Amrita Raja

The New Architect Is an Anti-Establishment, Problem-Solving Entrepreneur

Or so says François Roche, the head of Paris-based practice R&Sie(n), known for its syntheses of digital media, nanotechnology, and botany.

Portrait of Roche This past Monday the anti-establishment infiltrated Yale School of Architecture in a dashing gold scarf. Seducing the audience with a breathless stream of Franglais, whose charm derived from the speaker’s sheer enthusiasm for his subject, François Roche rose to a god-like status typically only afforded movie stars. And if there were a god in whose likeness he…