Bertrand Desalle

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Bertrand_1Born in France in 1958, he moved to the US in 1979 and worked as a general contractor till 1983. He began Architecture school in 1988 and returned to France in 1993 to practice architecture, specializing in renovation and rehabilitation projects. In 2002, he joined the French Ministry of Culture and worked for the protection of historical buildings. He started a business in 2005, buying and renovating properties, furthering his skills in project management. He came to Auroville in 2007, joined Andre Hababou’s architecture office and became Andre’s partner in 2008 and collaborates in designing diverse projects in and outside of Auroville. In his words: “Architecture is a compromise between needs and means. Successful architecture will blend those constraints and express beauty in its manifestation”
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