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
- MDS designs blackened timber house on …a sloping junction in Tokyo
- Foliage-clad pavilion by Adamo-Faiden …creates a home on a disused roof
- Perforated metal sheets concertina acr…oss the facade of an office extension in Lund
- Kunsthalle Zürich by Gigon/Guyer Arch…itects and Atelier WW
- Rough-sawn pine used to build low-cost… Hostal Ritoque in Chile
- Danish Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010 …photographed by Roland Halbe
- Lascaux IV: Cave Painting Centre by Sn…øhetta, Duncan Lewis and Casson Mann
- The Library by COBE and Transform
- Movie: Kenzo Tange's Yoyogi Olympic Ar…ena by Harvard University design students
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