Rem Koolhaas briefly outlines his drawing methods and techniques while describing this presentation for the Parc de la Villette competition. He explains the selection process. He describes his concept for vegetation on the site and how its density creates an illusion of confinement usually associated with park typologies. Koolhaas then navigates through dozens of slides of the unusally large model made for the competition. While doing so, he explains the cohesion between programmatic elements and interlaced forms.
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After Shelly Kappe’s introduction, Mario Botta presents a series of built projects that illustrate his practice of using site conditions and context to determine the programmatic layout. He describes his architectural language as always shifting toward something unknown. Botta talks about architecture being in the negotiations between contextual meaning and conceptual planning.
Mario Botta presents examples of how he takes existing site context and relates it to architectural solutions. He shows several slides to explain visually the role of specific elements of the house typology.