Born in Montréal, Canada in 1979, Maxime Moreau studied architecture at the Université Laval and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and received his master’s in architecture from the Université de Montréal in 2005. Maxime has been recognized and awarded for his work across the fields of architecture. In 2005, he was awarded the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Student Medal for his excellence and outstanding final design project/thesis and received the Cardinal-Hardy scholarship to study the evolution of the image, identity, and integration of residential structures in Los Angeles
Maxime’s work is heavily influenced by cultural processes, communication and representation, technologies and programming, dynamic systems, self-organizing structures, and computational geometries, and, most importantly, through collaborative questioning, challenging and creation.
Having worked on multi-disciplinary projects across North America, Maxime brings a broad perspective and a high level of criticism. He has a long history of initiating projects through strong leadership. While studying in the master’s program at the Université de Montréal, he cofounded Open Form Architecture with Maurice Martel and Darrel Ronald.
Project: Continuum Phenomena: A Design Tool for the Formation of an Urban and Architectural System
As opposed to the metropolis of the twentieth century, contemporary societies work simultaneously on their internal renovation, increasing their efficiency from within, while they organize themselves territorially in the form of a network.
The global connectivity between metropolis and architecture could be understood more as a circuit of dynamic movements and events–as a network organization–instead of a regular and continuous space. In this context, one may question the structures, modules, plans, densities, and the rules of distribution in modern spaces.
Today, the research into particular spatial arrangements, or new ways in which algorithms can be applied parametrically to the overall distribution of density, can serve as design systems and abstract diagrams to produce new models of organization, allowing for feedback, adjustment, and optimization of specific organizational conditions in a recursive design process.
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