To stay abreast of the present and future needs of our communities, the team prioritizes a participatory approach in the ideation and design of projects. L’OEUF’s achievements are continuously fed by the know-how of Quebec researchers affiliated with the office and a valuable network of international contacts. L’OEUF’s work is thus imbued with the most current theories on the practice of sustainable architecture and is accompanied by crucial knowledge on our society.
L’OEUF’s practice is inspired in particular by the urban theories put forward by the Urban Ecology Agency of Barcelona, starting with an ecosystemic diagnosis of the environment in which a project wishes to be established. Such a diagnosis, carried out at the pre-project stage, is based on the elaboration of a web of knowledge of the natural, social, economic and technical environments. Using GIS technology or natural element simulation tools, the team then tests the hypotheses that emerge. Then, through experimentation or experience of the lessons learned over the past thirty years, the team designs integrated solutions, adapted to each environment, always keeping in mind how each project can fit into the realization of the sustainable city. L’OEUF can then rely on its network of contacts and affiliations with various research groups to confirm the positive impact of the solutions put forward. Each project is thus nourished by different disciplines such as urban planning, engineering and economic and social sciences.
L’OEUF collaborates regularly with the CIRAIG, Poly Montréal and the School of Architecture of the Université de Montréal. Also part of a vast network of research influences in Quebec, Spain and France, the office benefits from the latest innovations in various fields such as life cycle analysis, circular economy, energy sharing networks and the rehabilitation of post-industrial districts.