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Zvi Hecker Memory Is The Soil Of Architecture
Hecker discusses some of his earlier work. He comments on the importance of overcoming the sterility of a solitary idea which...
Zvi Hecker
Zvi Hecker surveys the exploitation of geometrical form in architecture. He admits that geometry, while it is a small component...

Zvi Hecker Memory Is The Soil Of Architecture

October 5, 2011 | Video Lecturer:
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Hecker discusses some of his earlier work. He comments on the importance of overcoming the sterility of a solitary idea which will not lead to other ideas. Hecker presents a design for housing and a commercial center in Tel Aviv which he started by integrating the geometry of the Gozo Citadel in Ferrara and continued by created geometries derived from the original citadel form. Hecker presents several projects that are organized as a spiral. Some have a structural core at the center for taller structures, and others have a courtyard at the center for lower structures. Hecker shows a series of images of completed spiral houses. He compares their working drawings to Piranesi’s prisons. Hecker describes a project for a Jewish cultural center in Duisburg, Germany as the last of the spiral designs. The building extends into the surrounding park, allowing visitors to pass through parts of the building without entering. Hecker wanted his design for the Palmach Museum of History in Tel-Aviv, to “respect the soil,” and so it left much of the site intact, including the slope of the street and the existing trees.

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Zvi Hecker describes a project for a Jewish cultural center in Duisburg, Germany as the last of the spiral designs. The building...

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November 2, 1977 | Video Lecturer:
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Zvi Hecker surveys the exploitation of geometrical form in architecture. He admits that geometry, while it is a small component of architecture, still merits rigorous study. His own work explores space packing and draws inspiration from forms found in nature, such as bubbles, and geometric art, including Islamic and Jewish traditions. A series of projects are shown exhibiting the different scales these geometries can be deployed in.

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Shelly Kappe introduces the second lecture in a series Experimental Ideas in Architecture. Zvi Hecker was born in...
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Hecker explains his concept of "Polyhedric Architecture," as an attempt to explore spatial forms outside of the modernist cube....
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