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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

Recicled Water Container Floating House - Diego Delgado-Elias

1 comment:

Atelier Peter Cook / Caroline Rabourdin said...

Certainly a 'cute' idea to combine the water bottles as basic component.
Therefore one of the key lines of refinement is to investigate and
design in some greater detail, the way that you will manage the actual WATER-PROOFING. How many layers of material will the caracass actually be made of ? It would be great if the rest of the structure were as direct as the main idea.
The configuration of the space to recall a traditional house : is this a symbolical issue, or convenience or structure.
In the work of Shigeru Ban (with which I am guessing that you are
quite familiar) the 'shape' is often quite simple but has a certain rhetoric. The interior of your boat/house is still a diagram rather than an assemblage.
Ban assembles and then accepts the figuration. You are getting near :
be even more determined on this issue.