Inès Lamunière: Building in the Built World – Recent projects by dl-a / Devanthery & Lamuniere Architects, Geneva, Switzerland
Date & Time28.03.2013
18:30 - 20:00
LocationExhibition Zone F, 1/F, AIT Building, CUHK
Lecture by Inès Lamunière
Inès Lamunière (MArch, EPFL, Switzerland). In parallel to her training in design, she continued her research in architectural theory and history as a member of the Swiss Institute in Rome (1982-84). She was appointed professor of architectural design at EPF Zürich, and then at EPF Lausanne – where she founded LAMU, the Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Mobility, of which she is director, in 2001. In 1996, 1999 and 2008 she was Guest Professor at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. She was Chair of the Department of Architecture at EPFL from 2008 to 2011.
Along with her partner Patrick Devanthery she co-directs dl-a designlab-architecture, a leading Geneva-based architectural practice. Their designs display a dedicated commitment to context and sustainability at all levels, transforming these concerns into distinctive and atmospheric buildings. Amongst their recent projects, the newly completed Lausanne Opera House has attracted widespread acclaim. Their projects and buildings have been exhibited (most recently in Paris in 2010) and widely published (Birkhaüser 2006, Archibooks 2010, Infolio 2011). They were awarded the Meret Oppenheim Prize for the Arts in 2011 for the quality of their unique contribution to architecture in Switzerland.