We are a Paris-based practice offering consulting to public and private bodies concerned with the common good. We believe that the “common good” is never a fixed mandate. Rather, it is a constantly shifting ambition.
The unceasing quest for the common good is what makes a city a city.
ON CITIES provides tailored solutions by operating on a wide range of domains, from masterplanning and architecture to editing and curating. Our DNA is profoundly multidisciplinary: we develop research on politics, economy, and design. We are experienced partnering with companies working in diverse fields, such as information design, civic-tech, agriculture, lifestyle and education.
We use architecture to question the lived and the built.
ON CITIES is led by Alban Guého and Marcello Tavone.
Alban Guého is a French architect. He holds a masters in Architecture from ENSA Paris-Val-de-Seine (FR). He has collaborated internationally with firms such as Dominique Perrault Architecture and Wilmotte & Associès. Alban has led numerous projects including Private Public Partnerships for public equipment, urban studies, and small-scale architectural interventions.
He also has a deep background in visual art, and has executed several art installations.
Marcello Tavone studied at the Technische Universiteit Delft (NL) and at IUAV in Venice, where he graduated with a master in ‘Architecture for the city’. Through collaborations with the Parisian offices of l’AUC, Dominique Perrault and Wilmotte et Associés he has developed projects at various scales: from future-focused urban research to Private Public Partnerships to conceptual studies and curating. Marcello has worked with the French magazine Architecture d’Aujourd’hui and Footprint (the T.U. Delft journal of architectural theory). He has also served as guest critic at the École Speciale d’Architecture in Paris.
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