Philippe Rahm at SFAI

Swiss architect Philippe Rahm describes how architecture can extend to physiology and meteorology.

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San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut St., San Francisco, California 94133 United States


October 14, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm America/Los Angeles (UTC-08:00)



Philippe Rahm is a Swiss architect based in Paris who has received international recognition for sustainability. His work extends architecture’s ability to generate physiological and meteorological impacts, and his places shift inhabitants’ mood, construct uncanny climates, and torque perception of the body in space.

Join him at San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) when he stops by to offer students and the public insight into his practice.


Philippe Rahm is a Swiss architect, principal in the office of Philippe Rahm architectes, based in Paris, France. His work, which extends the field of architecture from the physiological to the meteorological, has received an international audience in the context of sustainability. He has taught architecture design at the GSD, Harvard University, since Fall 2014. In 2002, Mr. Rahm was chosen to represent Switzerland at the 8th Architecture Biennale in Venice, and was one of the 25 Manifesto’s Architects of Aaron Betsky’s 2008 Architectural Venice Biennale. He is nominee in 2009 for the Ordos Prize in China and in 2010 and 2008 for the International Chernikov Prize in Moscow where he was ranked in the top ten. His exhibitions and books are numerous and global.

Presented in partnership with SFAI.


Photo: Myleen Hollero

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