Creating Margot-Duclot architects associates was the result of the union between dynamism and experience, two generations sharing the same ambition.
Paris, France, 2013-01-29 -
A building is not only a shelter: it’s an invitation; with hospitality. To achieve this, it needs several qualities: attention to its host, sense of welcoming for them to enjoy, discretion, so they don’t feel obliged or indisposed, elegance, to honor them, comfort, accuracy, amenities, so nothing interfere with their experience, economy, so they feel at ease, permanency, to make the time flies. With a spirit of generosity, to make life better.
It’s not about dropping a building on its ground: it’s giving an answer to a specific problem, trying to fix it mostly, always making it better. With kindness. It’s all about dialogue, showing enough humility so we can listen and see, imagination to forecast all opportunities, tenacity not to lose things in the path, ease, so difficulties are not anymore, dignity, as a tribute to the future.
These qualities refer to courtesy and savoir-vivre. We believe these values are the former part and the permanence of our architectural practice: to be useful, to be helpful. The rest is a matter of experience and savoir-faire