EDOUARD FRANCOIS

Edouard Francois. His work, a collection of heightened idiosyncrasies couple autonomy with interdisciplinarity, self-reflection with provocation, landscape with surface, context with graphics, libertarianism with ecology, to name but a few seemingly contradictory alignment. His projects require a playful new vocabulary, though the content is quite serious, perhaps unabashedly earnest. One look at the models that abound in the office and any criticism of choreographed duplicity is evaporated. The delirium he advocates is unaffected. The buildings are the models in direct translation. No snake oil. The project here, ultimately, boils down to a phenomenological appreciation of liberty in all its material guises.