Architecture is not a physical thing, it is the experience of a designed space. Architects don't make buildings, they make drawings and images that are interpreted as physical objects. We make 'places' for interaction and exchange, for living and working, for play and entertainment. Inherent in any building design is the user experience, our perception of space and the passage of time. It is not about buildings, it's about people. At Architecture Republic we are not overly concerned with the 'image' of our built environment but rather the way it is used, the ergonomics of materials and the dynamics of space, the power of people to influence space and time.
Born in Fez, Morocco and moved to France at an early age. He graduated from PUC Campinas, Brazil in 1998 and UCD, Dublin in 2002 with a B.Arch. He lived and worked as an architect in various countries including UK, France, Brazil and Ireland before setting up Architecture Republic in Dublin 2005. He was president of the Architectural Association of Ireland from 2005-06 and currently teaches at the School of Architecture University Limerick.
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