Video Archive | Embassies (4)

Luyanda Mpahlwa Reflections On Thirty Years In...
Luyanda Mpahlwa describes his work as project architect for the Felleshus campus of five Nordic embassies in Berlin, and...
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Michael Rotondi discusses the impact of terrorism on architecture and how, for example, embassies reflect contemporary values and...
Mikko Heikkinen
The image for this video is very dark throughout. Mikko Heikkinen presents projects completed by his firm Heikkinen-Komonem...
Gunnar Birkerts Objective Architecture-clip_5122
Gunnar Birkerts describes the U.S. embassy in Helsinki, Finland. He talks about the influence of Alvar Aalto in his work and how...

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Luyanda Mpahlwa describes his work as project architect for the Felleshus campus of five Nordic embassies in Berlin, and as designer of the new South African embassy in Berlin. He reviews his work in Cape Town since 1994, including an extension to Parliament, and the international airport, a luxury home, and participation in the committee overseeing the construction of ten new stadiums to accommodate South Africa hosting the 2010 World Cup.


Mikko Heikkinen

March 26, 2003 | Video Lecturer:
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The image for this video is very dark throughout. Mikko Heikkinen presents projects completed by his firm Heikkinen-Komonem Architects. Projects include the embassy of Finland in Guinea, and a molecular biology laboratory in Germany. Heikkinen shares with the audience a 15 minute video made by Swiss artist George Steinman and designed for the laboratory’s foyer.

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Gunnar Birkerts describes the U.S. embassy in Helsinki, Finland. He talks about the influence of Alvar Aalto in his work and how he admires Finnish culture. He calls the embassy a metaphor for a grander idea of culture and the embassy typology. He describes architecture as starting where words leave off.