Architecture & Landscape

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For a Sustainable 21ˢᵗ Century Built from the 20ᵗʰ Century Heritage

PRE-DOCTORAL • ONLINE SUMMER SCHOOL • 5ᵗʰ-13ᵗʰ JULY 2021 •  POSTPONED TO A LATER SESSION

Unfortunately, the France Excellence Summer School “Architecture & Landscape: For a Sustainable 21st Century Built on the 20th Century Heritage” (Archi 2021) will no longer run in July 2021.

However, it has been postponed to a later session whose dates are yet to be determined.

In the meantime, feel free to have a peek at this website. Cheerio!

ARCHI 2021: Building Your Future!

Co-organised by the National School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture of Lille (ENSAPL) and the International Academy (summer university for international students in Hauts-de-France), the France Excellence Summer School Archi 2021 is a strong online 40-hour training programme focusing on the fundamental aspects of innovation & social housing, in line with top-tier research centres & leading specialists in the architecture & landscape of the 20th century.

Midway between Paris, London and Brussels, at the heart of a high-performance academic and economic hub that makes innovation a priority, Archi 2021 will provide high-standard English-taught classes, scientific immersion in the field, as well as an introduction to research through a supervised project. A smart opportunity to broaden your international experience under enjoyable digital conditions with fellow students worldwide.

Archi 2021 will build upon the successful Archi 2018 and 3D Build 2019 France Excellence Summer Schools.

— ARE YOU PLANNING A PhD?

As a research-oriented Summer School, Archi 2021 will be a springboard for your enrolment in a PhD programme in France in the fields of architecture and landscape architecture.

— ECTS CREDITS

3 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits pertaining to the completed assessments and a personalised Certificate of Completion will be awarded to the students to authenticate their participation.

Application & Fees

ADMISSION UPON SELECTION

Archi 2021 will select its participants on the academic quality of their application.
Maximum number of participants: 20

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Deadline for Early Bird applications: May 31st 2021
Final deadline for submitting applications: June 13th 2021

— TARGETED PARTICIPANTS

  • Master & PhD students
  • Professionals welcome

— ADMISSION CRITERIA

  • Excellent academic results and in-depth knowledge in architecture & landscape architecture
  • Advanced English
Application Process

To apply for this Summer School, please follow this process:

  1. Send us an email (archi@international-academy.fr);
  2. Fill in the Application Form that you will addressed and return it with all the required supporting documents by the deadline;
  3. Wait for admission results (and scholarship results, if applicable) that should reach you by June 21st;
  4. If your application is accepted, make your payment by international transfer by June 28th.

Tuition Fees

Early Bird fee for Master & PhD students
(applications made by May 31st)

 

250 €

Fee for Master & PhD students from the University of Lille or UniLaSalle

 

250 €

Standard fee for Master & PhD students
(applications made after May 31st)

 

450 €

Fee for professionals 

 

 

650 €

Scholarships

Our partner Saint-Gobain, industrial leader in glassware manufacturing, will offer scholarships covering discounted tuition fees (i.e. 250 €) for students who show an interest in glass products.
More information will be available upon request.

Technical Requirements

More information available soon.

Programme

Content Outline

Focusing on a historiographical and critical analysis of innovation for social housing, Archi 2021 will offer you top scientific lectures and seminars, meetings with leading researchers in the fields of architecture, history of architecture and landscape, as well as an introduction to research through a supervised project.
The quality of the work undertaken and your scientific potential will be assessed.

Particular emphasis will be laid on the study and diagnosis of buildings designed during the second half of the 20th century to expoit its potential in reasoned rehabilitation projects.

NB: Minor modifications in the programme may occur.

Keywords

20th Century Heritage, Innovation Models for Social Housing, Architectural & Landscape Diagnostics, History of Architecture & Landscape, History of Social Housing, Energy Transition, Technology & Architecture, Finishing Materials.

Programme at a Glance

Lectures & Seminars

More information available soon.

Day 1: INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH — ENSAPL

Presentation of the ongoing studies at the LACTH research laboratory.
Understanding how research is illustrated in the « Innovation Model » project in particular (see description below), and how it can lead to future theses.

Day 2: THE STUDY OF INNOVATION MODELS FOR SOCIAL HOUSING IN HAUTS-DE-FRANCE

In France, at the turn of the 1960s and 1970s, the « Modèles Innovation » (Innovation Models) set up a laboratory for housing: social housing with an experimental, innovative and qualitative character. Confronted with transformations, obsolescence, degradation or simply discredit, these social housing often suffer the same fate as the mass architectures on whose criticism they were built. From the points of view of critical history, architectural analysis and the expertise of heritage values, we wish to evoke these Innovation Models » and their future by showing how technical and typo-morphological patterns were envisaged, the different transformations they underwent and the preservation perspectives that open for these architectures of change.

Day 3: FINISHING (HI)STORIES: INNOVATION MODELS COMPONENTS

After the Second World War, the lightning development of new components of the finishings profoundly transformed the world of the architecture. Pushed by the new requirements of comfort of the society, the art to build quickly became an art to master the constructed environments, capable of offering to the users quality ranges of atmospheres adapted to every situation of life. Floor coverings, treatment of false ceilings via all the diversity of the glass-making products conceived at that time, this intervention suggests showing how these elements which populate even today the commonness of our everyday life, served to produce new architectures.

Day 4: IN PRAISE OF INACTION IN URBAN PLANNING

The analysis of the production of open spaces within the framework of the innovation plan programs produces contrasting results. On the one hand, research shows to what extent these projects had an ambition to create an attractive, stimulating and structuring landscape at the scale of new towns in particular, in the form of vast green networks. On the other hand, the examination of actual achievements shows a poor record because the landscape projects have only been partially implemented and then not very functional.
The public authorities’ response has been, rather than taking these projects to a more advanced degree of completion, to continually « re-qualify » these incomplete achievements, often with the effect of causing them to lose what little value they still could. have, in particular through inappropriate management of a tree heritage which is constantly under constraint.
Under these conditions, should not the recurring inability of public authorities to act substantially on public spaces at least find its compensation in a process of supposed inaction, to see plants, animals, and humans over time and the resources, take full control of their urban environment?
This contribution, by basing an activist and prospective proposal on scientific findings from research, will illustrate an open approach of criticism adjusted to these complex objects that are public spaces living in the city.

Day 4: LET THE TREES HAVE TIME TO GROW!

Urban Form as Field of Experiments – Budapest’s prefab housing estates.
In most post-socialist countries public housing estates were centrally planned, soviet norms regulated everything and the usage of big prefab panels was mandatory during the two fifteen-year long mass housing period, between 1960 and 1990. As consequence, experiments and actual values are more related to urban scale, to urban form, to open space than residential building technology or architecture. The presentation focuses on Budapest’s case studies analysing the urban design of several housing estates, their contemporary conditions, and the chance for renewal.

Day 5: DYNAMIC SYSTEMS FOR 20ᵗʰ CENTURY HERITAGE ENERGY RETROFITS

As part of this Summer School « Architecture & Landscape: For a Sustainable 21ˢᵗ Century Built from the 20ᵗʰ Century Heritage », you will be introduced to the results of the study carried out on the Innovation Models of the residence la Salamandre in Villeneuve d’Ascq.
The idea is to demonstrate the importance of taking into account, on a case-by-case basis, occupancy variables, and inhabitants’ energy behavior, in the formulation of scenarios (or hypotheses) for energy rehabilitation intervention.

Day 6: SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROJECT METHODOLOGY

1. DESIGN OF A SCIENTIFIC POSTER
The goal of this course is to expose the conceptual, formal and communicational aspects of a scientific poster’s conception. The students will have an overview of the methodological stages necessary for the creation of this type of document, exploring its potentialities as well as its limits. These different stages will consist in the definition and selection of information relevant to the subject of research and the range of questions it raises; the instuments for a graphic, visual and textual setup and the balance between these elements; the ways of addressing the potential reader. The outcome of this course is to apprehend a certain number of tools and competencies that would serve the students in order to produce a poster which will expose in a clear and coherent way the contents of the research project, and will also be an efficient manner of communication with the public.

2. RESEARCH PROJECT IN ARCHITECTURE
Methodology of the architectural project, with regard to innovation models.

Day 7: SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROJECT DEFENCE

See description of the Scientific Research Project below.

Day 8: CONFERENCE & CLOSING CEREMONY

Scientific Research Project

Designed to facilitate your admission to Doctoral programmes in France, the Scientific Research Project will require both personal and teamwork. It will include tutorial sessions and free discussion sessions with researchers and PhD students from the LACTH research laboratory.

From a first monographic approach to a building and its potential for transformation, through the analysis of articles, the drafting of state-of-the-art practices, the developped project will lead to the demonstration of the candidate’s capacities to turn these elements into a suitable research topic.
It will involve a final project defence in front of the scientific board.

You will have every opportunity to contact teachers/researchers with a view to supervision of a future PhD programme; assistance will be provided in maintaining contact in order to finalise the project up to enrolment in the doctoral programme.

Why Choose Us?

Speakers

Prof. Éric MONIN, Government Certified Architect, Professor in architectural history and culture, ENSAPL (coordinator of the scientific programme)

Dr. Caroline BAUER, Government Certified Architect, Associate Professor in architectural history and culture, ENSAPL
Dr. Melinda BENKŐ, Architect & Urban Designer, Associate Professor, Head of Department of Urban Planning and Design, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Dr. Catherine BLAIN, Architect, Associate Professor in architectural history and culture, ENSAPL
Ms. Sabrina CHENAFI, PhD student and Teacher in architecture, ENSAPL
Mr. Teva COLONNEAU, PhD student and Teacher in architecture, ENSAPL
Prof. Denis DELBAERE, Landscape Architect, Full Professor in landscape architecture, ENSAPL
Mr. Benjamin DELAUNAY, PhD student and Teacher in architecture, ENSAPL
Ms. Noémie DEVAUX, PhD student and Teacher in architecture, ENSAPL
Prof. Richard KLEIN, Government Certified Architect, Full Professor in architectural history and culture, ENSAPL, Chair of docomomo France
Prof. Antonella MASTRORILLI, Government Certified Architect, Full Professor in sciences and techniques of architecture, ENSAPL
Dr. Gilles MAURY, Architect, Associate Professor in architectural history and culture, ENSAPL
Ms. Anne-Sophie WALLART, Architect, specialised in 20ᵗʰ century buildings rehabilitation

Collaboration Means Success

The LACTH research laboratory is associated with 2 doctoral schools: EDSHS (Science of Humanities and Society, University of Lille — Human and Social Sciences) and EDSESAM (Economics, Social studies, Planning and Management, University of Lille — Science and Technology). It brings together professors, researchers and research fellows as well as associate researchers that focus on architecture, city and landscape within their own fields.

Architects, landscape architects, historians, geographers, urban planners, sociologists and designers, confer a multidisciplinary vocation to the laboratory. The LACTH research laboratory focuses on the complexity of objects, forms and discourse that underlie architecture, town planning and contemporary landscapes.

This exploration is approached through four specific research fields:

  • Design: relations between experience and environment, discourse and representation, language and knowledge.
  • Spatial planning: the ever-growing complexity of the urban reality and its models of comprehension of the last 30 years.
  • History: the close combination of material history and cultural history to apprehend various situations.
  • Materiality: the articulation between constructive theoretical and practical knowledge with regard to build structures.

Organisers & Partners

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