Videos | Yearly Archives: 1982 (14)

Lawrence Halprin
Lawrence Halprin is an environmental designer, town planner, landscape architect, and filmmaker. He presents slides of his work,...
Vito Acconci Work Pieces From 1970 To 1982
Acconci reviews his work from 1970 to 1982. He begins by explaining how he started as a writer. First he describes what thoughts...
Raimund Abraham
Raimund Abraham describes his drawing techniques and working methodologies while presenting a series of homes and...
Daniel Libeskind Part One
Daniel Libeskind argues that architects and the field of architecture has lost touch with reality, aborbed by its own needs, and...
Daniel Libeskind Part Two
The concluding 13 minutes of Libeskind's lecture. He finds most of contemporary architecture misguided. On the other hand, he...
Bernard Tschumi Manhattan Transcripts
Bernard Tschumi walks the audience through his Manhattan Transcripts. He points out commonalities through the different...
Ken Butti Two And A Half Thousand Years Of Solar...
Ken Butti presents the history of solar technology from ancient civilizations to the modern times. Butti addresses how every...
Ray Kappe
Ray Kappe discusses recent projects, both built and unbuilt, focusing on the form and energy aspects of the design. He first...

Lawrence Halprin

Lawrence Halprin is an environmental designer, town planner, landscape architect, and filmmaker. He presents slides of his work, and comments on the current state of architecture. Halprin questions the meaning, content, and intention of architecture, and asks what the real value of building places. He states that for human beings to live in, be creative in, and live out a biologically sound life, architecture should be deeply emotional and more than the sum of its parts.

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Vito Acconci Work Pieces From 1970 To 1982

November 11, 1982 | Video Lecturer:

Acconci reviews his work from 1970 to 1982. He begins by explaining how he started as a writer. First he describes what thoughts and circumstances made him switch disciplines to become an artist. He explains the evolution of his work, and how each one of his projects evolves into the next one. He describes the projects in detail, and tries to reproduce the users experience by doing live performances and descriptions of the audio of several installations. He focuses specially on the questions he asks himself after a project is finished and how these thoughts lead him to the next stage of his work.

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Acconci begins by explaining how he started as a writer. At first he describes what thoughts and circumstances made him switch...
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Acconci explains the next stage of his work. The 1970s pieces are about him--Acconci uses his own presence and applies stress to...
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Acconci explains his last example of live presence installation called “Reception Room,” Spring 1973. He reproduces the...
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Acconci describes a project from 1976. He claims that he starts trying to work with exhibition spaces where people are going to...
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Acconci explains why he decided to stop doing site-specific projects and moved into pieces that have portability. He shows some...

Raimund Abraham

November 3, 1982 | Video Lecturer:
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Raimund Abraham describes his drawing techniques and working methodologies while presenting a series of homes and competitions in the form of melodic sketches and intricate models. Abraham expresses his sensibilities as geometric investigations colliding with every possible physiological aspect of architecture. His emotive confessions are reinforced by renderings meant to capture the ethereal affects of space, shadow, and form.

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SCI-Arc student Barbara Helton-Berg introduces Raimund Abraham, stressing the influence of his drawings and suggestive...
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Raimund Abraham talks about his, then, most recent work; a church on the Berlin Wall. While describing the project he suggests...

Daniel Libeskind Part One

Daniel Libeskind argues that architects and the field of architecture has lost touch with reality, aborbed by its own needs, and a pawn of wider societal struggles. Homer’s story of Ulysses and the sirens suggests the need to voluntarily restrict ourselves in order not to be distracted by ruses. In order to maintain an accurate picture of reality, we must occasionally bind ourselves from temptation, or commit ourselves to another’s cause. Libeskind compares the current state of architecture to Jonah stuck inside the belly of an whale, without any desire to escape, or face reality.

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Libeskind argues that architecture is in crisis, and that this has nothing to do with style. He cites the story from the...
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Libeskind argues that modern art is not a new development, but a continuation of the separation of body and mind instituted by...
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Daniel Libeskind Part Two

October 20, 1982 | Video Lecturer:
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The concluding 13 minutes of Libeskind’s lecture. He finds most of contemporary architecture misguided. On the other hand, he claims that many architects of his generation are rethinking assumptions, and rethinking the nature of architecture. He quickly displays some of his models and drawings to show how his work tries to deal with the themes of his lecture.


Bernard Tschumi Manhattan Transcripts

October 6, 1982 | Video Lecturer:

Bernard Tschumi walks the audience through his Manhattan Transcripts. He points out commonalities through the different scales of the different drawings, and touches on formal expression, deconstruction, and the importance of drawing to express his ideas. Throughout, Tschumi continually links the drawings with his design philosophy.

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Ken Butti Two And A Half Thousand Years Of Solar Architecture Technology

June 2, 1982 | Video Lecturer:

Ken Butti presents the history of solar technology from ancient civilizations to the modern times. Butti addresses how every major civilization has incorporated climate design and specifically the use of the sun into their architecture. He gives examples of solar communities, cities and homes in Asia, Europe and the United States from the 5th century B.C. through the 20th century.

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Ray Kappe

Ray Kappe discusses recent projects, both built and unbuilt, focusing on the form and energy aspects of the design. He first demonstrates that his previously built high glazing residences are more energy-efficient than houses that meet California’s prescriptive building code. Kappe’s view is that energy and ecological considerations should be like structural considerations, always present, but not the main driver for a project. Kappe also gives a talk on the founding of SCI-Arc, the focus on a practicing faculty, and some of the trials and tribulations of its early days.

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Kappe describes SCI-Arc's founding and the circumstances that led up to it. His desire to assemble a faculty of practicing...