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
- Choisy-le-Roi bridge by Jacques Ferrier …Architectures
- Galeria.Solar.S.Roque by Manuel Maia Gom…es
- Waugh Thistleton in Dalston, London
- Hillside house by Okuwada Architects Off…ice overlooks the ocean
- House R by Bembé Dellinger
- Philippe Prost's elliptical concrete mem…orial marks the centenary of World War I
- House in Binningen by Luca Selva Archite…kten
- Volksbank Gifhorn by Stephan Braunfels A…rchitekten
- New Museum by SANAA opens in New York
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