According to Philippe Gazeau, there are two ways of not accepting the status quo for architecture and urbanity: inventing another one, or infiltration. Gazeau opened his office in Paris in 1984, since when he has been active in the most varied of fields of planning, from culture and health to urban development projects. His work in the housing sector ranges from precise small-scale insertions to high-rise apartment buildings. Inter alia, he is involved in the experimental project (a)grandir Paris on the subject of living in high-rises. He is associate manager of FGP (French Global Project) planners and a member of the collective French Touch, an association of fifteen architects’ offices. He teaches at the École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Paris-Val de Seine.
In French with German translation
Lecture: Philippe Gazeau, philippe gazeau architecte (Paris)
Response: Verena Mörkl, SUPERBLOCK
Moderated by Angelika Fitz, Director of the Az W
In a joint series of lectures, the Az W and the IBA_Vienna call international architects to Vienna, who are taking a new path in their projects. The debut will take place on the 20th of September with Dorte Mandrup, architect from Denmark.
In a joint series of lectures, the Az W and the IBA_Vienna call international architects to Vienna, who are taking a new path in their projects. The third guest is Kazuyo Sejima.
This time, IBA meets Architects features the architectural duo Flores & Prats. In 1924, the cooperative "Justícia i Pau" built a socio-cultural centre in Barcelona. From the 1980s, the building stood empty until it was given a new lease of life with the conversion by Flores & Prats.