Francois Roche (born in 1961 in Paris) and his partner Stephanie Lavaux (born in 1966 on the Reunion Island) are radical advocates of a thought provoking architecture which inspires the imagination. Their buildings and projects, including the new art museum in Bangkok and the Glacier Museum in Switzerland, both of which would have been unthinkable without the latest IT methods of design, strive towards designs which are unique and unmistakeable in both function and appearance. Francois Roche is guest professor at the London Bartlett School and the Technical University of Vienna, and has made a name for himself internationally as a pioneer of a new architecture through his lecture activities and his participation in many exhibitions. This monograph is the first complete overview of his work and has been published to coincide with the exhibition "No Standard Architecture" at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, where R & Sie...architects were one of the 12 invited architectural firms.
Andreas Ruby lebt in Köln. Er ist Architekturkritiker und Consultant für internationale Architekturinstitutionen. Zahlreiche Veröffentlichungen zur zeitgenössischen Architektur in internationalen Zeitschriften, Ausstellungskatalogen und Büchern. Er lebt in Köln.