#46 ARCHITECTURE & COMMUNICATION

Under the direction of Patrizia Laudati and Hafida Boulekbache

To borrow a term from Lamizet (2007), a city is a polyphonic space, one which presents its particular architecture and therefore a number of systems of expressions and meanings. Resulting from various projects and the design expertise of a wide range of contributors and of plural identities, a city is founded on both individual and collective history, all of which is closely related to modes of appropriation and customs.
This issue of M.E.I. comes within the scope of interdisciplinary research projects calling on communication and information sciences, architecture, spatial semiotics and cultural studies.
Therefore the authors explored various dimensions : the writing and the reading of urban spaces, urban spaces as a place and subject of public debate, the representation methods of architecture, the forms of spatial mediation, the evolution of architectural design process towards more collaborative practices, etc.
During the interwiew, Yves Jeanneret and Thierry Paquot provided rich insights into the relationship between architecture and communication : epistemological, disciplinary, methodological, cultural, semantic, social.

Editorial

Patrizia LAUDATI - Hafida BOULEKBACHESorry, this entry is only available in French.

Interview

Yves JEANNERET - Thierry PAQUOTSorry, this entry is only available in French.

Corte : a village of shepherds that becomes a university town.

Françoise ALBERTINIABSTRACT : In the center of Corsica there is Corté, a summary of time on space. A village of shepherds and the media of the 1980s liked to describe this town that will gradually turn into a university town. Throughout this architecture we find all the...

For a sensitive reading of the city: The impact of social context in the socio-cognitive Representation of the city

Monia BOUSNINAABSTRACT : To understand how the city is perceived by its inhabitants requires the interpretation of its socio-spatial representations by its users. In this approach, the urban object is studied in its multiple dimensions including its social, historical,...

La « titraillologie [1] », lire et parler la presse à Douala

Adrien BITONDABSTRACT : Crossing the streets of Douala, the economic capital, we are marked by the striking spectacle of crowds coagulated in front of the newsstands. Newspaper sales have been dropping since the 1990s. Failing to buy them, people are henceforth content to...

Les médiations architecturales dans l’aménagement culturel. Ethnographie visuelle de la bibliothèque de l’Alcazar à Marseille

Julia BONACCORSIABSTRACT : To better communicate its architectural work to the customer (interpersonal communication), the designer is supposed to properly design its communication during its exercise creative. Thus, the communication appears for a designer as a purpose,...

Communiquer l’architecture de la Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris par des dispositifs cartographiques numériques

Marie CAMBONE - Marie-Sylvie POLIABSTRACT : Our paper aims to understand the communication issues of the mediation practices of urban spaces proposed by digital devices of architecture mediation. We analyze the devices implemented to enhance the architectural heritage of the Cité...

Cette image qui parle. Sur quelques contradictions de l’image de synthèse en architecture

Aleksey SEVASTYANOVABSTRACT : The aim of this article is to question the debate on computer-generated renderings in architecture as representative of internal contradictions within the architectural discipline. The architectural discipline has gone under substantial theoretical...

Architecture et médiation : des outils pour le renouvellement urbain

Rémy VIGNERONABSTRACT : In its contemporary configuration, empowerment—when applied to city production— insists on the exigence of an argued debate between citizens eased by the public force. Even though this rarely reach consensus, new processes—more...

Modèle diglossique de l’évolution des villes algériennes : Constat et éléments de réponse

Abdelkader MEBROUKI - Nabil ROUBAÏ CHORFIABSTRACT : A pedagogical experiment on the urban development of the city of Mostaganem, oscillating between planned urban sprawl and spontaneous political decisions, enabled us to identify a phenomenon assimilated to diglossia. This phenomenon is reflected in...

Le musée et la ville, mutations architecturales de l’institution muséale

Paul RASSE - Vincent LAMBERTABSTRACT : The original museums had a panoptic organization, which was indispensable for the composition of natural history and for aesthetics. This function started to recede at the end of the last century. The museums then reinvented themselves, by turning...

La signalétique d’interprétation d’Annecy : métaforme de l’étiquette d’exposition

Nicolas NAVARROABSTRACT : This article deals with the hypothesis that the artificial project developed by a student in a learning framework has crucial interactions with his design environment, just as the project designed by an architect does in a professional one. Instead...

La carte fish-eye pour le projet de la ville de Sendai au Japon : Échelles imbriquées, espaces communs et représentations partagées

Armelle LE MOUËLLICABSTRACT : During the 1970s, the “Sendai Developers Committee” was established by the Sendai Municipality and brought together the central government, the private sector and academics. This committee has developed a vast plan for the city, called “the...

Concevoir sa communication pour mieux communiquer sa conception architecturale

Smail KHAINNARABSTRACT : To better communicate its architectural work to the customer (interpersonal communication), the designer is supposed to properly design its communication during its exercise creative. Thus, the communication appears for a designer as a purpose,...

The architectural teaching in competition. The project as a communicational material.

Julie ANDRÉ-GARGUILOABSTRACT : This article deals with the hypothesis that the artificial project developed by a student in a learning framework has crucial interactions with his design environment, just as the project designed by an architect does in a professional one. Instead...

Portes, balcons, escaliers, couloirs, murs et fenêtres… Les objets architecturaux du passage dans la bande dessinée franco-belge : des opérateurs narratifs graphiques ?

Pascal ROBERTABSTRACT : What role does architecture plays in comic books? The comic book tells stories and architecture gives him a stage to play them. In this article we wanted to show that architecture, as “objects of passage” (door, window, staircase, balcony...