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Brendan MacFarlane Walk
Brendan MacFarlane describes several of his works as a way of reflecting on his own design techniques. Some of these techniques...
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...
Brendan MacFarlane
Brendan MacFarlane discusses a series of projects designed in his office Jakob+MacFarlane. He documents the design and...

Brendan MacFarlane Walk

November 3, 2010 | Video Lecturer:
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Brendan MacFarlane describes several of his works as a way of reflecting on his own design techniques. Some of these techniques include employing contextual research to extent a contemporary idea, as well as, material and surface explorations. MacFarlane also goes
into describing the detailing fabrication methods of his Orange Cube and Plug-Over buildings. He discusses the Docks de Paris project, tranforming an historic warehouse on the Seine with a massive “Plug-Over.” He describes the fabrication techniques and the environmental implications. MacFarlane discusses more projects, including the Frac Centre in Orleans, the Taipei Performing Arts Center, and the ?cole Sup?rieure des Arts et de la Communication (ESAC) in Pau. These projects propose using existing elements to inform performative surface manipulations, that suggest ebbs and flows of circulation and program. MacFarlane ends by discussing the relationship between the physical elements of his architecture and the psychological associations it creates to the users.

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Brendan MacFarlane describes a housing project which employed a ratio and ruling system. He talks about the program and...
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Eric Owen Moss introduces Brendan MacFarlane. MacFarlane describes his student career at SCI-Arc. While describing his design...
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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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Brendan MacFarlane

Brendan MacFarlane discusses a series of projects designed in his office Jakob+MacFarlane. He documents the design and construction of “Le George,” a rooftop restaurant for the Centre Pompidou. He reviews two large-scale projects in Paris: an museum of non-Western cultures and a communications center for French car-maker Renault. He then describes the genesis of a house in Corsica, a smalle-scale project for a vast site. MacFarlane gives a brief overview of a series of projects including a competition entry for the World Trade Center in New York and concludes with a furniture design project.

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MacFarlane documents the design for a house in Corsica. He first describes his interactions with the client, citing the client's...