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Pinós & Decq: Free lectures at Melbourne Uni

July 17, 2009

Pubic international architecture lectures at the University of Melbourne this August.

Carme Pinós, Principal at the Studio Carme Pinós, Barcelona and Odile Decq, Principal, ODBC, Paris will speak at a free public lecture this August.

Pinós’ approach to architecture is based on the understanding that architecture is born out of observing and reading our surroundings and through this a dialogue is started.

Her belief is that ‘everything is a game of relationships, of interpretations and that architecture is always approached through the mind, with the reinterpretation of a demand, because without it there is no architecture.’

International renown came for Odile Decq with her first major commission, the Banque Populaire de l’Ouest in Rennes. The numerous prizes and publications that distinguished the building underlined the emergence of a new hope directly born from the punk rebellion which turned old conventions upside down. From then on, ‘Odile Decq Benoît Cornette’ was considered ‘a tool for the future, and the projects as desire generators’.

Projects include the A14 viaduct in Nanterre, the buildings for the Economic Sciences University Department and the University of Law Library in Nantes, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, the L Museum in Austria, and the FRAC de Bretagne in Rennes. The practice was awarded a Golden Lion at the 1996 Venice Biennale.
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Pinós will speak at:
7:00 – 8:00pm
Tuesday 4th August
Carrillo Gantner Theatre
Basement, Sidney Myer Asia Centre
Swanston Street, University of Melbourne

For more information and to register visit: ["www.abp.unimelb.edu.au/carmepinos":http://www.abp.unimelb.edu.au/carmepinos]

Decq wil speak at:
7:00 – 8:00pm
Thursday 13th August
Carrillo Gantner Theatre
Basement, Sidney Myer Asia Centre
Swanston Street, University of Melbourne

For more information and to register visit: ["www.abp.unimelb.edu.au/odiledecq":http://www.abp.unimelb.edu.au/odiledecq]

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