SABO project



SABO project

SABO project is an award winning architecture and design firm working in New York and Paris. Through an optimistic sabo(tage) of each project substance, SABO provides unexpected solutions to a wide variety of cultural and residential projects.
Since its founding in 2010, the firm’s work has ranged from architecture and interiors to set designs and installations for private and institutional clients, with built projects both in the United States and France.
SABO project has received international awards including the 2018 “40 under 40 ®” Award for best emerging young architects in Europe. The office’s work has also been featured in numerous international publications such as Dwell, Interior Design and New York Magazine.
SABO’s clients and collaborators include the Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Kitchen, Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson, Centre National de la Danse, The Red Hot Organization, Blue Muse Dance, Mendi + Keith Obadike, Pandapanther and the Gowanus Canal Conservancy.


Alexandre Delaunay

Alexandre Delaunay is the founder and principal of SABO project. He is a registered Architect (DPLG). He holds a Master from Columbia University GSAPP in New York and a Diplôme d'Architecture from EAPB in Paris. He is a recipient of the Fulbright scholarship and was selected as 2018 “40 under 40 ® best emerging young architect in Europe by The European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. He is an adjunct professor at Parsons School of Design in New York and has taught at NYIT School of Architecture. His work has been published and exhibited internationally.


BRAUN. Van Uffelen, Chris. Makeover. Salenstein, Switzerland: Braun Publishers, 2018, 344-347, 410-415.
Karalias, Ioannis. Europe 40 under 40. Yearbook 2017-2018. Athens: 2018, 30, 31, 54.
THAMES & HUDSON. Yudina, Anna. Homework. London: 2018, 30-31.
BRAUN. Van Uffelen, Chris. Rough Past Meets New Design. Salenstein, Switzerland: 2017, 58-61.
GESTALTEN. Klanten, Robert and Kurze, Caroline. Small Homes, Grand Living. Berlin: 2017, 112, 180, 205.
HARPER COLLINS. Gutierrez Couto, Manel. 150 Best of the Best Loft Ideas. New York: 2016, 196-211.
BRAUN. Van Uffelen, Chris. The Beauty of Space, Living in Minimal Style. Salenstein, Switzerland: 2015, 10-13.
BRAUN. Kramer, Sibylle. Rough Style. Salenstein, Switzerland: 2015, 188-191.
1913 PRESS. Obadike, Mendi, and Obadike, Keith. Four Electric Ghosts. New York: 2014, 36-79, 84-85.
SUPERFRONT. Delaunay, Alexandre. "Gas City." In Unplanned, Research and Experiment at the Urban Scale. New York: 2010, 38-41.
GSAPP. Wigley, Mark, and Marble, Scott. Abstract 05/06. New York: 2007.
ETSAB. Gonzalez Raventos, Aquiles. EC-USA, EAEN Architectural Network. Barcelona: 2006, 169-170.
TECH. Delaunay, Alexandre. La ville à l'état gazeux, Habiter la nappe. Paris: 2005.


INTERIOR DESIGN. McWhirter, Georgina. “The Cat’s Pajamas.” New York: July 2019, 39-42.
Hilburg, Jonathan. "Plyed and True." New York: May 2019, 6, 78-83, 98.
Zhuravlyova, Sonia. "Two for One." New York: March 2019, 84-91.
A VIVRE (cover). Karolyi, Elisabeth. "Naissance d'un loft." Paris: March 2019, 142-153.
Zimmer, Juliane. "So Wird das Leben Bunter." Hamburg: January 2019, 48-53.
Lieber, Susanne. "Glänzendes Raumgefühl." Zurich: August 2018, 12,13.
ESTILO PROPIO. Lescano, Julia. "El Sueño de la Oficina en Casa." Buenos Aires: July 2018, 14-20.
HOUSES. Khouri, Camille and Harvey, Justine. "Walk on by." Auckland: July 2018, 24-35.
INTERIOR DESIGN. Waligore, Athena. "Open to the Past." New York: April 2018, 69-72.
A VIVRE. Saint-Pierre, Raphaëlle. "Des Nuits en Boîte." Paris: April 2018, 50-63.
MARU. Yang, Eunyoung. "Voltaire, SABO project." Seoul: January 2018, 136-145.
HOUSE & GARDEN. Smedy, Piet. "Fancy Footwork." Cape Town: October 2016, 49-54.
IDEAT CHINA. Beetschen, Mirko. "New York." Guangzhou: October 2016, 156-162.
HOUSING JOURNAL. Jang, Young-nam."Hike." Seoul: July 2016, 42-47.
MOJA 4 ZIDA (cover). Filković, Latica Martinis. "Pariško Potkrovlje." Zagreb: July 2016, 14-29.
IDEAT. Beetschen, Mirko. "À New York, Espace ouvert." Paris: June 2016, 106-112.
LIVING ETC. Rowe, Nicola. "Eight Ways to Style White Kitchens." London: June 2016, 141-150.
GRAND DESIGNS. Snoad, Laura. "New Heights." London: April 2016, 83-88.
INTERIOR DESIGN. McWhirter, Georgina. "Walk Through." New York: April 2016, 66-68.
SALON. Oshemkova, Katerina. "Монмартр снаружи и внутри." Kiev: March 2016, 112-115.
I+ (cover). Lee, Hwa-jeong. "Hike." Seoul: March 2016, 98-105.
RAUM UND WOHNEN. Beetschen, Mirko. "Open Up." Zurich: February 2016, 56-65.
A VIVRE (cover). Fumex, Mathieu. "Magic Box." Paris: February 2016, 60-69.
YOUR WEEKEND. Hawkes, Colleen. "At home. Bold colour accents." Wellington: February 2016, 20-21.
MARU. Sim, Hyelan. "Doehler, SABO project." Seoul: January 2016, 158-169.
EHOUSING (cover). Kim, Inhye. "Hike." Seoul: December 2015, 138-145.
DISEÑO INTERIOR. Novo, Laura. "Artefacto Doméstico." Madrid: December 2015, 68-75.
INTERIORS CREATION. Alix, Auriane. "Rangements graphiques." Paris: November 2015, 28-39.
NEW YORK MAGAZINE. Kutner, Maura. "Do-Overs: An ’80s loft conversion." New York: September 2015, 20-24.
DESIGN MAGAZINE. Hi, Coral. "Revealing Space." Beijing: August 2015, 96-101.
A VIVRE. Karolyi, Elisabeth. "Naissance d'un loft." Paris: July 2015, 52-61.
NASH DOM. Konstantinova, Kalina. "В стария завод." Sofia: May 2015, 56-63.
U MAGAZINE. Lo, Cecilia. "Climbing up the Stairs." Hong Kong: April 3, 2015, 66-71.
HOUSE & GARDEN. Adami, Kelly. "Water Works." Cape Town: April 2015, 41-46.
LIVING ETC. Luxford, Charlotte. "10 bespoke kitchen ideas." London: March 2015. 121-131.
ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST France. De Beaumont, Sarah. "Les 40 idées pour gagner de l'espace." Paris: February 2015, 149-162.
DESIGN (cover). Beetschen, Mirko. "Kuber og Åpne Rom." Oslo: February 2015, 32-38.
ARCHITEKTURA OD WNETRZA. Sowa, Aleksandra. "Biuro w domu." Warsaw: February 2015, 12-28.
ARQUITECTURA Y DISEÑO. Hernández, Rafa. "Comunicar Sin Estorbar." Barcelona: December 2014, 60-64.
ELLE DECORATION. Javelle, Emmanuelle. "65 m2 en Open Space." Paris: August 11, 2014, 138-145.

Web Magazines (Selected)

DEZEEN. Levy, Natasha. "SABO Project creates family-friendly Sacha apartment in Paris." London: July 10, 2019.
DEZEEN. Tebbutt, Luke. "SABO Project transforms Paris apartment with multicoloured flooring and space-saving stairs." London: October 25, 2015.
DEZEEN. Tebbutt, Luke. "Doehler loft renovation by SABO Project features an irregular clustered storage unit." London: September 21, 2014.
DESIGN BOOM. Myers, Lynne. "SABO carves a cat door into duplex apartment renovation in paris." Milan: May 29, 2019.
Narea, Isabel. "SABO project drops an aluminum island in a raw parisian loft." Milan: November 24, 2017.
DESIGN BOOM. Stevens, Philip. "SABO project reconfigures the parisian apartment of a young fashion designer." Milan: October 13, 2015.
DESIGN BOOM. Stevens, Philip. "SABO project renovates apartment in former brooklyn factory building." Milan: September 19, 2014.
ARCHDAILY Selected Work. "Sacha / SABO project." New York: November 26, 2018.
ARCHDAILY Selected Work. "Voltaire / SABO project." New York: November 11, 2017.
ARCHDAILY Selected Work. "Hike / SABO project." New York: October 18, 2015.
ARCHDAILY Selected Work. "Doehler/SABO project." New York: September 18, 2014.
DWELL. Koh Morollo, Michele. "A Fashion Designer’s Parisian Apartment Gets a Cheerful Update and a Rainbow Floor." New York: January 7, 2019.
DWELL. Wang, Lucy. "An Ingenious Gold Island Transforms an Industrial Apartment in Paris." New York: January 3, 2018.
DWELL. Edelson, Zachary. "Brooklyn Loft Renovation Masters Storage with a Custom Cabinet Wall." Los Angeles: April 5, 2015.
INTERIOR DESIGN. McWhirter, Georgina. “SABO Project Renovates a Paris Duplex Apartment Perfect for a Family and a Feline.” New York: July 26, 2019.
INTERIOR DESIGN. McWhirter, Georgina. "SABO Invigorates a Fashion Forecaster's Paris Apartment with a Cheerful Array of Colors." New York: April 25, 2016.
NEW YORK MAGAZINE. Kutner, Maura. "Uncovering the Industrial Past of a Sheetrocked ’80s Loft." New York: September 28, 2015.
THE ARCHITECT'S NEWSPAPER. Hilburg, Jonathan. "SABO project turned to plywood for this Paris duplex." New York: May 16, 2019.
AN INTERIOR. Hilburg, Jonathan. "Plyed and True." New York: May 2019.
DOMUS. Marianna, Guernieri. "Paris. An aluminium island creates space in a loft by SABO project." Milan: January 9, 2018.
DESIGN MILK. Williamson, Caroline. "A Parisian Apartment Renovated for a Young Family and Their Cat." Los Angeles: August 27, 2019.
CURBED. Xie, Jenny. "Clever Renovation Turns Paris Pad into Bright, Efficient Loft." New York: October 13, 2015.
CURBED. Di Costanzo, Lily. "Brooklyn Factory Loft From the '80s is Now Super Pared Back." New York: September 19, 2014.
LIVING CORRIERE. Trombetta, Luca. "La stanza dentro la stanza." Milan: December 20, 2017.
LIVING CORRIERE. Usseglio Prinsi, Eleonora. "Tutti i colori di montmartre." Milan: October 26, 2015.
ELLE DECOR ITALIA. Salerno, Rita. "L’appartamento Disegnato Per Tutti (Gatto Incluso).” Milan: May 31, 2019.
ELLE DECOR ITALIA. Salerno, Rita. "L'anima multitasking di un piccolo loft parigino." Milan: April 9, 2019.
ELLE DECOR ITALIA. Testoni, Paola. "Vuoi arredare una casa piccola? Prova con il colore e una parete multifunzione." Milan: November 17, 2016.
DEAR. Müller, Nina. "Das Katzenhaus." Berlin: August 20, 2019.
DEAR. Berge, Tim. "Kompakte Kiste: Pariser Loftikus." Berlin: February 22, 2018.
DEAR. Berge, Tim. "Kisten Für Brooklyn." Berlin: October 24, 2014.
NOTRE LOFT. Briois, François-Régis. "Îlot sculpté dans un loft parisien par SABO project." Lille, France: January 12, 2018.
NOTRE LOFT. Briois, François-Régis. "Loft à Brooklyn dans une ancienne usine par SABO project." Lille, France: October 12, 2014.
THE PLUS. Akinnawo, Lara. "Urban Renewals: Doehler." London: September 25, 2014.