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EN Timothée Gauvin is a qualified architect based in Paris. He is engaged in the development of architectural projects focused on rigorous thoughts on spatial context and a careful understanding of the process of construction. Prior to founding his own practice, he has previously worked for several award-winning practices in Paris, Basel and London such as Herzog and de Meuron, Nicolas André Architecte, 6a Architects and TurnerWorks. Over the years, his experience with projects has covered every type of budget, which were dealt with rigour in order to find most suitable technical, poetical and contextual answers. Simultaneously with his personal practice, Timothée is also an associate together with Jean-Philippe Gauvin and Jean-Christophe Grosso at Gauvin Architectes, where he runs other projects, among which folded steel prefab buildings and bridges for NGO Noria Projects.  

Since 2019, he has been carrying out, along with his practice, a research on architectural materials and their manufacturing process. The Material Memory Map project was awarded FAIRE Prize in 2020, an incubator for innovative projects initiative by the Pavillon de l'Arsenal and the city of Paris.


FR Timothée Gauvin est architecte HMONP, basé à Paris. Sa pratique est tournée vers le développement d’une réflexion rigoureuse sur le contexte spatial et une compréhension attentive des processus de construction. Avant de créer son activité indépendante, il a étudié à l’ENSA Paris-Est et à l’école polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, puis travaillé au sein d’agences d’architectures en France (Nicolas André Arch.), en Suisse (Herzog & De Meuron) et au Royaume-Uni (6a architects, Turner Works). Au fil des années, son expérience de projet a couvert différents types de budgets, qui ont été traités avec rigueur afin de trouver la réponse la plus appropriée aussi bien, techniquement, poétiquement que contextuellement. En parallèle de son activité personnelle, Timothée est associé avec Jean-Philippe Gauvin et Jean-Christophe Grosso dans l’agence Gauvin Architectes, où il développe d’autres projets d’architecture notamment des bâtiments préfabriqués en acier plié pour l’ONG Noria Projects.

Depuis 2019, il mène une recherche sur les matériaux d’architecture et leur processus de fabrication. Le projet Material Memory Map est lauréat en 2020 du Prix FAIRE, accélérateur de projets innovants décerné par le Pavillon de l’Arsenal et la ville de Paris.


Exhibition “Ressources” at Pavillon de l’Arsenal dedicated to phase 1 of the Material Memory Map project 29.03.2022-29.05.2022 //


Exhibition “Stories of Displacements” exhibited at Aaran Projects Gallery as part of the “Immediate and Remote exhibition 13.12.2021-31.12.2021 //


Talk "Materials: before and after", as part of digital-led event Cities in Dialogue hosted by Londonon 08.09.2021 //

Talk "Observation as a project" and presentation of the Material Memory Map project at EPFL, Atelier Maria Lisogorskaya, Assemble, EPFL, ENAC, 05.2021 // 

Exhibition  “Stories of Displacemenets” exhibited at BOZAR Brussels as part of HerMap Art Projects exhibition 05.05.2021-06.06.2021 // 

Talk “Artistic creation explores archives and industrial heritage”, BOZAR Brussels, 05.05.2021 // 

Talk “La figure du Bricoleur”, Ecole CentraleSupélec, 10.02.2021 //

Award Material Memory Map winner FAIRE2020, Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Paris 02.12.2020 // 

Residence Selected HerMap resident, artisitc residency organised by Goethe Institute and BOZAR, BX, 2020 // 

Workshop coordination “Degrowth Degustation” research w/ Londonon group, Paris, 2019 // 

Talk “La figure du Bricoleur”, Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture, Paris, 19.10.2019 //

Essay What were this? Non-primary materials, an architect’s a chef’s journey. Degrowth Degustation, Notes of a food journey (from) London (to) Oslo (via) Paris, Writing, 2019 //

Essay Mythologie concrète, with Camille Sineau, 2012, Writing // Best-of EPFL 2009, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2009 //


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