Video Archive | Colin Rowe (6)

Todd Gannon-clip_4652
Todd Gannon talks about his interest in form and surface problems and the idea of translating linguistic techniques to material...
Steven Holl Compression-clip_3024
Steven Holl ends by discussing diagrams, Colin Rowe, and the differences between classical, modern, and Twenty-first century...
Robert Somol-clip_1056
Somol addresses difference in diagramming. He sites Colin Rowe's Mathematics of the Ideal Villa as an example of...
Thom Mayne And Michael Rotondi Of Morphosis-clip_2246
Thom Mayne quotes Colin Rowe from the Five Architects catalog regarding the dual vision of architects as visionaries and...
Reyner Banham Myths Meanings And Forms Of Twentieth...
As a preface to his lecture, Banham presents a Super 8 short of an Archigram megastructure model in flames. Banham characterizes...
Reyner Banham Myths Meanings And Forms Of Twentieth...
Reyner Banham concludes his lecture by discussing his differences and similarities with Colin Rowe regarding the forms and...

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September 11, 2003 | Video Lecturer:

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Steven Holl ends by discussing diagrams, Colin Rowe, and the differences between classical, modern, and Twenty-first century architectures. He stresses his desire to discover and manipulate the irreducible elements that give architecture power. He ends his lecture by answering questions about his ideas of compression and layering elements. Holl also talks about his drawing technique and how it influences his architectural design.


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October 31, 1997 | Video Lecturer:

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Somol addresses difference in diagramming. He sites Colin Rowe’s Mathematics of the Ideal Villa as an example of starting with configurations of sameness and repetition and then identifying difference secondarily. He then looks at the way Bernard Tschumi integrates repetition with decay and oddity as a way to generate difference. He notes how Rem Koolhaas takes Le Corbusier’s Five Points of a New Architecture and subverts them to derive difference.


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Thom Mayne quotes Colin Rowe from the Five Architects catalog regarding the dual vision of architects as visionaries and victims of circumstance. He mentions the responsive systems approach of Christopher Alexander and Ralph Knowles as examples of what Morphosis is not doing. Michael Rotondi describes the five major interests he and Mayne share: program, environment, technology, structure, and communication, or “the architectural language of project.” The audio is good but the image during this clip is very bad.


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As a preface to his lecture, Banham presents a Super 8 short of an Archigram megastructure model in flames. Banham characterizes his topic as the association and development of meanings and forms connected to machine age architecture. He reveals that the lecture was, in part, inspired by an article Colin Rowe wrote about Banham’s views of modernity. He also describes twentieth century architecture’s obsession with keeping in step with technology, and how myths and meanings become associated with forms and styles.


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Reyner Banham concludes his
lecture by discussing his differences and similarities with Colin Rowe regarding the forms and meanings associated with modernity. Banham stresses the evolution of all tools and machines as being, “designed by one thousand hands,” over the course of time. He also stresses that each evolutionary step kept consistent with the ideas of economy, simplicity, and efficiency. He ends by discussing whether the meanings of modernity should be associated with their forms, bringing up more current themes being dealt with by groups like the New York Five.