Arthur Mamou-Mani

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Arthur Mamou-Mani
Born (1983-02-05) 5 February 1983 (age 39)
Paris, France
Alma materArchitectural Association School of Architecture
OccupationArchitect (Mamou-Mani ltd)
Spouse(s)Sandy Kwan
Parent(s)Alain 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 a lecturer at the University of Westminster[2] in London and owns a digital fabrication laboratory called the FabPub. Mamou-Mani has given speeches including the TEDx conference in the United States,[3] the Develop3D Live[4] Conference and the Taipei Technical University in Taiwan. His work was featured at the Process Exhibition in Shanghai[5] and at the Sto Werkstatt in London.[6] He currently lives in London.[7]

He studied at the École nationale supérieure d'architecture de Paris-Malaquais[8] 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[9] 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[10] receiving 600,000 views since its creation.[11][12] Arthur also founded his practice Mamou-Mani ltd in 2011. The projects include the Magic Garden for Karen Millen[13][14][15] 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)[16][17] Another pop-up project is "The Fitting Room" designed in collaboration with James K. Cheung of ARUP Associates[18] a large origami tree made of 500 laser-cut polypropylene folded pieces.[19] 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?".

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 2021, he declares he will do the climate strikes and Extinction Rebellion.[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.


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  1. ^ "Architect describes his use of digital fabrication".
  2. ^ BURNING MAN FESTIVAL 2013, Ramboll
  3. ^ "Watch "The architecture of joy: Arthur Mamou-Mani and Toby Burgess at TEDxBlackRockCity" Video at TEDxTalks".
  4. ^ "Speakers".
  5. ^ "Arthur Mamou-Mani". Archived from the original on 16 December 2014. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Staring at the Sun". Archived from the original on 16 December 2014.
  7. ^ Official website
  8. ^ Rencontre avec Arthur Mamou-Mani, architecte, Coté Maison
  9. ^ Chester 'super' zoo plans approved, Architects Journal
  10. ^ "".
  11. ^ "".
  12. ^ Showtime: the Three Cubes Colliding kite, Wired
  13. ^ The Fashion Audit: Fuelled up flicks / One-off wonders / Designer displays, The Independent
  14. ^ The Magic Garden, Dezeen
  15. ^ Attention to retail..., World Architecture News
  16. ^ "3DP Store for Shanghai Fashion Week – 3D Printing Industry". 3D Printing Industry.
  17. ^ Hypecask 3D Printers official Sponsors of the project, Hypecask
  18. ^ The Folded Tree with, ARUP Associates
  19. ^ Dawn of the (Retail) Soul: Convergence Theory and the Language of Design at XinTianDi, Forbes
  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. ^ "The truth about CLIMATE CHANGE and Architecture | Two Worlds Design clip w/ Arthur Mamou-Mani". YouTube.
  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

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