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

Tournier Claire_SIC

1 comment:

Atelier Peter Cook / Caroline Rabourdin said...

The proposition is well explained.
There is a certain irony in the fact that the external - somewhat
vegetal - figuration of the vesse : its entrail : is rather aestetically evocative and the space within (as yet) is rather boring.
The proposition should contain some greater degree of statistical
support : just WHAT temperatures/displacents, just HOW MANY hours.
it might be that it needs boosters or more conventional devices from time-to-time to help it along. A good idea though.
Please do not ignore the interior : it should be as inventive (and comfortable and clever) as the general proposition is.