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Thematic exploration

Radical architecture

Between 1966 and 1974, a European protest movement developed, which claimed an opening of architecture to conceptual and artistic practices, free of any constructivist aim.

Architecture-sculpture

Neither style nor movement, architecture-sculpture encompasses a series of architectural approaches which stand out from post-war functionalism through their sculptural and sometimes biomorphic shapes.

Architecture and nature

With his book Green Architecture (2000), the architect and theorist James Wines calls the attention of his peers to the ecological disasters related to the building industry. Going beyond a mere environmentalist criticism, he formulates the need to produce a universal message, a “green” aesthetic that presents itself as a true communicative iconography.

Architecture and digital technology

The practice of architecture has undergone a deep mutation since the 80s. The introduction of the computer and the logic of information treatment that it entails in the architect’s work have deeply influenced a discipline that was trying to renew its codes and language.

Interviews

Hernan Diaz Alonso

15'09", english, French subtitles, 2019

Interviews

Davide Sacconi

17'30", English, French Subtitles 2019

Cornelia Escher

17'53'', French, 2019

Emeka Ogboh

13'42", anglais, sous-titres français, 2016

Jordi Colomer

10'18", French, 2014