In a guided analysis of the Attali report, the architect and urban planner Jean Magerand assumes the role of Candide; It does not address the problems that are annoying because it is the working method and the areas of design, environment and construction, in the broad sense, that have taken its attention. A useful model? Prospective chronicle. Continue reading
Why a prospective and architecture section? Because we must respond to an expectation too long dissatisfied, because we suffer from a time that is polarizes especially on the present and the short term and so little on the future, and because, more simply, we like to look at the distant future the Eyes in the eyes. Prospective chronicle of Jean Magerand and Claire Bailly. Continue reading
What quality (s) for the Branly Museum of Jean Nouvel with regard to essential values constituting the new culture in the process of establishing itself in our civilization? In the field of architecture, the world of ideas would remain blind to the transformations of the contemporary world? Prospective chronicle of Jean Magerand. Continue reading
Working and expressing oneself on foresight inevitably leads to a critical look at our contemporary ways of doing and thinking. Foresight disturbs the conformism and therefore requires, to express itself fully, a medium of free expression. Also, when Christophe Leray asked us to open a forward looking section in the architect's mail we did not hesitate. Continue reading
Lecture by Claire Bailly at the Seminar “Creative Writings/Research practices” (ENSCI/Les Ateliers, June 2015) Continue reading
Jean Magerand, Elizabeth Mortamais, towards the Hypermediale city: from Modernism-fossil to Hypercite-Immediate, Editions L'Harmattan, 2003, Collection: Cities and businesses, 284 pages, ISBN-10:2747545431 fourth Continue reading
Team: Claire Bailly, Jean Magerand Eun-Sook BAE, Léa BRUNEAU, Johane Jason, Nathalie PURSERAMEN, Matthew REINA, assisted architect of: Huang BOKE, Yi-Kyoung KIM, Hie-Jin YEO
Technologies, cultural trends and lifestyles:
The new technologies that can be integrated into the city, in the long term, are those that accompany the human tendencies and desires of the inhabitants, without creating additional constraints on the way of life. Yet they will not fail to influence
Lifestyles. Here are some non-exhaustive themes that will be at the heart of the workshop's reflection.
Grand Paris is a growing metropolis whose ambitious objectives of intensification in terms of activity, services and housing are a key issue. The Law on greater Paris provides for the construction of 70 000 annual dwellings to accommodate about 50 000 people a year. As in many metropolises, this growth poses the problem of urban sprawl: can we continue to expand the urban footprint, build new neighbourhoods on peripheral rural areas to welcome the growing population and Participate in the sprawl of agricultural land that is used to feed the same population? The 10 teams of architects and planners consulted in 2008 to draw the possible future of the Grand Paris all agreed on the need to build as much as possible the city on the city.
The time of the new cities is over and the greater Paris will maximize the intensification of the existing city. However, some non-urbanized territories are going to be strategically made by the development of the public transport network and will welcome new neighbourhoods. In this context, it is essential to devise new ways of urbanization that are capable of preserving the natural areas and agricultural land as much as possible while intensifying the city.
The workshop is part of a prospective approach that aims to imagine a future by confronting the realities and trends of evolution of the territory, lifestyles and technologies. In relation to the above-mentioned problem, the objective will be to test the hypothesis of a
Hyper-collective city consisting of urban units of 5000 inhabitants.
A hyper-dense urban planning offering flexible and high quality lifestyles that allow you to live and live by saving the agricultural surface. Urban units will be conceived on the premise that digital, robotics and biological technologies, which are now germs, can soon be generalized and fully integrated into lifestyles.
In this context, new technologies could maximise and optimise spaces and uses, and solve in real time the problems of urban management, food, environmental impact, recycling and energy saving. The various projects will be implemented in the strategic sites of the greater Paris where are at stake questions of economy of space, preservation of resources, connectivity to networks.