Alain Carlier

Architect SIA/ AGA - Associate

After studying at the School of Architecture of the University of Geneva (1971- EAUG diploma), Alain Carlier collaborated on several urban planning studies at the Bureau d'Aménagement du Territoire (BEAT).

Since 1975, he has been a collaborator of office A. Damay - J. Montessuit architects in Carouge and in 1977, he was appointed partner in the office which was later called CLM-ARCHITECTES.

From 1978 to 2010, Alain CARLIER was a member of several advisory commissions of the department (C.A.-C.U.-CMNS) From 1984 to 1986, he was president of Interrassar (currently FAI) and was a member of the Fondation Braillard Architectes from 2002, then president from 2009 to 2013.

Competence areas

Architecture

Education

Diploma in Architecture, School of Architecture of the UNI of Geneva (EAUG)

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We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us. (Winston Churchill)

The building known as "du cinéma Plaza" due to Marc Joseph Saugey represents for me the beginning of my vision as an architect. In 1956, as a child, I discovered this building that had just been built. This realization provokes me a great admiration, I discover the first glass and steel building in Geneva, this one makes me think of a diamond deposited in a 19th century district.

Later, M.J. Saugey was one of my professors at the School of Architecture of the University of Geneva (EAUG). I was also fortunate enough to benefit from teaching by Messrs. Beaudoin, Cingria, Gaillard and Lozeron, all architects who shaped post-war Geneva.

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Dome of the Dome of Florence by F. Brunelleschi, 1468

Other architectural shocks marked me during a study trip to Florence, in particular, the view of Brunelleschi's dome and the sculptures of Michelangelo known as "the Slaves" which are exhibited at the Accademia.

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Sculpture "Atlas" of Michelangelo, 1536

Alain Carlier
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Reflections on the facade of The Gateway project

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Portrait de CCHE Alain Carlier Architecte associé Suisse
Portrait de CCHE Alain Carlier Architecte associé Suisse

Building Avenue Pierre Odier

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