Cobe Architecture

Cobe Architecture


  • Practice: Cobe Architecture
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  • Firm Location: Saint-Jacques, Paris
  • Country: France
  • Year: 2002

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Raphaël Denis










Practice Ideology

CoBe combines architecture, urban planning, landscaping, construction management, and design, integrates in the creations, draws the ability to correct ruptures, create new links, and look to the future through its cross-skills with benevolence and confidence.

Created in 2002 by architects and urban planners Alexandre Jonvel, Raphael Denis, and Martin Lemerre, CoBe has expanded with a landscape design partner, Luc Moneger, in 2011, and a construction managing partner, Fabrice Taillandier, in 2017. In 2021, CoBe is expanding its field of action even further by celebrating the opening of its design division.

CoBe creates links: designing the city is about freeing up space, optimising its use, recycling, and reusing. They aim to insert this vision into each project, from the first ideas and sketches. Their vision thinks of the link, envisions the landscape in the landscape, the city in the city. Designing and thinking spaces means to observe and understand the dynamics in order to erase the splits. It is about the vitality and sustainability of the links between territories and between users.

In Paris, Oporto, and Bordeaux, CoBe works with many territories that surround these cities, all of which claim a history, a singular culture, a landscape tone, a practice of architecture and construction, and a way of life for their inhabitants.

CoBe is perpetually enhanced by the context of its projects, sharing its experiences to enrich its practice. The agency constantly builds its working methodology with its partners, its sponsors, from the perspective of responsibility, listening, and co-construction.

This is the sense of commitment of the 80 employees who make up CoBe’s multidisciplinary teams. Balancing, creating, protecting, enhancing, and projecting links by creating spaces of the common, more logical, more creative, and fairer.

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