Videos | Yearly Archives: 2009 (41)

Andrew Holder Drop It Like It’s Fake
Courtnay Bauer reviews the professional and academic career of Andrew Holder. Holder presents a multi-part polemic on the...
Raymond Richard Neutra The Richard And Dion Neutra VDL...
Raymond Richard Neutra is the youngest son of architect Richard Neutra. His lecture focuses on the influences and Viennese roots...
Alejandro Zaera-Polo Envelopes
Alejandro Zaera-Polo's describes the envelope as the most important element of his architecture because it links technology,...
Mack Scogin The Anxiety Of Difference
Mack Scogin is Kajima Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and principal of Mack...
Friends Of Friends With Joe Day Andrea Fraser Rhea...
As part of his Fall 2009 Blow x Blow installation in the SCI-Arc Gallery, Joe Day hosts a discussion with artist Andrea...
SCIFI Symposium Other New Urbanisms Part Two
In part two of this Future Initiatives symposium Orhan Ayy?ce and Sylvia Lavin lead a discussion about the aims and intentions of...
SCIFI Symposium Other New Urbanisms Part One
SCI-Arc's Future Initiatives program hosts a symposium on the possibilities and pitfalls of innovative and contemporary...
Preston Scott Cohen Discretized Curves and Tectonic...
Cohen explains that anamorphism is an influence in his work, because it represents “a departure from normative things.” He...

Andrew Holder Drop It Like It’s Fake

December 2, 2009 | Video Lecturer:
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Courtnay Bauer reviews the professional and academic
career of Andrew Holder. Holder presents a multi-part polemic on the current state of architectural practice, documenting the causes of anxiety in the profession. Holder then introduces the concept of “fakeness,” with which he attempts to subvert the conventional value system. Holder documents a selection of five recent projects completed by his office, touching on issues of diagramming, form, sustainability, and structure.

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Courtnay Bauer reviews the professional and academic career of Andrew Holder, noting that he has taught at UCLA, SCI-Arc, and...
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Andrew Holder presents a multi-part polemic on the current state of architectural practice, documenting the causes of anxiety in...

Raymond Richard Neutra The Richard And Dion Neutra VDL Research House 1932 1940 And 1966 Significance And Survival

November 20, 2009 | Video Lecturer:
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Raymond Richard Neutra is the youngest son of architect Richard Neutra. His lecture focuses on the influences and Viennese roots of the VDL Research House (a.k.a. Neutra VDL Studio and Residences) in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles. Neutra also discusses the influence that Frank Lloyd Wright, and Otto Wagner had on his father in terms of connecting with nature, using new technology and materials, and how these principles combine to act on the biological senses at the VDL compound. This video ends abruptly before the lecture ended.

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Alejandro Zaera-Polo Envelopes

November 19, 2009 | Video Lecturer:
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Alejandro Zaera-Polo’s describes the envelope as the most important element of his architecture because it links technology, representation and politics. The envelope is more than a surface, it establishes the relationship between the shape of the container and the construction of the skin. By categorizing building envelopes into four distinct typologies (Flat Horizontal, Spherical, Flat Vertical, Vertical) he explains their potentials, and presents projects in relation to each category.

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Mack Scogin The Anxiety Of Difference

November 18, 2009 | Video Lecturer:
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Mack Scogin is Kajima Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and principal of Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects in Atlanta. Scogin is known for unconventional use of materials, and for subtle, unexpected narrative associations to place and program.

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Scogin presents several projects including the High Museum of Art at Georgia-Pacific Center, One Midtown Plaza, the Gates Center...
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Scogin presents the Yale University Health Services Building, and the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center and Davis Garage at Wellesley...

Friends Of Friends With Joe Day Andrea Fraser Rhea Anastas Bennett Simpson

As part of his Fall 2009 Blow x Blow installation in the SCI-Arc Gallery, Joe Day hosts a discussion with artist Andrea Fraser, and art historian Rhea Anastas and curator Bennett Simpson. Andrea Fraser briefly introduces her three videos being screened in Day’s installation: “Museum highlights: a gallery talk” (1989), “Little Frank and his carp” (2001), and Soldadera (scenes from Un Banquete en Tetlapayac, a film by Olivier Debroise, 1998/2001). She and Simpson and Anastas discuss the aesthetics and politics of video presentation in museums. A discussion of Fraser’s video response to the Guggenheim Bilboa, prompts a discussion about the context of that project, and contemporary museums–and museum discourse–in general.

 

 

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Joe Day introduces artist Andrea Fraser, and art historian Rhea Anastas and curator Bennett Simpson.
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Andrea Fraser briefly introduces her three videos being screened as part of Joe Day's Fall 2009 installation Blow x Blow...
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Bennett Simpson, Rhea Anastas and Andrea Fraser discuss the aesthetics and politics of video presentation practices in museums,...
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Bennett Simpson, Rhea Anastas engage Andrea Fraser in conversation in detail about “Little...
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Joe Day continues the discussion of old versus new art museum discourse by stressing the 19th century role of museums as schools....

SCIFI Symposium Other New Urbanisms Part Two

In part two of this Future Initiatives symposium Orhan Ayy?ce and Sylvia Lavin lead a discussion about the aims and intentions of the individual presentations. They explore why architecture continues to pursue urban scaled projects, and the role of architecture schools in exploring new ways of urban involvement.

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SCIFI Symposium Other New Urbanisms Part One

SCI-Arc’s Future Initiatives program hosts a symposium on the possibilities and pitfalls of innovative and contemporary approaches to city making. David Bergman and Peter Zellner moderate; David Fletcher, Mia Lehrer, and Andrew Zago present their work; Orhan Ayy?ce and Sylvia Lavin respond. The panelists discuss their recent L.A. River competition entries which map local conditions to generate design elements, trying to predict the future.

 

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Andrew Zago discusses his relationship to the Future Initiatives program, and explores the implementation of architecture in an...

Preston Scott Cohen Discretized Curves and Tectonic Language

November 11, 2009 | Video Lecturer:
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Cohen explains that anamorphism is an influence in his work, because it represents “a departure from normative things.” He stresses the spline design for a performing arts center on the campus of Nanjing University in China, and discusses his design of an arcade canopy in Manhattan, which serves as an outdoor passageway. Cohen discusses the Tel Aviv Museum of Ar in detail.

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After an introduction by Eric Owen Moss, Preston Scott Cohen explains his interest in anamorphism as “a departure from...
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Preston Scott Cohen discusses his design of an arcade canopy in Manhattan, which serves as an outdoor passage way. He discusses...