Research Practices: Anne Romme – 1600 23rd April

Anne Romme (Afd. 2) will be presenting her research in a presentation called Building Systems. Based on non-figurative, 3-dimensional geometric principles, this research aims at constructing architecture as systems, conditions or situations rather than as objects.

Research Practices is a new informal forum to encourage lively discourse framed around presentations by researchers operating within, and at the fringes of, the architectural project. Presentations start promptly at 1600 each Friday in the EK studio.
All (and beers) are welcome – please spread the word.

NB This week the presentation is taking place at Danneskiold Samsøes Allé 28, the low building next to CF Møller’s Architecture Office.


Call for Proposals: NOMADIC FUTURES Gelsenkirchen 2010

Please have a look at the attached image – Sam (and N55)  has asked me to share this with you and encourage everyone to submit. He will be at the Walking House in the European Capital of Culture, Essen, Germany, all summer.


Non-architectural stuff

Sorry for the non-architectural character of this post, but does anyone want to be dog-sitter for me for the next two days (Thurs-Fri) ? The arrangement I had fell through, so I thought I’d see if the EK-resource might help me last-minute.

Pippi would be delivered tonight and picked up Saturday morning, bringing food, relatively good behaviors and a lot of charm.

If interested, call me 60711677



“you don’t have to become a slave in a corporate office or groupie of a celebrity architect, because all you need is a piece of paper, a pencil and the desire to make architecture.”
These are the last words in a lecture by Raimund Abraham, held at SCI-Arc a week ago. Sadly, he was killed in a car accident just after giving that lecture.
Raimund was the most precise and intense teacher I ever had; he was the first to make me understand that architecture is a discipline rather than a profession, and that it has an ethical dimension.
There is a link to his last lecture here: (the sound quality is not great, but it gives a glimpse into the legacy of an architect who influenced and inspired numerous students) Abraham,


Recommended Lecture

I would like to invite everyone to a short lecture tomorrow afternoon (Fri Feb 4, 1-1:30 pm, Dep 6’s Auditorium). Jana Leo, my friend and former teacher and colleague at the Cooper Union is doing a workshop at Dep. 6 this week. As a part of that, she will present her own work tomorrow.

Jana is a Spanish architect and writer. She has a PhD in Philosophy and a Masters Degree in Architecture
Previously, she was a professor at Cooper Union in New York and is now the director of MOSIS Foundation-Models and System: Art and City, in Madrid.
Her work is very inspiring, important and provocative.



I hope to see all of you at this (please see attached jpg) lecture today. Mersiha Veledar is a guest teacher in 2nd year this week. This afternoon she will give a lecture which both touches on her personal experience of staying in Bosnia during the war and her professional career as an architect in New York. Please come and help make it an inspiring lecture for all of us by asking Mersiha lots of questions.