Arthur Mamou-Mani

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Arthur Mamou-Mani
Born (1983-02-05) 5 February 1983 (age 40)
Paris, France
Alma materArchitectural Association School of Architecture
OccupationArchitect (Mamou-Mani ltd)
SpouseSandy Kwan
ParentAlain Mamou-Mani (father)
RelativesGuy Mamou-Mani (uncle)

Arthur Georges Joel Mamou-Mani, AAdip ARB/RIBA FRSA (born 5 February 1983 in Paris) is a French architect. Mamou-Mani is director of the architecture and design practice Mamou-Mani Ltd which specializes in a new kind of pop-up, digital fabrication led architecture.[1]



He is the nephew of Guy Mamou-Mani, the brother of Mathias Mamou-Mani, co-founder of Dynamic Beta Investments,[2] the son of Éditions Albin Michel press officer Chantal Pottier and Alain Mamou-Mani, who wrote Beyond profit.


He studied at the École nationale supérieure d'architecture de Paris-Malaquais[3] and in London, in 2003, at the Architectural Association School of Architecture. He then worked at Zaha Hadid Architects, Ateliers Jean Nouvel and Proctor and Matthews Architects[4] for three years. In 2011, he started teaching Diploma Studio 10 at the University of Westminster with Toby Burgess. To allow their students to share their ideas, they both created the online platform[5] receiving 600,000 views since its creation.[5][6] Arthur also founded his practice Mamou-Mani ltd in 2011.

The projects include the Magic Garden for Karen Millen[7][8][9] and the 3D Pop-Up Studio for the Xintiandi shopping mall in Shanghai, one of the first component-based, fully 3D Printed pavilion (with Andrei Jipa and Stephany Xu)[10][11] Another pop-up project is "The Fitting Room" designed in collaboration with James K. Cheung of ARUP Associates[12] a large origami tree made of 500 laser-cut polypropylene folded pieces.[13] In March 2016, he participates with Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Toby Burgess, Linda Aitken and Els Leclerq, to a Samsung report that explores such questions as "How will we live; how will we work; how will we relax?".


He is a lecturer at the University of Westminster[14] in London and owns a digital fabrication laboratory called the FabPub. Mamou-Mani has given speeches including the TEDx conference in the United States,[15] the Develop3D Live[16] Conference, and the Taipei Technical University in Taiwan. His work was featured at the Process Exhibition in Shanghai[17] and at the Sto Werkstatt in London.[18] He currently lives in London.[19]

In 2018, he built the Burning Man Temple 2018, Galaxia, consisting of 20 timber truss petals converging as a spiral towards one point in the sky.[20] He is the first non-US architect selected for this piece of art.

In 2019, he designed Conifera, a 3D-printed bioplastic installation for COS, during Milan design week, in the 16th-century Palazzo Isimbardi.[21]

In 2022, he built the temple, Catharsis, at Burning Man.[22]


  • 2013: Crown Estate's best RIBA display for "The Magic Garden" at Karen Millen's flagship store on Regent Street[23]
  • 2014: VM & Display best Christmas display[24]
  • 2016: Fellow of The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
  • 2020: Reward Architect by Pierre Cardin Prize of l’Académie des Beaux-arts[25]


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  1. ^ "Architect describes his use of digital fabrication". 29 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Low Fee Hedge Fund ETF Gives Investors a Bear-Market Refuge with 22% Return This Year". Forbes.
  3. ^ Rencontre avec Arthur Mamou-Mani, architecte, Coté Maison
  4. ^ Chester 'super' zoo plans approved, Architects Journal
  5. ^ a b "".
  6. ^ Showtime: the Three Cubes Colliding kite, Wired
  7. ^ The Fashion Audit: Fuelled up flicks / One-off wonders / Designer displays, The Independent
  8. ^ The Magic Garden, Dezeen
  9. ^ Attention to retail..., World Architecture News
  10. ^ "3DP Store for Shanghai Fashion Week – 3D Printing Industry". 3D Printing Industry. Archived from the original on 16 December 2014. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  11. ^ Hypecask 3D Printers official Sponsors of the project, Hypecask
  12. ^ The Folded Tree with, ARUP Associates
  13. ^ Dawn of the (Retail) Soul: Convergence Theory and the Language of Design at XinTianDi, Forbes
  14. ^ BURNING MAN FESTIVAL 2013, Ramboll
  15. ^ "Watch "The architecture of joy: Arthur Mamou-Mani and Toby Burgess at TEDxBlackRockCity" Video at TEDxTalks".
  16. ^ "Speakers".
  17. ^ "Arthur Mamou-Mani". Archived from the original on 16 December 2014. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  18. ^ "Staring at the Sun". Archived from the original on 16 December 2014.
  19. ^ "About Us".
  20. ^ Galactic inspiration: The architect behind 2018 Burning Man's twisting temple, CNN
  21. ^ Watch our talk with Arthur Mamou-Mani about his bioplastic COS installation, Dezeen
  22. ^ "Arthur Mamou-Mani's Catharsis: How VR Is Paving the Way for Radical Inclusion and Sustainability". Burning Man Journal. 12 March 2021.
  23. ^ BT Fresca Limited. "Karen Millen Celebrates British Design With Arthur Mamou-Mani SS13 RIBA Regent Street Windows – Karen Millen".
  24. ^ 2014 Awards Winners Archived 10 December 2014 at the Wayback Machine, VM & Display Directory
  25. ^ Prix Pierre Cardin 2020, Académie des beaux arts

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