Barclay & Crousse
Our work manage a wide range of programs and focuses both on the relationship to place and human wellbeing, through pertinence in usage and attention to time, space and light.
In a world of increasing complexity, technology offers us an enormous range of possibilities, but we believe that only few of them give sense to architecture. We like to consider our projects as being part of a design laboratory that explore the bonds between landscape, climate and architecture, in order to challenge those notions of technology, usage, and quality of life that, from the specific conditions of developing countries, can inform and be pertinent in a global context.
Founded in 1994 in Paris, since 2006 the studio is based in Lima, pursuing its activity in France with the Parisian studio Atelier Nord-Sud.
Their work has been recognized by the first Oscar Niemeyer Prize, and in several international Biennales. They have been awarded by the International Committee of Architectural Critics (CICA) with the 2013 Latin America Prize. Barclay & Crousse has earned the Peruvian Architecture National Prize, Hexágono de Oro, in 2014.
Their work has been exhibited and published worldwide. The Italian editor Lettera Ventidue published in 2012 a monographic book about their work in the Peruvian desert coastline, presented at the 13th Venice Biennale.
1967 born in Lima (Peru). 1990 Graduated as Architect at URP (Lima). 1993 Graduated as Architect at the Ecole d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville (France). 1993 Robert Camelot Prize for best Architectural Thesis in France. 1994 Established Barclay & Crousse Architecture in Paris, France. 2000 Fulbrignt Foundation and American Institute of Architects Fellowship. 2005-2006 Teacher at the Ecole d’Architecture de Paris La Villette (Paris, France). 2006 Teacher at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. 2012 Participant for Peru at the 13th Venice Biennale. 2013 Master in Territory and Landscape, Universidad Diego Portales (Chile). 2016 Curator of the Peruvian Pavilion at the 15th Venice Biennale.
Jean Pierre Crousse
1963 Born in Lima (Peru). 1987 Architecture degree at URP (Lima). 1989 graduated at the Politécnico di Milano (Italy). 1994 Established Barclay & Crousse Architecture in Paris, France. 1999-2006 Teacher at the Ecole d’Architecture de Paris Belleville (France). 2006 Teacher at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. 2012 Member of the South America Project, GSD – Harvard University. 2012 Participant for Peru at the 13th Venice Biennale. 2013 Master in Territory and Landscape, Universidad Diego Portales (Chile). 2015 Design Critic at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. 2016 Member of the International Jury of the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize, Chicago. 2016 Curator of the Peruvian Pavilion at the 15th Venice Biennale.