« Je pense que quand on est une femme dans le milieu de l’architecture, et qu’on a la possibilité par sa présence ou par son caractère d’exister, on est toujours perçue comme une rebelle, et on est perçue comme une rebelle parce qu’il nous faut être beaucoup plus fortes… »
A few weeks ago, ACE talked with Odile Decq about the Covid-19 impact, the housing issue, our relationship to the city, quality in the built environment and the challenges for women in architecture. She also opened up the doors of the Confluence Institute…
« To celebrate this moment in architecture and lift up other women of note, we’ve assembled a shortlist of the six women architects who—along with the recent Pritzker winners—are impacting the world around them with innovative design and groundbreaking ways of thinking about how we work and live. »
Odile Decq, French architect and jury member for the International VELUX Award 2020, sat down for an interview.
« In addition to being the founder of Studio Odile Decq, a Paris-based architecture firm, Odile Decq is an urban planner, academic and outspoken supporter of women in architecture. Just last year, Ms. Decq organized a protest during the Venice Architecture Biennale to demand more women be included… »
“…to help young people be more creative, more inventive, and to find their own way, you have to open the schools of architecture much more widely, and focus on interdisciplinary possibilities. ”
“What I Really Like Is Speed”, Vladimir Belogolovsky in conversation with Odile Decq
« Antares is my first residential development and its design speaks to the heart of my philosophy to bring originality and innovation to everything I do,’ explains Odile Decq. ‘I hope Antares sets a new standard for what a luxury building can be. from the building’s architecture, which embraces the beauty… »