Ecole Speciale d'Architecture
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Fall semester 2008 : The LONDON PROGRAMME

Paris and London are nowadays so close and similar in certain fundamental ways (size and national role) but quite different in attitude and habit. The River Seine has a very different dimension to the Thames and the role played by ‘locality’ is more ambiguous and complex in London. The architectural community in London is more international and the student there tends to respond to a wider set of parameters and design more thoroughly - and this is what we want you to do in our Studio. We hope also that the drawings of Lim and Woods can act as an inspiration.
The medieval London Bridge carried houses on it and in 1996 the Royal Academy held the exhibition ‘Living Bridges’ in which many projects from known architects, including Zaha Hadid and Future Systems, were shown. The subject offers scope for the exploration of dynamics, structures, form and a way of re-thinking the city.

Saturday, 6 September 2008

Arolld El-Baze - Floating House

1 comment:

Atelier Peter Cook / Caroline Rabourdin said...

I will bear in mind that you have a good ability with computer form-
making : which programme do you use ? Nonetheless you are now at the
point where a PLAN projection might be useful to help you examine the
various formal 'features' or 'crevices' that you have. Some of these are very aesthetically attractive. What might the protruberances do ? What might they hide? What might they be able to deliver? I can imagine, from the form, that a variety of special DEVICES could pop out .
Imagine also, some interesting INTERNAL subdivisions.
Oh, by the way, what is the construction material of it , fibreglass ? alloy ? plywood ? carbon fibre ? LOTS OF INTERESTING INVESTIGATION POTENTIAL THERE. It can become a very interest ing piece if it is investigated further.