Renée Gailhoustet was a French architect known for contributing to social housing in the Paris suburbs. In her work, she sought to instil le plaisir d’habiter or the pleasure of living. Her unconventional designs merged together ‘generosity, beauty, ecology and inclusivity’. She was one of the few female architects of her generation, and in her honour, the Gailhoustet residency was created.

The 6-week-long residency in Paris offers accommodation and a grant of £3000 to cover expenses. They are seeking UK-based architects, designers and creative practitioners to raise awareness and understanding of the vital contribution of Gailhoustet to architecture, culture and society; and to widen and deepen the understanding of her work internationally. This project was developed with the British Council and is open to established creatives and recent graduates. In addition, mentoring, advice and contacts from Renée Gailhoustet scholars, partnering organisations, the British Council and the Royal Academy of Arts are available to the successful applicants. The application deadline is 16:00 on the 12th May.

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