Video Archive | Hugh Ferriss (2)

David Bergman Planning In Five Dimensions-clip_4959
David Bergman talks about the parameter of time as a pathway for urban development. When speaking about the parameter of volume,...
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During this part of the lecture Furst discusses his design of Gotham City for the 1989 “Batman” directed by Tim Burton. He...

David Bergman Planning In Five Dimensions-clip_4959

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David Bergman talks about the parameter of time as a pathway for urban development. When speaking about the parameter of volume, Bergman stresses how floor area ratios and zoning envelopes are manipulated by capital and commerce. He contrasts urban growth over time in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Butte, and Detroit.


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March 7, 1990 | Video Lecturer:

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During this part of the lecture Furst discusses his design of Gotham City for the 1989 “Batman” directed by Tim Burton. He begins by explaining his inspirations. These influences include Hugh Ferriss’ Metropolis, Brutalism, Antonio Sant’Elia’s Futurist designs, and Shin Takamatsu’s locomotive-influenced buildings. Furst describes his drawings of different parts of Gotham, pointing out his references. Furst also mentions architects such as Otto Wagner, Louis Sullivan and Antoni Gaud? as inspirations. He presents images of the final set design, explaining the process and the result. To finish the lecture he describes the design and construction of the “Batmobile.”