02 Format(s)


Shapes, informats, representation, scales, collaboration… As Pierre Caye has say: “The architect keeps a close relation to the text. Not only as an appendix, but fundamentally as a constitutive part of his work. Medium of project, the book or the magazine becomes an essential format to think and reinvent practices. The format shows the characteristics and dimensions of an object. It can also be the format of representation on paper, of the print, the constructives elements like size. It is also a support of data and moreover a disposition of data. What object are we thinking of? The building that launches itself straight to the clouds? The surface of the paper adapted to our hand?


Détails de la revue


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  • Pli 02
  • Publication September 2016
  • Language french, english
  • Size 160 × 240 × 18 mm
  • Pages 284 p.
  • Supplement 9 illustrations
  • ISNN 2430 6401
  • Print Run 800 copies
  • Papers Sirio Color Nero 290g, Munken blanc 90g, Du Maine Green Gloss 90g
  • Printing Escourbiac (offset), PAPER! TIGER! (risograph printing), Print Van Paris (silkscreen printing),
  • Distribution Pli Éditions

Description de la revue

In this second issue, Pli expands on topics raised by that of Format(s). Working on the subject “Format(s)” allows one to involve at different scales of these two fields that are architecture and edition. Both at the aesthetics level as much as at the semantics level. The idea is to use this concept as a full part of the object Pli 02. Here comes a new black and white issue to take distance of colour and focus on the topic “format”. A multi–facetted concept that alternately conjures certain notions and their opposite, “format” is also an opportunity for the magazine to experiment various paper tools (size, colour, paper variety). The size of the publication 16 × 24 cm and its illustrated inserts, from A7 to A3, start an approach on the topic of the issue. With this thematic we question the content and the form of the “magazine”, providing us the opportunity to explore deeper the concepts, through seven chapters.

23 articles

  • The crisis, the architect and the atypical. Towards a new definition of the practice framework of architects

    Céline Cassouret
  • Informat(s)

    Joanne Pouzenc
  • Teach the urban project by the format of the game

    David Malaud
  • Learning from Detroit, the format of the memory

    Learning from Detroit
  • Interview

    Cédric Libert
  • Deformatted streets : what do we walk on when we walk in Detroit ?

    Cigdem Talu
  • The Third space, story of a dialectic between territory and architecture

    Amandine Romanet
  • Stations’ Metropolis

    fbcc architecture
  • Landscape Formats

    Quentin Debenest
  • An approach to new urban formats

    Benjamin Aubry
  • Booksellers

    Librairie Volume
  • S, M, L, XL : Rem Koolhaas and the cinematize

    Romain David
  • The form of the book : a new spatiality

    Giaime Meloni
  • “Medium” : the ways of the architecture between process and product

    Thaly Crespin
  • Meeting

    Emmanuel Caille
  • Fight of Pierre Patte in days of technology’s rising

    Pedro Gonçalves
  • Panorama format

    Laurent Lescop
  • Dimensions of a discourse : Le Corbusier in 1937

    Léa Baudat
  • Architecture book / Architecture of the book

    Marie Lafourcade
  • Conversation

    Ruedi Baur
  • Western formatting,a legacy to jeopardize ?

    Julien Borrel
  • Palimpsest Arctic

    Audrey Touchette
  • If one says red

    Bérangère Armand

9 illustrations

Illustartion de Atelier Bingo
Atelier Bingo
21 × 29,7 cm
Illustartion de Yann Kebbi
Yann Kebbi
10,5 × 14,8 cm
Illustartion de Fakepaper
14,8 × 21 cm
Illustartion de Twice
14,8 × 21 cm
Illustartion de Lisa Laubreaux
Lisa Laubreaux
14,8 × 21 cm
Illustartion de Samuel Eckert
Samuel Eckert
29,7 × 42 cm
Illustartion de Building Paris
Building Paris
7,4 × 10,5 cm
Illustartion de Print Van Paris
Print Van Paris
14,8 × 21 cm
Illustartion de Maxime Mouysset
Maxime Mouysset
7,4 × 10,5 cm


  • Editorial team

    • Christopher Dessus
    • Marion Claret
    • Adrien Rapin
    • Margaux Desombre
    • Thomas Lapointe
  • Translation

    • Gloria Lanéry
    • François Giraldeau
    • Marie d’Oncieu
    • Leina Godin
    • Julie Tarrancle
    • Virginie Poncin
  • Graphic design

    • Jean-Baptiste Parré
  • Guests

    • Cédric Libert
    • Emmanuel Caille
    • Ruedi Baur et Silvia Dore
  • Authors

    • Céline Cassourret
    • Joanne Pouzenc
    • David Malaud
    • Learning from Detroit
    • Cigdem Talu
    • Amandine Romanet
    • fbcc architecture
    • Quentin Debenest et Pierre David
    • Benjamin Aubry
    • Romain David
    • Giaime Meloni
    • Thaly Crespin et Emmanuelle Lauzier
    • Pedro Gonçalves
    • Laurent Lescop
    • Léa Baudat
    • Marie Lafourcarde
    • Julien Borrel
    • Audrey Touchette
    • Bérangère Armand et Robert van Altena
  • Illustrators

    • Atelier Bingo
    • Building Paris
    • Fakepaper
    • Lisa Laubreux
    • Maxime Mouysset
    • Print Van Paris
    • Samuel Eckert
    • Twice
    • Yann Kebbi
  • Collaborations

    • Librairie du Centre Culturel Suisse
    • Librairie VOLUME
    • Librairie Yvon Lambert

Production of illustrations with Twice

Production of illustrations with Fakepaper

Production of illustrations with Riso Presto




September 22, 2016

Pavillon de l'Arsenal : 21 Boulevard Morland, 75004 Paris Learn more


Pli launched its second issue in September 2016 at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal in Paris. For this occasion, tha agency Peaks Architectes created a special scenography for the place and the magazine to answer in their own way to the question of format(s). Pli 02 – Format(s) gathered 25 authors, architects, urban planners, landscape architects, photographers, publishers, researchers, booksellers and authors of multiple horizons around this new theme deployed in 7 main chapters. There are also 8 illustrators, the
studio Twice, Building Paris, Yann Kebbi, Maxime Mouysset, Lisa Laubreaux, Fakepaper, Samuel Eckert et l’Atelier Bingo. Print Van Paris was present during the launching, as an essential partner to make silkscreen printings for this new issue. Visitors were able to experiment this printing technology with Print Van Paris by reproducing the illustrations of Pli 02.


  • Scenography

    Peaks Architectes
  • Production

    Atelier PAF
  • Partners

    Pavillon de l'Arsenal, Print Van Paris, 10h15, Atelier International du Grand Paris, Gallia, Coca–Cola


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More than partners, they are collaborators who engage themselves with Pli, through this second issue. Schools, institutions, associations and companies gathered around a common motivation: support the second issue of the review and its presentation at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal.

École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Versailles (ENSA-V)
Atelier International du Grand Paris (AIGP)
Pavillon de l’Arsenal
Print Van Paris