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Moshen Mostafavi continues his discussion of architects associated with Team 10 by focusing on Japanese developments, especially...
Neil Denari Thesis Building
Neil Denari surveys historical examples of buildings that might or might not constitute a thesis, starting with Corbusier's...
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Neil Denari begins with a description of unexpectedly encountering a house in Fort Worth designed by Paul Rudolph (1970) when he...
Jeffrey Kipnis Devyn Weiser Peter Testa & Greg...
Jeffrey Kipnis talks with Greg Lynn and Devyn Weiser and Peter Testa about the applications of carbon fiber in buildings, the...
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Jeffrey Kipnis, Greg Lynn, Devyn Weiser and Peter Testa respond to questions from the audience about different ways of being...
Jeffrey Kipnis Devyn Weiser Peter Testa & Greg...
Greg Lynn joins Jeffrey Kipnis for a conversation with Devyn Weiser and Peter Testa about their work. Lynn praises Testa and...
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Alejandro Zaera-Polo surveys innovative building materials and technologies since World War II--from Albert Kahn, and Lee Porter...
2015 Grad Thesis Prep Symposium
Thesis proposal presentations by Garet Ammerman, Alex Blugerman, Leonora Bustamente, Eileen Won and Marilyn Hu, Mei Zhi Neoh,...

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Moshen Mostafavi continues his discussion of architects associated with Team 10 by focusing on Japanese developments, especially Kenzo Tange and Kiyonori Kikutake.  He links Kisho Kurokawa’s Capsule Tower with David Bowie’s “Major Tom,” and more specifically architectural responses in the UK by Banham and Peter Cook.


Neil Denari Thesis Building

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Neil Denari surveys historical examples of buildings that might or might not constitute a thesis, starting with Corbusier’s Villa Savoye and the Florey Building, Oxford (1971) by James Stirling, to Toyo Ito’s Taichung Metropolitan Opera House (under construction). He feels Robert Venturi’s house for his mother (1964) definitely argues a thesis, as do Peter Eisenman projects from House III (1961-71) to the City of Culture of Galica (2013), and projects by Superstudio, Buckminster Fuller and Coop Himmelb(l)au. Denari discusses his own Interrupted Projections (1996) as a project that presented ideas worked out in detail in his subsequent career. He discusses the difference between designs that exist in movies and reality, and the distinction between just going with your interests and attempting to make a contribution.

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Tom Wiscombe introduces Neil Denari, pointing out themes visible in his work, such as figural apertures and continuously...
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Neil Denari begins with a description of unexpectedly encountering a house in Fort Worth designed by Paul Rudolph (1970) when he was seventeen. It was a shock that convinced him architecture was an adventure he wanted to be part of. Denari turns to historical examples of building that might or might not constitute a thesis, starting with Corbusier’s Villa Savoye and the Florey Building, Oxford (1971) by James Stirling. Denari points out how Frank O. Gehry’s Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2014) employs very traditional materials, but delivers them in a new way.


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Jeffrey Kipnis talks with Greg Lynn and Devyn Weiser and Peter Testa about the applications of carbon fiber in buildings, the dialog between material research and design. Lynn talks about the origin of his interest in Northern Sails boat-building technologies.


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Greg Lynn joins Jeffrey Kipnis for a conversation with Devyn Weiser and Peter Testa about their work. Lynn praises Testa and Weiser’s work for not being focused on optimizing the properties of new materals such as carbon fiber, but using that research to develop a new architectural sensibility. Testa characterizes their work as working with an already established technical language, and engaging in a dialog with architecture. He describes their house proposal as floating free of the ground, structured by pressure rather than gravity.


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Alejandro Zaera-Polo surveys innovative building materials and technologies since World War II–from Albert Kahn, and Lee Porter Butler, to the textile facades of the London Olympics. He notes the disconnect between sophisticated materials employed in pedestrian designs. He argues that the architectural and political resides at the level of the detail.


2015 Grad Thesis Prep Symposium

Thesis proposal presentations by Garet Ammerman, Alex Blugerman, Leonora Bustamente, Eileen Won and Marilyn Hu, Mei Zhi Neoh, and Shawn Rassekh are followed by discussion by Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Jeffrey Kipnis. Zaera-Polo surveys innovative building materials and technologies since World War II, noting a disconnect between sophisticated materials and pedestrian designs. Kipnis discusses different modes of the political as they relate to architecture. He argues that science and technology, far from being in opposition to the aesthetic, can actually work together to reinforce art’s original political project. Elena Manferdini joins Kipnis and Zaera-Polo to discuss practice, facades and envelopes, the engineering model and the art model, typologies, audiences and critics.

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Elena Manferdini identifies the theme of the fifth graduate thesis symposium as architecture and politics.
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