French Talks 2012: Urban Dialogues
17 November, 19:00
Isabel Herault, Herault Arnod Architectes
Nature of the City
Herault Arnod Architectes is a large architectural firm in France, focusing on a variety of projects – residential and commercial spaces, cultural centers and sports facilities. While the architects do not follow a particular style, their works always tend to feature an element of the mountainous Alpine landscape, a reminder of their childhood. This is reflected in the way the architects play with scale and the position of the architecture within the landscape, as well as perceiving the urban environment as a kind of landscape in which we live. The architects often borrow formal ideas from the natural environment, transforming them into new man-made forms. In this talk, Founder Isabel Herault will describe her research into the ‘language’ of natural forms and their use in architecture.
Admission to all lectures is free.
Venue: British Higher School of Art and Design, ARTPLAY Design Center, 10, Bld. 3, N. Syromyatnicheskaya Street, 5th Floor (Room 5.11)
French Talks is an annual series of public lectures given by representatives from leading institutions in the fields of contemporary art, design and architecture in France. Organized by Garage, with the kind support of the Embassy of France in Russia and of the French Institute in Russia, French Talks aims to introduce Russian audiences to the achievements and the on-going development of cultural life, art and design in France.
MARCH (Moscow School of Architecture). MARCH is an independent school of architecture in Moscow, developed in partnership with the British Higher School of Art and Design (Moscow) and London Metropolitan University (UK). MARCH’s master’s degree program was jointly established with the Department of Architecture and Spatial Design at the London Metropolitan University. The school’s Director is architect, educator and social activist Yevgeny Asse.