An edited sequence of comments by John Lautner, Craig Ellwood, Ray Kappe, Daniel Dworksky, Leroy Miller, and Frank Gehry. Lautner discusses his decision to become an architect and the advantage of a profession from which no one retires. Ellwood discusses his desire to truthfully express structure, and he reflects on the limitations of architecture when compared to art. Kappe talks about the diversity of the field of architecture, and describes his design process, emphasizing the importance of dealing with all aspects of decision making. Daniel Dworksky gives an account of traditions in architecture, and discusses his own related interests. Leroy Miller talks about goals, and how cities and architecture shape our values. Frank Gehry discusses individuality and art.
Video Archive | Craig Ellwood (3)
Shelly Kappe, who is off-screen, interviews architects Craig Ellwood, Jerrold Lomax and Dan Dworsky individually, asking each about his approach to architecture and his architectural influences.
Craig Ellwood declares that the discipline of his office is structure. He jokingly regrets advances in engineering which make it possible to build almost anything that can be dreamed up. He contrasts his position with colleagues who base their forms on organization (James Stirling) or building systems (Paul Rudolph). Between the 7 and 8 minute points the image is lost in static. Ellwood discusses several residential projects, including the Hale House (1951) in Beverly Hills, the Zack House (1952) in Brentwood, the Case Study Houses #16 (1955) in Bel Air and #18 (1958) in Beverly Hills, the Kuderna House (1956) in North Hollywood, the Smith House (1958) in West Los Angeles, the South Bay Bank (1958) in Manhattan Beach, the Hunt House (1957) in Malibu, the Carson/Roberts office building (1960) at Beverly and Flores in Los Angeles. At the 27 minute point, the image is lost in static, though the audio remains fine. The video ends before the end of the lecture.