From 2008 to 2010, Madrid based architects Luis M. Mansilla and Emilio Tuñón held the Jean Labatut Visiting Professorship at the Princeton School of Architecture. More than a collection of student work, From Rules to Constraints is a wide ranging reflection on teaching, design practice, history and the city. Focusing on three sites at three distinct scales, this book examines the constraints of the architectural project—social, political, historical, and environmental in order to create new rules for working. Examining both their teaching methods and Mansilla + Tuñón’s own design work, the book presents the design process as an ongoing conversation between the building and the environment, between freedom and limits, and between the decided and undecided.
The Rice Design Alliance, The Rice School of Architecture, The Houston Architecture Foundation, and the American Institute of Architects-Houston presents the 2010 Sally Walsh Lecture Program: Luis Mansilla and Emilio Tuñón.
Luis Mansilla and Emilio Tuñón are professors in the Architectural Design Department of the Architecture School of Madrid, and have been visiting professors at several universities, including Princeton University School of Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, and the Barcelona International Architecture School, among others.