Video Archive | Autonomy (4)

Hernan Diaz Alonso Making And Meaning-clip_5015
Hernan Diaz Alonso begins with a discussion of the word "void" and its importance in his work. For him, void relates to the...
Wolf Prix Discussion-clip_6111
Wolf Prix discusses how he might apply his ideas to buildings at larger scales in the future. Students ask Prix about the place...
Werner Oechslin-clip_5955
Andrew Zago introduces Werner Oechslin, noting his influential career as teacher and writer. Oechslin begins by mentioning that a...
Marc Cohen Space Station Design-clip_4154
Cohen discusses previous space station projects and their characteristics as they relate to current research. These include...

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Hernan Diaz Alonso begins with a discussion of the word “void” and its importance in his work. For him, void relates to the autonomy of architecture. The architecture begins with internal logic, and site and contextual connections are secondary. He lists a set of principles that run through his work, including contamination, the grotesque, and affect/arousal. He discusses his P. S. 1 project and its relationship to cinema and narrative.


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March 20, 1997 |

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Wolf Prix discusses how he might apply his ideas to buildings at larger scales in the future. Students ask Prix about the place of his architecture in architectural discourse and architectural history. Prix responds with an explanation of his lack of interest in both autonomy and in using an existing style. He stresses the importance of doing the “wrong thing” intentionally.


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April 15, 1987 | Video Lecturer:

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Andrew Zago introduces Werner Oechslin, noting his influential career as teacher and writer. Oechslin begins by mentioning that a few days earlier he attended Peter Cook’s lecture at SCI-Arc, and was struck by the fact that even even when architectural approach emphasizes the spontaneous, a consistent methodology is present. Oechslin traces this tendency towards theoretical coherence back to the rediscovery of Vitruvius in the Renaissance, and the rise of scientific thinking. At that moment there were three categories of change: autonomy, institutions, and signs.


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May 28, 1985 | Video Lecturer:

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Cohen discusses previous space station projects and their characteristics as they relate to current research. These include critical dimensions, power source (solar voltaics), utilization of artificial gravity and performance boundaries of autonomy for a space station. He discusses his concept sketch for a triangular tetrahedral form. He discusses the schedule for this project, including the definition study, conceptual development, the design build, and finally the operating phase.