WAW Architectes is french architecture office based in Paris and created by Stanislas Cheuvreux + Arnaud Coutine + Bérenger Marinot.
WAW : Whence And Whither // As far as the graphic figure, it’s the sound of the palindrome that we loved : WAW, it’s like a great blow, a natural breath, an amazement capacity.
The proper meaning of Whence and Whither fits perfectly with our approach.
We understand here the whence as the architectural legacy that we are carrying inside us, and the whither as the desire to transmit to everyone, for the architecture connoisseurs but also the neophytes.
The idea of a journey between the beginning and the end of a project interests us, indeed it’s not really the finished object, the static object but more the creative process joining all the actors of a project that is motivating us.
For a French firm, having a name with an English expression traduce our spirit turn into the world and the new collaborations, that is the base of our approach.