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The CAUE Var announces its next photographic and textual exhibition “Enter the stone… A story of Var architectures” and its 6 months of events and mediations.

From September 15, 2022 to February 4, 2023, the theme of stone will be explored, as a building material, ancestral material and material for the future. This local resource, omnipresent in the Var but underused, responds to the challenges faced by planning professionals in the ecological transition. Through this exhibition and the events that accompany it, the CAUE Var proposes to promote the relevance of the stone material as an ecological and aesthetic material of the future: frugality of extraction, implementation and maintenance, short supply circuits , thermal qualities, enhancement of craftsmanship, aesthetics in the constitution of the landscape, cultural and memorial load…

The CAUE Var enriches here its mission of raising awareness of the people of Var by sensitive and cultural actions, for all, throughout the year, in addition to its actions to promote architectural and landscape quality, and technical advice for candidates to construction and renovation.



Boris Bouchet is an architect and urban planner, originally from Auvergne, a graduate of the National School of Architecture in Clermont Ferrand. In 2007, he founded his agency “Boris Bouchet Architectes”, whose three branches are in Clermont-Ferrand, Paris and Arlanc. His production and his research are based on the idea of ​​an “architecture of environments”. Idea that “[…] makes it possible to think together local situation and modern international culture.” To this end, he pays great attention to materials and their implementation: “I am nostalgic for a time when architecture was not that of the catalogs, where the raw material was close to construction, where the product was transformed by the company itself, where the places had character. To find this, I need to meet companies who understand this desire in our designs and recognize the value of their profession. […] The relationship is not only economically efficient, but it is also architecturally exciting because it offers great freedom in design, without a catalog of imposed measures”.