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Les jours sont ronds

Gilles Perraudin - Les jours sont ronds
The story/manifesto of an architect's life: a re-reading of Gilles Perraudin's career by himself, enabling us to retrace the path of a thought in perpetual motion.
Gilles Perraudin's Les jours sont ronds is the new book in the "Essais" collection. The author invites us to follow him as he tells the story of his life as an architect. This re-reading of his career seeks to show, from the awakening of an architect to his full maturity, the path of his thought, perpetually moving, perpetually researching and questioning.
Ideas are born and live over time. They are honed, refined, clarified and transformed so that the gaze gradually becomes clearer. As the work proceeds, one's gaze becomes sharper and the shadows thin out. The gesture grows more confident and precise, accompanying the world that surrounds, welcomes and shelters it.
Gilles Perraudin has never stopped moving forward, and while moving forward he has never stopped looking further back. This movement drew him further into history, and more and more towards a stripping back under the light.
Since 1980, Gilles Perraudin (born 1949 in Bourgoin-Jallieu, France) has been developing a project strategy in his architectural work, first with Jourda & Perraudin and then with Perraudin Architectes, based on an understanding of and respect for the environment, which stems from his reflections on materials and energy management. He has long been interested in approaches that offer alternatives to a modernist architecture based on industrial and consumerist logics.
Graphic design: Spassky Fischer.

Published by Caryatide.
published in May 2024
French edition
17,5 x 12 cm (softcover)
192 pages
ISBN : 978-2-493283-23-8
EAN : 9782493283238
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