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Philippe MADEC

(FR) Ateliers Philippe Madec
Professor In Architecture
Philippe Madec (France,1954) lives in Paris and Brussels. Thanks to his family background and to an encounter with Kenneth Frampton in 1983/84, Philippe Madec has had an eco-responsible conception of urban and architectural works from the beginning of his practice (’89). He received in particular the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture 2012, or the Taliesin Special Price 2009.

He participates in the general architecture policy of France: an expert for the Grenelle of Environment, member of the National Council for Cities and Territories of Art and History, scientific consultant for the PUCA, etc. ; he is Professor in architecture, Member of the Académie d’Architecture, Chevalier of the Legion of Honor for ecology. And also abroad : Full Member of the European Chapter of the Club of Rome (Brussels) or expert in the process towards the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in Quito, October 2016.

Having been a nomad professor for a long time, in 2000 he founded the first French department of education on sustainable architecture at the National School of Architecture in Lyon: Strategy for a Sustainable and Fair Development, in partnership with engineering schools. In 2010, he opened a department dedicated to ‘The invention of sustainable territory’ in the National School of Architecture in Brittany. He has taught at the Technische Universität (Vienna, Austria), Harvard University (Cambridge, U.S.A), Université de Montréal (Canada), and Columbia University (visiting scholar, New-York, U.S.A). His latest books are on ‘The undefinition of Architecture’, ‘Architecture and Peace’, and ‘Rural Modernity’.