Michael Rotondi in his final lecture as the Director of SCI-Arc discusses the early work of Roto Architects. A project started at Morphosis, the Teiger House, addresses the idea of a building enhancing the experience and understanding of a site through an omnidirectional ordering system that denies a primary section or elevation. An office project for the same client is based on the idea of building chaos theory as applied to business. Nicola Restaurant’s spatial idea is one space and five areas, the construction idea is to make everything of laminated plywood cut into shapes, and the dining idea is to imagine you are having dinner with a loved one. The Dorland Mountain Arts Colony was built by hand in twelve months for $3,900.00, and only used pieces that could be lifted by hand.
Video Archive | Chaos theory (5)
Michael Rotondi introduces Toyo Ito and his translator Shinji Isozaki.
Toyo Ito discusses his work–through his translator Shinji Isozaki–in terms of five themes: chaos, the superficial, floating, the ephemeral, and the sequential. Within each theme he relates his work to the city of Tokyo.
Toyo Ito, with the help of his translator Shinji Isozaki, discusses the five main themes of his work and how each theme relates to the city of Tokyo. The themes are chaos, the superficial, floating, the ephemeral, and the sequential. Ito discusses these themes in regrard to examples of his work.
Howard discusses architecture as art, and art as chaos rather than order. He discusses beauty and defines the principles required for a successful creative project. He relates these goals to the works the selected architects.