Roll is an architecture and design practice based in Paris and Bayonne. Founders Lucie Rebeyrol and Ian Ollivier met in 2016 while working in New York. We create forms and spatial experiences which seek the fine balance between rigor and freedom, function and experience, immediate objectives and possible futures. We have a predilection for sensory architecture and a fondness for the ordinary.
Roll recently completed the renovation of an apartment
in Bayonne and the design of exhibitions such as In the time of AIDS
at Strasbourg Museum of Modern Art, Metro!
at the center for architecture in Paris and the photography exhibition Regards du Grand Paris.
The studio is currently collaborating with the Rockbund Art Museum
in Shanghai on a series of commission based solo shows and is building a house
in the South West of France.
Through working in prominent art institutions and architecture firms, we gained strong experience in projects of various scales dedicated to living, working and culture. We have been invited to collaborate with studio PILA on the winning competition entry for the MBK lot
in Bobigny, Paris. At design firm SO – IL, we carried out the transformation of the Site Verrier de Meisenthal
, a cultural campus including a visitor center, black box theater, museum and glass blowing studios, we led Place Mazas,
a mixed-use housing project on the River Seine ; Breathe,
an environmental housing prototype ; Passage,
a site-specific installation for the Chicago Architecture Biennial and the ethereal exhibition Home Futures
in London. While at Selldorf Architects, we worked on new art spaces for the Luma Foundation
in Arles and another for Boesky Gallery
in Aspen. Finally, at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, we designed and installed major exhibitions of sculpture, painting, photography and media by artists such as Hilma af Klint,
Jean-Michel Basquiat,
and Gillian Wearing.
We worked closely with the design team at OMA to produce the exhibition Countryside: The Future
and assisted artists Wu Tsang
and Christian Nyampeta
with the design of their large installations rethinking the iconic rotunda as a site of assembly, reflection, and amplification.