N. Gholam & G. Crédoz
Nabil Gholam studied Architecture at the UP-Paris Villemin, ex-Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris before moving to New York six years later to complete his studies in Urban Planning at Columbia University in the City of New York. Moving from Manhattan to Barcelona, via southern China, where he briefly taught urban planning at the Yunnan Institute of Technology through the Kinney Fellowship, Nabil Gholam first began to practice architecture professionally at Ricardo Bofill’s Taller de Arquitectura, where as an Associate, he rose to handle the practice’s international projects. In 1994, he set up his own office in Beirut. Later, in parallel with the firm’s growing reach, a European office was established to better direct its international ventures, first in Barcelona in 2006 before relocating to Seville in 2010. Used to living in flux, Gholam has led a nomadic existence since the outbreak of civil war in Lebanon in 1975, his work and travels taking him on a circuit between Beirut and Paris, New York, Chicago, Yunnan, Barcelona, Istanbul and Seville and this constant crisscrossing of the globe has had a profound impact on his work. Today, nabil gholam architects has grown into an international multidisciplinary team of architects, planners, designers and consultants with a portfolio spanning an extensive list of projects in architecture and urbanism. ngª has attracted attention, winning several competitions and major international awards Guillaume Crédoz is an architect and a sculptor. To give a continuity to his collaboration to research labs in the universities where he was teaching, in Canada, he created the BAKERY in Beirut, a creation and manufacturing lab in the heart of Mar-Mikhael, the new creative industries district. Combining 3D printing with various crafts (like ceramic), he produces designs, from toys to chairs, machines and robots, like theObsessiveDrafter (a large autonomous drawing robot) and BigVoxel (a room-sized FDM 3D printer), along with his architecture practice.