Hitoshi Abe describes his interest in designing informality: places that accomodate multiple functions flexibly and encourage individual, physical responses. He argues that this non-specific, non-coercive informal architecture is often realized in corridors, and uses this theme to review his own work, from the Miyagi Stadium (2000), to the renovation of the 3M headquarters in Minnesota (2013).
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Hitoshi Abe describes his interest in designing places that operate differently from conventional architecture: accommodating multiple functions flexibly and encouraging individual, physical responses. He argues that this non-specific, non-coercive informal architecture is often realized in corridors, as in Hans Scharoun’s National Library in Berlin and Toyo Ito’s Sendai Mediatheque.
A conversation between Moss and Zottl about her installation utilizing a foam-concrete mixture proposed as a thermal application for older structures found in Vienna. They discuss the ramifications of historic conditions within Vienna, Austria, transformations of existing buildings and improving energy efficiency. Zottl discusses the process of construction and what she learned from it, and the utilization of interstitial spaces.
Eric Owen Moss and Zottl discuss her installation. Moss characterizes the project as an attempt to develop a process, in order to determine if it was successful or a failure, and the necessity to prove previously unsolved problems. Zottl discusses the project as experimentation with materials in order to derive a solution to deal with issues of historical preservation and energy efficiency in Vienna, Austria. She considers this project a prototype for the investigation of these issues. She also discusses the desire for the utilization of interstitial spaces.
Mihalyo and Hahn discuss their study of occupied spaces and how the organization of spaces relates to cultural norms and societal pressures. They are especially attentive to perimeters, where objects are stored in order to create more space, but which also define
how one navigates through space. Through the documentation of enclosures within the city of Seattle, they sought to determine the minimum requirement for the demarcation of spatial enclosure. Mihalyo and Hahn also discuss their analyzation of discarded spaces, utilizing the technology of LIDAR (Laser Infrared Detection and Ranging).
Eric Owen Moss introduces Enrique Norten. Moss suggests that there are four personalities to Enrique Norten while referencing Cuauht?moc, Mexican painters David Alfaro Siqueiros and Frida Kahlo, and Mexican architect Luis Barrag?n. Norten discusses the contemporary cultural complexity within Mexico City. He reflects on contradictions between the vocabulary of a universal architectural discourse while also understanding and recognizing the specific particularities of his work. He emphasizes his strong belief in tectonics and architecture’s existence at the moment of construction and shows a combination of smaller and larger scale projects.
Gregg Pasquarelli and Christopher Sharples present the Museum of Sex in New York, and answer questions from the audience.
Gregg Pasquarelli discusses the principles that underpin SHoP’s practice. Christopher Sharples presents their project for Mitchell Park in Greenport, New York.