titan

About

Titan was established in 2011 by Mathieu Barré, François Guinaudeau, and Romain Pradeau with both a commitment to simplicity and functionality and the aim of creating a poetic response to the built environment. Born through the evocation of the distinctive industrial past of the city of Nantes, the name of the firm refers to the old docks on the Loire River, with its shipyards and cranes, which are an integral part of its history. One focus of their work is to contribute to a shared cultural awareness in order to foster sustainable change by addressing current challenges and future needs with regard to cultural preservation in terms of material use. Their body of work includes residential, cultural and educational projects, as well as civic and technical buildings, alongside multidisciplinary research on construction materials with the aim of creating new possibilities. The office has won international awards such as AJAP 2018, 40 under 40, Green Good Design Award 2016, and Jeunes Architectes et Paysagistes Ligériens in 2011.

Mathieu Barré

Mathieu Barré was born in France in 1986. He graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture in Nantes in 2008, after which he gained experience at diverse offices in France. His approach mediates between the most intangible ideas to the most technically perfect realizations. He was recently honoured with the AJAP 2018 award.

François Guinaudeau

François Guinaudeau was born in France in 1985. He holds a degree from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture in Nantes. His context-based approach accentuates a relationship to nature, and to landscape. He currently teaches at his alma mater, and more recently has been awarded the AJAP.

Romain Pradeau

Romain Pradeau was born in France in 1985. He studied at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture in Nantes and worked as an architect at various offices. Central to his approach is his research on fabrication, material, and form. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Maison de l’Architecture des Pays de Loire, and is a recipient of the AJAP 2018 award.

Team

mathieu barré
co-founder/ principal architect
maïté bèle
architect
marc-antoine bouyer
architect
françois guinaudeau
co-founder/ principal architect
pierre kerdoncuff
architect
justine nollet
architect
gaëlle parpaillon-lhommedé
architect
romain pradeau
co-founder/ principal architect

Awards

Mathieu Barré, François Guinaudeau and Romain Pradeau have won the 40 under 40 awards, initiated by the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and the Chicago Athenaeum as a bi-annual program to identify the next generation of architects and designers who will impact future living and working environments, cities, and rural areas.

2018

Titan has won AJAP– Album des Albums des Jeunes Architectes et Paysagistes 2018, a European award for young architects and landscape designers organized by the French Ministry of Culture.

2018

The project for the Research Centre in the University of Nantes has won the Good Design Award.

2016

10 Passive Housing Units is finalist in the WAN Future Projects Residential Award 2016.

2016

Titan has been awarded the Albums des Jeunes Architectes et Paysagistes Ligériens in 2011.

2011

Publications

2018
Archdaily
Reviving and Reshaping
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2018
Architect Magazine
Welcome Pavilion Clemenceau
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2018
Dezeen
Titan reinstates visitor centre at George Clemenceau's coastal home
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2018
Wallpaper*
Titan behind two commissions that celebrate France’s WW1 Prime Minister
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2018
Musée national Clemenceau-de Lattre
16 Juin 2018 - Ouverture de La Maison Natale de Georges Clemenceau
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2018
France 3 Pays de la Loire
Maison natale de Clemenceau – Les coulisses de cette ouverture prochaine sur France 3 Pays de la Loire
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2018
designboom
interview with titan: an emerging french firm on the rise
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2018
EcologiK
Les lauréats des AJAP montrent la voie de la créativité
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2018
Detail
Brick façade skin: Town hall extension by Titan Architects
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2018
Le Moniteur
Ajap 2018 : quinze architectes et cinq paysagistes au tableau d’honneur
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2018
designboom
titan completes sand-colored welcome pavilion at the coastal home of georges clémenceau
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2018
Albums des jeunes architectes et paysagistes AJAP
Lauréats AJAP 2018
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2017
L'Architecture d’Aujourd’hui
Titan Architectes : Architecture des Musées dédiés à Georges Clemenceau
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2017
designboom
town hall extension by titan filters light through its perforated brickwork
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2017
Archdaily
Town Hall Extension
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2017
Platform
Simplicity
2016
Divisare
University of Nantes
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2015
Architecture & Culture #406
10 Logements
2015
Plateform
RETOUR VERS LE FUTUR !
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2013
Printemps de l'architecture 2013 – Scénographie
Dans le cadre du Printemps de l'architecture, la Ville de Clisson et TITAN ont monté une exposition intitulée "Et derrière la briquette" à l'Espace Saint-Jacques.
2011
Jeunes Architectes et Paysagistes Ligériens 2011
Les Lauréats 2011

Contact

Address

TITAN
1 rue buffon
44000 Nantes
FRANCE