The last 11 minutes of Christian de Portzamparc’s lecture. He describes in detail his LVMH tower in New York City. Portzamparc describes the rationalized form and material choices for this project in terms of the context–facing the dark Edward Larrabee Barnes IBM building–and his urbanistic ideas about variation of massing, and preservation of views.
Video Archive | Christian De Portzamparc (2)
Portzamparc describes in detail his design for the Luxembourg Philharmonic, a proposed concert hall for Nara, Japan, and the Cit? de la Musique complex in Paris. He then delves into his early career to demonstrate how he has dealt with the issue of placemaking. He then discusses his views on urbanism, building massing, sightlines, and how they relate to modernism’s and classicism’s conception of the city. Portzamparc then presents several examples of his views put in action including the Quartier Massena. He finishes with a couple of buildings that are quite distinctive examples of public space, including the extension of the Paris Convention Center and the Espace des Sciences in Rennes.