Jade Eco Park, 2011-2017. Philippe Rahm architectes, mosbach paysagistes, and Ricky Liu & Associates.

AIA St. Louis Scholarship Fund Lecture: Philippe Rahm

November 9, 2016
6p Reception, 6:30p Lecture
Steinberg Auditorium

Swiss architect Philippe Rahm, principal in the office of Philippe Rahm architectes in Paris, will deliver the annual AIA St. Louis Scholarship Fund Lecture, titled Gradient atmospheres: recent work by Philippe Rahm architectes.

Rahm's work, which extends the field of architecture from the physiological to the meteorological, has received an international audience in the context of sustainability. Since 2014, he has taught architecture design at Harvard's Graduate School of Design. He was chosen to represent Switzerland at the 8th International Architecture Exhibition at the 2002 Venice Biennale of Architecture and was one of the 25 Manifesto's Architects of Aaron Betsky's 2008 Venice Biennale of Architecture. Rahm was nominated in 2009 for the Ordos Prize in China, and in 2008 and 2010 for the International Chernikhov Prize in Moscow, where he was ranked in the top ten. He has participated in a number of exhibitions worldwide (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.

Rahm was a resident at the Villa Medici in Rome (2000). He was headmaster at the AA School in London in 2005-2006, and served as visiting professor at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture in Switzerland (2004 and 2005), the ETH Lausanne (2006 and 2007), the School of Architecture of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts of Copenhagen (2009-2010), and the AHO in Oslo (2010-2011). From 2010-2012, he held the Jean Labatut Professorship at Princeton University. He has lectured widely, including at Yale University, Cooper Union, UCLA, and the ETH Zürich.

Rahm's recent work includes first prize for the 70-hectare Taichung Gateway Park in Taiwan (currently under construction); a 13,000-square-meter office building at La Défense in France for the EPADESA; a convective condominium for the IBA in Hamburg, Germany; the White Geology, a stage design for contemporary art in the Grand-Palais on the Champs-Elysées in Paris in 2009; and a studio house for the artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster in 2008. Monographic books include Physiological architecture (Birkhaüser, 2002), Distortions (HYX, 2005), Environ(ne)ment: Approaches for Tomorrow (Skira, 2006), Architecture météorologique (Archibooks, 2009), and Constructed atmospheres (Postmedia, 2014).