Marc Leschelier (1984) is an architect and teacher at the Paris-Malaquais School of Architecture and founder of the Unbuilt Archive*, an archive specialized in radical architecture based in Paris. After having worked in the architecture offices of Christian Kerez, Philippe Rahm, Kazuyo Sejima and Ryūe Nishizawa, he lives and works between Milan and Paris.
During the year 2017/2018, he was a fellow at the Villa Medici in Rome. His architectural projects, carried out mainly in models, serve as prototypes for the construction of an architectural language that excludes drawing, reduces prefabrication to a minimum and never determines form or use. Thus, the work explores the possibility of a spontaneous formation of architecture through physical and quasi-ritual processes. The work seeks to induce new architectural practices and reopen spaces of freedom in the discipline. His most recent works - such as Worksite or Circus Aedificare - seek at several scales a reorganization of the construction field.
In 2011, Marc Leschelier received a grant from the Le Corbusier Foundation and undertook a project to rewrite the history of Villa La Roche, based on the assumptions left by the American architect John Hejduk. He is preparing another publication, a novel script translated from a film by Jonas Mekas about the Austrian architect Raimund Abraham.