Bernard Tschumi: Concept-Form and Topo-Types

Bernard Tschumi is an architect based in New York and Paris. First known as a theorist, he exhibited and published The Manhattan Transcripts and wrote Architecture and Disjunction, a series of theoretical essays. In 1983, he won the prestigious competition to design the Parc de la Villette, a 125-acre public park containing dramatic buildings, walkways, bridges, and gardens at the northeast edge of Paris. He is currently building the New Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece, a 6000 seat concert hall in Limoges, a museum near Dijon, as well as a residential tower in New York City. He was Dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University in New York from 1988 to 2003. His latest book is Tschumi on Architecture: Conversations with Enrique Walker, published by in 2006.