Philippe Rahm
Philippe Rahm, Catherine Mosbach, Ricky Liu

Philippe Rahm

Philippe Rahm is architect, principal in the office of Philippe Rahm architects, 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 global warming and sustainability. In 2002, he was chosen to represent Switzerland at the 8th Architecture Biennale in Venice, and was one of the 25 Manifesto's Architects of Aaron Betsky's 2008 Architectural Venice Biennale. He is nominee in 2009 for the Ordos Prize in China and in 2010 and 2008 for the International Chernikov 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; Guggenheim Museum, New-York 2010). In 2007, he had a personal exhibition at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal. Mr. Rahm was a resident at the Villa Medici in Rome (2000). He was Headmaster at the AA School in London in 2005-2006, Visiting professor in Mendrisio Academy of Architecture in Switzerland in 2004 and 2005, at the ETH Lausanne in 2006 and 2007, at the School of Architecture of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts of Copenhagen in 2009-2010, in Oslo at the AHO in 2010-2011 and in Princeton, USA. He has lectured widely, including at Cooper Union, Harvard School of Design, UCLA and the ETH Zürich. He is working on several private and public projects in France, England, Italy and Germany. His recent work includes in 2010 the project of an office building of 13000 m2 in La Défense in France for the EPADESA; convective apartments 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 architecturepublished by Birkhaüser in 2002, Distortions, published by HYX in 2005, Environ(ne)ment: Approaches for Tomorrow, published by Skira in 2006 and Architecture météorologique published by Archibooks in 2009.
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