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Bernard Tschumi On His Education, Work and Writings

Bernard Tschumi On His Education, Work and Writings

In this extended interview between Bernard Tschumi and The Architectural Review's Paul Finch, the pre-eminent Swiss-born architect discusses his education, writing, design and wider critical position. Speaking candidly, Tschumi explains how a visit to Chicago when he was seventeen years old sparked a life-long passion for architectural design - something that had been somewhat repressed due to his father who was, at that time, one of the world's most highly respected architects. His friendship with British architect and theorist Cedric Price led to the start of a career that saw his proposals for Paris's Parc de la Villette foreshadow the age of Deconstructivism. Ending with his take on the future of the profession, Tschumi also offers advice to students and young practices looking to make their mark.

Drawings and diagrams from Tschumi's Park de la Villette proposal:

Parc de la Villette. Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review
Parc de la Villette. Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review
Parc de la Villette. Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review
Parc de la Villette. Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review
Parc de la Villette. Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review
Parc de la Villette. Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review

Notations from Tschumi's seminal text, Manhattan Transcripts:

From "Manhattan Transcripts". Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review
From "Manhattan Transcripts". Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review
From "Manhattan Transcripts". Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review
From "Manhattan Transcripts". Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review
From "Manhattan Transcripts". Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review
From "Manhattan Transcripts". Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review

Read a transcript of the article on full on The Architectural Review's website.

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Cite: James Taylor-Foster. "Bernard Tschumi On His Education, Work and Writings" 15 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/548021/bernard-tschumi-on-his-education-work-and-writings/> ISSN 0719-8884
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