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
- Drive Through Airport by Büro für MEHR
- Carsten Höller builds a tower with a sl…ide at the Vitra campus
- BGU University Entrance Square by Chyuti…n Architects
- The form of Ben Waechter's Pavilion hous…e is derived from a dining table
- Dalian International Conference Center b…y Coop Himmelb(l)au
- Dezeen map of architecture in the Gulf
- House in Atagoyama by a.un architects
- The Art of Building 2012 photography com…petition finalists
- Historical movie images adorn the facade… of National Film School in Dublin
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