About

Cabinet is an office of architecture founded in Geneva in 2019 by Fanny Noël and Diogo Lopes. Our projects recompose the environment as a whole, according as much importance to artifice and nature, to existing and new constructions, to the banal and the epic. Each project combines this attitude with the love for a rich architecture and the history of our discipline.

The office is engaged in projects of different scales, from refurbishment to urbanism. Since its recent foundation, it has gained the trust of different public clients such as Fondations Immobilières de Droit Public, Commune de Thônex, Services Industriels de Genève, Département des Infrastructures de l’Etat de Genève and many other private clients.

Both associates combine their office activity with academic contributions having taught at EPFL and participated in lectures and crits at different universities.

Fanny Noël

Architect DE-Hmonp, Sia

2020

Teaching assistant, Studio East, EPFL, Lausanne

2019–20

Teaching assistant with Professors Maria Conen and Raoul Sigl, EPFL, Lausanne

2019

Fondation of Cabinet

2017–19

Associate architect at Jaccaud Spicher Architects in Geneva

2010–17

Architect and project manager at Jaccaud Spicher Architects, Geneva and Jaccaud Zein Architects, London

2009 –10

Stage Pezo Von Ellrichshausen, Concepción, Chile

2009

Master's degree in architecture, School of Architecture of the City and Territories of Marne-la-Vallée, Paris

Diogo Lopes

Architect UC

2018–20

Teaching assistant with Professor Job Floris, EPFL, Lausanne

2019

Fondation of Cabinet

2017–18

Teaching assistant with Professors Marco Bakker and Alexandre Blanc, EPFL, Lausanne

2018–19

Architect at Christ & Gantenbein, Basel

2012–17

Architect at Jaccaud Spicher Architects, Geneva and Jaccaud Zein Architects, London

2012

Secil price for best master project in Portugal

2012

Master's degree in Architecture, University of Coimbra

2010–11

Director of the architectural journal NU

2009

Erasmus exchange at EPF Lausanne

COLLABORATORS

Antonin Mack

Fabio Patricio

Camilla Sala

Antonio Castro

Asiia Garipova

PROJECTS

021

Refurbishment of a villa in Conches, Geneva (Ch), 2021

020

Extension of an electrical substation, Geneva (Ch), since 2022

019

Competition School of Verdeaux, 3rd prize, Renens (Ch) 2022

018

Office lighting, Geneva (Ch) 2023

017

Competition housing in Bourguillon, Fribourg (Ch), 2022

016

Study for social housing, Versoix (Ch), 2022

015

Refurbishment of an urban villa, chemin du Grand-Voiret, Geneva (Ch), 2021

014

Competition entry for the new school of Givisiez, 2nd round, Fribourg (Ch), 2020

013

Competition entry for EMS Grande-Fontaine, 3rd round, Bex (Ch), 2020

012

Competition entry for EMS Bussigny-Ouest, 3rd round, Lausanne (Ch), 2020

011

The Breakfast Room, research project Magma&Principes, EPFL, 2020

010

Refurbishment of an apartment at rue de Lamartine, Geneva (Ch), 2019-2020, built

009

Studio for an artist, Geneva (Ch), 2019-2022

008

Gardeners maintenance building at Belle-Terre, Commune de Thônex, Geneva (Ch), since 2019

007

Study for housing at rue de Miléant, Fondation HBM Jean-Dutoit, Geneva (Ch), 2019-2020

006

Competition entry for the new school of Neirivue (Ch), 2019

005

Selected project, competition for the observatory of Joux lake, exhibition Nature-Industrie, galerie l’Essor (Ch), 2019-2020

004

Competition for housing Plaines-du-Loup, Lausanne (Ch), 2019

003

Refurbishment and extension of housing at Coimbra (Pt), 2018

002

Competition entry for a care home, Fondation Mont-Calme, Lausanne (Ch) 1st price/2nd rank, 2017, with Mafalda Maurício

001

Competition entry for the new school of Meinier, Geneve (Ch) 5th price/6th rank, 2017, with Mafalda Maurício and Luca Bertolini

000

Studies for the refurbishment and extension of an Edwardian house, London (UK), 2015-2017

LECTURES AND JURIES

2022

Lecture "Houses and gardens", FALA Atelier, ISCTE Lisbon

2021

Guest critic, Story II, Studio Maria Conen, ETH Zürich (Ch)

2021

Lecture "Encountering Nature", Studio Lena Unger, TU Kaiserslautern (De)

2021

Guest critic, Studio Sebastian Multerer, TU Munich (De)

2021

Guest critic, Folly, Studio Samuel Lundberg TU Kaiserslautern (De)

2021

Guest critic, Aemulatio, Studio Job Floris, TU Dresden (De)

2021

Guest critic, Aemulatio, Studio Job Floris, Harvard GSD (US)

2021

Lecture "Figures in a Landscape", Studio Edgar Brito, FAU Porto (Pt)

2019

Lecture "Shepherds in the city", Studio Job Floris, Epfl (Ch)

2019

Guest critic, Magma&Principes, Epfl, Lausanne (Ch)

2018

Guest critic, Manslab, Epfl, Lausanne (Ch)

2017

Lecture "Songlines", Manslab, Epfl, Lausanne (Ch)

Fanny Noël Diogo Lopes Architectes