"As a result of rejecting everything, even the traditions of his art, the contemporary artist gets the illusion that he is creating his own rule…At the same time, he thinks he can create his reality himself. But cut off from his society, he will create nothing but formal or abstract works, thrilling as experiences but devoid of the fecundity we associate with true art, which is called upon to unite."
The essence of Lucien Lagrange: architectural design that inspires and validates a sense of substance, reliability and comfort. These are the words we live by at Lucien Lagrange Studio.
We believe that successful architecture enhances but does not disrupt the streetscape and that emotion and delight are more important than novelty. The best buildings caress the senses with materials and details that draw on centuries of taste, craftsmanship and interpretation.
Our work is meaningful in that it deals with both tangible and intangible factors such as history, culture, scale and demographics. We understand the logic of public, semi-private and private spaces. We believe that everyone has the right to a home that makes them feel valued and protected.
We believe that architecture requires deep knowledge of building and construction and also of people and lifestyles. We understand the process of development as well as the interplay between projects and neighborhoods. We affirm the eternal Vitruvian values that buildings must be solid, useful and beautiful.
We believe in personal, hands-on relationships with clients and encourage collaboration. We know from experience that there is more than one way to realize a project. What is important is that it ultimately meets the needs and wants of the client, the buyer and the community.