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Jeffrey Kipnis & Eric Owen Moss Look You Got It All...
Jeffrey Kipnis and Eric Owen Moss discuss the importance of designers anticipating what will be technological feasible, stressing...
Charles Jencks New Japanese Architecture-clip_2198
Charles Jencks begins a different lecture that deals with signs, codes, and language as a way of conceiving and communicating...

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Jeffrey Kipnis and Eric Owen Moss discuss the importance of designers anticipating what will be technological feasible, stressing the element of wonder or surprise as a core value. To a question about whether new tools help or hinder this wonder, Moss argues it’s a question of seeing where the tools haven’t been. Kipnis suggests that new tools never quite solve the problem they were designed to address, but, rather, create a new mode of practice.


Charles Jencks New Japanese Architecture-clip_2198

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Charles Jencks begins a different lecture that deals with signs, codes, and language as a way of conceiving and communicating architecture. He explains how modern architecture can be viewed as a language that failed to communicate, resulting in its demise. Using Minoru Yamasaki’s Pruitt-Igoe development in St. Louis, Jencks describes systems and codes that reveal themselves to the user as being based on the user’s past associations with particular architectural elements.