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Nigel Coates discusses Taksim, his design for a night club in Istanbul, which presents the paradox of a new building...

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October 20, 1993 | Video Lecturer:

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Nigel Coates discusses Taksim, his design for a night club in Istanbul, which presents the paradox of a new building constructed inside an old one. Asked to work on the parking lots for a revitalization program of Croydon, London, he transformed each lot into a hill, relating to the seven hills of Rome, to generate a new kind of psychogeography. Coates discusses his horseshoe-shaped addition to the Geffrye Museum, The Wall in Tokyo with stairs that weave in and out of the building, and the Penrose Institute of Contemporary Art conceived of as a silo of galleries.