Videos | Yearly Archives: 2011 (47)

Peter Noever
Peter Noever discusses the problems conventional museums have regarding space and site. After observing a moment of silence for...
John Southern
Marcelyn Gow introduces John Southern. John Southern shows the progression of his own work and his interest in urban activism and...
Friends Of Friends With Joe Day Josh Melnick and Lauri...
As part of his Fall 2009 installation in the SCI-Arc Gallery, Joe Day hosts a discussion with photographer Josh Melnick, and...
Xu Weigo
Hernan Diaz Alonso introduces Xu Weigo, of XWG architecture studio and Tsinghua University in Beijing. Weigo discusses the...
Jonah Rowen
Hernan Diaz Alonso welcomes Jonah Rowen to the school as a new faculty member. Rowen introduces his lecture on conceptual...
Jos? Oubrerie
Jos? Oubrerie shows the audience drawings given to him by Le Corbusier, and his own sketches--some produced as he addresses the...
Solar Decathlon 2011 Exhibition Discussion
Ming Fung leads a discussion of SCI-Arc and Caltech's entry in the U.S. Department of Energy 2011 Solar Decathlon. Event...
Thom Mayne, Jeffrey Kipnis, Eric Owen Moss Architecture...
Jeffrey Kipnis leads a discussion between Thom Mayne and Eric Owen Moss regarding their views on architecture's relationship with...

Friends Of Friends With Joe Day Josh Melnick and Lauri Firstenberg

November 23, 2011 | Video Lecturer:

As part of his Fall 2009 installation in the SCI-Arc Gallery, Joe Day hosts a discussion with photographer Josh Melnick, and nonprofit art space director Lauri Firstenberg. Melnick discusses the New York subway portrait photographs he contributed to the SCI-Arc installation, and their display, which he also designed. Firstenberg, Melnick and Day debate the “functions and dysfunctions of the white cube and black box.” Melnick talks about his current project, Chair Work which he sees as “moving much more into a social practice.” Day comments about Melnick’s framing of subjects and its connection to reflecting, mirroring emotion.

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Jos? Oubrerie

November 2, 2011 | Video Lecturer:

Jos? Oubrerie shows the audience drawings given to him by Le Corbusier, and his own sketches–some produced as he addresses the audience–to explain the process behind the Church of St. Pierre in Firminy. He stresses the importance of maintaining the church’s original design, while solving problems using contemporary technology. He also discusses his own idependent work.

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Todd Gannon introduces Jos? Oubrerie. Gannon briefly reviews Oubrerie's body of work, his teaching, and his collaborations with...

Solar Decathlon 2011 Exhibition Discussion

Ming Fung leads a discussion of SCI-Arc and Caltech’s entry in the U.S. Department of Energy 2011 Solar Decathlon. Event participants contrast their Compact Hyper-Insulated Prototype (CHIP) with the nineteen other entries. Wes Jones explains the team’s desire to address the competition criteria without regard for traditional images of a house. They debate the imagery of CHIP, and the creation of an architectural icons. Wes Jones discusses the process by which the team arrived at the CHIP design, noting the long sequence of interresting iterations and alternatives. Ming Fung asks about the team’s strategy for shipping the house from Los Angeles to Washington. Brian Zentmyer discusses the decision not to follow the example of most previous Decathlon teams and build an easily-transportable modular design. Andrew Gong and Cole Hershkowitz discuss their design of CHIP’s electrical systems, especially control mechanisms and interactive features. Ming Fung asks participants how much they used prior knowledge and how much they learned on the job. Dwayne Olyer discusses the relationship between architects and engineers, and the process of prioritization.

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Thom Mayne, Jeffrey Kipnis, Eric Owen Moss Architecture And Politics

October 25, 2011 | Video Lecturer:
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Jeffrey Kipnis leads a discussion between Thom Mayne and Eric Owen Moss regarding their views on architecture’s relationship with politicsKipnis opens up the discussion with the premise that throughout history, architecture has primarily served people in power. Responding to Kipnis. Mayne and Eric Owen Moss debate their role as architects within the political realm. Mayne discusses his views on the nature of the city and t. he architect’s contribution to public life. Kipnis argues that Moss is individualistic and idealistic as a formalist, while Mayne is more pragmatic and idealistic as an urbanist. Kipnis asserts that multiple truths are valid, while Moss is more interested in the exception, rather than the rule, as the only truth architecture can impart to the public. Kipnis and Mayne discuss school projects as political projects. The discussion concludes with a Q&A Session, covering China, Russia, totalitarianism, social inequality, typography, e.e. cummings, Mark Z. Danielewski’s “House of Leaves,” Rem Koolhaas, and meaning and symbolism in architecture.

 

 

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SCI-Arc Graduate Chair Hernan Diaz Alonso introduces Jeffrey Kipnis, Thom Mayne, and Eric Owen Moss. Jeffrey Kipnis opens up the...
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Jeffrey Kipnis, Thom Mayne, and Eric Owen Moss hash out the differences in their architectural ideals as they relate to politics....
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Jeffrey Kipnis, Thom Mayne, and Eric Owen Moss discuss the ideal of "truth" in architecture and politics, and how it is...
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The panel discusses architecture's potential to politically impact environments in built projects. Jeffrey Kipnis and Thom Mayne...