Videos | Yearly Archives: 2015 (15)

Jeffrey Kipnis & Hernan Diaz Alonso
Jeffrey Kipnis begins the eighth and final Fecundity of a Mossy Climate conversation by arguing that even though...
Jeffrey Kipnis & Elena Manferdini
Jeffrey Kipnis begins the seventh of the Fecundity of a Mossy Climate conversations by reviewing Elena Manferdini's...
Henry N Cobb Hypostyle Gallery Talk
Henry N. Cobb discusses with Eric Owen Moss his Hypostyle installation, stressing that the array of opaque vertical elements is...
Jeffrey Kipnis Devyn Weiser Peter Testa & Greg Lynn
Jeffrey Kipnis starts the sixth of the Fecundity of a Mossy Climate conversations by differentiating Devyn Weiser and...
Marcelyn Gow Tropes
mMarcelyn Gow, after clarifying that her practice, Servo, has an office in Stockholm, consisting of Ulrika Karlsson, and another...
2015 Grad Thesis Prep Symposium
Thesis proposal presentations by Garet Ammerman, Alex Blugerman, Leonora Bustamente, Eileen Won and Marilyn Hu, Mei Zhi Neoh, and...
Todd Gannon Thesis Research Lecture
Todd Gannon proposes five general guidelines to graduate students embarking on their thesis:
Andrew Zago Thesis Research Lecture
Andrew Zago briefly outlines the recent history of thesis at SCI-Arc in terms of relevance and plausibility, illustrating how a...

Jeffrey Kipnis & Hernan Diaz Alonso

Jeffrey Kipnis begins the eighth and final Fecundity of a Mossy Climate conversation by arguing that even though architecture has traditionally been focused on sobriety and rectitude, it can reflect other aspects of human experience. He discusses some projects by Hernan Diaz Alonso, stressing the use of animation as a design tool. Diaz Alonso and Kipnis discuss horror, ephemerality and impermanence as positive values, working within given problems, and digital versus filmic sensibilities. Diaz Alonso and Kipnis respond to comments from the audience, touching on temporality, nostaligia and working. They respond to Eric Owen Moss’s question about buildings that are virtual and buildings that exist in reality.

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Jeffrey Kipnis begins the eighth and final Fecundity of a Mossy Climate conversation by arguing that even though...
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Hernan Diaz Alonso joins Jeffrey Kipnis to discuss his work. Their conversation touches on horror, ephemerality and impermanence...
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Hernan Diaz Alonso describes to Jeffrey Kipnis his classically rationalist architectural education, his disinterest in compromise...
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Hernan Diaz Alonso and Jeffrey Kipnis respond to comments from the audience, touching on temporality, nostaligia and working. In...

Jeffrey Kipnis & Elena Manferdini

Jeffrey Kipnis begins the seventh of the Fecundity of a Mossy Climate conversations by reviewing Elena Manferdini’s work, arguing that even when the work seems graphic or pictorial, Manferdini is always thinking architecturally. Manferdini joins Kipnis to discuss her use of imagery from nature, and the kind of political role that architecture can play. They respond to questions from the audience about politics, audiences, and the problem of scaling-up.

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Jeffrey Kipnis begins the seventh of the Fecundity of a Mossy Climate conversations by reviewing Elena Manferdini's...
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Jeffrey Kipnis and Elena Manferdini discuss her work. She describes her use of imagery from nature, and the architect's role in...
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Jeffrey Kipnis and Elena Manferdini respond to questions from the audience about the political aspect of her work, the different...

Henry N Cobb Hypostyle Gallery Talk

Henry N. Cobb discusses with Eric Owen Moss his Hypostyle installation, stressing that the array of opaque vertical elements is meant to be very legible and experiential. When Moss wonders if the tabletop city of Loos’s Tribune Towers is meant ironically, Cobb distinguishes between the architectural proposition made of 3 by 8 foot doors, from the the Loos urban proposition. Cobb stresses the significance of scale and proportion, and the work’s experiential aspect. Cobb and Moss continue their conversation, touching on plan versus section, timelessness, and minimalism.

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Henry N. Cobb discusses with Eric Owen Moss what he considers as the experimental aspect of his Hypostyle installation, stressing...
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In continuing his conversation with Eric Owen Moss, Henry N. Cobb stresses the significance of scale and proportion in Hypostyle,...
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Henry N. Cobb and Eric Owen Moss conclude their conversation inside the Hypostyle installation, discussing plan versus section,...

Jeffrey Kipnis Devyn Weiser Peter Testa & Greg Lynn

April 1, 2015 | Video Lecturer:

Jeffrey Kipnis starts the sixth of the Fecundity of a Mossy Climate conversations by differentiating Devyn Weiser and Peter Testa’s research-based practice from the culturally-based practices of the previous Mossy Climate participants. In a survey of Testa and Weiser’s work, Kipnis stresses how of their research on carbon fiber and robots informs their design sensibility. Greg Lynn praises Testa and Weiser’s work for not being focused on optimizing the properties of new materials, but on architecture. Kipnis, Lynn, Weiser and Testa discuss the dialog between material research and design, different ways of being influenced by materials, and the interaction of materials and design.

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Jeffrey Kipnis starts the sixth of the Fecundity of a Mossy Climate conversations by differentiating Devyn Weiser and...
Jeffrey Kipnis Devyn Weiser Peter Testa & Greg...
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Jeffrey Kipnis surveys projects by Devyn Weiser and Peter Testa including installations, proposals for towers, a house, and a...
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Greg Lynn joins Jeffrey Kipnis for a conversation with Devyn Weiser and Peter Testa about their work. Lynn praises Testa and...
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Jeffrey Kipnis talks with Greg Lynn and Devyn Weiser and Peter Testa about the applications of carbon fiber in buildings, the...
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Jeffrey Kipnis, Greg Lynn, Devyn Weiser and Peter Testa respond to questions from the audience about different ways of being...

Marcelyn Gow Tropes

March 25, 2015 | Video Lecturer:

mMarcelyn Gow, after clarifying that her practice, Servo, has an office in Stockholm, consisting of Ulrika Karlsson, and another in Los Angeles, which she runs with William Mohline, discusses “precise inexactitude” and geometry versus the formless in her work. She proposes to review some projects in terms of six tropes:

  • Abjection overruled
  • Abjection sustained
  • White paper
  • Blackening
  • Rustication
  • Graining

The projects range from installations (Lattice Archipelogics, Sporg, Aqueotrope), green roofs (for a science center outside Stockholm), exhibition designs (at the Bonniers Konsthall), lecture halls (at the Royal Institute of Technology/KTH), and mixed-used facilities (the Blockterr?ng).

 

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In introducing Marcelyn Gow, Hernan Diaz Alonso notes how her often brutal and aggressive work is the opposite of her...
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Marcelyn Gow begins by clarifying that her practice, Servo, has an office in Stockholm, consisting of Ulrika Karlsson, and...
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Marcelyn Gow describes two Servo projects under trope #1, "Abjection overruled": Lattice Archipelogics (2002) and...
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Under trope #4, "Blackening," Marcelyn Gow describes a proposal for a multipurpose building for the Royal Institute of Technology...

2015 Grad Thesis Prep Symposium

Thesis proposal presentations by Garet Ammerman, Alex Blugerman, Leonora Bustamente, Eileen Won and Marilyn Hu, Mei Zhi Neoh, and Shawn Rassekh are followed by discussion by Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Jeffrey Kipnis. Zaera-Polo surveys innovative building materials and technologies since World War II, noting a disconnect between sophisticated materials and pedestrian designs. Kipnis discusses different modes of the political as they relate to architecture. He argues that science and technology, far from being in opposition to the aesthetic, can actually work together to reinforce art’s original political project. Elena Manferdini joins Kipnis and Zaera-Polo to discuss practice, facades and envelopes, the engineering model and the art model, typologies, audiences and critics.

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Elena Manferdini identifies the theme of the fifth graduate thesis symposium as architecture and politics.
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Graduate students present their thesis proposals, outlining precedents and methodologies: Garet Ammerman describes Funhouse...
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Alejandro Zaera-Polo surveys innovative building materials and technologies since World War II--from Albert Kahn, and Lee Porter...
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Jeffrey Kipnis characterizes Alejandro Zaera-Polo and his own approach as Deleuzean materialist realism, attempting to replace...
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Elena Manferdini, Jeffrey Kipnis and Alejandro Zaera-Polo discuss practice, facades and envelopes, the engineering model and the...

Todd Gannon Thesis Research Lecture

Todd Gannon proposes five general guidelines to graduate students embarking on their thesis:

  1. Privilege Difference Over Similarity
  2. Avoid Clich? Making
  3. Privilege How Over What
  4. Develop New Vocabularies
  5. Enfranchise New Constituencies

Andrew Zago Thesis Research Lecture

Andrew Zago briefly outlines the recent history of thesis at SCI-Arc in terms of relevance and plausibility, illustrating how a project’s plausibility might be made visceral through the visual presentation strategy. Zago distinguishes working through tradition from
taking refuge in tradition. On the theme of technique, he distinguishes architectural drawing from illustration, and technique and the technical. He ends with work by Foujimoto, Gehry and Nouvel that pose challenges in terms of how they might be presented.

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Elena Manferdini describes some of the upcoming events in the Spring 2015 Thesis Research seminar following Andrew Zago's lecture.
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Andrew Zago briefly outlines the recent trajectory of thesis at SCI-Arc, stressing the ideas of relevance and plausibility--which...
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Andrew Zago discusses how a project's architectural plausibility can be made visceral through the visual presentation strategy,...
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Andrew Zago Thesis Research Lecture-clip_9758
Andrew Zago distinguishes creatively working through tradition from taking refuge in tradition as a validation. He acknowledges...
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Andrew Zago Thesis Research Lecture-clip_9759
On the theme of technique, Andrew Zago distinguishes between architectural drawing and illustration, and technique and the...