Eric Bunge proposes that his work with Mimi Hoang at nArchitects engages with the differing boundaries of control and indeterminacy. Specifically, he discusses their work under three categories: architecture that adapts to change, architecture that creates interaction between diverse publics, and conceptual and material economy. Projects include the Canopy for PS. 1, My Micro NY compact affordable housing, a visitor center for the Wyckoff House Museum, the Switch Building, the riverfront M2 in Calgary, the ABC department store in Beirut, and a renovation of Chicago’s Navy Pier.
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Jorge Francisco “Pancho” Liernur, Dean of the School of Architecture at the Torcuato Di Tella University in Buenos Aires. Liernur discusses the modern movement in Argentina through the work of the Austral Group, including Antonio Bonet, Juan Kurchan and Jorge Ferrari Hardoy. Liernur discusses projects ranging from Hardoy’s Butterfly Chair (a.k.a. BKF Chair), to buildings and urban planning.
Margaret Griffin of Griffin Enright presents recent built, proposed and conceptual work. She begins with a discussion of their methodology. Griffin discusses her interest in “groundform,” the relationship of architecture to movement, and strategies for achieving working successfully within site and budgetary constraints.
Meejin Yoon and Eric H?weler are award winning practitioners of a “multidisciplinary practice, operating in the space between architecture, art, and landscape.” For this lecture Public Works: Projects In Play they discuss the three notions of play that factor into their designs; play as a “cultural activity, as materials coming together, and putting something in play.” These three notions are made clear through their presentation of several projects including White Noise White Light created for the 2004 Olympics in Athens, and Loop an unbuilt design for PS1 MOMA.
Keller Easterling presents a survey of “spatial products” described by political actors she identifies as “believers” and “cheaters.” Drawing from the political maneuvering of world leaders, Easterling creates a profile of three typologies of “sites.” These sites include global trade hubs, high-tech agricultural developments, and tourist destinations in North Korea.