Videos | Yearly Archives: 1997 (41)

Craig Hodgetts And Ming Fung
Craig Hodgetts and Ming Fung discuss their design philosophies and how they work together. They describe their early work and...
Neal Baer
Neal Baer discusses his work as a producer and writer for the successful television show ER, about a hospital emergency...
Gaetano Pesce
Gaetano Pesce discusses his design work in terms of democracy, individuality, and materials. He argues for new kinds of...
Eric Owen Moss Recollecting Forward
Michael Pinto performs an extended Eric Owen Moss impersonation, which is received with laughter and applause. Michael Rotondi...
Peter Cook Metamorphose Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Peter Cook examines several projects he defines as exemplary examples of his design methodology. Using a set of twelve words,...
Colin Fournier Sympathy For The Future
Colin Fournier describes alternative city designs that have been proposed since the birth of industrialization. He argues that...
Robert Somol
Robert Somol discusses the neo-avant garde in architecture, and on the importance of the diagram for introducing new models of...
Fire In The Library Rachel Rosenthal And Richard Terrile...
Eugenia Butler, performance artist Rachel Rosenthal, and astronomer Richard Terrile discuss possible outcomes of the future. The...

Craig Hodgetts And Ming Fung

November 19, 1997 | Video Lecturer: ,
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Craig Hodgetts and Ming Fung discuss their design philosophies and how they work together. They describe their early work and influences. They show projects in which spaces are framed by architecture. They discuss different layers present in their work, especially to engage people and induce an emotional
reaction. They describe certain construction techniques that link several of the projects together. They discuss the importance of pride and craftsmanship in their work. They also stress the need to remain playful and how their works tries to contain an air of whimsy to retain a certain lightness. They discuss technical and aesthetic aspects of their more recent work.

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Craig Hodgetts and Ming Fung discuss a project that tries to capture the spectacle of Hollywood cinematically, while also...

Neal Baer

November 14, 1997 | Video Lecturer:
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Neal Baer discusses his work as a producer and writer for the successful television show ER, about a hospital emergency ward and its staff. A former pediatrician, Baer became involved in the show while still in medical school. He describes the process of writing and producing for television, the aspects of collaboration and overall route from the development of an idea to set design, shooting and post-production.

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Neal Baer presents a collection of clips from the TV series ER. Baer analyzes these clips to illustrate the process of...
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Neal Baer answers questions regarding the concept for the show ER, the differences between production of a movie and a...

Gaetano Pesce

November 14, 1997 | Video Lecturer:
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Gaetano Pesce discusses his design work in terms of democracy, individuality, and materials. He argues for new kinds of production that allows for imperfection as a way to create difference and a new way to discover beauty. Pesce illustrates these issues with a wide range of his own work.

 

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Michele Saee introduces Gaetano Pesce as one of the leaders of innovative design in Italy. Pesce describes himself as focused on...
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Pesce discusses the importance of the "poorly done." He maintains that imperfection is a characteristic of beauty, and encourages...
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Pesce presents a showroom for children's clothing which contains two door sizes: a reference to Madonna and child iconography....

Eric Owen Moss Recollecting Forward

November 12, 1997 | Video Lecturer:
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Michael Pinto performs an extended Eric Owen Moss impersonation, which is received with laughter and applause. Michael Rotondi introduces Moss more conventionally. Moss reviews his work and discusses programming, context, typology, and construction. He talks about his belief in coherent, temporal moments of architectural associations. Moss explains his views on urban planning, figuration, and capturing time.

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Peter Cook Metamorphose Actions Speak Louder Than Words

November 5, 1997 | Video Lecturer:
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Peter Cook examines several projects he defines as exemplary examples of his design methodology. Using a set of twelve words, Cook describes influences and inspirations that he believes have helped him evolve and mature as a continuing contributor to architectural discourse. Cook also speaks to the students, giving them a framework on how to question and redefine predetermined conceptions place design.

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Colin Fournier Sympathy For The Future

November 2, 1997 | Video Lecturer:

Colin Fournier describes alternative city designs that have been proposed since the birth of industrialization. He argues that modern cities were shaped by different historical models. He outlines these models and retraces how they have evolved. He argues that cities grow cyclically, and suggests that we are presently in a city-building phase. While the more radical proposals are portrayed as utopias or dystopias, what was actually built in the 20th century was more middle-of-the-road, reflecting City Beautiful and Beaux-Arts ideas. In the 1960s, groups like Archigram, Archizoom, and Superstudio were more interested in criticizing how the whole urban discussion was being framed, than presenting solutions. Fournier outlines some contemporary city design proposals, many of which have been implemented. Most acknowledge the criticisms of earlier modernist proposals, and no longer attempt to de-urbanize, or radically alter cities, but to enhance existing places. New organizational methodologies such as fractals provide alternatives to the City Beautiful and Beaux Arts traditions. New technologies enable city design to be approached bottom up, rather than top down.

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Colin Fournier outlines some contemporary city design proposals, many of which have been implemented. Most acknowledge the...

Robert Somol

October 31, 1997 | Video Lecturer:

Robert Somol discusses the neo-avant garde in architecture, and on the importance of the diagram for introducing new models of reality. Somol documents what he refers to as a version of the history of architecture as a way to interrogate the pendulum swing between interest in reality and interest in representation. This version frames architecture as a continual solicitation and subversion of diagrams and promotes this method, employed by the second generation of the neo-avant garde, as the future of architecture.

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Somol continues his lecture with a discussion of the second generation of the neo-avant garde which includes Daniel Libeskind,...
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Somol concludes by describing the power of minimalism as having characteristics of both/neither rather than the neither/nore of...
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Robert Somol's lecture finishes with a question and answer session.

Fire In The Library Rachel Rosenthal And Richard Terrile Part Two

Eugenia Butler, performance artist Rachel Rosenthal, and astronomer Richard Terrile discuss possible outcomes of the future. The audience questions the panelists. Rosenthal asks how people might try to relate relativity, quantum physics, and other sciences to their own lives so that people in different fields can communicate.

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Eugenia Butler, Rachel Rosenthal, and Richard Terrile discuss possible outcomes of the future. The audience questions the...
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Rosenthal asks how people might try to relate relativity, quantum physics, and other sciences to their own lives so that people...