Because architecture is all about the notion of construction, the choice of materials holds a central place in the work of Jean-Michel Wilmotte. He puts a great deal of care into the materials he employs, devoting a significant portion of his time to resourcing them – clear evidence of a deep curiosity and understanding of materials. Just outside Jean-Michel Wilmotte's office is a table that his team uses to share their latest finds. Upon each return from a material resourcing trip, Jean-Michel Wilmotte likes to study the new finds closely, truly understand them, and share them with his colleagues. Revisiting them daily, it is a concrete, tangible, and tactile way of soaking them up, and taking inspiration and motivation from them.