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Gunnar Birkerts Objective Architecture
Gunnar Birkerts argues that architecture can become purely objective, ultimately removing the architect from the work. He reviews...

Gunnar Birkerts Objective Architecture

January 1, 1980 | Video Lecturer:
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Gunnar Birkerts argues that architecture can become purely objective, ultimately removing the architect from the work. He reviews his background, beliefs, influences, and discusses a few of his projects to illustrate his views about the objective nature of ruling systems, materiality, house planning, and final
forms. The lecture ends with Birkerts answering questions from the audience; ultimately admitting his desire to create order from disorder.

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Gunnar Birkerts describes the ambiguous systems he employed in several residential projects, a bank, and several govement...
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Gunnar Birkerts describes the U.S. embassy in Helsinki, Finland. He talks about the influence of Alvar Aalto in his work and how...
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Gunnar Birkerts responds to questions about his work, his beliefs, his office, and his background. He reinforces ideas mentioned...