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Lecture: Philippe Rahm

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Climatic Architecture
A lecture from Philippe Rahm
Principal, Philippe Rahm architectes

Thursday, November 14, 6:00pm
Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture


Philippe Rahm is a Swiss architect and 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.

Rahm has held professorships at Harvard GSD, Columbia, and Princeton—where he held the Jean Labatut Professorship from 2010 to 2012. He has lectured widely, including at Yale, Cooper Union, UCLA and the ETH Zürich.

His recent work includes the 70-hectare Central Park in Taichung, Taiwan, completed in October 2018; the ongoing project for the Agora of the French National Radio in Paris; and a 2,700-square-meter architecture exhibition for the Luma Foundation in Arles, France, in 2016. He has participated in a number of exhibitions worldwide including Archilab, Orléans, France 2000; SF-MoMA 2001; CCA Kitakyushu 2004; Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2003-2006 and 2007; Manifesta 7, 2008; Louisiana museum, Denmark, 2009; and Guggenheim Museum, New-York 2010. In 2007, he had a personal exhibition at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal. His work was also exhibited in 2017 at the Chicago and Seoul Architecture biennales.

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.


Lecture made possible by the Jean Labatut Memorial Lectures in Architecture and Urban Planning Fund. The School of Architecture, Princeton University, is registered with the AIA Continuing Education System (AIA/CES) and is committed to developing quality learning activities in accordance with the AIA/CES criteria.

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