Fellows Connect in Chicago

Lucas Monsaingeon with Mary Brush in Chicago, July 2017

JULY 2017 – Currently conducting research travel in the United States, 2016 RMHP Fellow Lucas Monsaingeon was recently hosted in Chicago by 2005 Fellow Mary Brush, FAIA. In a fine example of RMHP network activity, Mary and Lucas were led on a tour of Chicago’s bridges by engineer Stan Kaderbek. Lucas was named Richard Morris Hunt Fellow in December 2015, after presenting the Paris jury with his research proposal, “Bridges: Monuments Balanced Above the Void.”

Retrouvailles de Printemps en Provence : RMHP Bi-Annual Reunion 2016

Photo Kyle R. Brooks

 

From Architectural Heritage to Contemporary Architecture: The Past Meets the Present

The Richard Morris Hunt Prize Fellows and Scholars gathered in Nîmes for their bi-annual reunion. The program was orchestrated by Laurent Duport, RMHP Fellow 2014, C+D Architecture and lecturer at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Montpellier. Participants were received by both local officials and private hosts. Continue reading

New Research on Ancient Domestic Architecture Presented in Athens

House of Fourni, Délos (Greece), general view. 1st century B.C.

House of Fourni, Delos (Greece), 1st century B.C. General view

Stéphanie Zugmeyer, 2010 Hunt Prize Fellow and now a full-time archeologist based in Arles, participated in this Spring’s antiquities cycle organized by The CIRCLE, an Athens research forum. Zugmeyer presented an “Architectural Analysis and Interpretation of the Maison de Fourni in Delos” alongside colleague Hélène Wormser (Professor of Archeology, Université de Lyon-2) on May 10th at Greece’s National Technical University. Click here for the full program. 

Highlighted during the conferences were the mosaics of the Fourni house (1st century B.C.) recently restored by the studios of France’s Musée de l’Arles Antique.

Zugmeyer is a CNRS research professional who works with the Institut de Recherche en Architecture Antique. In June, INRAA co-organized Over the Cloudan innovative workshop on archeology and architecture in the digital age held in Aix-en-Provence.

Earthen Architecture Highlighted in Lyon

An RMHP laureate will intervene at the 12th World TERRA Convention to be held in Lyon July 10-14, 2016. Elsa Ricaud, Architecte DEA who holds a masters in Architecture and Urban History from ENSA-Versailles, will speak at the Lyon conference.

Ricaud previously explored the topic of earthen architecture in the United States during her 2012 Hunt Prize Fellowship.

Among the various aspects and problems of this type of construction, the question of sustainability will receive special attention.

PRESERVATION: IT’S MODERN! 

An exchange between François Chatillon, Managing Architect for Historic Monuments, and Vanessa Fernandez, Hunt Fellow 2010

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François Chatillon

The dialogue “Conserver c’est modern” constitutes a manifesto questioning the challenges presented by the 20th century’s abundant architectural legacy. In which ways can we envision the future of this heritage? Through what kinds of interventions? How can we end the dysfunctional separation of creation and conservation?

For the full French dialogue, follow this link, or just  Continue reading