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ROOM atelier d’architecture
was established in early 2020 by Emmanuelle Raoul-Duval (1984).
It is an architectural practice conceived of in Los Angeles  and based in Paris.

With strong ties and experiences in both Los Angeles and Paris, ROOM aspires to continues building its transcontinental body of knowledge and practice. It looks to the vast array of territories and landscapes that these cities evoke, and searches for an equally plural response.  

As an architectural practice, which at base is about producing space and making room, ROOM projects the built object in a variety of formats - be that a booklet or a building.

The primary material of ROOM’s practice is the project, and it begins with the territory. Each project has its own history, forms of representation, and ambitions, but the main motivation is to materialize links with its context and real environment.
Otherwise said, ROOM is less interested in taking position on “what Architecture is” but rather building a scenario that responds to an actual context – landscapes, people, situations. It means entering into a dialog that is different for each project, based on a close reading of history and pre-existing conditions. 

ROOM takes an editorial approach to architecture.
It thinks with the “version” rather than the original – that is, vocabulary comes with the conversion and transformation of what already exists. It searches for a methodology that is both fed by the territory itself and ROOM’s material excess. These materials might not fit under the category of built objects but nonetheless contribute to ROOM as a project. They install larger pathways and research trajectories that can then feed back into the architectural practice itself.
Namely, ROOM is interested in questioning anthropocentric design, human body, and scale. It asks: What should be the scale of design that addresses today’s environmental challenges?

Playing itself between disciplines and by projects, ROOM aims to work in collaboration


And after all, with that said, ROOM takes its name from Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own. <3





78, bd de Magenta, 75010 PARIS
info@room-architecture.com
T. +33 6 14 20 54 59
882 920 861 R.C.S  Paris
N° Ordre S21520







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Beside her upcoming built projects,  ROOM is currently collaborating with Jacques-Marie Ligot on the figure of the ‘Monstrum’,  suggesting a focus on so-called monstrous architecture, understood as deviating from the norm over time, while also exploring the notion of monstration.  This involves observing certain reparative practices, symbolic displacements, and thinking of architectural intervention as a prosthesis on a body undergoing transformation. this work in progress will be presented  in the form of a series of 10 lectures next fall/winter at ENSA Paris-Est, followed by a publication.
















WIP














VICQ
in collaboration with Le Lab Architecture
Renovation and extension of a 290m2 countryside house,  including its annex  and exterior spaces located west of Paris  
Yvelines  (78) / Private client  / All phases_currently: CA  / Budget: undisclosed / 2023 - today













ROCHECHOUARD
in collaboration with Le Lab Architecture
Extension of a building extension (vertical addition) for apartments, offices and outdoor shared spaces in the courtyard of a Haussmann lot in Paris

Paris 9e (75) / Private client / All phase_currently:  building permit examination period  / Budget: undisclosed  / 2023 - today














CHOISY
in collaboration with Le Lab Architecture
Renovation and extension of athree-story house for a family in a Parisian courtyard 
Paris 13e (75) / private client / all phases _currently: building permit  / Budget: undisclosed / 2023 - today













EUGENE CARRIERE
in collaboration with Le Lab Architecture 
Two-floor addition to an existing building near Montmartre in Paris, to be divided into two apartments
Paris 18e (75) / Private client / All Phases _currently: building permit examinatino period/ Budget: 750 000e  / 2021 - today




















PROJECTS














MAGENTA
in collaboration with Le Lab Achitecture 
Renovation of a 40m2 apartment in the attic of a Haussmann building in Paris
Design phases: Le Lab / Construction (CA): ROOM + Le Lab
Paris 10e (75) / Private client / Delivered / Cost: 95 000e / 2022 - 23
photos by Daniele Rocco
︎ daniele.rocco.photographe













TRUFFAUT
in collaboration with Le Lab Architecture and MEP engineer PMIngenierie 
Energy audit and feasibility study for three Haussmann-style buildings comprising a total of 40 apartments and four commercial spaces in Paris
Paris 17e (75) / Private client / Energy audit & feasibility / Cost: var. / 2023













OCCIDENT 
in collaboration with faire 
Renovation of a 70m2 apartment situated on the 24th floor of a high-rise building in Paris (Tour Occident, place des fêtes)
Paris 19e (75) / Private client / Delivered / Cost: 85 000e / 2021
photos by Daniele Rocco 
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REGARD
in collaboration with Le Lab Architecture
Renovation and addition of a floor to a 150m2 duplex apartment located in the attic of a building in the heart of Paris
Design: Le Lab / Construction (CA): ROOM + Le Lab
Paris 6e (75) / Private client / Delivered / Cost: 308 000e / 2022













ROOSEVELT
in collaboration with faire 
Renovation and restructuring of an existing 280 m2 house along the river Seine, as well as the refurbishment of the accessory dwelling unit and the exterior spaces
Samois-sur-Seine (77) / Private client / Schematic Design - unbuilt / Budget: 330 000e / 2021














AMITER
Competition - selected to compete  
Team: faire, Room, Graft landscape collective, Gianvitto Corazzo, Brieux Perruchet
‘No Man is an Island' envisions the La Touques Valley (14) in the year 2100 as a productive park that harmoniously coexists with the water and landscape, unveiling the potential of this future territory
Community of municipalities Côte Fleurie (14) / Touques, ENGIE wasteland / PUCA, CEREMA, Ministère de la transition écologique / Competition - non winning project / 2021

︎ Full Catalogue Amiter













SEPTEMBRE
in collaboration with Chris Gassaway & Brad Isnard (USA)
House extension for an artist studio
Drawings by Chris & Brad
Saint-Denis (93) / Private client / Schematic Design - unbuilt / 2022













L’ILE-SAINT-DENIS 

House extension, green house
L’ile-Saint-Denis (93) / Private client / Permit - built / Cost: undisclosed / 2022
︎ PAN Café













WE TBD
Design consultant for the exhibition ‘We TBD’, L.A based artist Olga Koumoundouros
Los Angeles (USA) / Human Resources (HRLA) non-profit exhibition and performance space / Design - built / 2018
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Olga Koumoundouros

HRLA













[SOUVENIR] OF BOMBAY BEACH
in collaboration with mexican collective WASA
Installation ‘Room with a view’ for the Bombay Beach Biennale festival, invited by Marc Mack, founder of the event and UCLA architecture professor
Bombay Beach (USA) / Bombay Beach biennale commission / Design - built / 2022
︎ WASA 













STUDIO 106
in collaboration with collective the 2vvo
Part of the curatorial team for exhibitions 
Santa Monica (USA) / Studio One Oh Six L.A artist run space/ Curatorial work and set up / 2018

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the 2vvo
 
Studio 1-0-6













CODE DE NUIT
Code de nuit is a project by artist Cécile Paris
Assisting in the design of a leather dance floor
Lille (59) / Collector exhibition at Tripostal (05.10.2011 > 01.01.2012) / Design - built /
2011-12
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Code de nuit

Cécile Paris




















TEACHING














APRIL 11, 2024
GUEST LECTURER

USC SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, L.A, USA
2024 RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
RESILIENT FUTURES: BRIDGING TRADITION & INNOVATION IN THE LIVING ENVIRONMENT

‘FROM PRIVATE MANSIONS TO COLLECTIVE HOUSING:
SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE PUT TO THE TEST OF DENSITY.
CASE STUDY IN PARIS, NOWADAYS.’

WITH CEDRIC CIRJAK 

︎USC 2024 Research Symposium













2020 - TODAY
COORDINATOR
ECOLE D'ARCHITECTURE DE LA VILLE & DES TERRITOIRES PARIS-EST,
CHAMPS SUR MARNE (77)

DPEA ARCHITECTURE POST-CARBONE  (POSTGRADUATE)
PROJECT PITCH AND WRITING WORKSHOP
-ATELIER D'ARGUMENTAIRE ET D'ECRITURE

WITH LAURELINE GUILPAIN, EMMA CARVALHO DE OLIVEIRA &
ALESSANDRA MARCON












 

2019 - TODAY
GUEST CRITIC FOR VARIOUS STUDIO REVIEWS AND WORKSHOP:

@UCLA ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN, L.A, USA
@USC SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, L.A, USA
@ECOLE D'ARCHITECTURE ET DE PAYSAGE DE LILLE (ENSAPL)
@ECOLE D'ARCHITECTURE DE LA VILLE & DES TERRITOIRES PARIS-EST (EAV&T)














2019 - TODAY
EDITOR & CO-AUTHOR FOR VARIOUS PUBLICATIONS:

@CANAL ARCHITECTURE, PARIS, 2023
@UCLA ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN, L.A, USA, 2022
@UCLA ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN, L.A, USA, 2020
@SCI-ARC INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE, L.A, USA, 2019












FEBRUARY 24, 2023
GUEST OFFICE

UCLA ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN, L.A, USA
WINTER 2023 CAREER FAIR















2022 - 2023
TEACHER

AUTOGRAF DESIGN SCHOOL, PARIS
BACHELOR 1 - WEEKLY ARCHITECTURE STUDIO

SUPERVISED WITH NIKHIL CALAS















2020 - 2022
TEACHER
ECOLE D'ARCHITECTURE DE LA VILLE & DES TERRITOIRES PARIS-EST,
CHAMPS SUR MARNE (77)

MASTERS - WEEKLY THEORY CLASS
LA ‘ZONE’. ECONOMY, PRODUCTION, ARCHITECTURE AND TERRITORY

SUPERVISED WITH FEDERICO DIODATO

SPECIAL GUESTS : 

MERIEM CHABANI
ALEXANDRE CHEMETOFF
ARIANE DOUBLET
PATRICIA LEJOUX
ALESSANDRA MARCON
COLLECTIF POINT VIRGULE
DANIELA POLI
OLIVIER TOURAINE 














APRIL 25-29, 2022
TEACHER
ECOLE D'ARCHITECTURE DE LA VILLE & DES TERRITOIRES PARIS-EST,
CHAMPS SUR MARNE (77)

SPRING SCHOOL ‘ARCHITECTURE AS CHOREOGRAPHY’,
MASTERS - WORKSHOP ‘BODYBUILDING’ 

SUPERVISED WITH BRYANA FRITZ












All images and references used as a pedagogical tool

‘La Zone’:
Mall Walkers, USA
Espaces commerciaux (mission photographique de la DATAR), by  Albert Giordann  France, 1984 
La Zone, filmed by  Georges Lacombe, France, 25 min, 1928
First hypermarché Carrefour in France, Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois, 1963 
Shopping center in Sens (89), Claude Parent, 1968-70
The Club of Rome, 1986
The Limits to Growth, first report of the Club of Rome, 1972
Parc d’activités « les tulipes » in Gonesse (95 - Val d’Oise) Copyright : DREIA / Gobry
Horton Plaza in San Diego (USA), Jon Jerde, 1985
Comment la France est devenue moche,  Xavier de Jarcy & Vincent Remy, in Télerama 2010

Workshop ‘Bodyduilding’:
Lisa Lyon, by Robert Mapplethorpe, 1982
Portrait of Kathy Acker, San Francisco, by Kathy Brew , 1991
Muscle Beach Santa Monica, California, by Michael Ochs  in the 1950’s
Portrait of Charmion (1875 - 1949) filmed by Edison , 1901
Arnold Schwarzenegger on display at the Whitney Museum (NY), exhibit: ‘Articulate Muscle, The Body As Art’, Feb 25th, 1976









MONSTRUM







LECTURE SERIES
FALL / WINTER 2024.25
....COMING SOON....
WITH JACQUES-MARIE LIGOT
 

@ENSA PARIS-EST




































































Emma
nuelle Raoul
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Duval









About 


Emmanuelle Raoul-Duval is a french architect who is building and teaching. She graduated from ENSA Paris-Belleville (FR) and received her HMONP in 2010. For seven years she worked at the Bureau des Paysages, office of Alexandre Chemetoff, an interdisciplinary architectural practice rooted in the territory and its different scales. After following a large-scale project in Paris 10e as a project manager (91 apartments, nursery school and businesses), her continued interest in wood construction motivated her to spend three years at Standard Architecture in Los Angeles. Here, shifting her relation to scale by focusing on the structure and materiality of the individual home. While in L.A., Raoul-Duval also took part in exhibitions and installations at Studio 106 L.A. (Santa Monica) and Human Resources. She also participated in juries, publications, and workshops at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design, USC School of Architecture, and SCI-Arc Institute of Architecture.

Upon her return to Paris in 2020, Raoul-Duval founded ROOM atelier d’architecture focusing on domestic-scale projects and building upon a methodology of taking into account what is there, valorising rural/urban heritage, and learning from the history and transformation of the territories. She teaches at ENSA Paris-Est since 2020, and will teach at Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture (Paris) next fall. She also is SG of Syndicat de l’Architecture and participates commissions at the Architects’ Council of Europe. She was appointed as a member for the 2023-2036 term of the International Competitions Commission at UIA / UNESCO.
In her work, that be built or unbuilt, architecture, culture and politics are entwined.


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