Dezeen Wire: new Royal College of Art dean of architecture Alex de Rijke will steer students away from proposing unrealisable "paper architecture" and instead focus on how their ideas could be built (+ movie).
In an interview with Dezeen at the RCA Show 2012 last month, de Rijke said: "Historically [at the RCA] there's always been a very strong agenda on paper architecture - the speculative, the work that is provocative but not necessarily make-able."
In future, "Students will be encouraged to speculate not just about future uses or programmes or places, but actually speculate about how they will be built," de Rijke says. "Material experiment will very much become part of the course."
Movie: tour of Architecture at Show RCA 2012
with Alex de Rijke
- Community Centre Woesten by Atelier Tom …Vanhee has a contrasting gabled extension
- Quarterhouse by Alison Brooks Architects
- Mayfair House by Squire and Partners
- Potasze House by Neostudio Architekci
- V&A Exhibition Road by AL_A
- Iris and FMG by Francesco Librizzi and V…ittorio Venezia
- FAM Architekti's Lake Cabin provides a w…aterside retreat in a Czech forest
- Moika Krukov by Erick van Egeraat
- House E/J in Tel Aviv by Paritzki & Lian…i Architects
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