Stemming from natural resources and the ingenuity of man, from the work of his hands or of his tools, matter is for ateliers 2/3/4/ source for a reflection beyond its mere use in good “construction.” whether it be in the structure or in the outer shell, matter is that by which architecture becomes reality.

Furthermore, matter works with light, which itself depends on the positioning and orientation of the land, its solar exposure and correspondence to the cardinal points. their mutual relationship combined with the structure of the space introduces a temporal dimension.

The structure/matter is determined from the conclusions ateliers 2/3/4/ reaches in its reflection upon the inevitable obstacles to be met in its usage, or in its technique and economy.

It guarantees, moreover, the necessary flexibility required for future structural reappropriations, ordering the building into rhythms capable of accompanying users on their daily comings and goings.

Work on the structure is also an opportunity for ateliers 2/3/4/ to engineer lightweight buildings that defy gravity, where art trandscends technique.

For ateliers 2/3/4/, meeting the challenges inherent in the conceiving of surface/matter requires the implementation of transparencies conducive to permeability and to opening, without ever forgetting:

– with regards the exterior, surface/matter works in guaranteeing the sculputral quality and permanence of the work.

– with regards the interior, surface/matter, through the quality and quantity of light it diffuses, determines the amount of visual and thermal comfort.