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Odile Decq Beyond Horizon
Decq states her goal is to go beyond the horizon, and to navigate past any predictable destination. She presents several projects...
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Decq presents her proposal for a new terminal for the port in Tangier. She explains how the unique social mix of tourists and...
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Klotz describes several small projects he has designed in Chile near Santiago: the Klotz house, the Ugarte house, the Muller...
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Michael Rotondi introduces Toyo Ito and his translator Shinji Isozaki.
Toyo Ito
Toyo Ito discusses his work--through his translator Shinji Isozaki--in terms of five themes: chaos, the superficial, floating,...
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Toyo Ito, with the help of his translator Shinji Isozaki, discusses the five main themes of his work and how each theme relates...

Odile Decq Beyond Horizon

October 12, 2011 | Video Lecturer:
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Decq states her goal is to go beyond the horizon, and to navigate past any predictable destination. She presents several projects which she describes as “training for architecture,” including a gallery installation which was intended to create in-between spaces and destabilize perception. She shows a series of projects employing light and reflection. 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. Decq discusses a project for a restaurant at Charles Garnier’s Paris Opera. She reviews the history of the building and the decision to modify a former carriage entrance for the restaurant. Decq explains her response to the constraints of the project and the struggle between establishing views of the dome from beneath and increasing proximity to the facade at the mezzanine. The form of the mezzanine establishes unique ambiances for the spaces above and below. She goes on to present a French Regional Contemporary Art Funds (FRAC) museum in Rennes, featuring a monumental work by Aur?lie Nemours. Decq presents her proposal for a new terminal for the port in Tangier. She explains how the unique social mix of tourists and migrant workers informed the overall organization. She discusses material choices in a context where there is always either a salty or a sandy wind blowing. Decq presents a project for offices floating on the Seine, based on a model from astrophysics. Decq shows a project to modify a mega-yacht by including a continuous surface deck as well as internal organization. She creates a seamless integration of programmed elements on the deck with the surface itself and inlays windows which provide light below during the day and create lighting effects during the night. Decq presents a series of images showing her strategy for flexible partitioning of the cabin spaces. She then shows a series of furniture designs including a bar and seating for the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

 

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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...
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Decq presents her proposal for a new terminal for the port in Tangier. She explains how the unique social mix of tourists and migrant workers informed the overall organization. She discusses material choices in a context where there is always either a salty or a sandy wind blowing. Decq presents a project for offices floating on the Seine, based on a model from astrophysics.


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February 17, 2000 | Video Lecturer:

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Klotz describes several small projects he has designed in Chile near Santiago: the Klotz house, the Ugarte house, the Muller house, and the Reutter house. All the houses have a simple rectangular massing and a simple interior circulation. They also typically contain large balconies recessed into the massing to take in the spectacular sites. A lot of the houses appear to float on their site since they are elevated off the ground.


Toyo Ito

February 7, 1990 | Video Lecturer:

Toyo Ito discusses his work–through his translator Shinji Isozaki–in terms of five themes: chaos, the superficial, floating, the ephemeral, and the sequential. Within each theme he relates his work to the city of Tokyo.

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Toyo Ito discusses difference between Japanese and Western concepts of space. For him, Western space is like a museum, whereas...
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Toyo Ito discusses his more recent and larger scale work. These projects include a history museum, an amusement complex center,...