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Georges Descombes

Architect and Professor

University of Geneva

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University of Geneva

24 Rue du Général Dufour

Geneva, Geneva


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Founded in 1559 by Jean Calvin and Theodore de Beze, the University of Geneva is the second largest Haute école in Switzerland and is amongst the top 100 best universities in the world. The institution enjoys worldwide recognition and is highly opened to ... more

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Architect, Landscape Architect, Visual Artist, Professor

Architecture Emeritus University of Geneva

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Art New England - December/January 2007 - Calendar [cached]

Georges Descombes, architect and professor at the Institute of Architecture, University of Geneva, gives a lecture entitled "Superpositions."Descombes' designs focus on public spaces and include a public park in Lancy near Geneva for which he won the Interassar Prize in 1993.6 p.m. Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA (617) 495-4731

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Other leading professionals who have played a part in it includes the architect Georges Descombes, the landscape designer Claire Corajoud and the sociologists Isaac Joseph and Stéphane Tonnelat.

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Landscape architect Georges Descombes will be speaking at Wurster Hall on Monday as a part of the College of Environmental Design Lecture Series. Renowned worldwide for his work, Descombes takes a minimalist approach to landscape architecture and values working with the existing landscape to create dynamic spaces and structures.

UC Berkeley Environmental Design/Courtesy
Tags Club Six, College of Environmental Design Lecture Series, Dan Weber, fetish, Georges Descombes, Manna Gallery, Matt W. Moore, Rick Santorum, So You Think You Can Paint?, Spilt Milk, Wayne Armstrong

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Georges Descombes Architect, Landscape Architect, Visual artist, Professor of Architecture Emeritus University of Geneva

'No river is stable, each river has its own life'
One of the most original practitioners of recent times, Descombes's subtle approach and designs have reflected three guiding (aesthetic/ethical) principles: minimal insertion (consulting and respecting the existing, then doing the most with fewest resources); identifiable interventions (what has been added should be apparent), and reversibility (what has been done may be modified as conditions change). Georges Descombes will reflect on his practice, and discuss his most recent project for the River Aire, near Geneva.

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As does a mutual interest in the work of Swiss landscape architect, Georges Descombes - particularly the Park at Lancy and Descombes' contribution to the Swiss Path around Lake Uri, both in Switzerland.

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