Video Archive | Contemporary (9)

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Ilaria Mazzoleni introduces Roberto Davolio. He studied under Greg Lynn at Columbia, and then worked with Eric Owen Moss and Neil...
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Davolio describes a couple of projects he has worked on as an independent consultant. In a project for a Louvre extension, he...
Thomas Daniell Of FOBA-clip_702
Thomas Daniell gives the history of FOBA, which was founded by Katsu Umebayashi in 1995, where Daniell is a partner. FOBA is a...
Miquel Adria Contemporary Mexican Architecture-clip_5219
Adria concludes his lecture by discussing contemporary Mexican architecture including work by Alberto Kalach. He presents...
Jorge Rigau
Hector Perez introduces Jorge Rigau, principal at Jorge Rigau Architects in Puerto Rico. Rigau discusses contemporary...
Ben Van Berkel Mobile Forces-clip_2113
Michael Rotondi introduces Ben van Berkel of UN Studio, beginning with a review of van Berkel's professional accomplishments as...
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Curtis continues with a few examples Indian architecture of the 1970s. He identifies a move away from modernist references and...
Marc Treib Dichotomies Of Dwelling-clip_361
Michael Rotondi introduces Marc Treib, the first speaker in a special series devoted to contemporary architecture in Japan....

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March 12, 2008 | Video Lecturer: ,

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Davolio describes a couple of projects he has worked on as an independent consultant. In a project for a Louvre extension, he helped the manufacturer rationalize the skin geometry for production. On a large canopy project for Hong Kong, he was heavily involved in producing the desired aesthetic outcome from the skin system, including contributing to the structural design.


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October 3, 2003 | Video Lecturer:

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Thomas Daniell gives the history of FOBA, which was founded by Katsu Umebayashi in 1995, where Daniell is a partner. FOBA is a small firm of 12 individuals, which focuses primarily on residential projects. The company has developed a substantial body of research on the topic of the contemporary dwelling. Daniell serves as a professor at Kyoto University, serves as an editor for Architectural Institute of Japan Journal and Archis magazine, in addition to his involvment in the practice of architecture.


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Adria concludes his lecture by discussing contemporary Mexican architecture including work by Alberto Kalach. He presents Kalach’s project connecting a building with an internal round courtyard to a subway station below and comments on the feeling of compression achieved. Adria then presents projects by Ten Arquitectos, commenting on their success in creating compositions of elements of simple shapes with programmatic complexity. He goes on to present a Ten Arquitectos project of an elliptical shape, unrelated to structure, for a television station. He follows his lecture with a question and answer segment.


Jorge Rigau

October 9, 1996 | Video Lecturer:
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Hector Perez introduces Jorge Rigau, principal at Jorge Rigau Architects in Puerto Rico. Rigau discusses contemporary architecture in the Hispanic Caribbean islands, the relationship with Spanish and American influences. He reflects how his work has positioned itself on questions of identity for Latin American architecture.

 

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Jorge Rigau proposes to embrace the challenges of the modern world by looking at the relationship between tradition and modernity...
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March 6, 1996 | Video Lecturer:

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Michael Rotondi introduces Ben van Berkel of UN Studio, beginning with a review of van Berkel’s professional accomplishments as well as personal history. Rotondi characterizes van Berkel’s work as solitary objects with strong connections to the context of the city: objects that take context as surrounding space rather than surrounding buildings. This, Rotondi suggests, makes van Berkel’s work spatial first, formal second, and entirely contemporary.


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October 10, 1988 | Video Lecturer:

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Curtis continues with a few examples Indian architecture of the 1970s. He identifies a move away from modernist references and back toward traditional Indian building principles. He discusses the milk cooperative education center in northern Punjab, as well as Satish Gujral’s Belgian embassy building in New Delhi. Curtis describes B. V. Doshi’s Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore as a modern work integrating rhythms of traditional Indian “courtyard urbanism.”


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January 23, 1986 | Video Lecturer:

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Michael Rotondi introduces Marc Treib, the first speaker in a special
series devoted to contemporary architecture in Japan. Rotondi notes the
affinity Los Angeles architects between the ages of 30 and 60 have for their
colleagues in Japan. He also notes the interest in both traditional and contemporary Japanese design.