Architecture practice based in Paris & Gent, founded by Joshua Florquin in 2014, creating a broadminded think-tank active on the junction of architecture and design.
It’s core team is composed of architects and designers each with different cultural backgrounds and professional knowledge. Creating with the belief that architecture and design can contribute to offering aesthetic pragmatic solutions of today’s urban, economic and environmental concerns who are urging. The role of architecture is also social, a sponge that needs to absorb in continuation cultural and social changes, process and emit them into new innovative ideas that are sustainable in use and stand the test of trends and time.
Environmental concerns are very sensitive to us and can no longer be ignored. Existing infrastructure offers a base for its reuse. We reflect on the changes and transformations of the built space, promoting a permanent research activity of construction methods that are innovative. The use of sustainable materials are part of our design process.
During the design process we keep a continuous dialogue with the client and his needs. Regardless the scale, user or program, we address a project by focusing in particular on its context.
While guided by regulations and program we ask ourselves what the building or space wants to be? How can the use of scale, materials, light and texture offer the user and his environment emotional and aesthetic poetry? By answering these questions and combining solutions we obtain a project with a profound and subtle conceived language.
Joshua Florquin, Gent ’84
Architect & Founder
Studied at Saint-Lucas institute of architecture in Ghent and Brussels. During his Master’s degree, he moves to Rome following an international exchange program at Università degli studi RomaTre Architettura. Simultaneously he collaborates with local architecture offices based in Rome.
After graduating with honors, in 2008, from Saint-Lucas Architecture School he moves to Paris where he gains experience in offices such as A.S. Architecture-Studio, LAN-Architecture and h2o architectes
In 2014 he founds JFA. Having a passion for artisan work and especially wood work he conducts the design and the actual overall construction of his first interior design projects, confronting himself with the difficulty of translating an exact design into a functioning reality while respecting a challenging budget. This enriching experience gives him a realistic view on the project, the materials used and the extent of their usage.
Joshua Florquin is a licensed architect registered in France at l’Ordre Des Architectes Ile-de-France, Paris. And in Belgium at Orde van Architecten Nationale raad, Brussels.