Video Archive | Houses (116)

Monica Ponce De Leon-clip_2520
Monica Ponce de Leon of Office dA presents CNC routed filing cabinets, a carbon fiber table, the Toledo House, and the...
Jesse Reiser-clip_4849
Jesse Reiser discusses several house designs in which he rethought the typical programmatic strategies. He emphasizes structure...
Stanley Saitowitz-clip_2369
Stanley Saitowitz begins his lecture with an explanation of San Francisco, its landscape, diversity, history and the relationship...
Anthony Vidler Between The Box And The Blob-clip_3238
Identifying the origin of modernist functionalism in Frederick Taylor, Vidler argues that modernism failed due to a lack of...
Mathias Klotz-clip_3766
Klotz describes several small projects he has designed in Chile near Santiago: the Klotz house, the Ugarte house, the Muller...
Panel Discussion Toward A New Paradigm-clip_2829
Greg Lynn points out links between emerging architectural trends and the Art Nouveau movement. He focuses on how specificities of...
Kazuyo Sejima-clip_2148
Sejima presents a small museum in a village, one of her recently completed works. She explains that the museum exhibits the work...
Michael Speaks
Michael Speaks discusses the relevance of young Dutch architects and talks about Dutch firms Crimson, MAX.1, NL Architects, and...

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March 7, 2001 | Video Lecturer:

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Stanley Saitowitz begins his lecture with an explanation of San Francisco, its landscape, diversity, history and the relationship of these to his work. He continues with a presentation of residential projects throughout Northern California. He views these projects as lenses which bring the site and its specific qualities into focus. His more recent residential works explore a “bar house” parti, in which the site is occupied with minimal divisions.


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Identifying the origin of modernist functionalism in Frederick Taylor, Vidler argues that modernism failed due to a lack of adequate tools, not a flawed philosophy. He proposes that digital tools will fill in the void between the modernist dream of standardized housing, and the postmodern dream of completely personalized buildings. He cites works by Le Corbusier and Rem Koolhaas.


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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.


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Greg Lynn points out links between emerging architectural trends and the Art Nouveau movement. He focuses on how specificities of surfaces become spatial and eventually, through information wrangling, acquire rhythmic continuity and systemized variation. Lynn illustrates this with his own work.


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March 10, 1999 | Video Lecturer: ,

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Sejima presents a small museum in a village, one of her recently completed works. She explains that the museum exhibits the work of Japanese painters, and the transmission of natural light must be restricted. She notes that the building changes according to the season, time of day and weather conditions through the utilization of various glazing. Sejima presents another early project, the S House.


Michael Speaks

November 18, 1998 |
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Michael Speaks discusses the relevance of young Dutch architects and talks about Dutch firms Crimson, MAX.1, NL Architects, and One Architecture. Speaks included these firms in “Big Soft Orange,” a 1999 exhibition, which he curated. Speaks emphasizes the importance of research as a tool of architectural practice and how “we must all become historians of the near-past” to work as “scenario-makers” in the future. He also talks about the work of architects and critics which guides his work in particular, Alejandro Zaera-Polo. He explains the use of “datascapes” to produce architectural form and an application called “orgware.” Speaks shows design work by architect Greg Lynn.