Graduated respectively from the ETSAM in Madrid and the ENSAPLV in Paris, Angel Menendez and Alexandre Lahyani, met at Milou Architecture studio, where they developed cultural projects such as Carreau du Temple in Paris or la Comédie in Saint Etienne. Fueled by their professional experiences in France and abroad, in June 2013, they partnered to create atelier LÂME, an architecture studio located in Paris. Atelier LÂME works on different scale of projects such as 101 housings in Madrid (Es), the building of a Market hall in Bouffémont (95), or the restructuring of the reception and the bar of the Carreau du Temple in Paris (75). Since 2019, atelier LÂME started a project about the rehabilitation and extension of the centre culturel Malraux in Verrières-le-Buisson (91) in collaboration with Cadmée. The company has also recently won the competition for the construction of a multi-activity room and a youth space in Puilboreau (17).
Atelier LÂME’s work team gathers complementary and competitive skills, supported by collaborators who contribute developing the projects of the company:


Alexandre Lahyani – Associate architect

Angel Menendez – Associate architect

Meriam Berrima – Architect

Bénédicte Reymond – Architect

José Roldan – Architect

Eva Passama – Communication manager

Nour Fares – Intern


adj. masc.

From the city, belonging to, or relating to, a town or city.
Paris-Madrid, we grow and study in developed and dynamic European capitals.
Grenoble-Seville, open to changes; Alexandre discovers the south of Spain and Angel, the French country side. Los Angeles-Singapore, singular English-speaking professional experiences.
Paris-Paris, it is at studioMilou where takes place the meeting and the beginning of a joint work in 2011. In 2013, we establish our first office in Alexandre’s apartment in Paris, founding LÂME studio.

proper n.

1. A town in Israel, in Lower Galilee: the home of Jesus in his youth. Pop: 53 600.
2.Appellation of a Parisian street located in the northwestern part of the Temple district, parallel to Boulevard Saint-Martin. Named that way in 1630, due to the Fathers of Nazareth convent, located at Temple street.
In the summer of 2017, LÂME studio emancipated itself, left the sublease and moved to its new premises in République, rue Notre Dame de Nazareth. White walls, light parquet, bamboo desks and black metal supplies make up a space that fills up little by little, and comes to life.

cardinal n.

A small number. Four plus one.
The founding duo is surrounded by a team that is growing with the years. Four years after the beggining, LÂME works today with two architects and an architecture student who participates in the tenders, the projects, their presentations, their follow-up, their communication.

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French commune in the Hauts-de-Seine department in the Ile-de-France region, which has 23,200 inhabitants. The reference project of the studio is the renovation and extension of the Sèvres house, which simulates the issues and positions in the LÂME Architecture Studio. The nature of dialogue, dialogue with nature, dialogue, and nature...

countable n.

Perceptible optically formed reproduction of a being or a thing Images, from art, cinema, architecture, fill our lives. In the era of screens, how to get rid of references. They tint our sensitivity and draw our attention to certain points of the project, looking for materiality, lights, sensations.