Why COSA ?

Architectures are a reflection of societies. They embody their economies, their politics, their ideals, their doubts. They come in many flavours: radical, greedy, formal, private, rational, sensual, generous, authoritarian, strict… They are interesting in all their variety, provided that they are demanding on themselves.

 

COSA’s architecture’s inspiration is the Cartesian and the systematic. It seeks the purest equation between programme, structure and site. It denies itself arbitrary form, storytelling and the saviour illusion of problem-transcending design, instead pursuing geometric and constructional simplicity. Its quest is the pleasures of architecture: landscape, the passage of time, harmonious materials, beauty of implementation.

 

COSA’s architecture is clear and restrained, rigourous. COSA supports the idea that architecture needs to be simple in order to answer complex questions. COSA’s architecture looks for the programmatic frictions out of which new situations emerge, and their meanings in a globalised society.

Team

BENJAMIN COLBOC

Registred architect, partner
Associated assistant teacher (MAA) at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles

 

DPLG Architect from the École d’Architecture Paris-Belleville, 2003

 

Courses: Associated Lecturer (MCA) at the ENSA Versailles and regular participations at courses, competitions and diplomas juries at Saint-Luc à Tournai (B.), ENSA Paris La Villette and ENSA Paris Malaquais

Grand Prix du Cadre de vie spécial 40 ans du CAUE 53 for the Fiteco headquaters in Changé, 2018
Europe 40 under 40 award winner, 2012
Équerre d’Argent nominee for the Cultural and social center L’Arbrisseau in Lille, 2011
Nouveaux Albums des Jeunes Architectes award winner, 2003/2004

ARNAUD SACHET

Registred architect, partner

 

 

Haute Qualité Environnementale degree, 2009
ENSAIS Architect graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries de Strasbourg, 2001

 

Courses: INSA Strasbourg, ESAG Pennighen, Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Saint-Brieuc and regular participations at courses, competitions and diplomas juries

 

Grand Prix du Cadre de vie spécial 40 ans du CAUE 53 for the Fiteco headquaters in Changé, 2018
Équerre d’Argent nominee for the Cultural and social center L’Arbrisseau in Lille, 2011
Cimbeton competition winner, 2001

DESIGN PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Théophile Marmorat
Project manager,
HMONP, ENSA Versailles, 2009
DE Architect, ENSA Versailles, 2007

Antonin Bohl
Project assistant,
DE Architect, ENSA Paris La Villette, 2015

Pierre-Louis Castro
Project assistant,
DE Architect, ENSA Toulouse, 2019

Mathias Lefebvre
Project assistant,
DE Architect, ENSA Versailles, 2018

Lise Martel
Project assistant,
HMONP, INSA Strasbourg, 2018
INSA Architect, Institut national des sciences appliquées de Strasbourg, 2016

Julien Oblette
Project assistant,
DE Architect, ENSA Paris Val-de-Seine, 2016

Paul Perez
Project assistant,
HMONP, INSA Strasbourg, 2017
INSA Architect, Institut national des sciences appliquées de Strasbourg, 2016

Arthur Schmitt
Project assistant,
DE Architect, Faculté d’Architecture La Cambre Horta (Be.), 2015

Grégoire Stouck
Project manager, Bim manager
INSA Architect, Institut national des sciences appliquées de Strasbourg, 2011

OPERATIONAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Géraud Pin-Barras
Operations management leader
DPLG Architect, École d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville, 2007
Conducteur de travaux ESTP, 1993

Élia Bazabas
Studies coordinator,
DPLG Architect, École d’Architecture de Paris-Villemin, 2000
DUT Génie civil, IUT Cergy Pontoise, 1993

Sélim Zaoui
Construction works supervision
Architect, École Nationale d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme de Tunis (Tun.), 2010

Loïc Le Mercier
Project assistant,
INSA Engineer, Institut national des sciences appliquées de Strasbourg, 2015
INSA Architect, Institut national des sciences appliquées de Strasbourg, 2013

Edouard Dalifard
Project assistant,
DE Architect, ENSA, ENSA Versailles, 2018

Catherine Brunini
Administrative financial director

Pauline Lefort
Communication, research and development director
DE Architect, ENSA Paris-Malaquais, 2008
Philosophy DEUG, ICP 2009
Courses: ENSA Versailles, ENS du Paysage de Versailles, ENSA Paris Malaquais

PREVIOUS COLLABORATORS
Giorgia Aurigo, Camille Balancy, Floriane Bataillard, Nathan Berger Delaporte, Candice Besserve, Sébastien Bidault, Coralie Bouscal, Virginie Carrion, Guillaume Choplain, Benedicte Chounet, Simon Clemencin, Florian De Clercq, Raphaël Colboc, Julie Colin, Julien Colom, Eve Coston, Antoine Courdy, Jérôme Delaunay, Olivier Delbos, Simona Della Rocca, Zélie Denis, Marc Duatis, Théo Dumel, Stéphanie Etienne, Ulrich Faudry, Sara Fernandez, Charlotte Ferreux, Fabien Filipi, Yann Follain, Sara Francescini, Grégory Frisson, Ovidiu Gabor, Jérôme Garnier, Alexis Gauchet,

 
Jérémy Gauvin, Corinne Gérard, Gautier Gérard, Eliott Girardot, Ricardo Guderzo, Carmen Guerra, Malik Hammadi, Kerstin Heller, Mizue Hirayama, Noémie Jahel, Marina Jantovan, Benjamin Jegu, Daniel Kaul, Nadège Lachassagne, Yann Legouis, François Lemaire, Louise Lemoine, Guillem Lopez, Stéphanie Lorefice, Balthazar Loret, Pierre Louvet, Julie Mafrand, Clément Maitre, Noémie Maréchal, Anaïs Maria, Christophe Maignien, Rémi Merchat, Anne Merlio, Agathe Michel, Matthieu Motreff, Céline Motte Moitroux, Emilie Mouchel, Audrey Musto, Daniel Nagy, Anja

 
Naumann, Solène Néron-Bancel, Sonia Omalek, Fanny Papeil, Flavio Partenope, Jean-Pierre Pommerol, Sandie Poriel, Clément Prevôt, Adélie Quénot, Matteo Restagno, Clément Reychman, Théo Riboud, Fabien Riehl, Samuel Rhoum, Oana Rupacici, Hélène Salle, Jonathan Salomon, Bruno Sarles, Arthur Schmitt, Bruna Silva, Lorène Sommé, Alice Sorel, Aaron Sprecher, Christiane Szerement, Pauline Taboury, Timothée Van Sprengel, Ana Vida Pozuelo, Emmanuel Villoutreix, Pierre Vitart, Julia Von Sponeck, Lena Weis, Aesa Windels, Katharina Woicke

Awards and prices

2018
Grand Prix du Cadre de vie spécial 40 ans du CAUE 53 for the Fiteco headquaters in Changé

2012
‘Europe 40 under 40’ award

2011
‘Pyramide d’Argent Régionale de l’Innovation’, with Bulles Marines, 71 housings in Sète, for Pragma and Proméo

2011
‘Equerre d’Argent’ nomination for the Arbrisseau social and cultural center in Lille

2010
‘Prix grand public des Architectes contemporains de la métropole parisienne’ for the Sèvres House R

2004
‘Nouveaux albums de la jeune architecture 2003/2004 – Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication’ award

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