Philippe Rahm

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Philippe Rahm (born 1967) Dipl. EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne - Switzerland 1993 is an architect, principal in the office of Philippe Rahm architects, based in Paris, France. His work, which extends the field of architecture from the physiological to the meteorological,[clarification needed] has received an international audience in the context of sustainability.[1]


In 2002, Philippe Rahm was chosen to represent Switzerland at the 8th Architectural Venice Biennale, Italy, and was one of the 25 Manifesto's Architects of Aaron Betsky's 2008 Architectural Venice Biennale. He is nominee in 2009 for the Ordos Prize in China and in 2010 and 2008 for the International Chernikov Prize in Moscow where he was ranked in the top ten. He has participated in a number of exhibitions worldwide (Archilab, Orléans, France 2000; SF-MoMA 2001; CCA Kitakyushu 2004; Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2003–2006 and 2007; Manifesta 7, 2008; Louisiana museum, Denmark, 2009; Guggenheim Museum,[2] New-York 2010). In 2007, he had a personal exhibition at the Canadian Centre for Architecture[3] in Montreal. Mr. Rahm was a resident at the Villa Medici[4] in Rome (2000). Since 2005, he is a member of the Artistic Council of the Foundation Prince Pierre[5] in Monaco. He has lectured widely, including at Cooper Union, Harvard School of Design, Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, UCLA and the ETH Zürich. He is working on several private and public projects in France, England, Italy and Germany. His recent work includes in 2010 the project of an office building of 13000 m2 in La Défense in France for the EPADESA; convective apartments[6] for the IBA in Hamburg, Germany; the White geology, a stage design for contemporary art[7] in the Grand-Palais on the Champs-Elysées in Paris in 2009; and a studio house for the artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster in 2008. In 2011, he won the international competition with mosbach paysagistes for the Jade Eco Park, a 70 hectares park in Taichung, Taiwan, currently under construction.

Academic experience[edit]

He was Headmaster at the AA School of Architecture in London in 2005-2006, Visiting professor in Mendrisio Academy of Architecture in Switzerland in 2004 and 2005, at the ETH Lausanne in 2006 and 2007, at the School of Architecture of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts of Copenhagen[8] in 2009-2010, in Oslo at the AHO in 2010-2011. He was visiting professor at School of Architecture of Princeton University,[9] USA, from 2011 to 2013. In the Fall 2011 semester, Philippe was the Michale Fellow at the University at Buffalo - State University of New York.He was a visiting professor in BiArch ( Barcelona Institute Of Architecture) for 2011-12 MBiArch program. He starts to teach Architectural design at the Graduate School of Design in Harvard in 2014.[10]


  • Swiss art Award, Architecture, 2003
  • Chernikov Prize, Moscow, Russia, Nominee, top ten, 2008
  • Ordos Prize, China, Nominee, 2009
  • Carte blanche grant, VIA, France, 2009
  • Chernikov Prize, Moscow, Russia, Nominee, 2010


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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-05. Retrieved 2010-07-02. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2010-12-16. 
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  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-03-06. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
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  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-04. Retrieved 2010-12-16. 
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  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-15. Retrieved 2010-12-11. 
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Further reading[edit]

  • 2015, « Météorologie des sentiments», Les Petits matins, Paris, France, ISBN 978-2-36383-073-9.
  • 2014, « Constructed Atmospheres », Postmediabooks, Paris, France, ISBN 978-8-87490-124-1.
  • 2010, « Typologies météorologique », Am weissenhof Galerie, Stuttgart, Allemagne.
  • 2009, « Architecture météorologique », Archibooks, Paris, France, ISBN 2-35733-049-X.
  • 2006, « Environ(ne)ment : approaches for tomorrow», Gilles Clément, Philippe Rahm, Skira, Milan, Italie, ISBN 88-7624-959-1.
  • 2005, « Ghost flat », Philippe Rahm, Marie Darrieussecq, CCA Kitakyushu, Japan.
  • 2005, « Distorsions », HYX éditeurs, Orléans, France, ISBN 2-910385-40-X.
  • 2004, « Ghostscape » Monum, ENSBA, Paris, ISBN 2-84056-169-7.
  • 2002, « Architecture physiologique » Décosterd & Rahm, Birkhauser, Basel, Boston, Berlin, ISBN 3-7643-6944-2.

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