John Portman Lecture: Bruther // Stéphanie Bru et Alexandre Thériot

Date: 

Thursday, April 21, 2022, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Graduate School of Design—Online

Stéphanie Bru and Alexandre Theriot founded Bruther in Paris in 2007. They belong to the generation of architects who started their careers at the beginning of the recession, a condition likely to be reflected in the way they define architecture: as a Swiss Army knife, a tool to be used in the most disparate circumstances, an aid that reconciles all fields of knowledge.

Their design courage is evident in urban projects, especially those on the margins, often for a public institution with a small budget. Elastic social infrastructures can be seen in the cultural and sports centre (2014) in Saint-Blaise, Paris, and the Nouvelle Génération research centre (2015) in Caen, Normandy. Both act as catalysts for collective urban activity; both are reminiscent of the Brazilian SESC (Social Service of Commerce) buildings.

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