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
- Pottersfields Park pavilions by DSDHA
- Copenhagen dance hall converted into off…ice for Danish law society
- Tianzhoushan Tea House by Archiplein
- CAP Salt 2 health centre by BAAS Archite…cts
- House in Ropponmatsu by Kazunori Fujimot…o Architect & Associates
- Timber-clad House M-M by Tuomas Siitonen… wraps around a sheltered garden
- Rolling Huts by Olson Sundberg Kundig Al…len Architects
- School gymnasium by URA nestles into the… landscape at a Belgian school
- Yuko Nagayama's cafe and sweet shop wrap…s around a tree
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