Designing the buildings of tomorrow around innovative uses and new interactions means using academic research. Because we believe in the strength of the collective and in the openness of ideas, we share here, with you, the research conducted by our experts.

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Teleworking: a revolution or a revelation of major real estate trends?

Since the first confinement, the real estate world has been wondering about the so-called new places where French households live and work. Local councillors and developers alike saw an opportunity to rebalance the French territory, historically centralized around Paris. Yet initial post-covid trends do not point to a new world. What if the pandemic was merely a revelation rather than a revolution in the major territorial dynamics of the residential and office markets? Is telecommuting a real game-changer for France?

Contact - Mathieu Obertelli

Mathieu Obertelli

PhD Research & Development

Reuse and architecture: building a project using available resources

With 460 million tonnes of mineral materials per year (ADEME, 2019), the building and public works sector is the leading waste creator in France. The recent Anti-Waste and Circular Economy Act of February 10, 2020, known as the "Agec Act", requires project owners, from January 2023, to draw up a "products, equipment, materials, waste" (PEMD) diagnosis, as well as to make use of reuse and reemployment in demolition and rehabilitation projects. In this context, architectural practices are likely to be reshaped to integrate resources already present in the project process.

Expert - Safa Ben Khedher

Safa Ben Khedher

Architect "DE-HMONP"
Doctoral student in architecture and cities at the Centre de Recherche sur l'Habitat (CRH) of the Laboratoire architecture, ville, urbanisme, environnement (LAVUE) of the Ecole nationale supérieure d'architecture Paris-Val de Seine (ENSAPVS).

The key to temporal well-being in the face of urban saturation?

In a context where material needs are generally satisfied, the desire for immaterial goods is increasing (Inglehart 2000). This includes free time, which can be managed autonomously, as the current debate on the four-day week underlines.

Expert - Conny Hensel

Conny Hensel

M.Sc. Architecture, Ph.D. student in Urban Planning and Development at the Université Jean-Jaurès Toulouse (LRA laboratory) and at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - Chair of Urban Housing and Development

Soil, a resource for living, to be considered as a common good

Since 1981, the average increase in artificial land has been around 60,000 hectares per year[1]. Artificialized land in France has thus increased from 3 million hectares to 5.1 million in forty years, an increase of 70%. Faced with this transformation of the landscape, a number of agronomists are taking an interest in the different forms of land use, and introducing a new field of research: the phenomenon of artificialisation.

Expert - Elissa Al Saad

Elissa Al Saad

Architect, doctoral student in architecture and cities at the Centre de Recherche sur l'Habitat of the LAVUE UMR 7218 CNRS laboratory
Professor at ENSA Paris Val-de-Seine and Université PSL

New spaces for a specific category of workers?

"The teleworker will be on average 2 to 3 days a week away from the office, while considering that these days will be relatively flexible from week to week."

Nicolas Cochard

Nicolas Cochard

Director of Research & Development

+33 6 42 92 53 34

Marc Bertier

Marc Bertier

Workplace Strategy Expert

+33 1 82 97 02 02

Who benefits?

What are real estate professionals most worried about?

Expert - Damien Pouillanges

Damien Pouillanges

Research Manager - Kardham

Designing a fair city

Over the last few decades, new issues have come to define contemporary territories. Among these issues, environmental concerns occupy a prominent place, largely legitimized by scientific research. However, territorial sustainability is not limited to ecological issues alone, but also (and concomitantly) integrates profound social concerns. It is in this context that the notions of spatial justice and the just city must be understood.

Expert - Mathilde Vignau

Mathilde Vignau

Doctorate in geography, teacher-researcher at ESPI (Ecole Supérieure des Professions Immobilières) Marseille
Member of the ESPI2R laboratory