1997 : Hamonic+Masson office created
1999 : Winners of the Grand prix Rénov « Vivre c’est habiter »
2001/2002 : Winners of the Nouveaux Albums des Jeunes Architectes
2003 : Nominated for the Mies van der Rohe prize
2008 : Founding members of the “French Touch” association
2012 : The agency receives the AMO Spécial Saint-Gobain prize for the Villiot Rapée (Paris Habitat) operation
2013 : Gaëlle HAMONIC selected amongst successful international female architects read the article

Hamonic + Masson & Associés is Gaëlle Hamonic, Jean-Christophe Masson and, since, 2013, Marie-Agnès de Bailliencourt. The practice was founded in 1997, was nominated for the Mies van der Rohe prize in 2001, and in 2002 was awarded the Nouveaux Albums de la Jeune Architecture (NAJA). They became recognised by the general public in 2003 by designing the Maison Métal for the Parc de la Villette. It was an event that placed Hamonic + Masson at the crossroads of art and architecture, a flexible place that allows for some adventurous undertakings. It opened a series of exhibitions and staged events such as co-curating the French Pavilion at the 2008 Venice Biennale and at the City of Architecture and Heritage, etc. In 2012, the practice received the “prix spécial AMO Saint-Gobain” for the construction of 62 social housing units on rue Villiot in Paris’ 12th arrondissement.

The firm develops projects throughout France and has some fifteen realisations to its credit. It works with public and private contractors and strives to act in all types of contexts and fields (e.g. housing, public facilities, business, offices, infrastructure, etc.). It is presently participating in the debate on height that has become such a hot topic throughout France. In 2015 the practice completed and delivered Paris’ first housing project measuring 50m since the 1970s, in the city’s Masséna district. Projects in the framework of the Grand Paris scheme are also currently being undertaken, notably the proposition for the Avenue Foch, which became one of the major projects backed by the Paris City Hall during Anne Hidalgo’s 2014 campaign for the Mayor of Paris.

Hamonic+Masson is developing internationally and participates in various consultations, exhibitions and conferences across the globe.

Gaëlle Hamonic is vice-president of the Maison de l’Architecture en Île-de-France.
Jean-Christophe Masson has taught at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture in Versailles.

Conferences/expositions

• MasterClasse, "Construire en hauteur : pour ou contre”, Index-Design, April 2016, Montreal.
• Debate, "Déplafonnements parisiens : débat sur les hauteurs des nouvelles constructions à Paris.”, Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, April 2016, Paris.
• Symposium, "LESS QUALITY. MORE QUANTITY ? SMART Living: Present Situation and Future Perspectives", Technische Universität Wien, October 2015, Vienna.
• Conference, "Heritage", Architour New Force of Architecture – Leading Young Architects, October 2015, Shanghai
• Conference, "Two Brothers in Paris”, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP), November 2014, Lima
• Conference « What the Foch ? », les mercredis d’AS, 22 October 2014, Paris.
• Conference « l’équation impossible du logement social dans les métropoles », Journées d’échanges et de réflexions à Paris sur les mixités dans la ville, 19 September 2014, Paris ;
• Conference « Works of Hamonic+Masson », Ecole Nationale supérieure d’architecture de Nantes, 29 March 2014, Nantes.
• Conference « Jouer Collectif ! », CAUE du Rhône, 26 November 2012, Lyon.
• Conference « Works of Hamonic+Masson », Tokyo City University, 20 September 2012, Tokyo.
• Exposition "Vers de nouveaux logements sociaux 2”, Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, March 2012, Paris.
• Conference 1 : 1 Berliner Architekturdialoge, BDA Galerie, 17 January 2012, Berlin.
• Conference "Les Petites Minutes : N°1 > les logements”, CAUE 92, 18 October 2011, Vanves (92).
• Conference « Works of Hamonic+Masson », Kamla Rakeja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture and Environnemental
Studies of Mumbai, 8 April 2011, Mumbai.
• Conference "French Touch: In Process”, Pavillon de l’Arsenal, 14 December 2010, Paris.
• Conference « Works of Hamonic+Masson », Tongji University, 15 April 2010, Shanghai.
• Exposition "KamaSutra”, Maison de l’Architecture d’’île de France, February 2010, Paris.
• Exposition "Carton plein !”, Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, February 2010, Paris.
• Conference "French Touch: l’Annuel Optimiste 2008”, Ecole d’Architecture de Nantes, 24 June 2009,
Nantes.
• Conference "French Touch: l’Annuel Optimiste 2008”, Maison de l’Architecture de Marseille, 11 June 2009,
Marseille.
• Conference "French Touch: l’Annuel Optimiste 2008”, Maison de l’Architecture de Bordeaux, 14 May 2009,
Bordeaux.
• Conference "Hamonic + Masson”, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, 2 May 2009, Taiwan.
• Exposition "La Villa de Mlle B.”, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, May 2009, Taiwan.
• Conference "Hamonic + Masson”, Ecole Nationale d’Architecture de Bretagne, 11 March 2009, Rennes.
• Pavillon Français "GénéroCité”, Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, February/May 2009, Paris.
• Exposition "Dehors Paris #2”, Maison de l’Architecture en Ile de France, November 2008, Paris.
• Pavillon Français "GénéroCité”, Biennale d’architecture de Venise, September/November 2008, Venice.
• Conference « Works of Hamonic+Masson », Biennale d’Architecture, March 2008, Lubjana.
• Exposition "Dehors Paris #1”, Maison de l’Architecture en Ile de France, October 2007, Paris.
• Exposition "La Villa de Mlle B.”, Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, October 2007, Paris.
• Exposition "La Peau, entre texture et ossature”, Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, September 2007,
Paris.
• Exposition "Paris en île-de-France, histoires communes”, Pavillon de l’Arsenal, December 2006, Paris.
• Exposition "Histoires de maisons”, Arc en rêve, du 19 January au 5 mars 2006, Bordeaux.
• Conference, « 2 maisons exemplaires dans le parc de La Villette », 16 October 2004,
• Impressions d’architectures 2004, 7th edition, Mancieulle.
• Conference, “Evolution des usages et programmation des équipements publics,
quelles architectures ? ”, Pavillon de l’Arsenal, 15 October 2004, Paris.
• Exposition "Le Paris des maisons, objets trouvés”, Pavillon de l’Arsenal, mars 2004, Paris.
• Conference, CAUE 77 école d’été présentation des maisons de La Villette, 4 September 2003
• Conference, Academy of Architecture, 16 April 2003, Paris.
• Exposition “7 nouveaux équipements à paris”, Pavillon de l’Arsenal, March 2003, Paris.
• Round table “l’accés des jeunes architectes à la commande” dans le cadre des 3èmes Rendez-vous
de l’architecture, CNIT, Paris, November 2002.
• Exposition “Nouveaux Albums des Jeunes Architectes”, November 2002/December 2003, Paris, Marseille,
• Strasbourg, Bordeaux, Nantes, Lille, Berlin, Vienne, Copenhagen, Graz, Seville.
• Symposium “Maison, nouvelles tendances”, May 2002, CNAM.