Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann

The Lausanne architects Mann Capua Mann have been active since 1991. Their mottoes are: Distill the answers for the concrete project from the elements on site. Design spaces that, for all their dynamism, are organized in a manner that is clear to the users. Utilize materials that are in harmony with the surroundings. Their structures are compelling thanks to the variety of their views, the diversity of their light effects, and the expressive simplicity of their spatial effects. This monograph is being published in the Collection Archigraphy Lemaniques, which is under the general editorship of Bruno Marchand. It offers for the first time a solidly based and thoroughgoing overview of the activity of the firm, which has distinguished itself in the Western Swiss architecture scene with its small but sophisticated body of work. Graeme Mann and Patricia Capua Mann are founding members of the Forum d'Architectures de Lausanne. In the 2006/07 semester, they served as visiting professors at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL).