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".