Videos | Yearly Archives: 2006 (10)

Brendan MacFarlane Paris Growing Structures
Brendan MacFarlane of Jakob + MacFarlane graduated from SCI-Arc in 1984 and returns to present projects from his Paris-based firm...
Odile Decq
Odile Decq presents numerous projects, mostly in Europe, but also in China and the U.S. Decq discusses her use of color, oblique...
Manuel De Landa Gilles Deleuze and Science
Manuel de Landa begins with a discussion of the difference between idealism and realism. He discusses materiality in differential...
Kevin Daly and Chris Genik
Kevin Daly and Chris Genik of Daly Genik Architects are "advocates of the interrelationship of research and fabrication, material...
Michael Rotondi And Eric Owen Moss
Michael Rotondi talks with Eric Owen Moss on the occasion of the publication of Rotoworks: Still points. They discuss...
Michael Maltzan
Michael Maltzan presents projects in progress and explains the trajectory of his work, specifically focusing on the way his...
Steve Badgett And Matthew Lynch
Simparch is a team of SCI-Arc graduates with an interest in producing art on the scale of architecture. Partners Steve Badgett...
Graduate Thesis Presentation
Two SCI-Arc graduate students present thesis projects to faculty and visiting critics during the Gratudate Thesis Weekend of...

Brendan MacFarlane Paris Growing Structures

Brendan MacFarlane of Jakob + MacFarlane graduated from SCI-Arc in 1984 and returns to present projects from his Paris-based firm that reflect the influence of SCI-Arc on his practice. MacFarlane presents projects that deal directly with architectural issues of skin, volume, materials and fabrication, including Restaurant Georges on the roof of the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Librairie Florence Loewy V, their proposal for the Mus?e du quai Branly, the Centre de Communication Renault, their proposal for the World Trade Center competition, 100 Logements, and furniture design for Sawaya & Moroni in Milan.

 

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Odile Decq

October 25, 2006 | Video Lecturer:

Odile Decq presents numerous projects, mostly in Europe, but also in China and the U.S. Decq discusses her use of color, oblique surfaces and volumes, surfaces that push the limits of space, and transparency. Throughout this presentation her signature use of color, (especially red) to both warm space, and emphasize spatial or volumetric conditions becomes evident.

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Manuel De Landa Gilles Deleuze and Science

October 18, 2006 | Video Lecturer:
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Manuel de Landa begins with a discussion of the difference between idealism and realism. He discusses materiality in differential geometry as illustrated by the work of Frei Otto. De Landa goes on to use Frei Otto as an analogy to Gilles Deleuze’s engagement with science. De Landa discusses evolutionary biologist Ernst Mayr’s concept of “population thinking.” He relates this to algorithm-based design methodologies. De Landa describes “intensive thinking” as an essential part of Deleuze’s thought. De Landa discusses Deleuze’s use of concept “topological differences.” He reviews how Carl Friedrich Gauss’s exploration of curved surfaces in differential geometry led to a new philosophy of space, and provided the framework for Albert Einstein’s spacetime.

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De Landa describes “intensive thinking” as an essential part of Deleuze’s thought.
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Kevin Daly and Chris Genik

October 11, 2006 |
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Kevin Daly and Chris Genik of Daly Genik Architects are “advocates of the interrelationship of research and fabrication, material and form, and sustainability and livability.” They view their buildings as opportunities to test radical approaches to modification and optimization. They discuss their projects in relation to aircraft design.

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Michael Rotondi And Eric Owen Moss

October 4, 2006 | Video Lecturer:

Michael Rotondi talks with Eric Owen Moss on the occasion of the publication of Rotoworks: Still points. They discuss clients, fear, responsibility, and architecture as political critique. Rotondi argues that contemporary architecture fails to engage creatively with program. He suggests that silence and stillness are what unnerve people today. He also distinguishes invention from innovation, and stresses the need to slow down. Rotondi argues that complete originality is impossible; creativity always occurs in a context.


Michael Maltzan

September 27, 2006 |
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Michael Maltzan presents projects in progress and explains the trajectory of his work, specifically focusing on the way his geometric interests and structural methods are deployed in a fluid overlapping of public and private. Maltzan progresses from residential works to cultural projects and concludes with endeavors that engage larger urban contexts.

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Eric Owen Moss introduces Michael Maltzan, describing his appearance in Los Angeles "mid-revolution." Moss asserts that Maltzan,...
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Steve Badgett And Matthew Lynch

Simparch is a team of SCI-Arc graduates with an interest in producing art on the scale of architecture. Partners Steve Badgett and Matthew Lynch present a series of projects featuring audio work, spatial interventions, and artist collaborations with a goal to create new platforms for social interaction. Several venues in the U.S. and Europe have hosted their installations, including the Chicago Hyde Park Art Center, Cincinnati’s Contemporary Art Center, and in Cergy, France.

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In the introduction, Simparch is identified as artists, not architects, who are working on the scale of architecture. The...
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Simparch presents "Free Basin," a project inspired by Los Angeles skate culture of the 1970s, when empty swimming pools were used...
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Graduate Thesis Presentation

September 17, 2006 | Video Lecturer:
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Two SCI-Arc graduate students present thesis projects to faculty and visiting critics during the Gratudate Thesis Weekend of 2006. Kevin Regalado’s project focuses on adaptive agents which shift in building function as they move across the building. Ben Toam’s project assembles interactive systems in clustered modules.

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Kevin Regalado describes his project Performative Hybrids in terms of organizing agents of one unified body that adapt...
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Ben Toam describes Systems of Accumulation as an investigation into skin, structure and circulation interacting...