rencontre 09   Halftime -  @ Los Angeles, Peter Zellner, Founder Free School of Architecture
Jun
23
7:00 pm19:00

rencontre 09 Halftime - @ Los Angeles, Peter Zellner, Founder Free School of Architecture

  • Indie Brewing Company

state of grace rencontre 09 comes to los angeles, to meet with Peter Zellner founder  of the newly established Free School of architecture, half way through their first session (June 1 - July 15 2017). Peter will present his views on the school followed by a discussion with robert grace and linus gruszewski before opening to questions from the audience.

Entry & Wow First beer free.

Peter Zellner is a Los Angeles-based architect. He is a former Design Principal at the AECOM. Between 2004 and 2014 he founded and directed ZELLNERPLUS, an award-winning Los Angeles design studio. Zellner’s work has been recognized in publications such as Le Monde, the Los Angeles Times, the New York TimesArchitectural RecordThe Architect's Newspaper, Domus, and Harper's Bazaar.

http://cdn.archinect.net/images/300x300/r6/r67sudb13e8akius.jpg

https://www.dezeen.com/2016/10/03/peter-zellner-launches-free-school-of-architecture-education-los-angeles-california/


rencontre 07        Eric Lapierre ARCHITECTE +  & Theo Hakola  writer, musician, POLYMATH
Mar
14
7:00 pm19:00

rencontre 07 Eric Lapierre ARCHITECTE + & Theo Hakola writer, musician, POLYMATH

  • columbia global center

http://www.ericlapierre.com/      http://www.theohakola.com/

 

Eric Lapierre

Dans un monde rendu virtuel par le fait que sa représentation se substitue de plus en plus au réel, l’architecture tend souvent à se réduire à un commentaire photogénique et complaisant des situations.

A l’encontre d’une telle attitude, le travail d’Eric Lapierre Architecture est fondé sur la conviction que l’architecture en tant que médium reposant sur l’agencement de la matière en des formes spatiales signifiantes en elles-mêmes reste plus que jamais pertinente pour répondre aux besoins du monde contemporain sans ironie.

Conjointement enracinée dans une pratique ancestrale et projetée dans l’avenir, l’architecture condense en espaces un temps qui inscrit nos expériences quotidiennes dans la longue durée.

Les projets de ELA interrogent cette spécificité de la longue durée des formes dans la condition contemporaine de l’architecture, au moment où celle-ci se trouve immergée dans un milieu urbain inédit, et confrontée à une industrialisation irraisonnée de sa production.

Theo Hakola

Theo Hakola was born and raised in Spokane, Washington. His blood is Finnish and Swedish. His local heroes: Chief Joseph, Maury Wills and Jimi Hendrix. His position: shortstop. In 1973, Hakola left Spokane in a pursuit of life, liberty and happiness that took him from Guatemala to Spain, and New York City to London before finally depositing him in Paris in 1978. He didn't exactly find happiness, but he was once employed full time by the U.S. Committee for a Democratic Spain (1975); by the New York City club Tramps where he did sound, lights and booking (1977-78); by Radio France, Radio Monte-Carlo, Radio Cité 96 and Radio Nova in Paris as DJ/programmer/producer; by various restaurants as waiter; by assorted language schools as teacher, and by Antioch College in Ohio (where he also studied) to give a course on the Spanish Civil War.

There was a year at the London School of Economics and Political Science in there, along with various articles and photos on European politics and culture in American and French publications. Not to mention numerous translations and a time as assembly line worker making doll's eyes in Barcelona...

rencontre 06         robert grace     architecture artisanale
Dec
13
4:00 am04:00

rencontre 06 robert grace architecture artisanale

  • 4 Rue de Chevreuse Paris, Île-de-France, 75006

robert grace architecture

Robert Grace, Architect, Franco-Australian, graduated from the University of Melbourne & from Columbia University. Conducted PhD research (never completed) University of Melbourne in Paris whilst recipent Ackmann Scholarship and later at the AA in London.

Based in Paris, He has completed and worked on projects in Australia, Europe. He is a registered architect in Australia, United Kingdom and France.

His atelier robert grace architecture was founded in  Melbourne in 1984, and has been established in France since 1991. His projets have won prizes in  Australia,  United States and England. Many of these have been the subject of numerous publications in the same fashion as his crtical commentaries. He has been a member of international juries and has taught and lectured at Australian, American and European Universities

In 2016 he established state of grace as the research arm of robert grace architecture. His rencontres 2016 (In partnership with Columbia Global Centers | Paris) gathers actors in the world of architecture and associated realms to discuss their works, speculations and their collaborations. Rencontre no 6 marks the end of the 2016 series. 

In 2016 his Des'Esparon series of papers / talks around the specific, personal and reflective experiences of building a home in the town of Esparon in the Cevennes in the South of France, have been given at conferences in Istanbul, Paris, Copenhagen and Melbourne.

Rencontre 06 represents a coincidence of State of Grace and Des'Esparon series.

rencontre 05        Mark Lyon, Photographer    &      Robert Rubin, Curator
Dec
2
4:00 am04:00

rencontre 05 Mark Lyon, Photographer & Robert Rubin, Curator

  • Columbia Global Center | Reid Hall

Robert M. Rubin is an independent curator and cultural historian working in art, architecture, and cinema. His French projects have included two exhibitions at the Bibliotheque nationale de France, Richard Prince: American Prayer and Old World, "New Look": Richard Avedon's France, which is up until the end of February. He is the author, with Olivier Cinqualbre, of Jean Prouvé: Tropical House and has written articles and exhibition catalog essays on Pierre Chareau, Buckminster Fuller, and Alexander Calder.

Mark Lyon has exhibited as a fine art photographer in galleries in New York and Paris, his notable works include MUSE and PURE of documenting young women as they make their way through life. His work features in the collections of European and US museums. His other focus is on Architecture and design photography, especially on modernist masterpieces; including Le Corbusier's Chandigarh and Ahmedebad, Jean Prouvé's Tropical House and the seminal work of Pierre Charreau - Maison de Verre.

rencontre 03       Sébastien Marot,                                           Between Topic and Topography: the Landscapes of Eric Rohmer
Jun
15
4:00 am04:00

rencontre 03 Sébastien Marot, Between Topic and Topography: the Landscapes of Eric Rohmer

  • Columbia Global Center | Paris - reid hall

Sébastien Marot

Né en 1961, philosophe de formation, il a été délégué général de la Société française des architectes de 1986 à 2002, où il a fondé et dirigé la Tribune d'histoire et d'actualité de l'architecture, puis la revueLe Visiteur (ville-territoire-paysage-architecture)
Ses recherches et ses publications ont porté sur la généalogie des théories et des pratiques contemporaines de l'architecture, de l'urbanisme et de l'architecture de paysage, et en particulier sur la mise en scène de l'épaisseur historique des situations construites par ces différentes disciplines. En marge de ses activités éditoriales et critiques, il a été invité à enseigner dans de nombreuses écoles d'architecture ou de paysage en Europe et aux États-Unis : IAUG (Genève), ENSP (Versailles), AA School (Londres), GSD Harvard (Boston), Upenn (Philadelphie), Cornell (Ithaca), Université de Montréal, etc. 

Membre fondateur de l'Ecole d'architecture de la ville & des territoires, il y enseigne depuis sa création en 1998. Par ailleurs, il est professeur invité à la chaire de paysage de l'école polytechnique fédérale de Zürich (ETHZ).

Il a notamment publié Sub-Urbanism and the Art of Memory (AA Publications, Londres 2003, trad esp. Gustavo Gili, Barcelone 2006), édité un recueil d'essais d'André Corboz (Le Territoire comme palimpseste, L'Imprimeur, Paris 2001) et traduit ceux de John Brinckerhoff Jackson (La Nécessité des Ruines et autres sujets,Linteau, Paris 2004). Accueilli comme chercheurau Centre Canadien d'Architecture de Montréal en 2004-2005, il vient enfin de soutenir à l'EHESS une thèse d'histoire profilée comme un "manifeste relatif du sub-urbanisme" : Palimpsestuous Ithaca, juillet 2008. 
En septembre 2008, il est nommé par le Ministère de la Culture membre du conseil scientifique pour la consultation internatioanle du Grand pari de l'agglomération parisienne.

En 2004, l'Académie d'Architecture lui a décerné la médaille de l'analyse architecturale. 

Principales publications
- « Hypertext » / « Metaphors » / « Suburbanism & Superurbanism», in Daniela Colafranceschi (ed), Landscape + :100 words to inhabit it, Gustavo Gili, 2007, pp.  88-90, 121-123, 165-167.
- «Sub-urbanism/Super-urbanism: From Central Park to La Villette », in AA Files n°53, Londres, mai 2006, pp. 20-37.
- « Una imatge de la memoria », in Carme Fiol Costa (ed.), Barcelona: périferia cubista, Barcelone 2005, pp. 147-161.
- « Profession Visiteur», introduction à J.B. Jackson, De la nécessité des ruines et autres sujets, Éditions du Linteau, Paris 2005, pp. 5-20.
- « Paysage, architecture et urbanisme », dossiers du Groupe de prospective du Sénat, Paris 2004.
- « Un voyage optique dans l'épaisseur des jardins »; préface à la seconde édition néerlandaise puis anglaise
de Steenbergen & Reh, Architecture and Landscape, Birkhauser 2003, pp. 9-13
Sub-Urbanism and the Art of Memory, Architectural Association Publications, Londres, 2003.
L'édition espagnole est parue sous le titreSub-Urbanismo y el arte de la memoria(Gustavo Gili, 2006), et des éditions française et allemande sont actuellement en préparation.

 

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http://events.reidhall.com/en/?event=1461599308

rencontre 02          Venice Biennale      Kevin O'Brien, BLAK FLAMINGO
May
27
3:00 am03:00

rencontre 02 Venice Biennale Kevin O'Brien, BLAK FLAMINGO

  • Associazione Culturale Spiazzi

Kevin O’Brien (born, Melbourne, 1972) is an architect practising in Queensland. He is noted for drawing on indigenous concepts of space in his work.

O’Brien’s "Finding Country" Exhibition, focused on the tension between concepts of City and Country in Australian context, and was exhibited at the 13th International Architecture Exhibit in Venice, Italy in 2012. A large drawing highlighting the city method of title management (by labelling places such as parks or roads), was emptied through a 50% population reduction as a way into revealing Country as something found; the exhibition developed from discussions with Michael Markham in 2005.