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

k-rim jamali

1 comment:

Atelier Peter Cook / Caroline Rabourdin said...

I am interpreting what i THINK you are doing. Let me know if my INTERPRETATION is valid ?
You appear to be interested in the chemical action/formation/ metamorphosis/growth of certain materials and phenomena ? The action of water upon paper, but you're a bit of a FUTUROLOGIST AS
WELL. I wonder if you read things like scientific journals.
When I meet you next week it will be interesting for me to find out. It seems that you are inspired to draw ANALOGIES from scientific or
organic processes. I will be interested to see the development of the sequence of drawings as they speculate further . I have no problems with the INVESTIGATORY or 'SPECULATIVE" approach ...or in other words that you INVESTIGATE several lines of enquiry. The end product ? Well, the SEARCH might be even more interesting.