Video Archive | Building techniques (5)

Mikko Heikkinen
The image for this video is very dark throughout. Mikko Heikkinen presents projects completed by his firm Heikkinen-Komonem...
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Chris Genik introduces Mikko Heikkinen. Heikkinen shares with the audience some of his firm's unique building techniques and...
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Mikko Heikkinen presents six projects completed by his firm Heikkinen-Komonem Architects. Heikkinen discusses each project's...
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John Sanday reviews his work in Nepal. He describes the development of a new historic preservation strategy in partnership with...
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Margaret Helfand frame a discussion of her design philosophy around a three-year world tour. She characterizes her photographs of...

Mikko Heikkinen

March 26, 2003 | Video Lecturer:
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The image for this video is very dark throughout. Mikko Heikkinen presents projects completed by his firm Heikkinen-Komonem Architects. Projects include the embassy of Finland in Guinea, and a molecular biology laboratory in Germany. Heikkinen shares with the audience a 15 minute video made by Swiss artist George Steinman and designed for the laboratory’s foyer.

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March 15, 1989 | Video Lecturer:

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John Sanday reviews his work in Nepal. He describes the development of a new historic preservation strategy in partnership with the Getty Foundation.
He discusses Nepal and its cultural heritage. Sanday describes typical dwellings of the Nepalese, and notes the introduction of new materials and building techniques. Sanday documents the dereliction and disasters that have damaged many of the buildings there. He proposes his strategy for responding to natural disasters, theft, and the effects of modernization.


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February 22, 1989 | Video Lecturer:

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Margaret Helfand frame a discussion of her design philosophy around a three-year world tour. She characterizes her photographs of the Galapagos Islands as a document of “life at its most basic.” She reflects on the various vernacular architecture styles and building techniques she encountered on her travels. Helfand argues for a return to simplicity in contemporary architecture practice.