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Josep Fuses
Josep Fuses discusses the influence of Italo Calvino and Michelangelo Antonioni on his ideas. He discusses the issue of...
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Josep Fuses discusses the influence of Italo Calvino and Michelangelo Antonioni on his ideas. He discusses the issue of...
Ben Ledbetter
Ben Ledbetter reviews some of his inspirations and aspirations, stressing Peter Eisenman's ways of thinking about architecture....
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Holl answers questions relating to his presented work and how it fits in to the world. His view on suburbia is that it is...

Josep Fuses

January 28, 1998 | Video Lecturer:
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Josep Fuses discusses the influence of Italo Calvino and Michelangelo Antonioni on his ideas. He discusses the issue of authenticity, showing images of factories, Belgian suburbs, and houses in South America. He discusses identity and difference, advocating an architecture rooted in truth. Fuses reflects on his work in terms of critical regionalism and postmodernism. He documents a series of projects he has completed, beginning with a competition for housing in Barcelona. He presents a project for a public park, explaining the goal of a flexible, communal space. A project for the Mediterranean coast was intended to delineate the border between public beaches and private houses. Fuses concludes with a discussion of his design principles, identifying a preference for simple construction techniques, and freedom from care and tradition.

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Neil Denari introduces Josep Fuses, appearing in a series titled "Representing Modernism." Denari describes Fuses as an architect...
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Josep Fuses discusses the influence of Italo Calvino and Michelangelo Antonioni on his ideas. He discusses the issue of authenticity, showing images of factories, Belgian suburbs, and houses in South America. He discusses identity and difference, advocating an architecture rooted in truth. Fuses reflects on his work in terms of critical regionalism and postmodernism


Ben Ledbetter

November 1, 1995 | Video Lecturer:
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Ben Ledbetter reviews some of his inspirations and aspirations, stressing Peter Eisenman’s ways of thinking about architecture. He explains his use of the term “innerness” and how it relates formal qualities to clients intentions. Ledbetter documents a series of recent projects, including a bank in Oxford, Mississippi. He acknowledges the influence of poetry and storytelling on his work, reading several excerpts from William Faulkner, among others. He presents an exercise in urban planning for the city of New Haven, and presents a series of smaller projects in New Haven. He describes his intention of collapsing public and private space within the neighborhood. He shows a project for a new headquarters for the Neighborhood Watch association.

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Holl answers questions relating to his presented work and how it fits in to the world. His view on suburbia is that it is undesirable, but policies that would disallow that condition from occurring are not a solution to the problem. In his opinion the vernacular that is brought into a project has to be evaluated on a project-by-project basis.