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

Sabine Steverding

1 comment:

Atelier Peter Cook / Caroline Rabourdin said...

I rerally like this proposition : it reminds me of seeing (in Australia) a live 'duck-billed platypus' whre the beak lies on the water and the head of the animal seems to rest ON the beak.
If I am cynical, I might question whether you have ENOUGH 'flat' part (so test out its displacement vis-a-vis the "cabin' part. It may be necessary to REDUCE the cabin .
anyway the development can be very enjoyable : especially the various mergings or transformations of the materiality from transpartent/translucent/membrane/near-solid/solid etc.