Lecture by Philippe Rahm, architect EPFL
Tuesday 12th of November 2018, from 12:15AM to 1PM
Room Georges Addor, Bâtiment E
HEAD – Genève
Av de Châtelaine 5
Philippe Rahm (born in 1967) is a swiss architect, principal in the office of “Philippe Rahm architectes”, 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 has taught architecture design at the GSD, Harvard University, USA, from 2014 to 2016. In 2002, Mr. Rahm was chosen to represent Switzerland at the 8th Architecture Biennale in Venice, and was one of the 25 Manifesto’s Architects of Aaron Betsky’s 2008 Architectural Venice Biennale. He participates in 2017 at the Architecture Biennales of Chicago and Seoul. His recent work includes the First Prize in 2011 for the 70 hectares Taichung Gateway Park (Jade Eco Park / Central Park) in Taiwan, completed in 2018, the First Prize for the 1800 m2 Agora of the French National Radio in Paris, a 2700 m2 Exhibition architecture for the Luma Foundation in Arles, France. 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, “Architecture météorologique” published by Archibooks in 2009 and “Constructed atmospheres” published by Postmedia, Milan, Italy, in 2014. He is nominee in 2009 for the Ordos Prize in China and in 2010 and 2008 for the International Chernikov Prize in Moscow. He has participated in a number of exhibitions worldwide (Archilab, Orléans, France 2000; SF-MoMA 2001; Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2003-2006 and 2007; Louisiana museum, Denmark, 2009; Guggenheim Museum, New-York 2010, Maxxi, Rome 2014). In 2007, he had a personal exhibition at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal and in 2018 at the San Francisco Art Institute. Mr. Rahm was a resident at the Villa Medici in Rome (2000). He has held professorships at the AA School in London (2005-2006), at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture in Switzerland (2004 – 2005), at the ETH Lausanne (2006 – 2007), at the School of Architecture of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts of Copenhagen (2009-2010), in Oslo at the AHO (2010-2011), at Columbia University (2016). From 2010 to 2012, he held the Jean Labatut Professorship in Princeton University, USA. He has lectured widely, including at Yale, Beijing Forum, UCLA and the ETH Zürich. In 2018, he is the editor of the “Meteorology” column for the international architecture magazine Domus.