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Dr Laurence Kimmel

Interior Architecture, Research Cluster Staff, Smart Cities, Design Research Collaboration

Laurence Kimmel (1971) got her degree at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Lyon in 1998, and presented her thesis in aesthetics in 2006 at University Paris 10 Nanterre on the subject “Architecture as landscape”.

Room: 
3016
Building: 
Red Centre West Wing
Kensington
Phone: 
+612 9385 4740
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+612 9385 5270
Bio: 

Laurence Kimmel (1971) got her degree at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Lyon in 1998, and presented her thesis in aesthetics in 2006 at University Paris 10 Nanterre on the subject “Architecture as landscape”. She did teach architecture aesthetics at the architecture Schools of Paris la Villette and Montpellier, and is since July 2015 a Lecturer at the Faculty of Built Environment at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Her research focuses on boundaries and gradients between public and private space. Her book Architecture as Landscape (Paris: Petra, 2010) describes constructive experiences of architectures that are open towards the landscape.

Her research also addresses the notion of ‘critical practice’: interior architects, architects and urban planners that use the thinking tools of art and philosophy to underpin their practice.

The objects of research range through different countries (e.g. France, Germany and Brazil) and across different areas (architecture, interior architecture, art, landscape).

 

Publications since 2010 :

2017 “Stories made spatial”, article and interview about the work of architects Peter Lonergan and Julie Cracknell, in Architecture by Hand and Mind , edited by Xing Ruan and Ainslie Murray (UNSW)

December 2014 Chapter of the book Open Sky Museum, about an open sky museum that has been built near Nantes in 2013 ; under the direction of artist Claire- Jeanne Jézéquel, Editor : Jannink

September 2014 "Echos and architecture - a non exhaustive walkway through art and architecture : - from the 1920’s and 30’s ; - from 1989 until today" (title translated from the French), In the collective book Berlin, edited by David Sanson, musician and journalist ; Editor : Robert Laffont, Paris

April 2014 Article "Le geste appareillé" about the work of artist Marie Reinert, art newspaper Laura

March 2014 "The ferry terminal of Yokohama by Foreign Office Architects, in relation to cognitive sciences - historial remarks on dance and its link to triangular structure in Rudolf Steiner and Rudolf Laban’s works" (title translated from the French) Proceedings of the symposium Architecture & Perceptions – New perceptive cultures, new planning strategies organised by Xavier Bonnaud and Chris Younes at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Clermont-Ferrand, 7 - 8 December 2010  (Peer reviewed article)

October 2013 BRAZIL - Book on Brazilian modern and contemporary architecture, English edition ; Editor : DOM (Philip Meuser), Berlin

 June 2013 "Le pli dans l'architecture d'Álvaro Siza - éclairage par la théorie du pli baroque par Katarzina Kobro et Władysław Strzemiński" (title translated from the French), Three articles, Online art newspaper Exporevue

January 2013 "Le couplage horizontalité-verticalité à grande échelle – un équilibre anthropologique ? : le bâtiment CCTV de Rem Koolhaas à Beijing", in Le Salon n°4 – Questions d’échelles (Revue du Centre de recherche I.D.E.), dirigée par Sally Bonn et Alain Georges Leduc, ÉSAMM (Ecole Supérieure d’Art de Lorraine). (Peer reviewed article)

November 2012 "Expanding color", Article about two exhibitions at Centre d’art La Tôlerie, Clermont-Ferrand, online and printed art newpaper La Belle Revue, 2012

November 2012 "Réflexions sur la monumentalité architecturale" (Bâtiment CCTV à Pékin par Rem Koolhaas) [Reflections on architectural monumentality (Rem Koolhaas’s CCTV building in Beijing)] in the research revue Le Salon n°4 – Questions d’échelles (Revue du Centre de recherche I.D.E.), directed by Sally Bonn and Alain Georges Leduc, ÉSAMM (Ecole Supérieure d’Art de Lorraine). (Peer reviewed article)

October 2012 "Un bâtiment comme appareil de vision d’une multiplicité d’imagesfragments du paysage et de l’histoire de Berlin (Le sens politique de l’ambassade des Pays-Bas à Berlin de Rem Koolhaas)" [A building a visual device for a multiplicity of images as fragments : The political sense of the architecture of the Dutch Embassy in Berlin by Rem Koolhaas], Online research revue "Appareil" [device], directed by Jean-Louis Déotte, Professor in Philosophy at University Paris 8 Saint-Denis. (Peer reviewed article)

December 2011 "Fragilité des architectures ouvertes sur le paysage et développement de nouveaux modèles d’« architecture comme paysage » " [Fragility of the architecture that is open to the landscape and development of new models of « architecture as landscape »] Online research revue Inplano, directed by Marc-Antoine Durand. http://inplano.net/pdf/01

June 2011 "Ryuji Nakamura : des trames de papier à l’ère des outils numériques" [Ryuji Nakamura : paper grids in the era of numeric tools] In architecture magazine d’A

May 2011 "La perception des sculptures d’Olafur Eliasson comme montage" [Perception of Olafur Eliasson’s sculptures as montage] Proceedings of the Summer School – Cinéma et art contemporain, Université Sorbonne nouvelle Paris 3, 28th June 2010 - 9th July 2010  (Peer reviewed article)

Mai 2011 "Jean-Luc Moulène : vers un dispositif spatial par les images" [Jean-Luc Moulène : toward a spatial dispositive through images] Online revue Renversions, Revue transdisciplinaire revue under the responsability of Véronique Fabbri and Laura Aubert

April 2011 "Le spectre du fragment romantique - sur le travil de l‘artiste Didier Courbot" [Specter of the romantic fragment - about the work of artist Didier Courbot] Linked to the exhibition "Avec le pont vient l’idée de la traversée" [With the bridge comes the idea of the crossing] from the 2nd of February to the 2nd of March 2011 at the art center La Maréchalerie, Ecole d’Architecture de Versailles ; Editions de la Maréchalerie, Versailles.

February 2011 "Les paysages impressionnistes de Philippe Rahm" [Philippe Rahm’s impressionnist landscapes] in the architecture magazine L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui n°381

January 2011 "Une architecture de cadres - sur deux jardins de sculptures de Dani Karavan" [An architecture of frames - About two sculpture gardens by Dani Karavan] in Projets de paysage, Revue en ligne du réseau de chercheurs en paysage Topia, http://www.projetsdepaysage.fr/fr/accueil  (Peer reviewed article)

January 2011 "Des architectures qui cadrent le paysage : quel cadre pour les oeuvres ?" (sur le Centre Pompidou Metz) [Architecture framing the landscape: which frame for the art works? (about Centre Pompidou Metz)] in Le Salon n°3 - Musées (Revue of the research center I.D.E., directed by Sally Bonn and Alain Georges Leduc, ÉSAMM Ecole Supérieure d’Art de Metz Métropole). (Peer reviewed article)

November 2010 "De l’objet de design hybride à l’oeuvre comme monde : contemporanéité de l’artificialisation de l’environnement dans l‘oeuvre de Martin Boyce" [From the hybrid design object to the art work as a world: contemporaneity and artificiality in the environment in the work of Martin Boyce] Online proceedings of the symposium "There is no such thing as nature! - Redéfinition et devenir de l’idée de nature dans l’art contemporain", University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, INHA, Paris. http://hicsa.univ-paris1.fr/page.php?r=18&id=415&lang=fr  (Peer reviewed article)

September 2010 PUBLICATION OF THE BOOK "L’ARCHITECTURE COMME PAYSAGE - ÁLVARO SIZA" [ARCHITECTURE AS LANDSCAPE - ÁLVARO SIZA], SERIES EDITOR: PÉTRA, PARIS. COLLECTION "ESTHÉTIQUES APPLIQUÉES", DIRECTED BY PIERRE-DAMIEN HUYGHE, PROFESSOR OF PHILOSOPHY AT UNIVERSITY PARIS I PANTHÉON SORBONNE (180 PAGES - 10 PAGES GRAPHIC FOLDER) (Peer reviewed book)

July 2010 "Des jardins artificiels par d'autres stimuli que purement visuels" [Artificial gardens with other stimuli than visual ones] in Projets de paysage, Revue en ligne du réseau de chercheurs en paysage Topia. (http://www.projetsdepaysage.fr/fr/accueil) (Peer reviewed article)

Research Activities: 

Her research focuses on boundaries and gradients between public and private space. Her book Architecture as Landscape (Paris: Petra, 2010) describes constructive experiences of architectures that are open towards the landscape.

Her research also addresses the notion of ‘critical practice’: interior architects, architects and urban planners that use the thinking tools of art and philosophy to underpin their practice.

The objects of research range through different countries (e.g. France, Germany and Brazil) and across different areas (architecture, interior architecture, art, landscape).

Awards: 
  • Ph D in aesthetics of the University Paris 10 Nanterre, presented on the 7th of April 2006. Thesis Title: Poetics of landmarks – propositions for an architecture of landmarks as a way to inhabit space, under the direction of Professor Maryvonne Saison. Mention : with honours
  • Master 2 in Philosophy and languages history of the University Jean Moulin - Lyon III, 1998. Title: Construction of philosophical tools for the analysis of architecture. Mention : with honours
  • Architecture degree, Ecole d’Architecture de Lyon, 1998
  • Engineering degree, Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’Etat (ENTPE), Section of Urban planning, 1995
Supervision Area: 

Architecture

Aesthetics

Public and private space

Critical practice

Supervising: 

Dissertation students

Publications:
Books

Kimmel L; Tiggeman Anke; Santa Cecilia Bruno, 2013, Brazil, DOM, Berlin, http://www.dom-publishers.com/products/en/Architectural-Guides/Brazil-Architectural-Guide.html

Kimmel L, 2010, "L’ARCHITECTURE COMME PAYSAGE - ÁLVARO SIZA" [ARCHITECTURE AS LANDSCAPE - ÁLVARO SIZA], Petra, Paris, http://www.editionspetra.fr/ouvrage/110

Book Chapters

Kimmel L, 2018, 'Collaborating with artists to tell a massive story: Cracknell & Lonergan Architects', in Murray A; Ruan X (ed.), Hand & Mind: Conversations on Architecture and the Built World, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 167-181

Kimmel L, 2015, 'The meaning is the use : le geste dans l'oeuvre de Franz Erhard Walther', in Tufano AT (ed.), Faire des projets, Fabriquer des projets, edn. 1, Presses universitaires de Nancy, Nancy, pp. 71-76, http://www.lcdpu.fr/livre/?GCOI=27000100269360&fa=description

Kimmel L, 2015, '“Une constellation d’oeuvres sous le ciel” ["A constellation of artworks under the sky"]', in Open Sky Museum, edn. 1, Jannink, Paris, pp. 112-105, http://www.editions-jannink.com/coeditions/open-sky-museum/

Kimmel L, 2014, '"Echos et architecture– un parcours non exhaustif à travers l’art et l’architecture : - des années 1920 -30 ; - de 1989 à aujourd’hui" ["Echos and architecture - a non exhaustive walkway through art a', in Laffont (ed.), Berlin, Robert Laffont, Paris, pp. 249-273, http://www.bouquins.tm.fr/site/berlin_&100&9782221125700.html

Kimmel L, 2014, 'Les outils de l'architecte (The architect's tools)', in Quand je suis occupée, ça va Veronique Verstraete, http://www.lespressesdureel.com/EN/ouvrage.php?id=3682&menu=

Kimmel L, 2014, '"Le terminal portuaire de Yokohama par Foreign Office Architects à la lumière des sciences cognitives - rappels historiques sur la danse et le lien à la structure triangulée chez Rudolf Steiner et Rud', in Younes C; Bonnaud X (ed.), Perception Architecture Urbain, InFolio, Gollion, Switzerland, pp. 144-172, https://www.infolio.ch/livre/perception-architecture-urbain.htm

Journal articles

Kimmel L, 2018, 'Possibility of critical practice in computational design: applications on boundaries between public and private space', Les Cahiers de la recherche architecturale, https://journals.openedition.org/craup/361

Kimmel L, 2018, 'The Financial Crisis in Athens: An Empty House as Public Sculpture by Maria Eichhorn', Kritische Berichte, https://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/kb

Kimmel L, 2013, '"Le couplage horizontalité-verticalité à grande échelle – un équilibre anthropologique ? : le bâtiment CCTV de Rem Koolhaas à Beijing"', Le Salon n°4 – Questions d’échelles (Revue du Centre de recherche I.D.E.), dirigée par Sally Bonn et Alain Georges Leduc, ÉSAMM (Ecole Supérieure d’Art de Lorraine), http://www.esalorraine.fr/metz/ateliers-2/

Kimmel L, 2012, '"Réflexions sur la monumentalité architecturale" (Bâtiment CCTV à Pékin par Rem Koolhaas) [Reflections on architectural monumentality (Rem Koolhaas’s CCTV building in Beijing)]', Proceedings of Walter Benjamin Conference organized by Jean-Louis Deotte, University Paris St Denis, https://appareil.revues.org/1399

Kimmel L, 2011, 'Analysis: Philippe Rahm's impressionist landscapes', Architecture d'Aujourd Hui, vol. 381, pp. 99-108

Kimmel L, 2011, '"Des architectures qui cadrent le paysage : quel cadre pour les oeuvres ?" (sur le Centre Pompidou Metz) [Architecture framing the landscape: which frame for the art works? (about Centre Pompidou Metz', Le Salon n°3 - Musées (Revue of the research center I.D.E., directed by Sally Bonn and Alain Georges Leduc, ÉSAMM Ecole Supérieure d’Art de Metz Métropole)

Kimmel L, 2011, '"Une architecture de cadres - sur deux jardins de sculptures de Dani Karavan" [An architecture of frames - About two sculpture gardens by Dani Karavan]', Projets de paysage, Revue en ligne du réseau de chercheurs en paysage Topia, http://www.projetsdepaysage.fr/fr/une_architecture_de_cadres

Kimmel L, 2010, '"Des jardins artificiels par d'autres stimuli que purement visuels" [Artificial gardens with other stimuli than visual ones]', Projets de paysage, Revue en ligne du réseau de chercheurs en paysage Topia, http://www.projetsdepaysage.fr/fr/des_jardins_artificiels_par_d_autres_stimuli_que_purement_visuels

Conference Papers

Kimmel L, 2018, 'Curation as Creation of ‘Abstract Landscapes’ Comprised of Artworks: Creating Spatial and Temporal Links between Artworks in Multiple Gallery Spaces', in Maxwell D (ed.), ADR18, The University of Sydney, Sydney University, pp. 279-289, presented at ADR18, Sydney University, 27 - 28 September 2018, https://sydney.edu.au/content/dam/corporate/documents/sydney-school-of-architecture-design-and-planning/research/ADR18-Proceedings-Final.pdf

Kimmel L, 2018, 'Transient Computational Designed Boundaries enhancing Creativity in Workplaces', in EAHN conference, EAHN, Tallinn, presented at EAHN, Tallinn, 13 - 16 June 2018, https://www.eahn2018conference.ee/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/EAHN2018_Proceedings.pdf

Kimmel L, 2016, 'Gold and kitsch in the works of Rem Koolhaas and Peter Zumthor', in AnnMarie Brennan; Philip Goad (eds.), Fabrications: the journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, Taylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles, Melbourne, pp. 324-333, presented at SAHANZ - Gold, Melbourne, 06 - 09 July 2016, http://sahanz2016.msd.unimelb.edu.au/papers/Kimmel_Gold-and-Kitsch.pdf

Kimmel L, 2011, '"La perception des sculptures d’Olafur Eliasson comme montage" [Perception of Olafur Eliasson’s sculptures as montage]', in Université Sorbonne nouvelle Paris 3 (ed.), Summer School – Cinéma et art contemporain, Université Sorbonne nouvelle Paris 3, 28th June 2010 - 9th July 2010, Summer School – Cinéma et art contemporain, 28th June 2010 - 9th July 2010, Université Sorbonne nouvelle Paris 3, presented at Summer School – Cinéma et art contemporain, 28th June 2010 - 9th July 2010, Université Sorbonne nouvelle Paris 3, 28 June - 09 July 2010

Kimmel L, 2010, '"De l’objet de design hybride à l’oeuvre comme monde : contemporanéité de l’artificialisation de l’environnement dans l‘oeuvre de Martin Boyce" [From the hybrid design object to the art work as a worl', in University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, INHA, Paris (ed.), Online proceedings of the symposium "There is no such thing as nature! - Redéfinition et devenir de l’idée de nature dans l’art contemporain", symposium "There is no such thing as nature! - Redéfinition et devenir de l’idée de nature dans l’art contemporain",, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, INHA, Paris, presented at symposium "There is no such thing as nature! - Redéfinition et devenir de l’idée de nature dans l’art contemporain",, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, INHA, Paris, 31 May - 01 June 2010, http://hicsa.univ-paris1.fr/page.php?r=18&id=415&lang=fr

Curatorial Outputs

Kimmel L, 2018, CUT INSIGHT, exhibited at: Sheffer Gallery, Sydney, 11 - 20 April 2018, http://www.laurencekimmel.com/art-curation.html

Kimmel L, 2017, Crossovers, exhibited at: Warehouse of art collector Tristan Guilloux, Lyon, France, 14 - 21 January 2017, http://laurencekimmel2.cabanova.com/crossovers-lyon.html

Kimmel L; paton BP, 2016, Luminocity, exhibited at: FBE gallery, UNSW, 29 August - 06 October 2016, https://www.be.unsw.edu.au/events/luminocity-2016

Kimmel L; tawa MT, 2016, Shifting, Drifting, Dribbling, exhibited at: Sheffer gallery, Sydney, 03 - 10 September 2016, https://sydneydesign.com.au/event/drifting-drivelling-dribbling/

Theses / Dissertations

Kimmel L, 2006, Poetics of markers : proposal for an architecture of markers as method for inhabiting spaces Une poétique des repères : propositions pour une architecture des repères comme mode d'habiter l'espace, Universite Paris 10 Nanterre, http://www.theses.fr/2006PA100057

Creative Works (non-textual)

Simon K; Trobec V; Tawa M, 2017, Memory Matter, Crossovers, 8 Rue Capponi, Lyon, France, 18 - 18 January 2017, medium: Paper, ink, glass, at http://laurencekimmel2.cabanova.com/crossovers-lyon.html

Edited Books

Margalit H; Gusheh M; Simon K; Gamble J; Hunter Hicks L; Macken M; Hawken S; Prnjatovic M; Melhem C; Gallagher L, 2018, Hand & Mind: Conversations on Architecture and the Built World, UNSW Press, Sydney