Prof. Arch. Paul-Emmanuel Loiret

Ecole nationale supérieure d'architecture de Paris-Val de Seine
3/15 quai Panhard et Levassor
75013 Paris

@atelierdulimousin @paulemmanuelloiret

Aims and expectations

L'atelier du Limousin is a master's level experiential teaching workshop at the École nationale supérieure d'architecture de Paris Val de Seine (ENSAPVS). It is a research-action-pedagogy aiming to teach but also to act for the "ecological mutation" of rural areas in the face of increasingly unsustainable social and territorial injustices, the collapse of biodiversity and climate runaway. By linking research, the dissemination of the knowledge produced through teaching, and practical application by students and professionals, we believe we can recreate a virtuous cycle where research, teaching and operational practice are refocused on a common goal. The Limousin workshop is currently in partnership with the "Grange aux Moines", a patrimonial site near the city of Ambazac. Its vocation for the years to come is to build a new and large local rural studio with a cultural and agro-ecologic approach.

Short CV


Architect D.P.L.G., ENSA Paris la Seine, 2002;
Training for environnemental specialization, ENSALV, 2002;
Low Energy Building Training / Negawatt Institute, 2012;
Natural materials : earth, stone, fibers and wood, 2012-2019;
Low-carbon building and life cycle analysis training, GEPA, 2018;
Training to build in massive stones, GEPA, 2018;

2021, Creation of MUE experiences. Structure of architecture having vocation to develop and support pilot and experimental projects for the Ecological Mutation.
2021, Creation and President of SCIC Cycle-Terre. Factory of raw earth materials from earth cuttings from Ile de France.
Since 2021, State Council Architect
2007-2023, JOLY&LOIRET, ARCHITECTURE AGENCY. Founding architect and partner.
1999-2007, Architect project manager and design and construction collaborator on numerous buildings in France and abroad

Since 2022, Professor in theory and practice of architectural project
Since 2009, Assistant professor, Lecturer / Teacher-researcher;
Since 2020, Founder and coordinator of the ATELIER DU LIMOUSIN, DesignBuild studio at the Ecole nationale supérieur d'Architecture de Paris Val-de-Seine;
Responsible for a theoretical master's seminar: New narratives of Ecological Transition;
Coordinator of the master ecological group in Ecole nationale supérieur d'Architecture de Paris Val-de-Seine;

Since 2023, associate researcher in CRH-LAVUE laboratory
2020-2022, Pedagogical and scientific manager for the Ensa Versailles of the AMI ANR-RESSOURCES, with amàco, ENSAL, ENSAG, ENSAcf, ENSAN, Chaillot, INSA. Distant and experiential education project on organic and geo-sourced materials for rehabilitation and construction.
Since 2019, Researcher at the LEAV laboratory, “Materials to experiment” axis;
Elected member of the board of LEAV, research laboratory of Ensa Versailles;
2014-2019, associate researcher at the Labex (laboratory of excellence) AE&CC / CRAterre-ENSAG (earth construction);
2010-2012, member of LEAV – Laboratory of the School of Architecture of Versailles – as a teacher - doctoral student;


Haute-vienne, France

Designbuild, vernacular, ecological transition, participative project, natural materials

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