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Ruled surface par Edouard Cabay - rencontres 2016

Edouard Cabay

Ruled Surface (Surface réglée)

This article aims to explore the relationship between place and action from the perspective in which the event is drawn, and not the very line that contains it. The line, a geometric figure or a material expression, can connect or dissociate. In the context of space and its representation, the predominant purpose of the line is to divide space and events in a top-down deterministic manner. The line, in the architectural drawing, statically defines separations in space where predicted events are supposed to happen; it rarely embeds time and is detached from the complexity of human actions. Actions take place in conditioned environments. Initially it might seem that rules do create limits or restrictions, but while the arbitrary can create confusion, order is where events originate. The key however, resides in addressing space by finding equilibrium between control and randomness. The line here becomes dynamic and embodies actions by integrating chance and provoking indetermination. The lecture will feature the work of Appareil and an academic investigation ran by Edouard Cabay at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia.

Edouard Cabay est un architecte inscrit à l’ordre des architectes catalans en Espagne et est diplômé de l’Architectural Association School of Architecture de Londres. Après avoir acquis une expérience professionnelle à Londres, Tokyo et Bruxelles, il a fondé Appareil à Barcelone en 2011, bureau de développement de projets d’architecture et de recherche à la fois en Espagne et à l’étranger. En parallèle de cette pratique, il enseigne à l’Institut d’architecture avancée de Catalogne à Barcelone en tant que directeur d’atelier ainsi qu’à l’EPFL à Lausanne. Il a enseigné à l’Architectural Association School of Architecture comme directeur de l’unité de diplôme entre 2010 et 2013 et a été professeur associé à l’École d’architecture de Paris de 2012 à 2015.

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