ALICE (Atelier de la Conception de l’Espace) os invita al lanzamiento de ALL ABOUT SPACE I / ALL ABOUT SPACE II y a la mesa redonda ARCHITECTURE BOOKS AND PEDAGOGY con DIETER DIETZ, DANIEL ZAMARBIDE, EDUARDO ARROYO y JOSE JUAN BARBA que tendrá lugar en LA CENTRAL DEL MUSEO REINA SOFIA el 23 noviembre 2017, 19H.

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 A sparkling intellectual experiment about creating space and the initial volume of a new four-part series from EPFL’s School of Architecture.

The Atelier de la Conception de l’Espace (ALICE), affiliated with the School of Architecture at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, is an educational facility focusing on preparing students for the practice of  architecture. To cultivate the ability to create or shape space, students must be confronted with an educational frame¬work that prepares them for the field’s many practical challenges, from cultural, social, environmental, and physical concerns to working with the wide range of collaborators who must bring their creativity and expertise together in the design process. ALICE plays a key role in the success of one of Europe’s leading schools of architecture, and these two books, together with the two upcoming volumes in the series, will provide an opportunity to explore the exceptional learning environment ALICE offers.

AAS I The Invention of Space focuses on how ALICE’s innovative curriculum primes students to recognize the cultural practices embedded in the invention of space. Architectural spaces are conceived—and experienced—collectively within the incorporating culture. How can culture, together with a raft of competing concerns, be best translated in the design process? The book explores this and related questions through a fictional narrative, in essays and with more than three-hundred images.

AAS II House 1 Catalogue focuses on a prototype, House 1, ALICE developed and constructed throughout the academic year 2015-2016. This mobile structure incorporates ALICE’s core values of communication and collaboration in building processes. With again hundreds illustrations, this book continues the experimental narrative Dieter Dietz, Matthias Michel, and Daniel Zamarbide began in The Invention of Space.​