Video Archive | Criticism (11)

Audience Of Objects Symposium-clip_4969
The panelists review the contents of the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale, contrasting the work in the Arsenale exhibition and...
Michel Rojkind
Michel Rojkind presents a series of projects illustrating his interest in the idea of contagion in architecture. He discusses...
Michel Rojkind-clip_4040
Rojkind presents a proposal for a hotel comprised of aggregated horizontal elements organized to establish different venues and...
Bart Lootsma-clip_5366
Neil Denari introduces Bart Lootsma as a central voice of contemporary Dutch architecture criticism, and notes the exhibits he...
Jeremy Gilbert Rolfe-clip_2995
Michael Rotondi introduces Jeremy Gilbert Rolfe. Rolfe is a painter as well as a critical theorist and teacher.
Michael Graves Figurative Architecture-clip_3206
Graves concludes the review of his own work by revisiting the Portland Building. As the frequent target of negative criticism,...
Sam Hall Kaplan Design Critique
Sam Hall Kaplan discusses his view of cities as people. His criticism is based on the belief that design should be made for...
Daniel Libeskind Part Two
The concluding 13 minutes of Libeskind's lecture. He finds most of contemporary architecture misguided. On the other hand, he...

Michel Rojkind

February 10, 2010 | Video Lecturer:
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Michel Rojkind presents a series of projects illustrating his interest in the idea of contagion in architecture. He discusses projects of varied scales, spanning his career, elaborating on the broader implications of the work. Rojkind stresses existing urban conditions, proximity and interface with other design proposals, and extreme requirements for execution.

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Michel Rojkind-clip_4036
Ming Fung introduces Michel Rojkind's explorations in architecture and music as evocations of emotion and images. Rojkind...
Michel Rojkind-clip_4039
Michel Rojkind-clip_4039
Rojkind discusses his collaboration with auto-body technicians to execute elements that contractors were reticent to attempt. He...
Michel Rojkind-clip_4040
Michel Rojkind-clip_4040
Rojkind presents a proposal for a hotel comprised of aggregated horizontal elements organized to establish different venues and...
Michel Rojkind-clip_4042
Michel Rojkind-clip_4042
Rojkind concludes with the Nestl? Chocolate Museum, in Mexico City. He designed and built the entire project in two and a half...

Michael Graves Figurative Architecture-clip_3206

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Graves concludes the review of his own work by revisiting the Portland Building. As the frequent target of negative criticism, Graves argues that it’s important to maintain criticism as a forum for opinion, but not to misuse criticism to silence voices or sabotage work that might be
unpopular. He ends by warning students not to copy his mannerisms, but to engage in classicism creatively and thoughtfully. He particularly warns against the new classical revival movement, which he characterizes as “trite.”


Sam Hall Kaplan Design Critique

October 30, 1985 | Video Lecturer:
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Sam Hall Kaplan discusses his view of cities as people. His criticism is based on the belief that design should be made for people, not for the sake of design. The city is a marketplace for people, a place for meeting, a marketplace of materials, services, goods and ideas. The city culminates as the sum of our civilization. He compares and contrasts urban marketplaces and urban fabrics throughout the United States and other parts of the world.

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Sam Hall Kaplan Design Critique-clip_2237
Sam Hall Kaplan Design Critique-clip_2237
Sam Hall Kaplan Design Critique-clip_2239
Sam Hall Kaplan Design Critique-clip_2239
Sam Hall Kaplan Design Critique-clip_2240
Sam Hall Kaplan Design Critique-clip_2240
Sam Hall Kaplan Design Critique-clip_2241
Sam Hall Kaplan Design Critique-clip_2241

Daniel Libeskind Part Two

October 20, 1982 | Video Lecturer:
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The concluding 13 minutes of Libeskind’s lecture. He finds most of contemporary architecture misguided. On the other hand, he claims that many architects of his generation are rethinking assumptions, and rethinking the nature of architecture. He quickly displays some of his models and drawings to show how his work tries to deal with the themes of his lecture.