Charles Jencks talks about his last point in realizing the new shift in architecture, the enigmatic signifier. Jencks describes Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao as moving architecture from monument to landmark. He also talks about the computer revolution which makes projects like Gehry’s possible through combining logistics, design, and production into a seamless structure.
Video Archive | Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (3)
As the discussion continues evaluating the role of the museum in contemporary society, Prix and Moss discuss the impact of Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum on the local economy of Bilbao. Moss adds his sentiment that architecture is on its way back in to cultural consciousness. Prix and Moss share thoughts on the other’s work and their importance to architectural discourse.
Charles Jencks discusses his idea of cosmogenic architecture, as something based in information and the computational nature of complexity sciences. He argues that contemporary architecture needs to engage with time and evolution. He suggests self-generating systems will devise forms free of allusions to prior architecture representations, as illustrated by Frank O. Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.