Video Archive | Avant-Garde (26)

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Eric Owen Moss and Peter Noever introduce Gunther Domenig. Noever argues that Domenig has made significant contributions to...
Lebbeus Woods
Woods presents two projects that challenge preconceived notions of what architecture should look like, what it should do, and how...
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Woods argues that the circus is an exhibition of high performance feats. He uses the circus as inspiration for his 1998 design...
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Ming Fung describes Lignano and Tolla as urban scavengers, appropriating industrial objects that the rest of us treat as noise as...
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Bouman answers the questions from the audience. He clarifies that he still considers physical building viable, but argues that it...
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Jeffrey Allsbrook introduces Ole Bouman as editor of Archis, a magazine of avant garde architectural discourse. Bouman...
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Bouman proposes the magazine as an architectural tool, rather than an artifact. Instead of documenting news, architecture...
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Mayne considered Diamond Ranch high school a significant project for his firm due to its impact on society through demonstrating...

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Eric Owen Moss and Peter Noever introduce Gunther Domenig. Noever argues that Domenig has made significant contributions to architecture, including one of the most significant late 20th century buildings in Vienna, the Zentralsparkasse bank. He also refers to the Steinhaus, which has been Domenig’s life work and has established his formal language. Domenig is very hostile to tradition, which is a rare trait in Austria.


Lebbeus Woods

October 20, 2003 | Video Lecturer:
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Woods presents two projects that challenge preconceived notions of what architecture should look like, what it should do, and how it interacts with other architecture. The first project deals with the concept of civilization and the role architecture plays in supporting or defining the existence and progress of man. This idea is manifested through a display for a museum exhibit in Berlin in 1999. The second project looks at the circus and other areas where extreme performance is on display. Woods presents a speculative project for Vienna that tests the limits of what is structurally possible.

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Woods begins with a look at John Martin's depiction of the Tower of Babel to argue that civilization is inherently excessive,...
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October 20, 2003 | Video Lecturer:

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Woods argues that the circus is an exhibition of high performance feats. He uses the circus as inspiration for his 1998 design for an urban intervention in Vienna. Much like the circus where unbelievable feats are achieved in a commonplace setting, Vienna provides the conservative backdrop for his avant-garde proposal. He proposed several pieces inside the Ringstrasse that would exist alongside architecture from previous centuries, and provide a critique of the conservatism of that built environment in the 21st century.


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Bouman proposes the magazine as an architectural tool, rather than an artifact. Instead of documenting news, architecture discourse should try to find new modes of architectural expression. In order to satisfy these desires, Archis promotes interaction and tries to operate between physical, Internet, and mental spaces.


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November 13, 2002 |

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Mayne considered Diamond Ranch high school a significant project for his firm due to its impact on society through demonstrating that schools can be architecturally inspiring. In the Hypo Alpe-Adria Center, Morphosis re-explored the idea of the building emerging from the ground. The Sun Tower in Seoul exhibits the first instance of a translucent skin that is doing something different than the building which would become a trademark of later Morphosis buildings. The Toronto grad housing project was one of the first buildings to have an element stretching into the public realm.