NEWS / HELSINKI MUSEUM OF ART
ARCHITECTS WITH AN ATTITUDE
Seminar in Sampo Hall
Friday, April 26, 2007
How does significant Architecture happen? On Tuesday, 22 May, Architects with an Attitude seminar will discuss the importance of vision, persistence and attitude in the creation of Architecture.
The seminar features Ali Rahim, François Roche and José Oubrerie, who has worked with Le Corbusier on most of Corbusier's important projects and who, despite endless obstacles, completed the construction of the Saint-Pierre de Firminy church last summer, 40 years after Le Corbusier's death and received raving critiques from international architectural community for his work. Ali Rahim is an award-winning developer of digital design and production technologies, who creates formally complex architectural forms with simple means. François Roche designs poetic, eerily beautiful buildings from discarded materials and ludic aspects of contemporary society that others overlook and despise. One of his most renowned projects is a building in Bangkok which over time becomes covered in dirt and dust from the polluted air, resulting in a beautiful, soft, cloud-like skin. The seminar is moderated by Kivi Sotamaa, the Finnish protagonist of digitally driven sensual architecture.