Blondet – FR – Interior Designer
Juliette Bonnamy – FR – Architect Team Manager
Marina Breka – HR – Architect
Antoine Buton – FR – Architect
Marie-Laure Coste – FR – Architect Team Manager – Construction
Sophie Darras – FR – Architect Team Manager
Pauline Delamare – FR – Interior Designer
Antoine Guillaume – FR – Architect
Mariana Haas – BR – Architect
Franck Handgraaf – FR – Interior Designer
Nicolas Henry – FR – Architect
Louis Julien-Laferrière – FR – Managing Director
Maria Koeva – BG – Maintenance
Marta Moreno Malpartida – ES – Architect
Cécile Marguin – FR – Architect
Brandon McGillicuddy – US – Administrative and Financial Manager
Thuy Lien Nguyen – CZ/VN – Architect
Ester Pineau – FR – Architect
Tristan Ponsot – FR – Architect Team Manager – Interior Design
Marie Pontnau – FR – Architect
Marie Raquin – FR – HR Manager
Cinzia Scandurra – IT – Architect
Grégoire Schmitt – FR – Architect
Sophie Signorino – FR – Architect
Olivia Siri – FR – Architect
Corinne Takahashi – FR – Architect
Mirella Verdes Montenegro – ES – Architect Team Manager
Elisa Vernazza – IT – Architect
Hélène Vesin – FR – Architect
they worked with us
Camille Alause (Fr), Carlos Andres Hurtado (Es), Paula Aranda (Es), Alejandro Ayllon Blanco (Es), Vadim Babij (Fr), Lucia Baratella (It), Martino Barducci (Fr), Sophie Barré (Fr), Louis Bauchet (Fr), Maria Antonia Bernal (Co), Henri Bienaimé (Fr), Johanna Bleicher (Fr), Cécile Bleux (Fr), Martina Bonardo (It), Marie Aglaé Boukouvalas (Fr), Léo Bourillet (Fr), Marc Brabant (Fr), Jules Brisson (Fr), Zoe Bruce (Gb), Stella Buisan (Fr), Marco Busani (It), Edoardo Caizzi (It), Justine Cassaigneau (Fr), Lorenzo Cavallero (It), Elena Chatzilari (Gr), Federico Chaubet (It), Liane Cheung (Hk), Hugo Chevassus (Fr), Martina Ciet (It), Carola Cocci (It), Serena Coticchia (It), Charlotte Couderc (Fr), Romain Courier (Fr), Javier Cuenca Solana (Es), Truong Dao Anh (Vn), Aude De La Barre (Fr), Quentin Delépine (Fr), Victor Deplus (Fr), Margaux Desombre (Fr), Mélisandre Devilliers (Fr), Marija Dimitrievska (Mk), Jeremy Dojcinovic, Milana Marie-Anne Ducrocq (Fr), Pietro Franceschini (It), Alberto Maria Ficele (It), Tamàs Fischer (Fr), Nathalie Fournier (Fr), Francesca Frigau (Es), Philipp Fritsch (De), Valérie Gilouin (Fr), Orlando Gonzalez Gonzalez (Es), Elena Grajera (Es), Agnieszka Haligowska (Po), Kima Harring (De), Mickaël Hassen (Fr), Maria Hevilla (Es), Jérémie Jouve (Fr), Klara Jörg (At), Lien Juttet (Fr), Michal Karol (Pl), Dhruv Kohli (In), Maria Kolodziej (Pl), Oleksandra Kryvtsova (Ua), Corentin Langlet (Fr), Erwan Lanoue (Fr), Jordan Launay (Fr), Charlotte Le Gouvello (Fr), Kate Le Masurier (Gb), Vânia Leandro (Pt), Cathy Li (Ca), Alice Lunardon (Fr), Charles M’Boulé Samé (Fr), Nicolas Madry (Fr), Nikolaj Maksimenko (Uk), Bartosz Marek Kolodziej (Pl), Barbara Martin (Fr), Leticia Martinez Velasco (Es), Mégane Martini (Fr), Fatema Mayet (Fr), Alex Mecattaf (Lb), Maria Melissianou (Gr), Marco Morra (It), Camillo Morini (It), Alexandre Moulin (Fr), Marion Mouny (Fr), Rohit Nandha (Gb), Beilei Ni (Ch), Lucile Nicosia (Fr), Pelin Once (Tr), Bastien Papetti (Fr), Claire Parrotin (Fr), Petra Pavelkova (Pl), Edoardo Perrani (It), Martin Perraudeau (Fr), Karolina Pletty (Po), Nicholas Préaud (Fr), Will Rogers (De), Laura Rojo Diez (Es), Sara Sanchez (Fr), Sarah Sheehan (Ir), Julie Siol (Fr), Aleksandra Sobczyk (Po), Christoph Steigerwald (De), Daniel Tardio (Es), Martin Tardits (Fr), Nika Taubinsky (Us), Oleksandra Telenkova (Ua), Laura Thiais, Goce Tikvaaroski (Mk), Michele Ugolotti Serventi (Pt), Amandine Vacherot (Fr), Bob Van Der Brande (Be), Enzo Vellin (Mu), Brigitte Verissimo (Fr), Adèle Vibert (Fr), Angelika Weissheim (De), Tham Yen-Linh (Fr), Paula Zuneda (Es)