Ferrier Marchetti Studio seeks to develop a sensitive, humanist approach to the city, combining sustainable development and new technologies in the quest for innovation and urban delight. The result is a preliminary analysis, procedure and stance which informs the architectural design process. We are innovative and idealistic in our approach to what architects can and should be capable of.
Since 1993, we have believed that architecture should be a radical agent of change and reinvention. The studio has dedicated itself to the production of innovative projects and concepts with a commitment to sustainable development as a backdrop. There are philosophical roots to this approach. Our research ethos Sensual City was founded by Jacques Ferrier and Pauline Marchetti in 2010 as an open resource for collaboration with other thinkers, and signals our intention to create an interdisciplinary momentum, a radical movement fit for the times we are living in.
‘What is needed now is nothing less than a new humanist revolution’
Our practice is underpinned by this laboratory of ideas, creation and urban foresight, bringing together a network of professions from the worlds of art, architecture and urban planning, and social sciences. Our work analyses changing trends in large modern cities to predict the effect that they will have on architecture and which architecture should have on them.