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Georges Teyssot

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Georges Teyssot
BornParis, France
🎓 Alma materUniversité Laval

ETH Zurich Princeton University

Università Iuav di Venezia
💼 Occupation
Professor, Historian, Architect
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Biography[edit]

Georges Teyssot is an architect and a scholar. He has taught history and theory at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura of Venice (I.U.A.V.) in Italy from 1981 to 1993; at Princeton University’s School of Architecture (USA) intermittently from 1989 to 2002; and at the GTA in the Department of Architecture at Zurich’s ETH in 2009. Presently, since 2004, he is Professor at Laval University’s School of Architecture in Quebec City (QC, CA). His articles have been translated in twelve languages. He has authored and edited more than nineteen volumes, including one on: Die Krankheit des Domizils. Wohnen und Wohnbau, 1800-1930, [The Disease of the Domicile], (Wiesbaden: Vieweg, 1989). He has directed a collective volume with Monique Mosser, entitled The Architecture of Western Gardens (Milan: Electa, 1990; Cambridge, MA: The M.I.T. Press, 1991; Paris: Flammarion, 1991, 2002; Stuttgart: D.V.A., 1993); which was republished under a new title, The History of Garden Design: The Western Tradition from the Renaissance to the Present Day, (New York: Thames and Hudson, 1991, 2000). He has written the introduction to the volume of Diller + Scofidio, Flesh: Architectural Probes (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1995; reprint, 2011). He was the curator with Diller + Scofidio of an exhibition on The American Lawn. Surface of Everyday Life, at the Canadian Center for Architecture (Montréal, 1998), and the editor of a volume on The American Lawn (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1999). More recently, the University of Coimbra has translated and published an anthology of his essays in Portuguese: Da teoria de Arquitectura: doze ensaios (Lisbon, Edições 70, 2010). Also he has published a book on Walter Benjamin. Les maisons oniriques, (Paris: Hermann, 2013); and a volume entitled A Topology of Everyday Constellations, in the “Writing Architecture Series”, (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2013), of which he has edited the French version: Une topologie du quotidien, (Lausanne, CH: PPUR, Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes, 2016); and Alfred Neumann, L'architecture de la morphologie, Georges Teyssot, Samuel Bernier-Lavigne, ed., Paris, éditions B2, 2020.

Bibliography[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Alfred Neumann, L’architecture de la morphologie, Georges Teyssot, Samuel Bernier-Lavigne, éds., collection FAC-SIMILÉ, Paris, éditions B2, en préparation.
  • La bibliothèque d’Alfred Neumann (1900–1968), Georges Teyssot, Samuel Bernier-Lavigne, dir., catalogue, ÉAUL, Québec, QC, CA, LG Chabot, 2019, 116 pages.
  • Une topologie du quotidien, [A Topology of Everyday Constellations, Cambridge, MA : The MIT Press, 2013], version française, collection poche / architecture (Lausanne, CH: PPUR, Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes, 2016), 336 pages, URL: http://www.ppur.org/produit/765/9782889151226/Une%20topologie%20du%20quotidien.
  • A Topology of Everyday Constellations, Writing Architecture Series, (Cambridge (MA): The MIT Press (2013).
  • Walter Benjamin. Les maisons oniriques (Paris : Hermann, 2013). Georges Teyssot, A Topology of Everyday Constellations, Writing Architecture Series, (Cambridge (MA): The MIT Press, 2013).
  • Pierre Thibault, L’architecture comme paysage / Architecture as Landscape, Alessandra Ponte, Georges Teyssot, (dir.), Montréal, Monographie MAQ 03, 2014, 191 pages.

Papers and Chapters[edit]

  • “Gilbert Simondon’s Key Points”, foreword, viii-xxii, in Instabilities and Potentialities, Notes on the Nature of Knowledge in Digital Architecture, Chandler Ahrens, Aaron Sprecher, eds., New York and London, Routledge, 2019.
  • “The Diagram as an Abstract Map”, AR 2019 Confluences, 2019 issue of Architectural Research, the University of Ljubljana journal, Robert McCarter and Robert MacLeod, guest editors AR/2019, 2020, 86-105.  
  • “Entre fuerza y Materia. El Diagrama como Mapa Abstracto”, “Between Force and Matter. The Diagram as an Abstract Map, ” In: Atlas of Architectural Theory, Dr. Manuel Rodrigo de la O Cabrera, ed., Madrid, Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid, 2019, 130-145.
  • “Gilbert Simondon’s Key Points”, foreword, viii-xxii, in Instabilities and Potentialities, Notes on the Nature of Knowledge in Digital Architecture, Chandler Ahrens, Aaron Sprecher, eds., New York and London, Routledge, 2019.
  • “Framing and Deframing”, in: House Tour: Views of the Unfurnished Interior, Adam Jasper, ed., Catalog, Swiss Pavilion, “Svizzera 240: House Tour”, 16th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, 2018, Zurich, Park Books, 2018, 64-73.
  • “Chrono-topology: the Aesthetics of Transductive, Metastable objects”, in: Cort Ross Dinesen, Inger Berling Hyams, Morten Meldgaard, Anders Michelsen, Henrik Oxvig (eds.), Architecture, Drawing, Topology, (Baunach, D.: AADR, Spurbuch Verlag, 2017), 129-142.
  • « Les intérieurs et la fantasmagorie des choses », 2016 – 2017, extrait de: Georges Teyssot, « Fantasmagories du mobilier », in id, Walter Benjamin. Les maisons oniriques, (Paris: Hermann, 2013), chapitre ii, pp. 53-111, paru en deux parties dans Crée 377, p. 70 à 77 et Crée 378, p. 56 à 61 ; Créé est une revue d’architecture dirigée présentement par Didier Faustino. http://archicree.com/actualites/interieurs-fantasmagorie-choses-georges-teyssot/
  • “Frames. Scopic Regimes”, in Building Views, edited by Carlos Machado e Moura, Porto (PT): Circo de Ideas e Jofebar, 2017, 271-273.
  • “Comfort. Architecture’s Technological Dream”, Chapter 17, The Companions to the History of Architecture, Volume III, Nineteenth-Century Architecture, edited by Martin Bressani and Christina Contandriopoulos, Oxford (UK): Blackwell, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2017, 306-345, Forthcoming.
  • ’Wohnen im Gewoge’. Sehnsucht zwischen erogenen und hysterogenen Zonen“, Matratze / Matrize. Möblierung von Subjekt und Gesellschaft. Konzepte in Kunst und Archiektur, Irene Nierhaus, Kathrin Heinz, dir., Universität Bremen, Schriftenreihe „wohnen+/-ausstellen“, Bd. 3; Bielefeld (D): Transcript, 2016, 147-164.
  • “For a Techno-aesthetic. Infrastructures and Metastable Systems”, in: Infrastructure Space, edited by Ilka & Andreas Ruby, (Berlin: Ruby Press, 2017), inserted text after p. 376, Document, pp. I-XVI.
  • “For a Techno-aesthetic. Transductive Infrastructures and Metastable Systems”, in: Infrastructure Space, LafargeHolcim Forum, Proceedings of the 5th International Forum for Sustainable Construction, (Detroit, Michigan), 7-9 April 2016, 27-39.
  • “Key Points: Between Figure and Ground”, Forty-Five, translated by Alexandre Champagne, with photographs and drawings by Bertrand Rougier and review by Robert Mitchell (Duke), February 2016, online periodical, David L. Hays (University of Illinois, Dep. of Landscape arch., Champaign, IL), Jonathan Solomon (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), eds, URL: http://forty-five.com/papers/132.
  • « Points-clefs, entre figure et fond », dans: Points-clés : cabanes, abris, pylônes, Bertrand Rougier, dir., catalogue de l’exposition, Ecole d’architecture, Université Laval, 5 novembre – 3 décembre 2015 (Québec, QC, CA : LG Chabot, 2015), 11-15.
  • “Soft Architecture and the Spaces of Topology”, in: Jürgen Mayer H., Could Should Would, Ostfildern (Germany), Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2015, 6-11.
  • Georges Teyssot, avec Samuel Bernier-Lavigne, « For a Transductive Architecture. Genetic Diagrams and Intensive Matter, » in: David Yannay: Architecture and Genetics, catalogue of the exhibition, Eran Neuman, dir., Tel-Aviv, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 2014, en hébreu 226-234 ; en anglais 244-249.
  • “On ‘that word, Nature’”, in: The Avery Review, online magazine / revue en ligne, N. 1, Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, New York City, NY, September 2014, URL : http://www.averyreview.com/issues/1/on-that-word-nature .
  • « Les plis de la membrane / An Enfolded Membrane, » in: Palais, Le magazine du Palais de Tokyo, The magazine of the Palais de Tokyo, N. 20, Centre d’art contemporain, Paris, Octobre 19, 2014, 39-50.
  • “Soft Architecture and the Spaces of Topology”, in: Jürgen Mayer H., Could Should Would, Beijing Office / United Asia Art & Design Cooperation, ed.,Beijing, China, AADCU, 2014, 6-11 (English and Mandarin).
  • « Sortilège du seuil », in : L’a-maison, Marie-Christiane Mathieu (dir.), Québec, QC, Presses de l’Université Laval, 5-16.
  • “An Enfolded Membrane”, in Architecture in Formation: On the Nature of Information in Digital Architecture, Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa and Aaron Sprecher, eds., Abingdon, Oxon (UK): Routledge, 2013, 34-45.
  • « Diagrammes machiniques. Deux projets par OSA (Open Source Architecture) », in : Architectures Expérimentales. 1950-2012. Collection du FRAC Centre, Marie-Ange Brayer, dir., Orléans : Éditions HYX, 462-463.
  • « Architecture de cyborg. L’œuf et le cristal dans les années 1960 »,  in : Architectures Expérimentales. 1950-2012. Collection du FRAC Centre, Marie-Ange Brayer, dir., Orléans, Éditions HYX, 33-39.
  • “Crystals. The Entropic Landscape”, in: Metaphors in Architecture and Urbanism, Andri Gerber and Brent Patterson, eds., Bielefeld, Transcript Verlag, 2013, 243-263.
  • “Architecture as Topological Operator”, GAM.09, Walls: Spatial Sequences, GAM, the Graz Architecture Magazine, Daniel Gethmann, ed., Graz, March 2013, 68-85.
  • « Responsive Envelopes: the Fabric of Climatic Islands », Revue Appareil [En ligne], n° 11 – 2013, Numéros, mis à jour le : 19/06/2013, URL : http://revues.mshparisnord.org/appareil/index.php?id=1620.
  • “Architecture as Membrane,” in Making the Walls Quake As If They Were Dilating With the Secret Knowlwedge of Great Powers, Michael Libers & Lidia Klein, eds., Polish Pavilion, 13th International Architecvtire Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia Common Grounds, Warsaw, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, 2012, pp. 88-96.
  • “The Diagram as Abstract Machine”, in V!RUS, São Carlos, Brasil, n. 7, jun. 2012, English version (PDF), and portughese transl. Paulo Ortega; Georges Teyssot, “O Diagrama como Máquina Abstrata”, Traduzido do inglês por Paulo Ortega. V!RUS, São Carlos, n. 7, jun. 2012. Disponível em: <http://www.nomads.usp.br/virus/virus07/?sec=3&item=1&lang=pt>. Acesso em: 13 Ago. 2012. URL : http://www.nomads.usp.br/virus/virus07/?sec=3&item=1&lang=pt, http://www.nomads.usp.br/virus/virus07/secs/invited/virus_07_invited_1_en.pdf
  • “Time-Crystal: Information and Entropy,” in: AI (Architecture and ideas), Vol. XI, issue on “Entropic Territories”, Alessandra Ponte, ed., Toronto (CA), 2011, pp. 67-83.
  • avec Samuel Bernier-Lavigne, « Forme et information. Chronique de l’architecture numérique, » in : Action Architecture, (dir.) Alain Guiheux, Paris, Éditions de la Villette, 2011, pp. 49-87.
  • « Traumhaus.  L’intérieur comme innervation du collectif », in : Spielraum: Walter Benjamin et l’architecture, (dir.) Libero Andreotti, Paris : Éditions de La Villette, 2011, pp. 21-49.
  • with Olivier Jacques, “Metropol Parasol, Ein Raum öffentlicher Ereignisse,” Arch+ 204, Arch+ features 7: Jürgen Mayer H. / Metropol Parasol, [Cahier special 7], octobre, Berlin, 2011, pp. 176-192.
  • with Olivier Jacques, “In the Shade of Algorithms”, in: J. MAYER H. Metropol Parasol, Andres Lepik and Andre Santer, eds., Ostfildern (Germany), Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2011, pp. 77-83.
  • “The Ethnographic Paradigm, Revisited”, in: Structuralisme Reloaded, Rule-Based Design in Architecture and Urbanism, edited by Tomáš Valena, London: Edition Axel Menges, 2011, pp. 116-123.
  • “Aldo van Eyck and the Rise of an Ethnographic Paradigm in the 1960s”, in: Intersecções: Antropologia e Arquitectura, University of Coimbra, Paulo Providência, et al., eds., Coimbra (Portugal) : E|d|arq publiçacoes, Joelho, Revista de Cultura Arquitectonica, # 02, Avril 2011, pp. 50-67.
  • “Membrane di vetro. La stanza come organo”, Casamiller, N° 1, Milan: Silvana Editoriale, 2011, pp. 32-43.
  • “’Open Air’ Architecture. Walter Benjamin and the Jugendstil,“ in: Experiments: Architektur zwischen Wissenschaft und Kunst / Architecture between Sciences and Arts, Ákos Moravánszky, Albert Kirchengast, eds., Berlin : Jovis, 2011, pp. 226-259.

Exhibitions[edit]

  • La bibliothèque d’Alfred Neumann (1900–1968), Georges Teyssot, Samuel Bernier-Lavigne, dir., École d’architecture, Université Laval, Québec, QC, Canada, Exposition et catalogue, 4-25 avril   2019.
  • Georges Teyssot, contribution, catalogue, Swiss Pavilion, Alessandro Bosshard, Li Tavor, Matthew van der Ploeg, Ani Vihervaara, (ETH), curators, House Tour, Svizzera 240, 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, May 2018, which received the Golden Lion for Best National Participation.
  • Points-clés : cabanes, abris, pylônes, catalogue de l’exposition, Bertrand Rougier, dir., textes de Georges Teyssot et Pierre Thibault, [École d’architecture, Université Laval, 5 novembre – 3 décembre 2015; École d’architecture, Université de Montréal, 8 mars – 22 mars 2016, (Québec, QC, CA : LG Chabot, 2015).
  • Expo/exhibition, Pierre Thibault. L’architecture comme paysage / Architecture as Landscape, commissaires / curators : Alessandra Ponte, Georges Teyssot, Maison de l’Architecture du Québec (MAQ), Montréal, 29 Mai 2014 ; catalogue : Pierre Thibault. L’architecture comme paysage / Architecture as Landscape, Alessandra Ponte, Georges Teyssot, (dir.), Montréal, Monographie MAQ 03, 2014, 191 pages.

External Links[edit]

  1. Laval University's School of Architecture
  2. A Topology of Everyday Constellations
  3. CCA - Windows and Screens/Fenêtres et écrans
  4. AA School of architecture - Mapping the Threshold: A Theory of Design and Interface
  5. Harvard GSD - The Eclipse of Beauty: Taste

References[edit]


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