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James Wines



Architecture in context
Museum of Fine Art, Orléans

-11 Schools of Architecture
Frac Centre

Médiathèque d'Orléans

- " Archilive "
Salle de Musiques Actuelles Astrolabe

- "Off-screen"

- La Source by bike

- Labodarchi

- Film screenings

- Cinéma Eden Carmes



Architecture in context

Curator : Marie-Ange Brayer
With the backing of "Étant donnés", Fonds franco-américain pour l'art contemporain.

- Museum of Fine Art, Orléans
30 May - 14 July 2002
Opening : 29 May 2002

- For the very first time in Europe, this exhibition presents a major collection of James Wines' architectural works and projects, from the 1960s to the present day.
James Wines started out as an artist but in the late 1960s developed close links with radical architecture in Europe, as well as with Land Art in the United States. In the early 1970s, through his New York-based SITE agency, he earned an international name for himself with such works as "Indeterminate Façade" in Houston (1974) and "Inside/Outside Building" in Milwaukee (1984), whose unfinished brick façades "suspend" the act of construction, turning architecture into something indeterminate and evolving. In the same period, the "Highrise Homes" project applied a radically innovative conception of how to incorporate nature in architecture, by way of buildings made up of individual homes with gardens. James Wines is developing a line of research that challenges architecture in its surrounding space, ushering in an interaction between art, technology and nature. As an architectural critic and theoretician, he recently published "Green Architecture", in which he retraces the history of the links between architecture and ecology. In his approach, James Wines factors in the social, psychological and ecological aspects of the environment. His vision of architecture is subject to change, concerned as he is with introducing a technological and ecological understanding of the information age we are living in.



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11 Schools of Architecture, FRAC Centre

Curated by Marie-Ange Brayer, Béatrice Simonot.
In partnership with the Cultural Department of the City of Orléans.

Frac Centre
29 may - 14 july 2002
Opening: 28 May 2002

- After the 2001 exhibition of 12 European schools of architecture, the FRAC Centre is this year presenting the works of students from 11 schools of architecture from all over the world.

The projects on view will challenge the relationship between architecture and its environment, and broach, among other things, concepts of sustainable development, urban recycling, territorial integration strategies (disappearance, change, etc.), and interaction between architecture and its setting.

The aims of this exhibition, which will be accompanied by a catalogue, are to demonstrate the lively work being produced in schools of architecture, help these schools to show their research projects, offer students a platform on which to present their works, and confront them with a professional audience. This particular exhibition, which will hopefully be a regular occurrence, is also intended to encourage exchanges between schools of architecture at an international level.

+ Ecole d'architecture de Lille
+ Ecole d'architecture de Strasbourg
+ Ecole d'architecture de Versailles
+ Ecole Spéciale d'architecture, Paris
+ Escola superior artistica do Porto, Portugal
+ Ecole d'architecture d'Alicante, Espagne
+ Institut d'architecture de l'Université de Genève, Suisse
+ Tongji Université de Shangaï, Chine
+ Nagaoka Institute of Design, Nagaoka, Japon
+ Berlage Institute, Rotterdam, Pays-Bas
+ Architectural Association, London, Grande-Bretagne



11 écoles


Works from FRAC Centre :
R&Sie (François Roche, Stéphanie Lavaux), Lyon-du Besset, Ian+, Kengo Kuma, CJ Lim, Nox, Watanabe

Médiathèque of Orléans
- This exhibition brings together recent projects to do with forms of architecture that are incorpored in their environment, through a fluid process of territorial transformation, involving the activation of one of the four élément : air, earth, water and light.

Curator : Marie-Ange Brayer


Cinema Eden Carmes
- Films screening linked with emergency architecture throughout the ArchiLab conference.

30 may 2002 - 8:30 p.m.
Amplified Musics Room Astrolabe

- Program established by Astrolab team.


architecture month
Project supervision: Cultural Programmes Office, City of Orléans

Opening: 28 May 2002

- "Off-screen" is an exhibition organized by the City of Orléans and the Visual Art Institute "turn of the century" classes. They come of avariety of countries and form an international group, whose unusual approach is part and parcel of the same theme.

The "Off-screen" exhibition includes works whose shared areas of concerne find their menaçant in the relations hip between the visual arts, nature, and different forms of energy. Their forçage-looking approaches are closely bound up with environnemental protection, economy of means and sustenaible development.

Eric Verrier, Marek Zaro, Sylvain Langlet, Serena Coccia, Héléna Bueno, Barbara Nazarenko, Alice Brauns/Bouvatier, Talagrand, Jérôme Aumaitre, Léandre Porte-Agbogba

Curator : Léandre Porte- Agbogba


La Source by bike
Sunday 9 may 2002

- The Loiret Board of Architecture, City-planning and the Environment, together with the Loiret Departmental Architecture and Heritage Office, is organizing a walking tour offering visiter a chance to discover the landscape and retrace the history of 20th century planning and building in La Source, a neighbourhood created in the 1960s, and noteworthy for its spécifique urban and architectural features.


Saturday 8 May 2002, from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- In partnership with the Régional Council of the Centre Region Order of Architects, the City of Orléans Cultural Department is organizing an architectural competition on the theme of emergency housing. The competition will be held in the form of an « architectural competition in cells », the cells being open stands in a public place – the Place du Martroi, in Orléans.

The design is by the City of Orléans Parks Department in conjunction with the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Nature et du Paysage in Blois.


Film screenings
Opening: 5 June 2002

- The film programme proposed by Cent Soleils is designed to echo the Archilab theme, in the form of different styles of films: fiction, documentary, animated and experimental. Each one of these films deals in its own way with man's relationship with his natural and technological environment by way of anticipation, observation, reflection and analysis.

Organizer: Cent Soleils Association.