Studio Weinand

Maxence Grangeot, Atelier Weinand S20

The teaching at the design studio Weinand revolves around the idea that architecture, structure, form, and material ought to be thought about together as in a holistic manner, to participate actively in the elaboration of coherent projects. The studio aims at developing projects that are not only architecturally interesting, but also integrate the constraints of fabrication, assembly and mounting in the design itself. It is our core belief that the role of the architect is changing: as the world of construction is moving towards more automation, the architects will have to be able to control their geometry, master the processes of fabrication of the different pieces and, ultimately, to be able to talk face-to-face with the engineers and companies to develop the construction method that better fits their architectural intent. Furthermore, thanks to these tools of digital fabrication, and the now large array of timber products available in the industry we think that timber has a large role to play in the emerging architectural scene.

We aim at preparing young architects to evolve in this new paradigm, providing them with the basic tools of parametrization, offering the possibility for promising projects to test their ideas in mockups with the help of 5axis CNC machines, and through the double-status of IBOIS as both an architecture and engineering chair, making them interact with engineers to further develop their ideas when needed.


Urban Timber Experiment | Autumn 2017
Architecture for Crowds | Spring 2017
Innovative Timber Architecture | Autumn 2016
Urban Timber Volumes | Spring 2016
Urban Timber Volumes | Autumn 2015
Densification of the City | Spring 2015
Densification of the City | Autumn 2014
Surélévation à Genève | Spring 2014
Bespoke Prefabrication | Autumn 2013
Densification of the City | Spring 2013
Atelier Timber Design | Autumn 2012
Une résidence d’artiste | Spring 2012