FLORENCE LIPSKY is an architect trained at the School of Architecture in Grenoble. Her career develops between research and practice. She has a PhD in architecture. She studied the living territory of university campuses in a comparative approach between France, USA, and Japan. Between 1988 and 1990 she has been as visiting researcher at the University of California at Berkeley on a Lavoisier Grant sponsored by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. As a result, she published the book
« San Francisco, the grid on the hills » (Parenthèses Editions). She has also been a resident at " Villa Kujoyama " in Kyoto in 2002. She is currently professor at the School of Architecture Paris-La-Villette.
Florence Lipsky, « San Francisco, La Grille sur les collines, The grid meets the hill », Parenthèses, Marseille, 1999
Florence Lipsky, Pascal Rollet,« Les 101 mots de l’achitecture à l’usage de tous, » Archibooks, Paris, 2009
Lipsky-Rollet architects, B.Sanyal, P.Sanyal « The House of India, The Unkown story of Indo-French cooperation”, Copal, New Delhi, 2020.
Florence Lipsky, « Le campus, ville et nature », en cours, Parenthèses.
The firm is founded by Florence Lipsky and Pascal Rollet.
Lipsky + Rollet creates a sustainable architecture based on ecologically responsible building processes and the view that cities are ecosystems in and of themselves. The office develops research programs in the field of ecological construction and architectural design as well as urban planning of human settlements. L+R designs and produces passive buildings using both updated ancestral materials, ancient know-hows and cutting-edge active systems. L+R architecture takes a purely pragmatic approach, setting aside any preconceived notions to offer a smart combination of low tech and high tech. Their approach to housing and university campuses is rooted in the notion of a living “milieu” developed by the French school of ethno-geography.
L+R designs buildings which they call “tool buildings”, dedicated to education and research, cultural and industrial projects of significant cultural and economical impact. L+R approach to architecture is based on R&D, and integrates experimentation as a design tool. The experiments, conducted within this R&D methodology, use construction materials and innovative building systems to realise spatial configurations that aim to reduce the building’s energy footprint and optimize all performance as well as its level of comfort. “Erevna” has been created in 2019 as a research laboratory focusing on the topic of Reuse in architecture.
In 2017, LR has participed in the Timber Construction High Rise national competition in Paris Rive Gauche.
In 2019, L+R was part of the design challenge for the Paris 2024 Olympic Game Athletes’ Village.
In 2022, the office is selected as an incubator laboratory part of the call for expression of interest "Committed to the quality of the housing of tomorrow». French Ministry of culture and housing.
Lipsky + Rollet architects’ work has been awarded several French prizes such as the 2005 Équerre d’Argent (Silver Square) for the best building of the year, or nominations in international competitions such as Benedictus Award 2005 or World Architectural Festival 2008 in Barcelona.
Main Buildings and Urban Design projects
1996 : Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier, Cie Mathilde Monnier, Ville de Montpellier
2002-2019 : Grands Ateliers de L’isle d’Abeau, et Halle Astus, cité de la construction durable, Ministère de la Culture.
2005 : Bibliothèque universitaire d’Orléans La Source. Prix de l’Equerre d’argent
2007 : Musée du Cristal Saint-Louis, Cristallerie Saint Louis-Hermès.
2009 : Campus des Comtes de Champagne en centre ville, Ville de Troyes. Finalist Prix Mies Van Der Rohe.
2011 : « Macro-lot B3 », zac du Trapèze, Boulogne Billancourt, urban-design et architecture. Vinci Promotion
2012 : 66 logements BEPOS, Amplia, Zac Lyon-Confluence. Bremond- Vinci Promotion
2013 : Maison de l’Inde, résidence étudiantes, Cité Internationale Universitaire, Paris. Ambassade de l’inde.
2017 : Campus ARTEM 3 « Art, Technologie, Management », Grand Nancy.
2019 : Ensemble bureaux et logements, Euralille. Icade Promotion.
2021-2024 : « Macro-lot 4G », ZAC Ivry-Confluence, Ivry sur seine. Emerige promotion.
2017-2026 : « Mutation, site de la Manufacture des eaux de la seine», ZAC Ivry-Confluence, Ivry sur seine. Quartus promotion.
2024 : Rénovation de l’enveloppe thermique du bâtiment Jean Sarrailh, CROUS de Paris-Epaurif.