archi5 was founded in 2003, the fruit of its founders’ common agency experience and the approach they share to architecture. A context-based approach to projects is key : the site, the programme, the social and cultural challenges are all examined, analyzed and compared. These data are then transformed into questions. The projects offer a dynamic and comprehensive response to those issues to the highest standard that has come to be archi5’s trademark. This approach is visible, legible in every building. It confers meaning and form and is perceptible in the projects’ applications, spaces and environmental impact. It is the essence of our confidence in architecture, its capacity to enhance humankinds’ environment. The agency uses its acumen and know-how to instill this ethos throughout and to guarantee its continuity. archi5 has a staff of 40 working out of Paris. Establishing strategic links with the best technical partners and expert consultants the agency further develops its skills. The success archi5 has achieved in public contract tenders and the private sector has allowed the agency to expand its horizons beyond Europe. Behind the images we propose an interpretation of a form of architecture that is sensitive to the challenges it deals with, mindful of those who will live with and in it, ambitious in its convictions.