Marc Leschelier (1984) is an architect and lecturer at Paris-Malaquais School of Architecture and founder of the Unbuilt Archive, an archive specialized in Paper Architecture based in Paris. Leschelier has previously collaborated on a number of projects with the the architecture offices of Christian Kerez, Philippe Rahm, Kazuyo Sejima and Ryūe Nishizawa, he now lives and works in Paris. From September 2017 and for one year, he will be a resident at the Villa Médicis in Rome.
He is interested in the possibility of a radically independent practice of Architecture, conceived in a desynchronized space-time, outside of real contingencies and control. He argues that in an off-world territory, the architect can build in complete autonomy and activate links between his practice and other more distant concepts. His projects thus develops a language and specific uses, inscribed within an approach that aims to fluidify Architecture to a regime of non-architectural images and ideas. His most recent works - such as Shadows Cinema or Solar Form (warm cinema) - anticipate the commission, just as they redefine the programmatic categories of the discipline.
In 2011, Marc Leschelier was the recipient of the Le Corbusier Foundation scholarship and undertook a project to rewrite the history of Villa La Roche, based on the hypothèses put forward by the American architect John Hejduk. Other publications are in preparation: a novel-script translated from a film by Jonas Mekas about the Austrian architect Raimund Abraham, and an artist's book about the Shadow Cinema published by Paris-Expérimental.