Open House Lecture: Philippe Rahm “Constructed Atmospheres”

The work of Philippe Rahm, of Philippe Rahm architectes, Paris, encompasses physiological and meteorological aspects of architecture. With projects in France, Taiwan, Italy, and Germany, his recent work includes the 69hectare Taichung Gateway Park in Taiwan (2011), a 13,000 sq. m. office building at La Défense, and a convective condominium in Hamburg. He has participated in a number of exhibitions worldwide and has taught at the Accademia dell'Architettura at Mendrisio, the ETH Lausanne, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts of Copenhagen, the AHO in Oslo, and Princeton University. His books include Physiological Architecture (Birkhaüser, 2002), Distortions (HYX, 2005), Environ(ne)ment: Approaches for Tomorrow (Skira, 2006), and Architecture Méteorologique (Archibooks, 2009).

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