AtoY is a multidisciplinary team of architects based in Paris, exploring the interactions between art and architecure.
Japanese architect, Naori Yamazoe founded AtoY in 2014, and she now works with both French and Japanese architects. In its various projects, ranging from architecture to scenography and interior design, the firm explores the combination between Japanese culture with that of France.
Favoring a harmonious dialogue between spaces and displayed artworks, architecture and context or even design and identity, AtoY apprehends each project with a respectful and innovative; rigorous and imaginative reading of the universe of the artist or the client.
Situated in the heart of the 5th arrondissement of Paris, facing the green Jardin des Plantes, the atelier is composed of two spaces. The ground floor, which welcomes the daylight and creates a productive working environment as well as a proper space to have meetings and visitors. The second space is the basement, which is mainly used for the creation of the models and the presentation of the work and concepts.
Born in Tokyo, she has been working in Paris since 2011. After graduating from Waseda University of Tokyo, with a diploma in architecture, she quickly began her career, working at prestigious agencies, such as Atelier Jean Nouvel and Lacaton & Vassale. After various collaborations on many cultural and artistic projects, such as the Louvre-Lens with SANAA, Naori decided to devote herself mainly to scenography.
Scenography Architect, Graphic Designer
Graduated from the Ecole Camondo – Les Arts Décoratifs
They collaborate with us on different projects: Nori MAEZAKI, Rei DUMAND
Julien ARNAUD, Artistic Advisor
Serge DAMON, Lighting Designer
Philippe COLLET, Lighting Designer
Margaret GRAY, Graphic Designer
Amélie LEBLEU, Graphic Designer
Mosquito – Emmanuel ROUILLIER, Interaction Designer
Juan JEREZ, Photographer
Former Collaborators: Hiroko MORI, Alizée ROYER, Chiaki YATSUI
They were/ are on the team as trainees: Irène PRINCIVALLE, Clémentine DEBRAY,
Princy WAMAL, Dina HEDDER, Vassilis KOUTSOGIANNIS, Marion WAFAI