Video Archive | Odile Decq (4)

Odile Decq Anisotropy Exhibition Talk
Odile Decq discusses her exhibition "Anisotropy/Anisotropie," in the SCI-Arc Gallery with Eric Owen Moss. Their conversation...
Odile Decq Beyond Horizon
Decq states her goal is to go beyond the horizon, and to navigate past any predictable destination. She presents several projects...
Odile Decq
Odile Decq presents numerous projects, mostly in Europe, but also in China and the U.S. Decq discusses her use of color, oblique...
Odile Decq Hypertension
Odile Decq presents a series of projects, beginning with an installation called "Hypertension," that demonstrated tensions...

Odile Decq Beyond Horizon

October 12, 2011 | Video Lecturer:
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Decq states her goal is to go beyond the horizon, and to navigate past any predictable destination. She presents several projects which she describes as “training for architecture,” including a gallery installation which was intended to create in-between spaces and destabilize perception. She shows a series of projects employing light and reflection. Decq describes her design for a new wing for the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome (MACRO), stressing the importance of the roofscape in the life of the city. She explains the relationship between her intervention and several facades of historic significance. She shows a series of models which illustrate the evolution from initial experiments in occupying the space to the final project design. She shows images of the completed project. Decq discusses a project for a restaurant at Charles Garnier’s Paris Opera. She reviews the history of the building and the decision to modify a former carriage entrance for the restaurant. Decq explains her response to the constraints of the project and the struggle between establishing views of the dome from beneath and increasing proximity to the facade at the mezzanine. The form of the mezzanine establishes unique ambiances for the spaces above and below. She goes on to present a French Regional Contemporary Art Funds (FRAC) museum in Rennes, featuring a monumental work by Aur?lie Nemours. Decq presents her proposal for a new terminal for the port in Tangier. She explains how the unique social mix of tourists and migrant workers informed the overall organization. She discusses material choices in a context where there is always either a salty or a sandy wind blowing. Decq presents a project for offices floating on the Seine, based on a model from astrophysics. Decq shows a project to modify a mega-yacht by including a continuous surface deck as well as internal organization. She creates a seamless integration of programmed elements on the deck with the surface itself and inlays windows which provide light below during the day and create lighting effects during the night. Decq presents a series of images showing her strategy for flexible partitioning of the cabin spaces. She then shows a series of furniture designs including a bar and seating for the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

 

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Odile Decq

October 25, 2006 | Video Lecturer:

Odile Decq presents numerous projects, mostly in Europe, but also in China and the U.S. Decq discusses her use of color, oblique surfaces and volumes, surfaces that push the limits of space, and transparency. Throughout this presentation her signature use of color, (especially red) to both warm space, and emphasize spatial or volumetric conditions becomes evident.

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Odile Decq Hypertension

March 2, 1996 | Video Lecturer:

Odile Decq presents a series of projects, beginning with an installation called “Hypertension,” that demonstrated tensions between heavy and light materials. Decq presents a series of completed projects and speculative work, including a conceptual model of a social housing project in Paris, a series of models for the headquarters for Apple, Inc. in Paris, and drawings for a competition for a bank in the south of France.

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Odile Decq maintains that she's interested in flexible buildings that evolve over time, arguing that programs have become...
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Michael Rotondi introduces Odile Decq, noting that Decq studied urbanism and architecture while her partner Benoit Cornette...