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Eric Owen Moss describes in detail a proposal for five linked new cities in the Nanjing wetlands, and several projects in Culver...
Eric Owen Moss Not Farewell But Fare Forward
Eric Owen Moss begins by announcing, "I'm the enemy," and discusses the absence of shared narratives. He presents animations...
Herwig Baumgartner & Scott Uriu Familiar And The...
Herwig Baumgartner and Scott Uriu discuss projects that are aggregations of similar objects, such as the City Futura urban plan...
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Antoni Vives reviews some of the principles guiding planning and development in Barcelona, stressing productivity, mobility,...
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Antoni Vives argues that city-building and city-transforming today is essentially a political, i.e. ideological task. It requires...
Antoni Vives Barcelona 5.0 Polis Is Back
Antoni Vives argues that city-building and city-transforming today is essentially a political, i.e. ideological task. He sees...
Kenneth Frampton & Eric Owen Moss Dialectical...
To Eric Owen Moss's suggestion that the idea of critical regionalism might be a non sequitur, Kenneth Frampton responds that...
Sarah Whiting Engaging Autonomy
Sarah Whiting begins by identifying a trend in current architecture in which both theory and the object are minimized. She argues...

Eric Owen Moss Not Farewell But Fare Forward

March 18, 2015 | Video Lecturer:
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Eric Owen Moss begins by announcing, “I’m the enemy,” and discusses the absence of shared narratives. He presents animations of form studies, and images of built work. He discusses built and unbuilt work, including a proposal for the reuse of La Térmica power plant in Barcelona, five linked new cities in the Nanjing wetlands, and several projects in Culver City. With regard to a project for the Smithsonian, Moss stresses the importance of wonder as a value in architecture.

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Eric Owen Moss discusses several built works and proposals for Culver City, including the Samitaur Tower and the Pterodactyl...

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Herwig Baumgartner and Scott Uriu discuss projects that are aggregations of similar objects, such as the City Futura urban plan (2010), the Coral Lamp (2012), a pedestrian bridge in Bangalore, a cruise ship terminal in Keelung (2012), and a soccer stadium complex for Rio (2013). They conclude by reviewing three current projects: a lounge chair, a house in the Hollywood Hills, and a transit center in Northern California.


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Antoni Vives reviews some of the principles guiding planning and development in Barcelona, stressing productivity, mobility, inclusiveness, connectivity, self-sufficiency, and collaboration with existing communities. He describes efforts to bring high-tech  industries to Barcelona as generators of fabrication, transforming a hardware city into a software city.


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Antoni Vives argues that city-building and city-transforming today is essentially a political, i.e. ideological task. It requires political will, realism, and making choices. He sees Barcelona’s future being based on revival of the polis, a healthier, more affordable, more efficient civic life. Vives outlines the history of Barcelona from the Roman colony, stressing the defining interventions of Ildefons Cerdà in the 19th century. He describes the current planning situation as a combination of big visions and large-scale plans with human-scale “urban acupuncture.”


Antoni Vives Barcelona 5.0 Polis Is Back

February 12, 2014 | Video Lecturer:
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Antoni Vives argues that city-building and city-transforming today is essentially a political, i.e. ideological task. He sees Barcelona’s future being based on revival of the polis, a healthier, more affordable, more efficient civic life. Vives outlines the history of Barcelona from the Roman colony, stressing the defining interventions of Ildefons Cerda in the 19th century. He reviews some of the principles guiding planning and development in Barcelona, stressing productivity, mobility, inclusiveness, connectivity, self-sufficiency, and collaboration with existing communities. He describes efforts to bring high-tech  industries to Barcelona as generators of fabrication, transforming a hardware city into a software city.

 

 

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Eric Owen Moss introduces Antoni Vives, the deputy mayor of Barcelona, as a utopian pragmatist: the precise combination needed to...
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To Eric Owen Moss’s suggestion that the idea of critical regionalism might be a non sequitur, Kenneth Frampton responds that while vernacular traditions are no longer accessible, architects can use traditional responses to local conditions to respond constructively to the trauma of modernization. Moss and Frampton discuss the 21st century cities and the idea of planning.


Sarah Whiting Engaging Autonomy

November 6, 2013 | Video Lecturer:
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Sarah Whiting begins by identifying a trend in current architecture in which both theory and the object are minimized. She argues this betrays a simplistic sense of object and context, and autonomy and relations. As a counter-example, she discusses IIT campus within the context of Chicago’s South Side, and her own projects–including a facade study for twelve towers in Xingsha, and entries in the Kaohsiung Pop Music Center competition (2010), and the Taichung Cultural Center (2013), and the Golden House (2010).

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Eric Owen Moss introduces Sarah Whiting with a poem celebrating her work as a designer, and her guidance of Rice's architecture...
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