Jeffrey Kipnis introduces the third of the Fecundity of a Mossy Climate conversations by reading and commenting on a statement by Tom Wiscombe on his work.
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Todd Gannon, John Enright and Jeffrey Kipnis engage Tom Wiscombe in a discussion about his work, touching on issues of terminiology, surface and mass, collaborative versus solitary design process, and expertise.
Jeffrey Kipnis begins the third of the Fecundity of a Mossy Climate conversations by commenting on a statement by Tom Wiscombe on his work. Kipnis review’s Wiscombe’s work from projects for Coop Himmelb(l)au to the current Old Bank District Museum. Todd Gannon and John Enright join Kipnis and Wiscombe to discuss his work, in terms of terminiology, surface and mass, collaborative versus solitary design process, and expertise.
Bernard Tschumi describes how the proposal of a retrospective exhibition at the Pompidou came out of his attempts to understand his work in the book Architecture Concepts (2012). He outlines stages of the conceptualization, design and implementation of the exhibit.
Under the theme “Space and event,” Bernard Tschumi discusses his early publications Advertisements for Architecture (1977) and The Manhattan Transcripts (1981), and the early follies that led to the project for La Vilette (1982-98). He discusses his projects for the Tokyo Opera House (1986) and Kansai Airport (1988) and Le Fresnoy Art Center (1997) in terms of “Program and Juxtaposition.” Tschumi describes the advent of digital design in conjunction with the theme “Vectors and envelopes,” including projects such as the Rouen Concert Hall (2001) and the Vacheron Constantin Headquarters (2005).
Bernard Tschumi describes how his book book Architecture Concepts (2012), prompted aproposal of a retrospective exhibition at the Pompidou, which in turn prompted a reconsideration of his work as a whole. After describing stages of the conceptualization, design and implementation of the exhibit, he reviews his work under five themes: Space and event, Program and juxtaposition, Vectors and envelopes, Context/Concept/Content, and Form/Concept.
Tom Wiscombe, Marcelyn Gow, Alvin Huang, and Roland Snooks respond to audience comments on building fundamentals, and the issues within architectural discourse that remain relevant or arise as new problems.
Benjamin Farnsworth, who with Stefano Passeri was the 2013-4 Design of Theory Fellow at SCI-Arc, reviews their re-launch of Offramp, and their seminar mapping trends in contemporary architecture. In a talk titled “Non non-narrative,” Farnsworth argues for an “exquisitely failed architecture” by the “architect manqué,” illustrated by a skit by comedian George Carl interpreted according to the categories of H. Paul Grice. Farnsworth outlines his work from his 2013 M.Arch thesis, through seminars and design studios taught at Woodbury and Syracuse.