Video Archive | Adaptation (7)

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Diaz Alonso discusses newer projects which build on P. S. 1 in exploring growth, change and the grotesque. He discusses the...
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After an introduction by Eric Owen Moss, Preston Scott Cohen describes his lecture as being about the "possible discovery of a...
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Preston Scott Cohen describes this lecture as being about the "possible discovery of a relationship between architecture and...
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Preston Scott Cohen presents digital studies of complex geometry, the Goodman House, and A New World Trade...
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In a question and answer session, Preston Scott Cohen declares that his goal is to bring about his formal conditions "with cause"...
Lindy Roy
Lindy Roy discusses two interior projects in New York, both employing fiber optics for lighting and signage, one of the projects...
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Khalili discusses the utilization of fuel in order to fire buildings from within. He states that the beauty within this type of...

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Diaz Alonso discusses newer projects which build on P. S. 1 in exploring growth, change and the grotesque. He discusses the creation of species rather than typologies, which adapt and change in relationship to external contamination. He illustrates this with a continually downscaled project which started as a house, became a pavilion and ultimately finished as a chair, in which each stage illustrated the same formal logic.


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November 2, 2002 | Video Lecturer:

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After an introduction by Eric Owen Moss, Preston Scott Cohen describes his lecture as being about the “possible discovery of a relationship between architecture and complex geometry in which they agitate and alter one another,” and the “consequences of this kind of problem on the functional aspects of architecture.” Cohen presents the Torus House, the Wu House, a proposal for the Queens Museum Competition, and the Eyebeam Atelier Museum.


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November 2, 2002 | Video Lecturer:
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Preston Scott Cohen describes this lecture as being about the “possible discovery of a relationship between architecture and complex geometry in which they agitate and alter one another,” and the consequences this has for the functional aspects of architecture. Cohen seeks “formal problems, which in contest with particular functional ones elicit a different understanding of function, help us to perceive or project other possible arrangements. We can’t just work with the program at hand.” Cohen frames this lecture in terms of adaptation and the improvements in functionality due to adaptation or modification.

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Lindy Roy

January 16, 2002 | Video Lecturer:
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Lindy Roy discusses two interior projects in New York, both employing fiber optics for lighting and signage, one of the projects involved retrofitting a meat market space into a bar. She discusses an eco-tourism resort spa, in a remote site in the Okavango Delta in Botswana, her proposal for the MoMA P.S. 1 courtyard, which was to create an adaptable microclimate to refresh visitors, and proposal for a series of adaptable barges to provide social and tourist services for Cancer Alley, in Lousisiana. She concludes with a house design for the Hamptons and a hotel deign for Valdez, Alaska.

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Khalili discusses the utilization of fuel in order to fire buildings from within. He states that the beauty within this type of architecture is in the bone structure itself, with no need for additional decoration. He sought to incorporate human scale into his designs and manipulated the scale of the adobe tiles in order to allow for all family members to participate in its construction. He also spoke of the potential of mass production and the capacity for adaptation. His goal to achieve equilibrium also addressed the desire to address current issues of energy, ecology and the greater environment. He suggested a need for new vocabularies based on the four universal elements in order to achieve this task.