Philippe Rahm is a Swiss architect and principal in the office of Philippe Rahm architectes, based in Paris. His work, which extends the field of architecture from the physiological to the meteorological, has received an international audience in the context of sustainability. His recent work includes the 70-hectare Central Park in Taichung, Taiwan, completed in October 2018; the ongoing project for the Agora of the French National Radio in Paris; and a 2,700-square-meter architecture exhibition for the Luma Foundation in Arles, France, in 2016. He has held professorships at Harvard GSD, Columbia, and Princeton universities. His work was exhibited in 2017 at the Chicago and Seoul Architecture biennales.
Rahm is the spring 2019 Strauch Visiting Critic in Sustainable Design. The Strauch Visiting Critic in Sustainable Design was established by Hans (B.Arch. '80) and Roger '78 Strauch to ensure that Cornell Department of Architecture students and faculty are supported in their efforts to advance research and innovative design solutions associated with consequences of global climate change.
Academic Research/Specialty Areas
- ARCH 4101/4102 Design VIIAdvanced programs in architectural design, with options in, but not limited to, urban design, architectural technology, computational design, ecology, culture, and representation.
Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)
- Iconic Awards, winner 2014, German Design Council, Jade Eco Park, Germany (2014)
- Member of the Pro Helvetia jury for the Swiss participation to the Venice and Cairo Biennales (since 2011)
- Member of the FAS/BSA, Bund Schweizer Architekten (since 2009)
- Member of the Artistic Council of the Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco (since 2005)
- Special mention, Architizer A+ Awards (2013)
Exhibitions and Presentations (Selected)
- MAXXI, Rome (group show, 2014)
- Guggenheim Museum (group show, 2010)
- 2008 Venice Biennale of Architecture, international selection
- Philippe Rahm. Météorologie des sentiments. Paris: Les Petits Matins, 2015.
- Scuderi, Massimiliano, and Philippe Rahm. Philippe Rahm Architectes: Constructed Atmospheres. Milan: postmediabooks, 2014.
- Philippe Rahm. Meteorological typologies. Stuttgart: Am weissenhof Galerie, 2010.