RARE architects directors Michel da Costa Gonçalves & Nathalie Rozencwajg jointly teach a studio at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, having previously taught in France, Spain and Singapore. Various agendas currently pursued reflect upon multiple scale interventions within dense urban conditions. These all investigate the evolution of existing context through contemporary demands, projected futures and technological evolutions. In parallel, the office's directors regularly organise and coordinate workshops throughout the world focusing on new collaborative modes of design using advanced tools of conception and production.
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Teaching positions
Design studio,
Architectural Association, London
Unit Master, 2007 / Current
AA Visting School - Singapore,
Architectural Association
Directors, 2006 / Current
First Year Studio,
Architectural Association, London
Unit Master, 2004 / 2006
Master II, ENSAPL, Lille
Unit Master, 2005 / 2006
Guest Speaker at Kansas State University, USA - April, 2015
The Imagined and the Imaginary a contribution to Fall Semester program in Miami, USA - Fall, 2014
Glass in Architecture
Guest speaker at International Architectural Congress in Düsseldorf as part of the Design, Form, Emotion lecture series. Symposium in cooperation with the Technical University of Delft and the University of Applied Technology Lippe, October, 2014
Expanding Inwards
PKF Symposium, MIPIM 2014, Cannes, France / March 2014
Design Realisation
Design Realisation lecture Series 2013, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London / March 2013
“Compagnon 1:1”
Symposium on Prototyping architecture - University of Nottingham + the Building Centre / February 2013
DESIGN process
Symposium “Educational trends’, School or Architecture, Lisbon / March. 2012
“Procedures and Enquiries”
Symposium “Spaces & Narrations Lecture’, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London / Jan. 2011
“Scale of the detail: Inverted hierarchy”
Symposium on Scale in architecture - «Scales»: University of Kent / October 2010
Pecha Kucha, The Sleep Event
Design Centre, London / November 2010
Hotels design
Conference/ Debate on new hospitality, RIBA, London / September 2010
Xdio Conference, Singapore
Symposium on collaborative conception / November 2005
Conferences Junior Ville
Paris, Bordeaux, Cholet, Every, Tours / 2003-2006
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