The Invention of Space
All About Space: Volume I
- Initial volume of a new series of four books on the creation of architectural space
- ALICE is an innovative educational laboratory affiliated to EPFL's School of Architecture ENAC
- ENAC ranks among the top European Schools of Architecture
ALICE (Atelier de la conception de l’espace) is an educational laboratory affiliated to the Ecole Polytéchnique Fédérale de Lausanne’s (EPFL) School of Architecture. Its objective is to provide students with the first essential tools for the trade of architecture. With the new series All About Space, faculty and students aim to share their work with the public. The four books, published annually between 2015 and 2018, combine fact, fiction and speculation with ALICE’s approach to work, focusing on the creative understanding of space as a human condition. The initial volume The Invention of Space explores how space is invented in terms of the various cultural practices involved with spatial design. It captures individual experience and investigates common invention and comprehension of space, embracing topics such as the history, metaphysics, or politics of environmental, virtual or simulative space. The book concludes with also exploring the spatial conditions of thought, emotion, fantasy, and imagination.