Videos | Yearly Archives: 1989 (12)

Merril Elam
After briefly describing her earlier professional history, Merril Elam describes a number of buildings completed by her firm...
Billie Tsien
Billie Tsien presents a lecture loosely organized around the term "touchstones." First in reference to her experiences growing...
Dagmar Richter
Dagmar Richter discusses her recent work and the criteria that define her architecture, from theoretical thinking to influences...
Ad?le Naud? Santos
Ad?le Naud? Santos reviews her early work in southern Africa, a decade of teaching in the U.S., and her return to practice. She...
Peter Wollen
Peter Wollen explains the influence of Fordist, American-style assembly line mass production on Andy Warhol. He analyzes...
Shin Takamatsu
Shin Takamatsu presents a many slides of his work, "machine gun style," as a translator provides English versions of Japanese...
Marc Ang?lil The Reading And Writing On Construction
Marc Ang?lil reviews his professional history, his involvement with architectural education, and his view of architecture as a...
Peter Cook
Sir Peter Cook discusses his work, invoking softies and wobblies and other vocabularies of form. Cook compares work by architects...

Merril Elam

November 30, 1989 | Video Lecturer:

After briefly describing her earlier professional history, Merril Elam describes a number of buildings completed by her firm Scogin Elam and Bray Architects. She presents a collection of favorite images from travel around the world. She describes a radio station, a museum, a house, and several library projects completed in the southern U. S. All the buildings are relatively inexpensive, but display great craftsmanship, and a distinctive use of materials.

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Micheal Rotondi introduces Merril Elam, a principal at Scogin Elam and Bray Architects. Elam is a graduate of Georgia Tech and...
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Merrill Elam describes her start in architecture with Lloyd Bray, Mack Scogin. They all worked about ten years at Heery and Heery...
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Elam describes several library projects, a Herman Miller showroom, and a residence. Elam takes questions on the work and her...

Billie Tsien

November 15, 1989 | Video Lecturer:
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Billie Tsien presents a lecture loosely organized around the term “touchstones.” First in reference to her experiences growing up as a female of Chinese descent. Tsien connects these this with her professional work, reviewing projects that range from two-dimensional collages
to large scale urban interventions. The projects engage issues of domestic life, public art, and commerce. The documentation of the projects stresses materials and construction details.

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David Gregor presents an extended, comedic introduction to his former UCLA classmate Billie Tsien.
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Tsien reviews her work, much of it done in collaboration with her partner Tod Williams. She presents some of her smaller scale...

Dagmar Richter

November 8, 1989 | Video Lecturer:

Dagmar Richter discusses her recent work and the criteria that define her architecture, from theoretical thinking to influences of her background and the importance of place and context. Richter presents a series of competition projects in Europe and North America.

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Dagmar Richter discusses the criteria that define her work, from theoretical thinking to influences of her background, the...
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Dagmar Richter presents some of her projects developed since 1984, including an entry in the 1985 International Copenhagen Harbor...
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Ad?le Naud? Santos

Ad?le Naud? Santos reviews her early work in southern Africa, a decade of teaching in the U.S., and her return to practice. She presents a house with distinct public and private aspects, a proposal for an Arts Park in Los Angeles she collaborated in, and projects in Japan that use terraces to bring light and space to narrow, multistory buildings.

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Ad?le Santos describes how before coming to the United States she practiced for four years in southern Africa, leaving...
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Ad?le Santos presents a house project which she says has two faces: the very private side facing the street, and the garden...
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Ad?le Santos discusses Kachofugetsu-kan, a project for a client in Japan who wanted a building for his offices, plus an art...

Peter Wollen

October 4, 1989 | Video Lecturer:
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Peter Wollen explains the influence of Fordist, American-style assembly line mass production on Andy Warhol. He analyzes Warhol’s engagement with mass marketing, mass production, and merchandising. Wollen argues that Warhol’s most important achievement was a marriage of minimalism and camp. Wollen discusses John Cage and his influence on the music, dance, and art world. Wollen notes how Warhol’s films favor situation and incident over plot or narrative. Wollen characterizes Warhol’s avoidance of editing and censorship as “non-interventionism.” Responding to questions from the audience, Peter Wollen discusses Warhol’s influence on John Waters and European filmmakers. He describes Warhol’s compulsion towards cataloguing, and remarks on the influence of fashion, pop and Motown music on Warhol.

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Shin Takamatsu

Shin Takamatsu presents a many slides of his work, “machine gun style,” as a translator provides English versions of Japanese remarks. He reviews a wide range of commercial, residential, and religious projects. He maintains that he is inspired and incorporates elements of traditional Japanese architecture, yet arrives at designs that are far more dynamic and expressive using modern materials. After the slides, Takamatsu presents three videos that use moving images, music and computer graphics to convey the spirit of three projects: the Kirin Plaza in Osaka, the Earthtecture Sub-1 underground commercial building in Tokyo, and the Octagon tower proposed for the Shibuya district of Tokyo. After the videos, Takamatsu responds to questions from the audience.

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Michael Rotondi introduces Shin Takmatsu. Takamatsu graduated with a doctorate in architecture from Kyoto University in 1980, and...
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Shin Takamatsu jokes that the only Japanese architects who don't speak English are Tadao Ando and himself. A female translator...
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Marc Ang?lil The Reading And Writing On Construction

September 20, 1989 | Video Lecturer:

Marc Ang?lil reviews his professional history, his involvement with architectural education, and his view of architecture as a stage for urban involvement. He stresses the importance of discerning the framework that defines architectural problems, permitting a new understanding of the problems. In articulating that framework, he cites Genesis, Plato, Alberti, Francis Bacon and others. Ang?lil emphasizes the need to provoke intuition and ingenuity.

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Marc Ang?lil descrbes his relationship with his students and his teaching methods. He cites an ongoing project in which student...
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Marc Ang?lil continues his discussion of architecture as an urban stage set, arguing that representations of perceptions make...
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Marc Ang?lil discusses the need to challenge the order of things. He stresses the importance of discerning the framework that...

Peter Cook

March 24, 1989 | Video Lecturer:

Sir Peter Cook discusses his work, invoking softies and wobblies and other vocabularies of form. Cook compares work by architects including that of Yakov Chernikhov, Neil Denari, and Clorindo Testa. He discusses the importance of rivalry and love among friends. He compares it to the act of teaching architecture. He also discusses bullshit, which encompasses everything.

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Peter Cook discusses the formal vocabulary of his "high vegetational period." Cook comments on his methodology of scrambled egg...
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