Video Archive | Facades (15)

Odile Decq Beyond Horizon-clip_6048
Odile Decq describes her design for a new wing for the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome (MACRO), stressing the importance of...
Roberto Davolio
Roberto Davolio describes the breadth and scope of the facade modelling work that he does. The first project by Eric Owen Moss...
Roberto Davolio-clip_1469
Davolio first outlines a Eric Owen Moss glass canopy project which he worked on while at Advanced Structures. He then describes...
Roberto Davolio-clip_1471
Davolio describes a couple of projects he has worked on as an independent consultant. In a project for a Louvre extension, he...
Roberto Davolio-clip_1472
Davolio gives some examples of the Maya tools in practice. He uses extensive scripting to make various software he uses fully...
Roberto Davolio-clip_1475
During the question and answer session, Davolio provides some insight into his position on the projects he is working on, which...
Raimund Abraham-clip_5602
Abraham discusses in detail the Austrian Cultural Forum Tower in New York. He identifies a set of forces from the site, including...
Jean-Marc Ibos, Myrto Vitart and Dominique Lyon-clip_5563
Dominique Lyon presents a building for a French newspaper, with a curved facade. He documents a series of libraries. He concludes...

Odile Decq Beyond Horizon-clip_6048

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October 12, 2011 | Video Lecturer:

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Odile Decq describes her design for a new wing for the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome (MACRO), stressing the importance of the roofscape in the life of the city. She explains the relationship between her intervention and several facades of historic significance. She shows a series of models which illustrate the evolution from initial experiments in occupying the space to the final project design. She shows images of the completed project.


Roberto Davolio

March 12, 2008 | Video Lecturer: ,
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Roberto Davolio describes the breadth and scope of the facade modelling work that he does. The first project by Eric Owen Moss requires novel glass working techniques, while the Beijing airport by Foster is enormous in scale. He then demonstrates the relationship and workflow between the structural system, and the panelization system on two more typical projects. Parametric tools are necessary because of the schedules on most Asian projects, and the need to feed information to a whole range of project participants.

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Ilaria Mazzoleni introduces Roberto Davolio. He studied under Greg Lynn at Columbia, and then worked with Eric Owen Moss and Neil...
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Roberto Davolio-clip_1469
Davolio first outlines a Eric Owen Moss glass canopy project which he worked on while at Advanced Structures. He then describes...
Roberto Davolio-clip_1471
Roberto Davolio-clip_1471
Roberto Davolio-clip_1472
Roberto Davolio-clip_1472
Davolio gives some examples of the Maya tools in practice. He uses extensive scripting to make various software he uses fully...
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Roberto Davolio-clip_1469

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March 12, 2008 | Video Lecturer: ,

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Davolio first outlines a Eric Owen Moss glass canopy project which he worked on while at Advanced Structures. He then describes his role in the Beijing airport project with Foster. Both these projects are so complex that parametric tools are needed to determine the shapes of the elements, both the facade and the supporting structure.


Roberto Davolio-clip_1471

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March 12, 2008 | Video Lecturer: ,

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Davolio describes a couple of projects he has worked on as an independent consultant. In a project for a Louvre extension, he helped the manufacturer rationalize the skin geometry for production. On a large canopy project for Hong Kong, he was heavily involved in producing the desired aesthetic outcome from the skin system, including contributing to the structural design.


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March 12, 2008 | Video Lecturer: ,

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Davolio gives some examples of the Maya tools in practice. He uses extensive scripting to make various software he uses fully parametric. The aim is to quickly evaluate multiple variations, structurally and aesthetically. The projects can vary from very large complexes, to towers, to small restaurant projects. In Asia technical consultants are brought in soon after the schematic design phase.


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March 12, 2008 | Video Lecturer: ,

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During the question and answer session, Davolio provides some insight into his position on the projects he is working on, which are mostly in Asia. Branding is very important to the clients, but they are not necessarily willing to pay for it. The schedule is more compressed than projects in the West, and there are quite a few local firms in China that are producing technically challenging work.


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October 23, 2002 | Video Lecturer:

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Abraham discusses in detail the Austrian Cultural Forum Tower in New York. He identifies a set of forces from the site, including the zoning envelope, that played a role in shaping the project. He discusses the deployment of glass and glass technology. Abraham explains how he achieved a layering and precision of the facade. He reflects on the critical reception of the project.


Jean-Marc Ibos, Myrto Vitart and Dominique Lyon-clip_5563

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Dominique Lyon presents a building for a French newspaper, with a curved facade. He documents a series of libraries. He concludes with documentation of the development of a transparent facade for a library in the east of France.