Cohen explains that anamorphism is an influence in his work, because it represents “a departure from normative things.” He stresses the spline design for a performing arts center on the campus of Nanjing University in China, and discusses his design of an arcade canopy in Manhattan, which serves as an outdoor passageway. Cohen discusses the Tel Aviv Museum of Ar in detail.
Video Archive | Arcades (3)
Preston Scott Cohen discusses his design of an arcade canopy in Manhattan, which serves as an outdoor passage way. He discusses Desargues’ Theorem of projective geometry, and shows several animated computer renderings. Cohen shows his design of a house which was part of the ORDOS program in China. He describes an art museum in Taiyuan, that “one wonders through without entering.” Cohen discusses the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in detail. He characterizes it as constrained by its site. Cohen draws an analogy between architecture and film, and describes the anatomical plan, “the result of slicing the body.”
Hertzberger discusses the significance of associations within his projects. He states that it is essential for architects to acquire a great deal of experience, so that they can have a large frame of reference when creating spaces. He speaks of design as the organization of things. He utilizes precedents as ingredients in his projects. Some of the associations utilized in his projects are the arcade or galleria, and Le Corbusier’s free plan (plan libre).