“We are interested in the
question of the construction in time. The construction of
the city and of the metropolis in time.
The aim of our research is to seize the complexity and paradoxical nature
of the contemporary city in order to continue its construction.
This research crosses
therefore essential topics, which are sometimes neglected in the contemporary
city; such as the potential of architecture in locations determined by other
factors, the role of large modern infrastructures, the status of monumentality,
or the environmental condition in the metropolitan context. Architects can no doubt play
their part in the construction of a collective culture of metropolitan
metamorphoses. With no aesthetic or moral preconceptions, we are daily trying
to identify the transitions of
adolescent cities towards a still unknown urban era.”