Emmanuel Combarel and Dominique Marrec Architects (ecdm) is an office for architecture based in Paris. ecdm's work focuses on transformational and flexible concepts as well as on issues of sustainable development. The open programming provides an overall conceptual platform to define specific scenarios for specific projects. The method may be characterized as an integrative approach. In close collaboration with the client, associated engineers, consultants, and future occupants, their work consists of bringing forth fundamental concepts and guiding a design response, appropriate for a specific time, place and program. Projects include a Pool in Lille, the RATP Housing in Montrouge, the FRAC PACA Museum in Marseille, the RATP Bus Center in Thias, The Monolith, an office and housing project in Lyon. Introductory text by Paul Ardenne.