Tropical Architecture Design Talk: Antoine Perrau

Antoine Perrau is a French architect now living and working on the tropical French Réunion Island, off the east coast of Africa. In twenty-five years of practice in Réunion, he and his partners have undertaken an impressive body of work that includes housing developments, apartment buildings, mixed-use developments, large secondary schools, visitor centres, rehabilitation projects and large fresh-air sports halls. He has specialised in climatic responsive design in the tropical conditions, and has particularly championed non air-conditioned buildings and strategies to create accelerated natural air movement. He works with specialist French environmental consultant Jacques Gandemer, who consulted with Renzo Piano on the acclaimed Tjibaou Centre in Noumea. Antoine is also a lecturer and design tutor in L’École National Supérieure d’Architecture Montpellier La Réunion.

Antoine will also be speaking in Cairns (16 March) and Townsville (18 March). This talk is worth 2 Formal CPD points upon completion of the written assignment.