Elizabeth de Portzamparc

Architect Paris / France

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Elizabeth de Portzamparc
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Elizabeth de Portzamparc spent her youth there, following the Frank Schaeffer painting workshop before coming to France to complete her studies. In France, she completed urban sociology studies (Master Degree, then DEA, with Paul-Henri Chombart de Lawe), before orientating her professional activities towards town planning (IAURIF, the Management Workshop of Town Planning, at Antony, in the Paris urban district, from 1977 to 1980). She also conducted operational research on the Paris area, including «The Neighborhoods of Antony» and «The redevelopment of suburban neighborhoods» for the Urban Plan of the city. Following her success at the ‘National list of aptitude for teaching Architecture’ examination, in 1980, established by the Ministry of Culture and Architecture, she taught at the Architecture School of Paris-La-Seine (1982-1987).
Her aptitude to create and refine volumes, to model plans and to integrate innovative material combinations into her design and architectural projects led her to create her own office in 1987. The rigor which defines her work is found in the purity and economy of her designs’ shapes and in the lightening of masses through the use of oblique lines, shifted volumes and tight curves. Her designs always express a strong relationship with their urban surroundings.
Elizabeth de Portzamparc
Elizabeth de Portzamparc
  • Address 38 Rue la Bruyère, 75009 Paris | France
  • Tel 0153633232

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Born in Rio de Janeiro, Elizabeth de Portzamparc spent her youth there, following the Frank Schaeffer painting workshop before coming to France to complete her studies. In France, she completed urban sociology studies (Master Degree, then DEA, with Paul-Henri Chombart de Lawe), before orientating her professional activities towards town planning (IAURIF, the Management Workshop of Town Planning, at Antony, in the Paris urban district, from 1977 to 1980). She also conducted operational research on the Paris area, including «The Neighborhoods of Antony» and «The redevelopment of suburban neighborhoods» for the Urban Plan of the city. Following her success at the ‘National list of aptitude for teaching Architecture’ examination, in 1980, established by the Ministry of Culture and Architecture, she taught at the Architecture School of Paris-La-Seine (1982-1987). Her aptitude to create and refine volumes, to model plans and to integrate innovative material combinations into her design and architectural projects led her to create her own office in 1987. The rigor which defines her work is found in the purity and economy of her designs’ shapes and in the lightening of masses through the use of oblique lines, shifted volumes and tight curves. Her designs always express a strong relationship with their urban surroundings.