Antoine Santiard

Antoine Santiard is one of the three partners of h2o architectes based in Paris and is also teaching since 2012 at the GSAPP/ Columbia University in the New-York/Paris Program. He graduated as an architect from the EPF. Lausanne in 2001. He has been teaching from 2007 to 2010 at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture of Paris Malaquais and from 2010 to 2012 at Paris Val de Seine.

h2o architectes is an office of creative architectural design based in Paris and lead by Charlotte Hubert, Jean-Jacques Hubert and Antoine Santiard..


h2o works on a wide scope of projects and scales including historical monuments and sites, public spaces, architecture and design. In every project and at different scales the office intends to combine a controlled duality between a determinate possibility of uses and some situations offering possibilities for appropriation. These somewhat uncharted spaces allow for the invention of any kind of practices and customs, and therefore, for the modification of the individual’s place in a more and more controlled social space.

The various fields of creativity give birth, either with awareness or not, to the office’s approach and inspiration. The undefined role of intuition is also crucial in the office way of work. The junction between an inductive and strict process with a more free approach conducts to turn each project into an adventure both realistic and sensitive.


The office has received three motivating recognitions since the beginning of its development:

  • Europe 40 Under 40 Awards 2014
    ‘The next new talented generation of European architects’ under the age of 40.
    Organized by The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture, Art Design and Urban Studies.
  • Wallpaper* architects directory 2009
    A selection of the best 30 emerging practices by the international magazine Wallpaper* for their world architects directory in 2009.
  • Najap Prize 2008
    A recognition of a selection of young European architects and landscape planners organised by the French ministry of culture and communication.