Martin Francis worked on the Nimes Mediateque project for Foster france, and now owns one of the most sophisticated naval architecture and luxury maritime and sail boat design consultancy firm in the UK francisdesign, specialising in the architecture and design of luxury boats and yachts. Martin also loves collaboration, and is naval architect and furniture designer. Martin, together with British Architect Ian Ritchie and the late Peter Rice to set up RIce Francis Ritchie now based in Paris, to work on several reknown architectural projects, amongst others the Renzo Piano’s Centre Pompidou, and La Defense in Paris. Martin had probably invented the very first mass produced glazing system using the Planar system which he developed together with the late sir peter rice for the Parc de la Villette project many years ago.


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