Certains d’entre nous, lorsqu’ils pensent au train, se souviennent avec nostalgie de cabines aux sièges en velours d’où émanait parfois une effluve de parfum ou de tabac à pipe, de menuiseries au verni patiné et du vendeur ambulant, souvent d’humeur joviale et communicative, paré d’un tablier blanc, au commandes de son chariot généreusement rempli de viennoiseries et de boissons chaudes.
Architecture is a very rich and diverse profession because it allows for so many unique career paths, and architecture companies are now hiring roles that didn’t exist even three years ago. Here’s a look at five emerging career paths design technology will make possible in 2018 and the immediate future :
Browsing through paramount huts and other minimalist architectures projected these past few years, we could not help but think back at when we were architecture students, and how Glenn Murcutt’s architecture and philosophy scarred us for life—one of those scars you cherish and are proud to exhibit.
Here’s an architecture that accommodates the desire to be together and the desire to be apart in a way Georges Perec might have been familiar with—he who, in his piece titled Species of spaces, wrote that “to live, is to go from one space to another trying one’s best not to bump into things [and people].” (there’s probably a better translation but I haven’t found it!)
The World Architecture Festival marked its tenth anniversary with a manifesto identifying key challenges which architects will need to address over the next ten years: climate, energy & carbon, water, ageing a&d health, re-use, smart city technology, building technology, cultural identity, ethics & values, power & justice, and virtual worlds.
On October 13th, exactly one month ago, Frontale made its debut at the Maison de l’Architecture en Ile de France, when the Couvent des Recollets hosted the local nominees of the prestigious Europe 40 under 40 prize. This second edition of the National Architecture Days was the opportunity to look into the 16 French architects selected to compete, whose projects from a wide range of scales gave us motive to rejoice: they reminded us how human beings can be talented at pushing back boundaries.