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

The Floating House does The Bubble

1 comment:

Atelier Peter Cook / Caroline Rabourdin said...

Deriving the house and its arrangements from the physiognomy of the 'bubble' is an appealing approach : the next move(s) are, of course, the acid tersat of the proposition. Take a close look at the lines of interface. Take as many sections as you can. Test the geometry in as many directions as you can , then start to 3-dimensionalise in as many ways you can.
I am intrigued by the 'tapestry-like' diagram....what does it really mean. It looks nice but what is it REALLY TRYING TO IDENTIFY ???