TVK is an international architecture and urban design office. Pursuing a theoretical and built approach, we aim to capture the complexity and the paradoxical nature of the contemporary earthly situation, to contribute to making it habitable. TVK was founded in Paris in 2003 by Pierre Alain Trévelo and Antoine Viger-Kohler.

Ground architecture

It is possible to see the construction of Thiers’s city wall in 1845 as the starting point of the modern adventure for Paris and the beginning of the building of the Parisian metropolis. Originally, the military rampart was a wall in the midst of fields, but one which founded a new city and an administrative boundary which today still defines an inside and an outside, a centre and a periphery…
The public places around the metro stations of Greater Paris refer to the vague notion of metropolitan public place. To remedy this vagueness, I suggest that we look at the more precise issue of the metropolitan place. The public places around stations in fact represent the contact point between the metropolitan dimension (the network of mobility) and the place (the local territory).