Video Archive | Continuous surfaces (6)

Odile Decq Beyond Horizon
Decq states her goal is to go beyond the horizon, and to navigate past any predictable destination. She presents several projects...
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Decq shows a project to modify a mega-yacht by including a continuous surface deck as well as internal organization. She creates...
Neil Denari
After an introduction by Eric Owen Moss, Neil Denari describes individuals who have been influential to his work. He goes on to...
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Neil Denari states that his aim is to explain rather than to entertain, and, in coming clean, propose an argument for the work....
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Denari discusses an unbuilt work for the Millennium Party in Avignon, France which focused on the games of chess and go....
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Greg Lynn points out links between emerging architectural trends and the Art Nouveau movement. He focuses on how specificities of...

Odile Decq Beyond Horizon

October 12, 2011 | Video Lecturer:
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Decq states her goal is to go beyond the horizon, and to navigate past any predictable destination. She presents several projects which she describes as “training for architecture,” including a gallery installation which was intended to create in-between spaces and destabilize perception. She shows a series of projects employing light and reflection. Decq describes her design for a new wing for the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome (MACRO), stressing the importance of the roofscape in the life of the city. She explains the relationship between her intervention and several facades of historic significance. She shows a series of models which illustrate the evolution from initial experiments in occupying the space to the final project design. She shows images of the completed project. Decq discusses a project for a restaurant at Charles Garnier’s Paris Opera. She reviews the history of the building and the decision to modify a former carriage entrance for the restaurant. Decq explains her response to the constraints of the project and the struggle between establishing views of the dome from beneath and increasing proximity to the facade at the mezzanine. The form of the mezzanine establishes unique ambiances for the spaces above and below. She goes on to present a French Regional Contemporary Art Funds (FRAC) museum in Rennes, featuring a monumental work by Aur?lie Nemours. Decq presents her proposal for a new terminal for the port in Tangier. She explains how the unique social mix of tourists and migrant workers informed the overall organization. She discusses material choices in a context where there is always either a salty or a sandy wind blowing. Decq presents a project for offices floating on the Seine, based on a model from astrophysics. Decq shows a project to modify a mega-yacht by including a continuous surface deck as well as internal organization. She creates a seamless integration of programmed elements on the deck with the surface itself and inlays windows which provide light below during the day and create lighting effects during the night. Decq presents a series of images showing her strategy for flexible partitioning of the cabin spaces. She then shows a series of furniture designs including a bar and seating for the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

 

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Decq shows a project to modify a mega-yacht by including a continuous surface deck as well as internal organization. She creates a seamless integration of programmed elements on the deck with the surface itself and inlays windows which provide light below during the day and create lighting effects during the night. Decq presents a series of images showing her strategy for flexible partitioning of the cabin spaces. She then shows a series of furniture designs including a bar and seating for the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.


Neil Denari

November 11, 2002 | Video Lecturer:
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After an introduction by Eric Owen Moss, Neil Denari describes individuals who have been influential to his work. He goes on to elaborate on projects from 1996 to 2003. He hopes to deliver a series of possibilities that become persuasive through his design work. He argues that form and desire are more powerful when they annex the logics of project requirements.

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Neil Denari follows his presentation with a brief question and answer session, re-stating his opinion that a lecture should...

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Neil Denari states that his aim is to explain rather than to entertain, and, in coming clean, propose an argument for the work. He discusses the impact of Wim Crouwel, the graphic designer, and director Michelangelo Antonioni on his work, both achieving results beyond those required by the given conditions. Denari expresses kinship with Crouwel’s and Antonioni’s attempts at playing with the balance of truths and logics. Denari continues with a presentation of an exhibition space in Tokyo that created regions through the manipulation of a single surface. He concludes this segment with information about an unbuilt house which he describes as fitting his intention that each project be about a specific place and about every place at once.


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Denari discusses an unbuilt work for the Millennium Party in Avignon, France which focused on the games of chess and go. Denari’s project delved into a philosophical comparison of the two games. Next, he presents his L.A. Eyeworks store, its special programmatic requirements, and his attempts to integrate new program through the design of furniture elements. Lastly, he describes his design for a Tokyo hotel which dealt primarily with the idea of atrium space, a luxury usually not possible due to the expense of Tokyo real estate.


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Greg Lynn points out links between emerging architectural trends and the Art Nouveau movement. He focuses on how specificities of surfaces become spatial and eventually, through information wrangling, acquire rhythmic continuity and systemized variation. Lynn illustrates this with his own work.