Atelier 208 is a young, curious and inquisitive studio of architecture that deals with architecture projects as well as design projects and urban interventions. The studio was established in 2008 in Paris, France, by Chloé & Meyer Oiknine, and is now also based in Tel Aviv, Israel. Atelier 208 Tel Aviv is managed by Chloé & Meyer Oiknine, and Atelier 208 Paris is now directed by Thibault Guillaneau and Diego Ibad. Chloé & Meyer both graduated from the National School of Architecture Paris-La Seine summa cum laude, and Chloe Oiknine was the Laureate of the Grand Prix d'Architecture 2004 of the Académie des Beaux-Arts.
They have a range of experience working with public, private and commercial clients in a variety of typologies and scales.
Their work is characterized by a multidisciplinary approach that developed from their experience as a team in architectural planning. Their expertise actively embraces polyvalence, having them involved in numerous areas, including cultural and sport facilities, schools, housing, hotels, offices, commercial and urban planning, as well as design and interior decoration. This combination assures a unique creative approach associated with a comprehensive design process.
Atelier 208 practices and asserts diversity without prejudice. The Atelier’s projects do not respond to a specific style but rather to ever-changing situations. Starting from a thorough analysis of the geographical and social territory, each project unveils the riches of the places where it intervenes to adapt to contemporary lifestyles. Atelier 208 also feeds on multicultural influences and constantly evolving communication technologies, which bring about new forms of spatial organization.
Environmental questions have always been at the heart of the Atelier's concerns and considered as a terrain to exert fundamental civic responsibility. The Atelier's environmental approach is founded on the analysis of all aspects of a given context, enabling clear decision-making. The environmental performance of a project often stems from simple and long-established techniques, rather than from technological systems doomed to obsolescence.