Video Archive | Glass (13)

Material Beyond Materials Opening Event-clip_4444
Douglis continues his project presentation with an explanation of the El Tower project which creates a skin that shrouds...
Jeffrey Kipnis Thesis Prep Talk Part One-clip_3633
Jeffrey Kipnis talks about the changing sentiments of the practice of architecture, claiming that each movement tends to last...
Eric Owen Moss-clip_1889
Moss presents numerous projects that span the globe. He questions the notion of comfort or discomfort, and perceptions of what...
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Moss presents the National Library for Mexico City, a building for the Vienna Business School, and a continuum of glass roof...
Henry Cobb Eric Owen Moss Conversation-clip_4909
Henry Cobb talks about the window and glass issues that emerged after the completion of his John Hancock Tower in Boston. This...
Examining The Museums Role-clip_2335
The panelists discuss the use and effectiveness of sunlight, issues involved with glass, and mixing natural light and gallery...
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Henry Cobb describes a series of early towers, and then focuses on Boston's John Hancock Building. Cobb talks about the existing...
Henry Cobb
Henry Cobb comments that he will use his lecture to talk about his tower projects, as well as reflect on his career. Recalling...

Material Beyond Materials Opening Event-clip_4444

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Douglis continues his project presentation with an explanation of the El Tower project which creates a skin that shrouds pavilions when oriented horizontally and
becomes a brise soleil when oriented vertically. Douglis concludes with some other material experiments, including blown glass mixed with wiring and coatings.


Jeffrey Kipnis Thesis Prep Talk Part One-clip_3633

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Jeffrey Kipnis talks about the changing sentiments of the practice of architecture, claiming that each movement tends to last about fifteen to twenty years. He then talks about contemporary architectural themes and how specialized fields create a bifurcation of genre to master. During this, Kipnis talks about mathematics, theater, and the ability and desire of the SCI-Arc student.


Examining The Museums Role-clip_2335

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The panelists discuss the use and effectiveness of sunlight, issues involved with glass, and mixing natural light and gallery lighting. They discuss the perception that the museum has replaced the church as the cultural center of a community. They share thoughts on the difference between visting a museum for its architecture versus visiting it for its collection.


Henry Cobb

November 19, 2003 | Video Lecturer:
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Henry Cobb comments that he will use his lecture to talk about his tower projects, as well as reflect on his career. Recalling Robert Venturi’s idea of the “double-functioning element,” he describes architecture as both dream and function. Cobb describes a series of early towers, and then focuses on Boston’s John Hancock Building. Cobb talks about the existing site conditions of neighboring Copley Square, as well as the political motivations that shaped the project. Cobb contrasts the muteness of tower forms with the verbosity of signage. He discusses his intention to manipulate the cube into a form that changes shape as the observer moves around it. Cobb argues that skyscrapers meet the ground, not the sky, and looks for the typology to change from portraying authority to portraying diversity.

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Henry Cobb comments that he will use his lecture to talk about his tower projects, as well as reflect on his career. Recalling...
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