Video Archive | Coop Himmelb(l)au (6)

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Jeffrey Kipnis introduces the third of the Fecundity of a Climate conversations by reading and commenting on a statement...
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Charles Jencks uses the recent World Trade Center Competition to argue that enigmatic signifiers and metaphors can connect...
Wolf Prix Exile On Main Street
Wolf Prix presents an array of projects by his office, Coop Himmelb(l)au, that define a style and attitude toward...
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Wolf Prix is introduced by Michael Rotondi through a series of accolades and stories describing Prix as a thoughtful,...
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Robert Mangurian introduces Hans Hollein for this open forum discussion with students. Hollein speaks about the opportunities...
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Michael Rotondi introduces Wolf Prix. He describes the formation of Coop Himmelb(l)au, and the office's courageous theoretical...

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Charles Jencks uses the recent World Trade Center Competition to argue that enigmatic signifiers and metaphors can connect architectural ideals to society. Jencks urges the use of composite messages that enable architecture to communicate on many levels, returning to his 1970 ideas of multivalence. He wraps up his lecture by explaining his belief that architecture is in the beginning of a new phase that can be both terrific and terrifying.


Wolf Prix Exile On Main Street

Wolf Prix presents an array of projects by his office, Coop Himmelb(l)au, that define a style and attitude toward Deconstructivism, theory, and future architectural discourse. In boasting a non-theoretical approach to design, Prix outlines his beliefs and methods of converting sketches into a strategy of building. However, as the lecture progresses, he divulges the biases of the office that hints at an alluring narrative in the work.

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Wolf Prix uses sketches, models, and photographs to illustrate how his office is able to move from sketch to building. They try...
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Wolf Prix is introduced by Michael Rotondi through a series of accolades and stories describing Prix as a thoughtful, experimentor who uses architecture to create perplexing disorientations that reflect his insistence on subjugating form to the specific demands of program. Prix goes on to describe his office and their views toward theory and design, as well as his amivalence about being classified as a Deconstructivist. Lastly, he lays out the several topics the lecture will cover, attesting that each point is essential in creating architecture.


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October 12, 1987 | Video Lecturer:

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Robert Mangurian introduces Hans Hollein for this open forum discussion with students. Hollein speaks about the opportunities offered by little projects and the potential to make an architectural statement in a small scale and with a small budget. Hollein then fields a question about Wolf Prix and Coop Himmelblau and the direction of Austrian architecture.