BLENDING TOGETHER NATURAL, HUMAN AND URBAN
For 20 years, ANM, an architecture, urban planning and landscape agency has developed an position that draws its strengths from the environment, sites and people.
This approach relies on existing patterns to succeed in soothing urban, human and natural environments. It is driven in theory by 8 founding themes – the ultra-contextual, the ordinary-extra, natural energy, minimum economy, high quality of use, virtuous density, nature in the city and the poetry of the useless – to reveal the existing fabrics and soothing the urban, human and natural environments coexistence.
In 2020, the agency reasserts its positions and is committed to a design respectful of energies and resources, a design that favors experimentation and the already here.
towards a soothed
and seamless living environment
Aware of the role of construction in the necessary reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, ANMA promotes sustainable solutions: the use of green energies, the conservation of existing ones, the integration of variable car parks, maintenance of natural geologic porosities …
At the district, the block or the building levels, the agency defends the mix of uses, flexibility and reversibility. For housing, offices and public premises, it creates living spaces designed as meeting and sharing spaces, where the quality of use prevails over form.
a flexible urban design
and seamless living environment
ANMA believes in the need of designing together shared design and relies on shared skills and the consultation for the making of one project. Internally, it privileges horizontalization in exchanges while externally, it pursues an urban planning practice that promotes dialogue and collective intelligence: workshops.
The agency invests in research to put innovation at the service of ecological and economic issues: it mobilizes specialists in operations, develops its own research platform and welcomes PhD students to complete their theses.
When it comes to defending the general interest ANMA positions itself as a city craftsman at the service of the environment. Places and their memory, contexts and their daily lives lead to the production of a common good. From the site and what exists, humble projects are born that respect all environments.
ENHANCE & REHABILITATE
THE BUILT HERITAGE
ANMA is committed to the redevelopment, rehabilitation and conversion of built heritage, whether protected or not. To prevent further demolishing, by repairing and revealing their history it developed a vision of architecture and town planning as the reappropriation of sites.
Through this work of enhancement, its projects fit right into existing patterns. Their discretion and sobriety come from a strong desire to identify what is already there and, nationwide, to blendi nto an ordinary that we help in making outstanding.
At ANMA, the consistency of projects is guaranteed from sketch to delivery thanks to a dedicated partner’s monitoring each operation. It ensures the transmission and continuity of the design between project managers at each and every phases: competition, studies and site.
Project managers along with their team manage their work in full autonomy and benefit from the expertise of the ANMA ecosystem to adjust the steps to success: model, BIM manager, construction economy, landscape, research platform, etc. Among these, the agency advocates for the complementarity of urban, architectural and landscape visions internally mobilized.
Each project is as specific as the intersection of views it will have generated. Collective intelligence guarantees the relevance of the project vis-à-vis the environmental and social values of the project.
ENVIRONMENT AND USE RESEARCH PLATFORM
ANMA’s research platform has the spreading, training and promotion of eco-innovative design solutions for internal objective, reconciling high environmental quality and high quality of use
Developing ambitious projects, both environmentally and phenomenologically, allows ANMA’s ecosystem to better understand the changes in the act of building and to respond with relevance to the new aspirations of the users of each of the areas studied.
Looking for multifaceted actors sharing the same objective, this platform is also positioned as a meeting place, a melting pot of design experienced as collective intelligence.
At the origin of the renewal of the profession of architect, urban planner and landscaper, members rely on human synergies to ensure the manufacture of tailor-made projects exceeding common expectations.
Being committed and bringing about the outcome of projects that are both resilient and eco-friendly is what joining the ANMA research platform truly means.
WORKING AT ANMA
IN A PEACEFUL ENVIRONMENT
On the four levels of the Cour des Petites Écuries, employees can enjoy a life in the agencythat is punctuated by rhythmic events as well as ad hoc meetings.
The agency’s breakfast, Anmatinale, is an opportunity every other week to follow a variety of presentations and stay informed. Several times a year, we also attend Anma Tuesdays, conferences on cross-cutting topics, and Technico-Matério, lunches with manufacturers. In summer, the seminar gives all employees the opportunity to gather and visit the agency’s achievements and to reflect on ways of doing things.
In-house, It is possible to join different groups to participate in the organization of events to familiarize with other fields – research, rooftop agriculture, yoga – or take advantage of collaborative opportunities with branches in Bordeaux, Brussels or Beijing.