Founded in 2007 after an experiment in Rotterdam (OMA, West8), the office is organized around the three partners Vincent Baur, Guillaume Colboc and Gaël Le Nouëne. Attached to mastering the entire production chain, from image to drawing, from plan to manufacture, enrolled in a neo-artisanal approach to the conscious and responsible project, the workshops develop operations of public interest, housing social to cultural equipment. Justness of scale, social and spatial interaction, politeness, courtesy characterize their production. Proponents of an evolutionary architecture and not fixed, the architects probe and unveil the potential of uses and activity that are specific to the places. This approach produces buildings that hold treasures of potential and unexpected spaces, while being part of an ostentatious distinction that is akin to alchemy.
/o-s/, nom masculin invariable
1 (Architecture) Architecture and town planning firm, located in Paris since 2007.
2 (Chemestry) Symbol of chemical element osmium.
3 (Anatomy) From latin os. The hard dense tissue that forms the skeleton of vertebrates, providing structural support for the body and serving as an attachment for muscles.
4 (Computing) Applied to computer software that is available in source code form for which the source code and certain other rights normally reserved for copyright holders are provided under a software license that permits users to study, change, and improve the software.
5 (Computing) Acronym of Operating System. Software on a computer that manages the way different programs use its hardware, and regulates the ways that a user controls the computer.
6 (Familiar) (French) Problem, obstacle or unexpected situation.
7 (Slang) (Familier) (Familiar) Suffix generating adverb, for distorting purpose. speed – speedos.
8 (Building) (French) Acronym of Ouvrier Spécialisé (semi-skilled worker). Someone who does a specific work that doesn’t need professional qualifications
9 (Agreement) (French) An Ordre de Service (OS) is a certificate that notify a decision to the holder of the contract, according to the conditions specified in the contract
10 (Military) Third grade sailor.