Craig Hodgetts and Ming Fung discuss a project that tries to capture the spectacle of Hollywood cinematically, while also incorporating contextual and political issues. Instead of creating an entirely new building, they devised a strategy that blended old with new.
Video Archive | Hollywood (3)
Doug Suisman discusses “leftover space” and the rediscovery of civic life in forms unique to Los Angeles. He discusses the city’s lack of landmarks for navigational purposes, its texture of ambiguous layering, and street and car cultures.
In conversation with Shelly Kappe, Peter Cook reflects on his work during and after Archigram, comparing the two phases. He also compares similarities between construction techniques of Hollywood sets, American homes, and English dwellings. Cook also describes his thoughts on the development of Los Angeles, specifically downtown, and its obsession with imitating other cities like Chicago and New York. He talks about his influences beyond the Smithsons and encourages students to be mindful and create an “English way of thinking.”