Lars Lerup discusses the transformation of urban culture. Specifically the shift from city life being based on the stability of buildings to being based on the movement of traffic. Lerup discusses “stims,” i.e. stimulating focal elements in the environment, and the social factors that hinder architecture. Calling for an age of integration, Lerup shows work his office has been doing over the last few years.
Video Archive | Lars Lerup (2)
Lars Lerup lectures on the relationship between subject and object and the attempt to create movement through the development of a promenade as a key goal of modernism. He presents several projects through drawings, models and diagrams including concepts for architectural interventions at the Berlin Wall. Each relates to movement and stasis generated through form and organization. Lerup is interested in combating a differentiation between inside and outside. He emphasizes the importance of metaphor, thinking and language in service of form. Lerup maintains that the ultimate building would be nothing but promenades, moving around, above and below while you sit in place.