Chicxulub
  • PROGRAM: La maison de l'architecture. Study space . Size: 450 M2 . LOCATION: Lausanne, EPFL, CH . CLIENT: EPFL . STATUS: Idea Competition / LAUREAT . TIME: 2006
  • The ‘house of architecture’ is positioned at the heart of the university campus, as a prolongation of the main esplanade. This way, the project becomes part every student’s life on the EPFL campus. Indeed, it is increasingly important that architectural studies turn towards
    interdisciplinarity.

    This new prolongation tends to keep the existing qualities in-situ: landscape, sunshine, central gathering point… qualities that aren’t currently fully exploited. By diving towards the green landscape, the project is a transition between the asphalt of the existing square and the green grass on the lower level. In the campus, this chosen zone is where all student fluxes meet and intertwine. With its multiple entrances, Chicxulub catalyze those fluxes.
    ‘The house of architecture’ is a milieu, articulated by its entrances, focal points of the project, also the structure and source of light enabling a soft in-between space
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    Architects: Nathanaël Chollet + Frédéric Karam
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  • PAUXP, BE
  • Frédéric Karam
  • PLACE AUX ENFANTS, CH
  • Frédéric Karam . wood x mug
  • BLAES, BE
  • Frédéric Karam
  • CHUQ, FR
  • Frédéric Karam
  • KNUST, BE
  • Joffrey About, Frédéric Karam
  • THE CONTROL AND THE UNEXPECTED
  • Joffrey About, Frédéric Karam
  • TRIANGLE HOUSE, BE
  • Frédéric Karam
  • DUCHESSE, BE
  • Frédéric Karam
  • 449,5 Km, NL
  • Nicole Froehlich, Frédéric Karam, Michiel Van Der Loos
  • ZAV, BE
  • Frédéric Karam, Michiel Van Der Loos, Harold Vermeiren
  • KOTO, BE
  • Nicole Froehlich, Frédéric Karam, Michiel Van Der Loos
  • Al Dabal compound, SA
  • Frédéric Karam, RAUM404
  • Lx3, LB
  • Julien Ecoffey, Léonard Gurtner, Frédéric Karam
  • Huis Voor Een Visser, BE
  • Frédéric Karam, Olivier Roegiest
  • Lisière, CH
  • Marnie Amato, Nathanaël Chollet, Frédéric Karam
  • Wall Villa, LB
  • Frédéric Karam, Mio Tsuneyama
  • NOTAN OFFICE is a Brussels based architecture practice founded in 2014 by Frédéric Karam.
    Aware of the specificity of each project, the studio often collaborates with others and works on projects in Switzerland, Lebanon, England and Belgium.

    The work of NOTAN OFFICE is socially and programmatically committed. With a rational approach, the studio boldly manipulate the established, resulting in a unique architecture.
    Whatever the scale, the approach is contextual and seeks to enhance the essence of a place, the people and their concerns in line with today’s society.

    With sustainability in mind, architecture needs to be generous and let the users make it their own.
    NOTANs projects offers sensorial experiences; from spaces to material, the projects are textural.

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    JOBS
    We are constantly looking for talented collaborators and interns
    We only accept digital applications in PDF.
    Send them at notan@notan-office.com
    We’ll try to contact you as soon as possible.

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    Av. de la Couronne 382
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    notan@notan-office.com
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    FOUNDER: Frédéric Karam
    COLLABORATORS: Sibel Yardimci, Victor Selle, Charles Dujardin, Arthur Wery.
    PAST COLLABORATORS: Argjire Gashi, Esther Perrier, Isis Desmaison, Tommaso Asso, Zyad Belhaj, Sara Lapinska.