Video Archive | Kisho Kurokawa (4)

Suha Ozkan-clip_1199
Ozkan introduces another competition with a focus on the Kartal district of Istanbul, and describes three proposals. Some of the...
Charles Jencks Recent Italian And Japanese...
Charles Jencks discusses Japanese architectural developments through the 1970s. He introduces the Metabolists and the views of...
Charles Jencks New Japanese Architecture-clip_2195
Charles Jencks continues his lecture on Japanese architecture by describing the influence of movements like the Metabolists and...
Charles Jencks New Japanese Architecture-clip_2202
Charles Jencks discusses the language of contemporary architectural practice in terms of metaphor, syntax, words, and semantics....

Suha Ozkan-clip_1199

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November 14, 2007 | Video Lecturer:

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Ozkan introduces another competition with a focus on the Kartal district of Istanbul, and describes three proposals. Some of the issues faced are pollution in what is described as an industrial wasteland and underpopulation, with land being very inexpensive. The first proposal by Massimilliano Fuksas creates transport lines, takes the main traffic arteries underground, and brings back the east-west relationship of the streets which were cut off by industrial sectors. Kisho Kurokawa proposes a megastructure, one long building through the entire site, along with a continuous waterway and high-rises organized around this axis. Zaha Hadid considered the urban plan as disfigured, and sought to created reconnections. Her entry also imagined distinct densities for each part of the district.


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Charles Jencks discusses Japanese architectural developments through the 1970s. He introduces the Metabolists and the views of how urban life should develop along the same means as cell growth and cell division. This video ends in the middle of the lecture and is continued on a separate video, Charles Jencks New Japanese Architecture.


Charles Jencks New Japanese Architecture-clip_2195

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Charles Jencks continues his lecture on Japanese architecture by describing the influence of movements like the Metabolists and how they were able to create ideas on how to inhabit the urban landscape. Using an arrange of projects and practicing architects, Jencks describes a continuing amalgamation of traditional ideals and contemporary ideas that conjure both the artificial and the real.


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Charles Jencks discusses the language of contemporary architectural practice in terms of metaphor, syntax, words, and semantics. He discusses Robert Venturi’s opposition of the duck and the decorated shed. Because only the first half of the lecture is seen on this video, only metaphor and syntax are described through a series of projects like the Jorn Utzon’s Sydney Opera House.