STUDIO MUOTO, Paris
12.12.19 Joyful Ruins (Gilles Delalex)
Muoto is an architectural office based in Paris, founded by Gilles Delalex and Yves Moreau in 2003. Its activities cover the fields of architecture, urbanism, design and scientific research. Muoto means form in Finnish. Muoto’s work often features minimal structures made of rough materials, as a means to combine different activities, and merge economical as well as aesthetic issues. Vertical diversity as an articulation between building and city scales is a recurrent figure in Muoto’s projects. The office has been rewarded by several prizes, such as Holcim Awards 2014, Equerre d’Argent 2016, and Bauwelt Award 2017.
Gilles Delalex is a French architect. He studied architecture in Grenoble and Montreal. He holds a Master in urban planning and a Doctorate of Arts from Alvar Aalto University Helsinki. He is a professor at the ENSA Paris-Malaquais, where he heads the department “Theory, History and Project”. Since 1998, he has been a research fellow at the Liat Lab focussing on modernity and infrastructures.