Video Archive | Architects (7)

Wolf Prix Eric Moss Richard Weinstein Shoulder To...
Wolf Prix and Eric Moss discuss the role of the architect in contemporary society. They discuss the typology of the museum and...
Fire In The Library Erika Rothenberg Coy Howard Robert...
Eugenia Butler hosts a "Fire in the Library" discussion with Erika Rothenberg, Coy Howard, Robert Irwin, and Annie Chu....
Fire In The Library Erika Rothenberg Coy Howard Robert...
A member of the audience questions the panel about differences between art and architecture. Robert Irwin discusses his evolution...
Fire In The Library Erika Rothenberg Coy Howard Robert...
The panelists discuss if the distinction between art and architecture is blurry. Coy Howard emphasizes the importance of using...
Fire In The Library Erika Rothenberg Coy Howard Robert...
The panelists discuss collaboration. Coy Howard distinguishes between symbiotic fusion and conflictual juxtaposition.
Fire In The Library Erika Rothenberg Coy Howard Robert...
The panelists discuss hybrids of art and architecture, including the importance of working in different scales and developing...
Paul Kennon Innovation in Architecture
Paul Kennon begins the lecture with a description of what architects should be, what abilities they should possess and what...

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Wolf Prix and Eric Moss discuss the role of the architect in contemporary society. They discuss the typology of the museum and that institution’s role in contemporary culture. Moss sees the need for the museum to anticipate for new, unforseen types of art. Prix and Moss agree that the architect’s role is to answer the questions no one is asking, and propose solutions to problems never proposed.


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Eugenia Butler hosts a “Fire in the Library” discussion with Erika Rothenberg, Coy Howard, Robert Irwin, and Annie Chu. Rothenberg, Howard, and Irwin show slides and briefly talk about their work. Chu discusses some of her thoughts regarding collaboration between artists and architects. She specifically talks about her work with Mary Miss and Dan Graham.


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A member of the audience questions the panel about differences between art and architecture. Robert Irwin discusses his evolution from painting to his current work. Coy Howard discusses the distortion that takes place when two people from two different disciplines come together, the distortion being separate motivations and ambitions. Irwin differentiates collaboration and cooperation.


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The panelists discuss if the distinction between art and architecture is blurry. Coy Howard emphasizes the importance of using rigorous definitions in order to clarify terms. Robert Irwin talks about the difficulty of dialogue when using broad terms like “art,” “architecture,” “aesthetics,” and “feeling.” He discusses the value judgements associated with these terms.


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The panelists discuss hybrids of art and architecture, including the importance of working in different scales and developing meaning through human action and interaction.


Paul Kennon Innovation in Architecture

February 19, 1975 | Video Lecturer:

Paul Kennon begins the lecture with a description of what architects should be, what abilities they should possess and what avenues need further investigation. He states that architecture is problem solving and emphasizes the importance of the concepts of indeterminacy, intermixing, immaterialism, and spatial awareness. He talks about gaming as the process of playing a game in which the typical roles of the team are challenged. He discusses the use of a systems approach, the utilizations for the computer and then goes into discussion of some of their projects, which focus on energy efficiency.

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