Odile Decq on the Importance of Bold Design and Why “Architecture Is Still a Fight”

In the most recent installment of PLANE—SITE’s brief video collection Time-Area-Life, French architect Odile Decq provides this recommendation to younger designers: be daring. “If you wish to construct and create the brand new century, you need to have individuals who have individuals who have particular personalities. I really like when folks categorical themselves strongly and really obviously.”

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If there’s a phrase to explain Decq herself, it’s daring. When she received the Jane Drew Prize in 2016, The Architect’s Magazine known as her “an inventive powerhouse, spirited breaker of regulations and recommend of equality.” Reflecting on her personal paintings within the video, she says, “I’m certain that my constructions are highly spiced.” Their spice, she says, comes from their complexity; at her Museum of Recent Artwork in Rome, for instance, “you’ll go back and forth the construction at other instances and at other ranges and make a decision the place you wish to have to head.” “I am not a static particular person. I am an individual in motion at all times, and I at all times move additional. So I love when folks in my constructions do the similar,” she says. 

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The perception of decision-making is crucial one on the Confluence Structure Faculty, which Delq based. “The thematic of the semester,” she says, “is taking place. We pressure them to take place. To make a decision. To be unbiased. To understand: that is what I imagine in.”

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