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Joseph Dirand Architecture
Joseph Dirand Architecture
Dirand is sensitive and visionary, he took life by the horns the minute he graduated from the Paris-Belleville architecture school. He opened his own firm straight away, motivated by the ambition to express himself and the need to get started, "creation was a need". He evokes his masters: Le Corbusier's for his commitment, John Pawson for his minimalism, Peter Zumthor for his timelessness and modesty, Carlo Scarpa for his precision, Eero Saarinen for his global vision. "I love minimalist architecture, the precise, clear vocabulary and the detail". He plans his projects as both environmental and architectural endeavors.

Dirand's precise commitment has borne fruit. He works constantly, on projects of varying sizes. Architecture and interiors have confirmed his signature style. The quality of his design and his masterful space management have made him stand out from the crowd in France and abroad. His "French touch" is highly appreciated in places where an "art de vivre" is of the utmost importance. A number of hotels and restaurants, luxury fashion houses and private residences have been marked with the seal of his incomparable elegance.

Each job, regardless of size, takes shape after a long gestation period, bolstered by research into texture, composition, color, ambience, context and history. He objectivizes this impressionist reflex through bold choices and strong directions. Nothing escapes his eye. He designs furniture and lamps for his architectural spaces to reintroduce beauty and intention to the object and thus participate in the story of the architectural whole.