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Enlightened Architecture: Recent Projects

Lecturer: Rahm, P.
Publisher: Delft University of Technology
Source:The Berlage, Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture and Urban Design
Keywords: Philippe Rahm · The Berlage lezingen
Rights: (c) Delft University of Technology · Creative Commons BY


Philippe Rahm is principal in the office of Philippe Rahm architects, based in Paris, France. His work, which extends the field of architecture from the physiological to the meteorological, has received an international audience in the context of sustainability.

He is working on several private and public projects in France, England, Italy, and Germany. His recent work includes in the first prize for the Taichung Gateway Park in Taiwan, an office building in La Défense, convective apartments in Hamburg; a stage design for contemporary art in the Grand-Palais on the Champs-Elysées in Paris, and a studio house for the artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster.

He currently holds the Jean Labatut Professorship in Princeton University's School of Architecture. He has previously taught the AA School in London, the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture in Switzerland, the ETH Lausanne, the School of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts of Copenhagen, and at the AHO in Oslo.

He has participated in a number of group exhibitions worldwide and had a personal exhibition at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal in 2007. His monographic books include Physiological Architecture, published by Birkhaüser in 2002; Distortions, published by HYX in 2005, Environ(ne)ment: Approaches for Tomorrow, published by Skira in 2006; and Architecture météorologique, published by Archibooks in 2009.

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