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Clément Dagneaux 2013


P/ +33 647.139.951

A/ 10, Allée Brancas, 44000 Nantes, France

ClĂŠment Dagneaux +33 647.139.951 06.1988 Born in France; raised in Italy. Lived in Paris, Milan, New York, and Florida. Currently studying for a Masters Degree in Architecture at the National School of Architecture of Nantes, France. Studied interior design at the National Center for Distance Learning, graduated 2009. Background in filmmaking, animation and computer graphics. French and American citizenship Fluent in French, Italian and English


Education 2013. National School of Architecture, Nantes, France Masters of Architecture 1st Year 2012. National School of Architecture, Nantes, France Bachelor of Architecture 2009. National Center for Distance Learning, Paris, France Diploma in Interior Design 2006. Gabriel Guist’hau High School, Nantes France High School Diploma, Literature, Film Making Experience 2012. ADDRN Urban Planning Agency, Saint-Nazaire, France Conducting a prospective study on the future of the city’s waterfront. Planning and organizing the guidelines to the urban and architectural project. 2012. DTACC, Architecture firm, Paris, France Assisting head architect on meetings during the construction of Radisson’s four star hotel. 2011. DC + CV, Interior Design, Nantes, France Creating an interior design partnership. Designing interiors for offices, houses and apartments on the West Coast of France. 2011. ADDRN Urban Planning Agency, Saint-Nazaire, France Conducting a prospective study on planning 100.000 sq. ft of public space in the city’s WWII Submarine Base 2010. CFMV, Architecture + Communication company, Nantes, France Creating an architecture and communication partnership company. Counseling construction firms, industrial firms, property developers on communication strategies. Designing images, films, and apps for products and projects. 2009. ART, Interior Design, Nantes, France Internship as assistant to an interior designer. 2007. Charged LLC, Animation + computer graphics, New York, USA Production assistant in an animation and computer graphics film studio in Brooklyn, New York. Software IIIIIIIIII Autocad IIIIIII Archicad IIIIIIIIII Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, After Effects IIIIIIIIII Sketchup IIIIIIIIII Cinema 4d IIIIIIIIII Artlantis IIII 3ds Max III Revit IIIIIIIIII Word, Excel, Powerpoint 3


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Simplicity & Complexity

Page 10 Rethinking the Waterfront Page 14 Edict of Nantes Page 18 Changing Ecologies Page 22 Radisson Palace Page 26 Submarine Base Page 30 Naval Architecture Page 32 Heron Bridge Page 34 Salar de Uyuni



Simplicity & Complexity Status Architecture school project, fourth year, 2012 Professors Louis Paillard + Nathalie Rallet Project name Simplicity & Complexity Location PA (Paris, France) Team Clément Dagneaux, Valentin Caro

The constant growth of the world’s population has resulted in the uncontrolled sprawl of all major cities around the globe over the past 20 years. This resulted in a chronic decrease of available land surface and in the increase of issues related to ecology. A solution is urgently needed, and the architecture and urbanism of tomorrow should be a sustainable answer to these problems. In an era of ever-growing constraints, the standardization of manufacturing methods, the increase of regulation, and the rising cost of construction, the challenge the architect faces, is to design space with complex predefined tools. Our project “Simplicity & Complexity” proposes a method aimed at simplifying the design and the manufacturing process while incorporating the choices and tastes of consumers in the development of an urban form. The proposed system is a global solution that is hyper-dense, multifunctional, green, adaptable, and therefore sustainable. Established on the partition of an urban grid, the concept appears at first to be based on a rigid frame but actually leaves the field open to the creativity of the designer. Similar to Lego bricks, the dimensions of the building unit of this architectural game originate from the standardized dimensions of construction products. The project’s logic tends to erase the boundary between scales by creating a nesting puzzle that can multiply to infinity. This allows for a combination of typologies in three dimensions, liberating living spaces, as well as breathing spaces and porosities. The product of this experiment is a sample of a city, at once dense and permeable, built and green, simple and complex. 6





Rethinking the Waterfront Status Mission for Saint Nazaire city urban planning agency (ADDRN) Project name Rethinking the Waterfront Location SN (Saint Nazaire, France) Team Clément Dagneaux, Valentin Caro

The city of Saint-Nazaire on the Atlantic coast of France is a town of 70,000. Partially destroyed during WWII, it has ever since been rebuilding itself while trying to restore its maritime identity. The global project, entitled «Ville-Port» is led by the ADDRN urban planning agency and consists of a complex set of interventions whose operational phases go back to 1990. 2012 marks a turning point in the project as its third phase is entered upon. The ADDRN decides to call on two architecture students for a fresh perspective of the situation. The goal of the mission is a wide urban, architectural, scenographic, reflection on the rehabilitation of the waterfront from the harbour to the estuary (approximately 4 miles). The project is established on a month-long study of the current operating of this space on different scales. It is determined that the goal is not to install a linear project but rather to work on specific points of articulation between the sea, the city, the port and the river. The proposed interventions are of various scales, ranging from the reorganization of the urban plan to scenographic initatives. Their goal is to recreate and enhance the seam between the city and the water. The project, presented to the mayor and other elected officials, has attracted great interest and has become the base for specifications regarding the future call for entries for architecture and urban firms to rejuvenate the waterfront.





NANTES, JUNE 28, 2012

Edict of Nantes Status Architecture school project, third year, 2011 Professor Jean Robein Project name Edict of Nantes Location NTE (Nantes) Team ClĂŠment Dagneaux

The project aims to create student housing combined with senior citizen housing as well as different types of shops such as a laudromat and a cafĂŠ. The architectural projet establishes itself in different ways on the site (the square of the Edict of Nantes). First, in respecting an historical and urban, the building aims to create a physical boudary between private and public space. Divided in three distinct elements, the building is pierced by three gaps reflecting the porosity of the actual square. These openings constitute the fulcrum of the project, driving the users from the mineral world of the city to a green garden in the heart of the development. The three volumes allow the different functions to coexist within the same shell. The question is to offer to the inhabitants different feelings and sensations through architectural features by playing with light environments, the relationship between the shops and the street, highlighting the unevenness of the ground materials. The site is a determining factor, not only of the architectural form, but also of the concept. The project questions the different states of mind architecture can create between the building and the city. Overall the project tends to fully respect a complicated context, while injecting a contemporary conception into a sample of XVIII century urbanism.






Changing Ecologies Status Architecture school project, third year, 2011 Professors Raphaëlle Hondelatte + Sophie Delhaye Project name Changing ecologies Location NTE (Nantes) Team Clément Dagneaux

A six-months long study committed to analyzing the intrinsic relations between industrial and residential areas along the Loire river, between Rezé and Le Pellerin (10 miles). Shared heritage of the territory spread over the river’s banks, these spaces periodically intermingle creating an heterogeneous urban fabric. The first phase of the analysis consists in the dissection on six cases where these circumstances arise. We quickly notice that the various examples show similarities as well as special features. The second phase focuses on categorizing these examples according to their topologies and their characteristics. Three scenarios are identified. A first case in which «enclosure» is established as the main characteristic. Inhabited areas become confined when faced industrial expansion. An introversion characterized by dense road networks and a weak relation to green spaces. A second case in which «detachment» is established as the main characteristic. A geographical distance is created between the two entities, as the landscape appears to become an element of isolation and respiration. A third case in which «friction» is established as the main characteristic. The urban fabric and the industrial fabric intermingle periodically. A context of hybridation where interweavement tightens or loosens occasionally. After more than 150 analytic maps, the third phase of the study sketches three «projects» questioning the value and the use of the limit.





NANTES, JUNE 8, 2012

Radisson Palace Status Construction site supervision internship, 2012 Architectural firm DTACC Paris Project name Changing ecologies Location NTE (Nantes)

Built in 1851, Nantes’ former Courthouse ceased to perform its functions in 2000. Five years later, the General Council of Loire-Atlantique steps forward to save the building by finding a new use for it. Among the different proposals received, the County has dÊcides to retain the project transforming the courthouse into a four star hotel, in conjunction with a brand new contemporary art space. In 2007, the General Council brings together AXA Real Estate, Rezidor, Radisson BLU, Cogedim, Nuel and DTACC to create and conduct the future project. This is the framework of my construction site supervision internship, lasting for a period of four months from Februrary to June 2012. This case study of the rehabilitation of the Courthouse into a palace hotel is an approach to the architecture and standards of public buildings as well as an introduction to our architectual heritage.






Submarine Base Status Mission for Saint Nazaire city urban planning agency (addrn) Project name Submarine Base Location SN (Saint Nazaire, France) Team Clément Dagneaux, Valentin Caro Fabien Legoff, Maxime Aupiais

The agency for the sustainable development of SaintNazaire’s region (ADDRN) decides, following a consultation in April 2011, to assign a mission on the subject of the town’s Submarine Base to the four members of CFMV (Communication & Marketing company co-created in 2010). Built in 1943 during WWII on the Atlantic Wall by the German army, the monument, now open to the public since 1994, gives rise to questions on various levels. The mission consists in providing a new point of view on the following subject: How to improve the public image and use of the public spaces in the Submarine Base of the city of Saint-Nazaire. The assignment is organized around three stages starting with an objective inventory of the building and its context, then establishing a masterplan outlining guidelines to the future project, and finally proposing a wide range of architectural, urban, scenic, artistic interventions meeting the following criteria: 1 - Reaffirm the organizational structure of the Base 2 - Revive the interior public spaces of the Base 3 - Consider the building as part of the urban itinerary 4 - Connect the system to the existing flows 5 - Punctuate the flow of events generating attractivity






French Cultural Center Status Creative partnership, 2011 Project name EFEO Kyoto Center Location KY (Kyoto, Japan) Team ClĂŠment Dagneaux, Valentin Caro, Atelier Nelobo

The French Architecture Firm Nelobo, associated with the Japanese engineering firm Shinsaku Munemoto & Associates, enter the competition launched by the French School of the Middle East execute the conception of their research center in Kyoto, Japan. They propose a 4000 sq. ft. resolutely experimental building, composed of reading rooms, research labs, information centers, and common spaces. Shortly before the entry deadline, Nelobo turns to an external service provider to achieve the visual communication of the project necessary to the presentation of the project to the competition jury. The CFMV team (Communication & Marketing company co-created in 2010) designs and renders a series of 3d images illustrating the exterior and interior of the building. The project is declared the winner and its construction should start in 2014 for an approximate budget of 1.2 M$.



NANTES, MAY 15, 2011

The Heron Bridge Status Creative partnership, 2009 - ongoin Project name The Heron Bridge Location FR (France) Team ClĂŠment Dagneaux, Valentin Caro, Jules Eymard, Paul Jaquet, Mattie Le Voyer

Winner of the national architecture competition Construiacier 2011, the project of the Heron Bridge aims to connect the Island of Nantes to The Heron Island to the east, linking it to the city’s future green lung. The Architecture students responible for the project, Paul Jaquet, Jules Eymard and Mattie Le Voyer call on CFMV (Communication & Marketing company co-created in 2010) to direct a short cg movie presenting the project as a three dimensional model. A successful collaboration, since Paul Jaquet, Jules Eymard and Mattie Le Voyer won the competition in Paris, at the National Center of Architecture in front of 200 other participants, thanks to this melting pot of creativity.




Salar de Uyuni Status Architecture school project, second year, 2010 Professors Michel Bertreux + Louis Paillard + Stéphane Lagré Project name Na3Li11 Location BO (Bolivia) Team Clément Dagneaux, Emmanuel Chomarat, Maxime Aupiais

This utopic project developed over a six-month period is an oppurtunity to create an imaginary scenario illustrated by computer-generated illustrations. Located in Bolivia, the Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest lithium reserve. Lithium is the essential element in the development of clean energy for the future. The financial and economic stakes are high, and the decline of the oil industry attracts small and large companies to invest in this new generation material. Gradually, an architecture settles around the desert. In this futuristic universe, each camp is equipped with automated vehicle storage, desalting and rehydration rooms, retractable worker rooms arranged around a high tech central space served by podcars.







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Clément Dagneaux  

Born in France; raised in Italy. Lived in Paris, Milan, New York, and Florida. Currently studying for a Masters Degree in Architecture at th...