Video Archive | Bridge of Houses (2)

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Ponce de Leon recalls her time teaching at SCI-Arc in 2002. She revisits one of her firms earlier projects, a 1996 commission by...
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Pamphlet Architecture Volume Seven profiles the Bridge of Houses project. While the original inspiration came out of a previous...

Monica Ponce de Leon Approximations-clip_4010

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Ponce de Leon recalls her time teaching at SCI-Arc in 2002. She revisits one of her firms earlier projects, a 1996 commission by MOMA, New York for an installation utilizing laser-cut steel panels. She documents the project from the conceptual stage, through fabrication and construction. She presents a house in New England. Ponce de Leon describes the leveraging of digital technology and its role in physical production as well as the manipulation of unconventional materials. She documents her exploration of visual connections, site issues, and other research involved in the development of a skin system for a soccer stadium in St. Paul, Minnesota.


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Pamphlet Architecture Volume Seven profiles the Bridge of Houses project. While the original inspiration came out of a previous competition, the Bridge of Houses is an urban intervention project aimed at re-purposing the decommissioned High Line in New York City as a 19-building residential project. Holl also discusses a studio and poolhouse built for a client in Westchester County. The project integrates ties to the site’s history, and locally sourced materials, to produce a well proportioned building.