Dr Francois Blanciak

PhD, (University of Tokyo); M.Arch, (University of Tokyo); DPLG (École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Grenoble)

G04 - Wilkinson Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 6863
Fax +61 2 9351 3343

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Biographical details

François Blanciak is a French architect and Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Sydney. Prior to completing both his Master’s and PhD at the University of Tokyo, he has worked for architectural firms in Los Angeles, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, and New York, with architects including Frank Gehry and Peter Eisenman. He has also studied architecture at University College Dublin, McGill University, and ENSA Grenoble.

His work has been exhibited at various venues, including the Canadian Center for Architecture and the Venice Architecture Biennale. François previously taught as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture of Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, served as an invited design critic at Rice University, and has lectured at Tunghai University, the University of Michigan, and Tsinghua University.

As a practicing architect holding a French registration, he has entered numerous competitions and has won several awards, including the International Architectural Award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in 2012. He is the author of SITELESS: 1001 Building Forms (MIT Press, 2008).

Professional Experience

2012- | Lecturer in Architecture, University of Sydney

2011-2012 | Assistant Professor of Architecture, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul

2011 | Guest Critic, University of Michigan

2011 | Guest Instructor, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen

2010 | Guest Critic, Rice School of Architecture, Houston

2009-2010 | Teaching Assistant, University of Tokyo

2007- | Founder, François Blanciak Architect, Tokyo

2003-2004 | Architect, Gehry Partners, Los Angeles

2003 | Architect, PLOT, Copenhagen

2001-2002 | Architect, OMA Asia, Hong Kong

1999-2000 | Intern, Eisenman Architects, New York

Research interests

  • Criticism of architectural form
  • Design theory

Teaching and supervision

  • MARC5001 | Graduation Studio
  • MARC4102 | Modern Architectural Theory

Associations

Member | Registered Architect, Ordre des Architectes, Paris (since 2006).

Selected publications & creative works

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Journals

  • Blanciak, F. (2013). Escaping Through the Roof | Jeong Jaeheon - Yangpyong Unfolding House. Gonggan | SPACE Magazine, 545, 98-99.

Conferences

  • Blanciak, F. (2013). Revolutionary Objects: Pure Forms and Disorder in the Work of Ivan Leonidov. Third Annual International Conference on Architecture, Athens, Greece: Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER).

Visual Art

  • Blanciak, F. (2010). Siteless drawings. In: Sehnsucht, German Pavilion, 12th Venice Architecture Biennale. 12th Venice Architecture Biennale. German Pavilion, Giardini della Biennale, Venice, Italy.
  • Blanciak, F. (2009). Siteless. In: Cribs to Cribbage. Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. Massachusettes Museum of Contemporart Art, North Adams, Massachusetts, United States of America.
  • Blanciak, F. (2008). Siteless. In: Starting From.. Travel. Canadian Center for Architecture, Montreal, Canada.

Textual Creative Works

  • Blanciak, F. (2013). Ugly and Ultraordinary. Dichotomy, 19 Ugly, (pp. 24 - 31). Detroit, United States of America: University of Detroit Mercy.
  • Blanciak, F. (2012). Embracing Heteronomy. Panorama 2012, Annual Architecture Catalogue, (pp. 134 - 135). Sydney, Australia: Faculty of Architecture Design and Planning, The University of Sydney.
  • Blanciak, F. (2008). Siteless: 1001 Building Forms, (pp. i - 118). Cambridge, United States of America: MIT Press.
  • Blanciak, F. (2008). EX SITU: Mille et une formes d'architecture, (pp. 1 - 126). Marseille, France: Parentheses.

Design or Architectural Works

  • Blanciak, F., Abdala, A. (2013). Lima Tower. Lima, Peru: Residential. Unrealized.
  • Blanciak, F., Olango, D., Ko, W. (2013). Yoyogi Building. Adjacent to Yoyogi Park Tokyo, Japan: Mixed residential, commercial and office spaces. Unrealized.
  • Klinkers, K., Galloway, W., Blanciak, F., Yoshikawa, M., Mak, P., Burden, A. (2011). HA (Higashi Azabu) Tower. Japan: Unrealized.
  • Blanciak, F. (2010). Dunkirk Arts Quarter Competition Proposal. Dunkirk, France: public. Unrealized.
  • Blanciak, F. (2009). Dubai Tower. United Arab Emirates: Unrealized.
  • Blanciak, F. (2009). Maison. Beirut, Lebanon: Public. Unrealized.
  • Blanciak, F. (2009). Paiwan Slabstones. Taipei, Taiwan: public. Unrealized.
  • Blanciak, F. (2008). Incheon Tower. Cheongna, Incheon, Korea, Republic of (South): public. Unrealized.
  • Blanciak, F., Abdala, A. (2008). Lima Tower. Peru: Unrealized.
  • Blanciak, F. (2008). Sashimi. Talinn, Estonia: Public. Unrealized.
  • Blanciak, F. (2008). Strata. Sundsvall, Sweden: The Sundsvall Municipal Council. Public. Unrealized.
  • Blanciak, F. (2008). Yoyogi Building. Japan: Unrealized.
  • Blanciak, F. (2007). Daejeon Landmark. Daejeon, Korea, Republic of (South): commercial and residential. Unrealized.

Other Works

  • Blanciak, F. (2012). Siteless: 1001 Building forms. Architectural Inventions | Visionary Drawings, (pp. 40 - 41). London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom: Laurence King Publishing LTD.

Other

  • Blanciak, F., Ferng, J. (2014), Rock Solid, MUSE Issue No. 08, pp.22-24.
  • Blanciak, F. (2013), The Possibility of Sitelessness. N Frankowski and C Garcia. Pure Hardcore Icons: A Manifesto on Pure Form in Architecture. (pp. 66-73). London: Artifice Books on Architecture. Interview.

2014

  • Blanciak, F., Ferng, J. (2014), Rock Solid, MUSE Issue No. 08, pp.22-24.

2013

  • Blanciak, F. (2013). Escaping Through the Roof | Jeong Jaeheon - Yangpyong Unfolding House. Gonggan | SPACE Magazine, 545, 98-99.
  • Blanciak, F., Abdala, A. (2013). Lima Tower. Lima, Peru: Residential. Unrealized.
  • Blanciak, F. (2013). Revolutionary Objects: Pure Forms and Disorder in the Work of Ivan Leonidov. Third Annual International Conference on Architecture, Athens, Greece: Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER).
  • Blanciak, F. (2013), The Possibility of Sitelessness. N Frankowski and C Garcia. Pure Hardcore Icons: A Manifesto on Pure Form in Architecture. (pp. 66-73). London: Artifice Books on Architecture. Interview.
  • Blanciak, F. (2013). Ugly and Ultraordinary. Dichotomy, 19 Ugly, (pp. 24 - 31). Detroit, United States of America: University of Detroit Mercy.
  • Blanciak, F., Olango, D., Ko, W. (2013). Yoyogi Building. Adjacent to Yoyogi Park Tokyo, Japan: Mixed residential, commercial and office spaces. Unrealized.

2012

  • Blanciak, F. (2012). Embracing Heteronomy. Panorama 2012, Annual Architecture Catalogue, (pp. 134 - 135). Sydney, Australia: Faculty of Architecture Design and Planning, The University of Sydney.
  • Blanciak, F. (2012). Siteless: 1001 Building forms. Architectural Inventions | Visionary Drawings, (pp. 40 - 41). London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom: Laurence King Publishing LTD.

2011

  • Klinkers, K., Galloway, W., Blanciak, F., Yoshikawa, M., Mak, P., Burden, A. (2011). HA (Higashi Azabu) Tower. Japan: Unrealized.

2010

  • Blanciak, F. (2010). Dunkirk Arts Quarter Competition Proposal. Dunkirk, France: public. Unrealized.
  • Blanciak, F. (2010). Siteless drawings. In: Sehnsucht, German Pavilion, 12th Venice Architecture Biennale. 12th Venice Architecture Biennale. German Pavilion, Giardini della Biennale, Venice, Italy.

2009

  • Blanciak, F. (2009). Dubai Tower. United Arab Emirates: Unrealized.
  • Blanciak, F. (2009). Maison. Beirut, Lebanon: Public. Unrealized.
  • Blanciak, F. (2009). Paiwan Slabstones. Taipei, Taiwan: public. Unrealized.
  • Blanciak, F. (2009). Siteless. In: Cribs to Cribbage. Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. Massachusettes Museum of Contemporart Art, North Adams, Massachusetts, United States of America.

2008

  • Blanciak, F. (2008). Siteless: 1001 Building Forms, (pp. i - 118). Cambridge, United States of America: MIT Press.
  • Blanciak, F. (2008). EX SITU: Mille et une formes d'architecture, (pp. 1 - 126). Marseille, France: Parentheses.
  • Blanciak, F. (2008). Incheon Tower. Cheongna, Incheon, Korea, Republic of (South): public. Unrealized.
  • Blanciak, F., Abdala, A. (2008). Lima Tower. Peru: Unrealized.
  • Blanciak, F. (2008). Sashimi. Talinn, Estonia: Public. Unrealized.
  • Blanciak, F. (2008). Siteless. In: Starting From.. Travel. Canadian Center for Architecture, Montreal, Canada.
  • Blanciak, F. (2008). Strata. Sundsvall, Sweden: The Sundsvall Municipal Council. Public. Unrealized.
  • Blanciak, F. (2008). Yoyogi Building. Japan: Unrealized.

2007

  • Blanciak, F. (2007). Daejeon Landmark. Daejeon, Korea, Republic of (South): commercial and residential. Unrealized.

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