Behind the Scenes: A Conversation with my Client

March 2018

Djamel Aït-Aïssa and Beatriz Ramo discuss in an open and transparent way the position of – and the relation between – the client and the architect in France.

They take a critical and constructive look. They have worked together several times since 2012 – Djamel as the Client and Beatriz as the Architect. A very representative example of this collaboration is the project “Ilot 3H” in Ivry-sur-Seine in Greater Paris. In this project Djamel applied a pioneering design process that he has named “reverse process” (processus inversé). He has also applied this method with MVRDV on another project in this city. This process -explained at the end of this conversation – reinvents the way a project is conceived. The conversation took place in March 2018.

Photo : Djamel Aït-Aïssa & Beatriz Ramo

Full interview (4200 words) in MONU #28 Client-shaped Urbanism

—— Excerpts of the interview soon in this post ——-

Title: Behind the Scenes: A Conversation with my Client
Name: Interview with Djamel Aït-Aïssa
Date: March 2018
Type: Self-initiated interview
Location: Paris, France
Programme: Interview about the relation between architect and client in France and its impact on the project
Surface: 4200 words
Status: Published
Client: Self-initiated
Publications:  MONU #28, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, April 2018
Exhibitions: –
STAR Team: Beatriz Ramo, Efraín Pérez del Barrio
Collaborators: co-author: Bernd Upmeyer –  Djamel Aït-Aïssa – BOARD + editor-in-chief MONU
Proofreading: Maarten Doude van Troostwijk
Extra: –