Video Archive | Courtyards (6)

Yung Ho Chang-clip_9377
Yung Ho Chang explains that there are two types of projects; THE project and The Other project. The former is concerned with big,...
Stephen Penhoet-clip_1379
Penhoet describes the background for how the collaboration developed and introduces the team members. Ricardo Legorreta was...
Michael Bell Spatial Infrastructure-clip_5007
Michael Bell discusses a project from 1989 that proposed a Topological Stoa" between East and West Berlin. He treated the void...
Tadao Ando Part One-clip_3044
Tadao Ando describes a number of his early houses. They are all small, and contain courtyards to bring in light and a connection...
Sam Davis-clip_5074
Davis discusses a study he conducted on the the energy efficiency of California state office buildings. He used a system of...
Robert Mangurian Little Bo Peep Has Lost Her Sheep Part...
This video is the second of two parts documenting the same lecture. Mangurian touches upon elements he considers the heart of...

Yung Ho Chang-clip_9377

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October 28, 2009 |

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Yung Ho Chang explains that there are two types of projects; THE project and The Other project. The former is concerned with big, iconic building, the latter addresses small, urban fabric, local projects. Chang presents a perspective to reconsider THE and The Other projects. He shows two THE projects. First, a house in Beijing, which reconfigured the traditional courtyard house plan and made economical use of the landscape. The house is made of laminated wood and rammed earth. Chang discusses the UFIDA software building near Beijing. He calls it more of a “living environment” because the employees spend so much in their offices. The project also has an alternative courtyard design which gets employees out of their offices to exercise, meditate or smoke.


Stephen Penhoet-clip_1379

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January 16, 1998 | Video Lecturer:

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Penhoet describes the background for how the collaboration developed and introduces the team members. Ricardo Legorreta was chosen as the architect for the project and a brief survey is taken of Legorreta’s work including his interest in hand craftsmanship and bold color schemes. Legoretta’s input included the incorporation of a courtyard space as communal area for the scientists. This formal gesture is described as being informed by Spanish haciendas.


Michael Bell Spatial Infrastructure-clip_5007

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November 16, 1994 | Video Lecturer:

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Michael Bell discusses a project from 1989 that proposed a
Topological Stoa” between East and West Berlin. He treated the void space as a courtyard that had been topologically inverted. In section the building is open vertically, except for the density of its walls.


Sam Davis-clip_5074

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March 10, 1982 | Video Lecturer:

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Davis discusses a study he conducted on the the energy efficiency of California state office buildings. He used a system of lighting analysis developed at UC Berkeley for many of these projects. Davis discusses balancing the desire for natural light by users, with energy conservation and seismic concerns. He discusses the problem of automated shading for energy conservation, which is efficient, but disliked by occupants. He presents housing designs that incorporate energy efficiency and solar technologies. Davis expresses his interest in combining the technical needs of the project with his theoretical interests.


Robert Mangurian Little Bo Peep Has Lost Her Sheep Part Two

This video is the second of two parts documenting the same lecture. Mangurian touches upon elements he considers the heart of architecture, such as, light and shadows, materials, alignment, approach, simplicity, and order. He ends with a short question and answer session, in which he replies to questions about his current projects. The rest of this video is not part of Mangurian’s lecture. It seems to be a copy of a documentary about Art Deco Manhattan, with audio that seems to be dubbed from a variety of unrelated television programs and ads.

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Robert Mangurian Little Bo Peep Has Lost Her Sheep Part...
Robert Mangurian Little Bo Peep Has Lost Her Sheep Part Two-clip_4710
This video is the second of two parts documenting the same lecture. Mangurian touches upon elements he considers the heart of...
Robert Mangurian Little Bo Peep Has Lost Her Sheep Part...
Robert Mangurian Little Bo Peep Has Lost Her Sheep Part Two-clip_4711
The rest of this video is not part of Mangurian's lecture. It seems to be a copy of a documentary about Art Deco Manhattan, with...