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Grâce à l’école d’architecture de Marne La Vallé nous découvrons ce concours d’architecture organisé par la FONDATION JACQUES ROUGERIE, une organisation crée par l’homonyme Jacques Rougerie architecte avec le but de créer un cadre propice à l’émergence et au développement de nouveaux talents de l’architecture passionnés de la Mer et de l’Espace.

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We have previously announced on this blog the ADVANCES IN ARCHITECTURAL GEOMETRY Symposium that will be held in Paris from the 27 to 30th of September 2012 with the support of the  Centre Pompidou. If you are interested in complex geometry and the relationship between forms and architecture, we invite you to have a look to the workshops of the symposium here.

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PHOTO: AAG PROCEEDING 2010 – SOURCE: aag12.architecturalgeometry.at

En ce moment à l’agence nous préparons un paper/workshop pour le congres ADVANCES IN ARCHITECTURAL GEOMETRY qui se tiendra au Centre Pompidou (@centrepompidou sur twitter) le 27 et le 28 septembre 2012.
Si vous voulez participer, la date limite de réception des articles ou ateliers est le 15 mai (plus d’informations ici)

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PHOTO ABOVE: Dynamic Solar Shading sketch model. Advances in Architectural Geometry 2010 / SOURCE : robofold.com

We often wrote in this blog about developability of complex surfaces.
In one of our post about geometries of bending I said:  developability is a key concept you have to understand if you are trying to construct very complex forms that are easy to draw but difficult to build.

But why? Because if you can develop a surface, then you can build it.
Now, robots from ROBOFOLD are saying something similar: if you can fold it, we can build it.

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A creative and technical team from HDA | Hugh Dutton Associés will be in Turin next week to direct and coordinate one of the group of international Smart Building Workshop in the context of Turin’s nomination for the European Smart Cities project.

The following key people from HDA are composing the team for the workshop:

Hugh Dutton | architect and designer, director of HDA | Hugh Dutton Associés
Gaetan Kohler | architect, co-founder of OZ collective
Sebastien Perrault | engineer and architect, sebastienperrault.com
Francesco Cingolani | architect, communication and urban strategy consultant, immaginoteca.com

 

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We are very happy to announce that our design team, led by Heerim Architects & Planners, won first prize for the design competition of PASSENGER TERMINAL 2 for the Incheon Int. Airport.

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Nous recherchons un ingenieur pour avec experience de 2 ans. Ci-dessous tout les details.
N’hésitez pas à nous contacter si vous êtes interessés.
Annonce Emploi Ingenieur

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photo: PopTech 2009 presenters, day 3 – 198 by Ed Yourdon on Flickr
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The video below presents the design thinking of the architect and researcher Neri Oxman, who is proposing a different way of thinking about the design of things around us: instead of thinking about forms of objects she suggests to understand first their performance and “how they should or need to behave in space as most natural systems do, such as trees”.

These purposes are especially interesting for us as in a past article titled Methodology of complexity (in French) we have defined form as “the spatial configuration of a physical object that is responsible for the relations between that object and the environment”.

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Today we are feature a proposal we have designed in collaboration with the OZ collective,  formed by Alexandre Pachiaudi and Gaëtan Kohler who is also working at HDA.

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Nous vous présentons aujourd’hui notre proposition en collaboration avec le bureau de structure Schlaich Bergermann und partner pour le concours du futur pont de la république franchissant le Lez à Montpellier.

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