Jakob+MacFarlane, a Paris-based firm that was founded in 1994, works on institutional, commercial, and residential projects. The restaurant and the pink bar at the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris are probably the firm's most well known projects. Other designs include theaters, art galleries, and small houses and apartment complexes.
(Brendan MacFarlane, principal of Jakob+MacFarlane, gives the BAC Paris Program a tour of his recently completed sustainable apartment building project. Photo: Richard Griswold)
Dominique Jakob studied at l'Ecole d'architecture de Paris-Villemin, and Brendan MacFarlane attended Sci-Arc in Los Angeles. He went on to earn his graduate degree at Harvard's GSD in 1990. After creating their firm, in 1995 they also founded Peripheriques with two colleagues.(Photo: Richard Griswold)
The idea of the floor-wall-ceiling, in which the surfaces flow into each other and are indistinguishable, is a common theme in Jakob+MacFarlene's design. This can clearly be seen at the Pompidou Center and the T House (1994). The Fondation Ricard and the Loewy Bookshop, both also in Paris, are a variation on this idea - they feature curvy bookcases that define the spaces.(The T House, Paris suburbs, 1994. Photo: Exhibition Archilab 1999)