In the Press

YTAA in the Media

Reflecting interest in our work and a growing number of calls from local press and specialist global architectural media, we’re delighted to have shared our stories, passion and inspiration. A selection of coverage can be read below.
  • Wallpaper

    Wallpaper - October 2014

    “Brazza revolves around two elements: the flexible volume and continuous landscape. Instead of a fixed number of square metres with a predefined programme, here you get a 5m tall volume plus the liberty to transform it.”Read more
  • Bauwelt

    Bauwelt - October 2014

    “The city on the Garonne makes it clear how urban development can be discussed between architects and residents.”Read more
  • Le Moniteur

    Le Moniteur - October 2014

    “I wanted people to see Agora as a place to invest, I want visitors will revel and partake in the experience of the public space.”Read more
  • Maison Française Magazine

    Maison Française Magazine - September / October 2014

    “The public space is the theme chosen for Agora 2014. Fashionable, shared, political, conflicting sometimes also threatened, it represents indeed a difficult concept to grasp, to which everyone has his vision or claims.”Read more
  • Vivre Bordeaux & l’Aquitaine

    Vivre Bordeaux & l’Aquitaine - Fall 2014

    “Society is changing, but the city is not changing at the same pace, so there are sometimes gaps. We cannot create our public spaces in the same way as they were in the last century.”Read more
  • Les Inrockuptibles

    Les Inrockuptibles - September 2014

    "The exchange between the individual and the collective creates public space." Society is changing and cities with it. For the architect and urban planner Youssef Tohme, curator of the Agora exhibtion 2014, the public space is "a frame that connects people."Read more
  • Libération

    Libération - September 2014

    “Today, there is fertile ground for innovation. Amidst the post-war anarchy, we sought solutions with hasty reconstructions that were not appropriate. Now we must ask how this city really reflects us”.Read more
  • Rue89 Bordeaux

    Rue89 Bordeaux - September 2014

    “Agora is over, but am I satisfied? We must ask the Bordelais! Because in the end, the subject of the public space, as you know, generates many different opinions!”Read more
  • Sud Ouest

    Sud Ouest - September 2014

    “Awaken the individual. The Lebanese architect Youssef Tohme is the curator of Agora 2014. The Bordeaux architecture biennale this year addresses the public space.”Read more
  • EK Magazine

    EK Magazine - August / September 2014

    “To be successful, a public space should create a link between the individual and their society; it’s a connection that can be extremely fragile in nature.”Read more
  • Rue89 Bordeaux

    Rue89 Bordeaux - July 2014

    “At the end of 2012, the city of Bordeaux invited the architect and urban planner Youssef Tohme to pilot the Brazza neighbourhood developement in collaboration with the landscape architect Michel Desvigne and the design office Ingérop. He will also be the curator of the Agora biennale in September.”Read more
  • Le Festin

    Le Festin - July 2014

    Award Winning Architecture. The 6th Bordeaux Biennial of Architectural, Urbanism and Design, which will take place from 11 to 24 September, has been in preparation since April. Here, with pictures, are the architectural prize winners. Read more
  • Courrier Gironde

    Courrier Gironde - June 2014

    “Society changes, the economy too, but the public space evolves more slowly. We are questioning the essence of the public space.”Read more
  • Stradda supplement

    Stradda supplement - June 2014

    Agora, a biennial event of architecture, design and town planning in Bordeaux, is looking at ‘the public space’ for this edition. Its curator is the Franco-Lebanese architect-planner Youssef Tohme, with the Dutch scenographer Petra Blaisse. On the menu: an exhibition at the H14, a program with debates open to all.Read more
  • Residences decoration

    Residences decoration - June 2014

    Enjoy the 6th edition of Agora, the Bordeaux Biennale, and discover the 19 projects awarded as part of this event dedicated to architecture, urban planning and design.Read more