Dr Laurence   Kimmel
Lecturer

Dr Laurence Kimmel

MArch, PhD

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Built Environment

Laurence Kimmel is a Lecturer at the Faculty of Built Environment. She is an architect (MArch Ecole d'Architecture de Lyon, 1998) and a philosopher of architecture (PhD University Paris 10 Nanterre, 2006). She published her first book “Architecture as landscape” in 2010. It describes constructive experiences of architectures that are open towards the landscape. At the moment, she researching "Architecture of threshold spaces, expressing the socio-political in architecture".

I have taught at several universities in Australia and France. My primary focus has been on theoretical courses on the aesthetics of architecture and the city, also convening studio courses, and supervising Masters thesis students. Between 2007 and mid-2015 I taught at several institutions:

• Lecturer at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Paysage de Versailles (2007- 2010)

• Lecturer at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’architecture de Paris la Villette (2013-2015) and at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’architecture de Montpellier (2014- 2015)

Location
Room 3016 - Red Center West Wing

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Dr Laurence Kimmel
    Kimmel L; Shirowzhan S; Mojtahedi M; Sepasgozar S; Peacock J, 2020, 'A GIS-Based Risk and Safety Analysis of Entrance Areas in Educational Buildings Based on Students’ Experience', in Smart Cities and Construction Technologies, http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.89752
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Dr Laurence Kimmel
    Kimmel L, 2019, 'Stygian dark: What the presence and architecture of sex clubs reveal about the politics of public and private space in a city', in Civic Spaces and Desire, pp. 121 - 131, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781351184137-9
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Laurence Kimmel
    Kimmel L, 2018, 'Collaborating with artists to tell a massive story: Cracknell & Lonergan Architects', in Murray A; Ruan X (ed.), Hand & Mind: Conversations on Architecture and the Built World, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 167 - 181
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Dr Laurence Kimmel
    Kimmel L, 2015, '“Une constellation d’oeuvres sous le ciel” ["A constellation of artworks under the sky"]', in Open Sky Museum, edn. 1, Jannink, Paris, pp. 112 - 105, http://www.editions-jannink.com/coeditions/open-sky-museum/
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Dr Laurence Kimmel
    Kimmel L, 2015, 'The meaning is the use : le geste dans l'oeuvre de Franz Erhard Walther', in Tufano AT (ed.), Faire des projets, Fabriquer des projets, edn. 1, Presses universitaires de Nancy, Nancy, pp. 71 - 76, http://www.lcdpu.fr/livre/?GCOI=27000100269360&fa=description
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Dr Laurence Kimmel
    Kimmel L, 2014, 'Les outils de l'architecte (The architect's tools)', in Quand je suis occupée, ça va Veronique Verstraete, http://www.lespressesdureel.com/EN/ouvrage.php?id=3682&menu=
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Dr Laurence Kimmel
    Kimmel L, 2014, '"Echos et architecture– un parcours non exhaustif à travers l’art et l’architecture : - des années 1920 -30 ; - de 1989 à aujourd’hui" ["Echos and architecture - a non exhaustive walkway through art and architecture : - from the 1920’s and 30’s ; - from 1989 until today"],', in Laffont (ed.), Berlin, Robert Laffont, Paris, pp. 249 - 273, http://www.bouquins.tm.fr/site/berlin_&100&9782221125700.html
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Dr Laurence Kimmel
    Kimmel L, 2014, '"Le terminal portuaire de Yokohama par Foreign Office Architects à la lumière des sciences cognitives - rappels historiques sur la danse et le lien à la structure triangulée chez Rudolf Steiner et Rudolf Laban" [The ferry terminal of Yokohama by Foreign Office Architects, in relation to cognitive sciences - historial remarks on dance and its link to triangular structure in Rudolf Steiner and Rudolf Laban’s works]', in Younes C; Bonnaud X (ed.), Perception Architecture Urbain, InFolio, Gollion, Switzerland, pp. 144 - 172, https://www.infolio.ch/livre/perception-architecture-urbain.htm
    Books | 2013
    Dr Laurence Kimmel
    Kimmel L; Tiggeman Anke ; Santa Cecilia Bruno , 2013, Brazil, DOM, Berlin, http://www.dom-publishers.com/products/en/Architectural-Guides/Brazil-Architectural-Guide.html
    Books | 2010
    Dr Laurence Kimmel
    Kimmel L, 2010, "L’ARCHITECTURE COMME PAYSAGE - ÁLVARO SIZA" [ARCHITECTURE AS LANDSCAPE - ÁLVARO SIZA], Petra, Paris, http://www.editionspetra.fr/ouvrage/110
  • Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Laurence Kimmel
    Kimmel L; Barnard M; Kuru A, 2020, '“Open to the public”: Keeping interiors publicly accessible in the context of counter-terrorism guidelines', Archnet-IJAR, vol. 14, pp. 251 - 266, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ARCH-08-2019-0189
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Laurence Kimmel
    Kimmel L; Tietz C, 2020, 'Publicly shared domestic-related amenities: Pockets of privacy enhancing public space', Spatium, pp. 8 - 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.2298/SPAT2043008K
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Laurence Kimmel
    Kimmel L, 2020, 'Walter Benjamin’s topology of envelopes and perspectives', Journal of Architecture, vol. 25, pp. 659 - 678, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13602365.2020.1800791
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Laurence Kimmel
    Kimmel L, 2018, 'The Financial Crisis in Athens: An Empty House as Public Sculpture by Maria Eichhorn', Kritische Berichte, https://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/kb
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Laurence Kimmel
    Kimmel L, 2018, 'Possibility of critical practice in computational design: applications on boundaries between public and private space', Les Cahiers de la recherche architecturale, https://journals.openedition.org/craup/361
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Laurence Kimmel
    Kimmel L, 2013, '"Le couplage horizontalité-verticalité à grande échelle – un équilibre anthropologique ? : le bâtiment CCTV de Rem Koolhaas à Beijing"', Le Salon n°4 – Questions d’échelles (Revue du Centre de recherche I.D.E.), dirigée par Sally Bonn et Alain Georges Leduc, ÉSAMM (Ecole Supérieure d’Art de Lorraine), http://www.esalorraine.fr/metz/ateliers-2/
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Laurence Kimmel
    Kimmel L, 2012, '"Réflexions sur la monumentalité architecturale" (Bâtiment CCTV à Pékin par Rem Koolhaas) [Reflections on architectural monumentality (Rem Koolhaas’s CCTV building in Beijing)]', Proceedings of Walter Benjamin Conference organized by Jean-Louis Deotte, University Paris St Denis, https://appareil.revues.org/1399
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Laurence Kimmel
    Kimmel L, 2011, '"Une architecture de cadres - sur deux jardins de sculptures de Dani Karavan" [An architecture of frames - About two sculpture gardens by Dani Karavan]', Projets de paysage, Revue en ligne du réseau de chercheurs en paysage Topia, http://www.projetsdepaysage.fr/fr/une_architecture_de_cadres
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Laurence Kimmel
    Kimmel L, 2011, '"Des architectures qui cadrent le paysage : quel cadre pour les oeuvres ?" (sur le Centre Pompidou Metz) [Architecture framing the landscape: which frame for the art works? (about Centre Pompidou Metz)]', Le Salon n°3 - Musées (Revue of the research center I.D.E., directed by Sally Bonn and Alain Georges Leduc, ÉSAMM Ecole Supérieure d’Art de Metz Métropole)
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Laurence Kimmel
    Kimmel L, 2011, 'Analysis: Philippe Rahm's impressionist landscapes', Architecture d'Aujourd Hui, vol. 381, pp. 99 - 108
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Laurence Kimmel
    Kimmel L, 2010, '"Des jardins artificiels par d'autres stimuli que purement visuels" [Artificial gardens with other stimuli than visual ones]', Projets de paysage, Revue en ligne du réseau de chercheurs en paysage Topia, http://www.projetsdepaysage.fr/fr/des_jardins_artificiels_par_d_autres_stimuli_que_purement_visuels
  • Conference Papers | 2019
    Dr Laurence Kimmel
    Aleksandrov M; Zlatanova S; Kimmel L; Barton J; Gorte B, 2019, 'Voxel-based visibility analysis for safety assessment of urban environments', in ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Copernicus GmbH, Singapore, pp. 11 - 17, presented at 14th 3D GeoInfo Conference 2019, 24–27 September 2019, Singapore, Singapore, 24 September 2019 - 27 September 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-4-W8-11-2019
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Dr Laurence Kimmel
    Kimmel L, 2018, 'Curation as Creation of ‘Abstract Landscapes’ Comprised of Artworks: Creating Spatial and Temporal Links between Artworks in Multiple Gallery Spaces', in Maxwell D (ed.), ADR18, The University of Sydney, Sydney University, pp. 279 - 289, presented at ADR18, Sydney University, 27 September 2018 - 28 September 2018, https://sydney.edu.au/content/dam/corporate/documents/sydney-school-of-architecture-design-and-planning/research/ADR18-Proceedings-Final.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Dr Laurence Kimmel
    Kimmel L, 2018, 'Transient Computational Designed Boundaries enhancing Creativity in Workplaces', in PROCEEDINGS of the FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE of the EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY NETWORK, Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, pp. 406 - 421, presented at EAHN, Tallinn, 13 June 2018 - 16 June 2018, https://www.eahn2018conference.ee/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/EAHN2018_Proceedings.pdf
    Curatorial Outputs | 2018
    Dr Laurence Kimmel
    Kimmel L, 2018, CUT INSIGHT, exhibited at: Sheffer Gallery, Sydney, 11 April 2018 - 20 April 2018, http://www.laurencekimmel.com/art-curation.html
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2017
    Dr Laurence Kimmel
    Simon K; Trobec V; Tawa M, 2017, Memory Matter, Crossovers, 8 Rue Capponi, Lyon, France, 18 January 2017 - 18 January 2017, medium: Paper, ink, glass, at: http://laurencekimmel2.cabanova.com/crossovers-lyon.html
    Curatorial Outputs | 2017
    Dr Laurence Kimmel
    Kimmel L, 2017, Crossovers, exhibited at: Warehouse of art collector Tristan Guilloux, Lyon, France, 14 January 2017 - 21 January 2017, Crossovers, http://laurencekimmel2.cabanova.com/crossovers-lyon.html
    Curatorial Outputs | 2016
    Dr Laurence Kimmel
    Kimmel L; tawa MT, 2016, Shifting, Drifting, Dribbling, exhibited at: Sheffer gallery, Sydney, 03 September 2016 - 10 September 2016, Shifting, Drifting, Dribbling, https://sydneydesign.com.au/event/drifting-drivelling-dribbling/
    Curatorial Outputs | 2016
    Dr Laurence Kimmel
    Kimmel L; paton BP, 2016, Luminocity, exhibited at: FBE gallery, UNSW, 29 August 2016 - 06 October 2016, Luminocity, https://www.be.unsw.edu.au/events/luminocity-2016
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Dr Laurence Kimmel
    Kimmel L, 2016, 'Gold and kitsch in the works of Rem Koolhaas and Peter Zumthor', in AnnMarie Brennan ; Philip Goad (ed.), Fabrications: the journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, Taylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles, Melbourne, pp. 324 - 333, presented at SAHANZ - Gold, Melbourne, 06 July 2016 - 09 July 2016, http://sahanz2016.msd.unimelb.edu.au/papers/Kimmel_Gold-and-Kitsch.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Dr Laurence Kimmel
    Kimmel L, 2010, '"La perception des sculptures d’Olafur Eliasson comme montage" [Perception of Olafur Eliasson’s sculptures as montage]', in Université Sorbonne nouvelle Paris 3 (ed.), Summer School – Cinéma et art contemporain, Université Sorbonne nouvelle Paris 3, 28th June 2010 - 9th July 2010, Summer School – Cinéma et art contemporain, 28th June 2010 - 9th July 2010, Université Sorbonne nouvelle Paris 3, presented at Summer School – Cinéma et art contemporain, 28th June 2010 - 9th July 2010, Université Sorbonne nouvelle Paris 3, 28 June 2010 - 09 July 2010
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Dr Laurence Kimmel
    Kimmel L, 2010, '"De l’objet de design hybride à l’oeuvre comme monde : contemporanéité de l’artificialisation de l’environnement dans l‘oeuvre de Martin Boyce" [From the hybrid design object to the art work as a world: contemporaneity and artificiality in the environment in the work of Martin Boyce]', in University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, INHA, Paris (ed.), Online proceedings of the symposium "There is no such thing as nature! - Redéfinition et devenir de l’idée de nature dans l’art contemporain", symposium "There is no such thing as nature! - Redéfinition et devenir de l’idée de nature dans l’art contemporain",, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, INHA, Paris, presented at symposium "There is no such thing as nature! - Redéfinition et devenir de l’idée de nature dans l’art contemporain",, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, INHA, Paris, 31 May 2010 - 01 June 2010, http://hicsa.univ-paris1.fr/page.php?r=18&id=415&lang=fr
    Theses / Dissertations | 2006
    Dr Laurence Kimmel
    Kimmel L, 2006, Poetics of markers : proposal for an architecture of markers as method for inhabiting spaces Une poétique des repères : propositions pour une architecture des repères comme mode d'habiter l'espace, Universite Paris 10 Nanterre, http://www.theses.fr/2006PA100057

Awards

Grants

2019: Safe and Secure Public Domains. Chief Investigator. Industry Grant from Landcom NSW. Approved by the Landcom University Roundtable and Community of Practice. $43,864 for UNSW.

2017: A GIS-based risk and safety analysis of entrance areas in educational buildings based on students’ experience. Team Leader. Internal Faculty Grant (with two colleagues from Construction Management). $10,000.

2017: Layered Security. Research mentor and supervisor of Jack Peacock. UNSW Built Environment Research Start grant.

My research Safe and Secure Public Domains about design in the context of counter-terrorism guidelines contributes to the improvement of the practices of architects and other building professionals. A Q1 article (Kimmel et al 2020) discussed objectives aimed at changing policy guidelines. Contacts with Marissa Looby, Principal Design & Research, Government Architect NSW and Laurence Johnson, City of Sydney, were key linkages in propagating regulatory reform.

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