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Tod Williams & Billie Tsien Being Specific-clip_9689
Billie Tsien and Tod Williams present some of their core beliefs: To be of use To move...
Confederacy Of Heretics Symposium Roundtable-clip_8165
Jeffrey Kipnis continues the discussion of the context of Los Angeles architecture culture circa 1979 by mentioning Reyner...
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Gage shows images of his office's work, including a customized New York flat, a theoretical high rise for solar panel display, a...
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Hernan Diaz Alonso introduces Mark Foster Gage of Gage/Clemenceau Architects. Diaz Alonso compares architecture to rock and roll...
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Gage discusses his work on Nicola Formichetti's pop up store for fashion week in New York. He also presents his intensely...
Mark Foster Gage
Mark Foster Gage reads from his book which argues against the tendency to justify architectural work on the basis of novel...
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Mark Foster Gage reads from his book which argues against the tendency to justify architectural work on the basis of novel...
Odile Decq Beyond Horizon-clip_6051
Decq presents her proposal for a new terminal for the port in Tangier. She explains how the unique social mix of tourists and...

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Billie Tsien and Tod Williams present some of their core beliefs:

  • To be of use
  • To move slowly
  • To say No
  • To connect
  • To last

They discuss their central design principles, illustrating each with examples from their work. They stress

  • Natural and artificial topography
  • The presence of the human hand
  • Rethinking material
  • Specificity of place
  • The primacy of the interior.

Confederacy Of Heretics Symposium Roundtable-clip_8165

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Jeffrey Kipnis continues the discussion of the context of Los Angeles architecture culture circa 1979 by mentioning Reyner Banham’s representation of the city. The panelists respond by describing how the freedom of working a city without an established design intelligentsia encouraged intensive experiment with the process of building, especially with regard to materials and modes of architectural representation. On the other hand, they suspect that young architects today plot the launch of their careers more methodically.


Mark Foster Gage

November 9, 2011 | Video Lecturer:
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Mark Foster Gage reads from his book which argues against the tendency to justify architectural work on the basis of novel technologies employed. He states that design and beauty has lost value in our contemporary culture. He then discusses his own work including competitions, residential projects, as well as installations.

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November 9, 2011 | Video Lecturer:

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Mark Foster Gage reads from his book which argues against the tendency to justify architectural work on the basis of novel technologies employed. He states that design has lost value in our contemporary culture. He then discusses his own work including competitions, residential projects, as well as installations.


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October 12, 2011 | Video Lecturer:

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Decq presents her proposal for a new terminal for the port in Tangier. She explains how the unique social mix of tourists and migrant workers informed the overall organization. She discusses material choices in a context where there is always either a salty or a sandy wind blowing.  Decq presents a project for offices floating on the Seine, based on a model from astrophysics.