Bernard Tschumi: Parc de la Villette
Routledge – 2011 – 120 pages
The Supercrit series revisits some of the most influential architectural projects of the recent past and examines their impact on the way we think and design today. Based on live studio debates between protagonists and critics, the books describe, explore and criticise these major projects.
Bernard Tschumi: Parc de la Villette, Supercrit #4 examines the groundbreaking public space with art installations. You can hear the architect’s project definition, see the drawings and join in the crit. This innovative and compelling book is an invaluable resource for any architecture student.
Supercrit Definition. Project Data. S4 Preview: Samantha Hardingham. Project Section Pictures. Supercrit #4 Transcript. Review: Kester Rattenbury
Samantha Hardingham is an architectural writer and researcher, and teaches at the Architectural Association. She was Senior Research Fellow in the Research Centre for Experimental Practice at the University of Westminster 2003-08. Her published works include several editions of London: A Guide to Recent Architecture (ellipsis, 1994-2002) which pioneered a new series of architecture guides, Cedric Price Opera (Academy Wiley, 2003), Experiments in Architecture (august projects, 2005) and Cedric Price Retriever (Iniva, 2006).
Kester Rattenbury is an architectural journalist, writer and teacher, and co-ordinates the Research Centre for Experimental Practice at the University of Westminster, where she is Reader in Architecture, and was principal investigator on the Archigram Archival Project (2010). She has written, co-written and edited books including This Is Not Architecture (Routledge, 2002), Architects Today (Lawrence King, 2004) and the Supercrit series.