Michel Kagan



Strongly influenced by the teachings of Henri Ciriani, his professor at the Paris Tolbiac School of Architecture, the Parisian architect Michel Kagan unreservedly embraced the Corbusian language of his master: a vocabulary inherited from modern tradition based on the use of reinforced concrete, clear geometries and the richness of spatial organizations. His professional career began with one of his largest projects, the Technical and Administrative Complex of the Paris Town Hall (1992), followed by other works that inlcude housing projects – the Cité d’Artistes in Paris (1993), housing in?Rennes (2003) –, school buildings – the Jules-Ferry School in Noisy-le-Grand (2002) – and small administration buildings – the headquarters of the Social?Housing Municipal Agency of l’Orne in Alençon (1997). Aside from his work as architect-builder, Kagan, who worked with his wife and business partner Nathalie Régnier, devoted much of his energy to teaching at the schools of architecture of Lille, Geneva and Paris-Belleville. He also headed the state’s architectural board between 2006 and 2007.

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