Video Archive | Machines (24)

Stephen Slaughter From Phat To Watts-clip_4661
Stephen Slaughter reviews his influences and his belief in abstraction, in outlining his goals. He stresses that success depends...
Stephen Slaughter From Phat To Watts
Stephen Slaughter reviews his influences and his belief in abstraction, in outlining his goals. He stresses that success depends...
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Michael Rotondi, Jeffrey Kipnis and Hernan Diaz Alonso discuss materialism, production techniques, and cultural associations, and...
Benjamin Ball And Gaston Nogues
Ball and Nogues explain their general intentions towards architecture, stressing digital versus physical fabrication. One of...
Wes Jones The Machine Rules-clip_2154
Wes Jones discusses the title of his lecture "The Machine Rules" in what he describes as a ‘half critique of some current...
Wes Jones The Machine Rules-clip_2155
Wes Jones presents the project for a tower building in San Francisco and a house project in Brisbane. Jones reflects on the idea...
Wes Jones The Machine Rules-clip_2159
Wes Jones describes the project PRO-CON (Program Container) which is based on creating a suburban infrastructure that uses...
Wes Jones The Machine Rules-clip_2165
Wes Jones presents a speculative project commissioned by Time magazine for a Suburb of the future, and the some modular,...

Stephen Slaughter From Phat To Watts

March 26, 2010 | Video Lecturer:
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Stephen Slaughter reviews his influences and his belief in abstraction, in outlining his goals. He stresses that success depends on teamwork, discussing how this relates to his entry for low-income housing competition. Slaughter discusses a studio he taught in which students created shelters at the Burning Man festival. He describes the renovation of a house that represents the culture of the occupants and the history of the site. He presents a video that offers an African-American history of Watts and its culture. Slaughter discusses his engagement in the community and activist aspirations. He talks about his passion for an expressive facade, showing the completed house renovation. The house incorporates the abstract representation of heritage Slaughter sought to achieve.

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Stephen Slaughter From Phat To Watts-clip_4661
Stephen Slaughter From Phat To Watts-clip_4661
Stephen Slaughter reviews his influences and his belief in abstraction, in outlining his goals. He stresses that success depends...
Stephen Slaughter From Phat To Watts-clip_4663
Stephen Slaughter From Phat To Watts-clip_4663
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Stephen Slaughter discusses a studio he taught in which students created shelters at the Burning Man festival. He describes the...
Stephen Slaughter From Phat To Watts-clip_4665
Stephen Slaughter From Phat To Watts-clip_4665
Stephen Slaughter discusses his engagement in the community and activist aspirations. He talks about his passion for an...

Benjamin Ball And Gaston Nogues

March 19, 2008 | Video Lecturer: ,
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Ball and Nogues explain their general intentions towards architecture, stressing digital versus physical fabrication. One of their main goals is to design a mechanism of production. Ball and Nogues discuss the three components of their “Black Hole” project: Frei Otto, the 1979 Disney movie “The Black Hole,” and research and development. They describe several projects, stressing the process of concept to fabrication. Some early projects are made with cardboard, deployed like playing cards. They describe a structure consisting of a net shaped funnel and t-shirt rags for MOCA’s exhibit, “Skin and Bones:Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture.” They stress the importance of communication with the net manufacturer during the process. Ball and Nogues describe their 2007 “Liquid Sky” installation in the courtyard of MoMA/P. S. 1. They discuss their 2008 “Unseen Current” installation at the Extension Gallery in Chicago. This project consists of catenaries structures built with strings. Ball and Nogues point out how they not only created digital tools of design but also created physical tools of production. During a question and answer session, Ball and Nogues stress the importance of being a builder.

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Gary Paige introduces Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues with some anecdotes of their days as SCI-Arc students. Ball and Nogues...
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Ball and Nogues describe several projects, stressing the process of concept to fabrication. Some early projects are made with...
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Ball Benjamin And Gaston Nogues-clip_2225

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January 29, 2003 | Video Lecturer:

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Wes Jones discusses the title of his lecture “The Machine Rules” in what he describes as a ‘half critique of some current formalist trends and half an exhortation or a reminder of the significance of the mechanical for our experience on the planet’. He goes on to list some of the key ideas, such as architecture and buildings as machines, the physicality of reality, the legibility of machines, and how this legibility draws us into engaging experiences of the world.


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January 29, 2003 | Video Lecturer:

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Wes Jones presents the project for a tower building in San Francisco and a house project in Brisbane. Jones reflects on the idea that a machine confers rules on production, in this case by the application of codes and rules that direct the design. He goes on to discuss that the “machine rules” come to us as constraints but if attended to with intelligence, they will help create successful architecture.


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Wes Jones describes the project PRO-CON (Program Container) which is based on creating a suburban infrastructure that uses containers as a primary building system. Jones discusses ideas of mass customization and continuous differentiation that begin to define these new suburban building systems. He goes on to describe how this project would allow for flexibility by leaving the in-between spaces to be defined by the user, encouraging people to customize and change their own environment.


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Wes Jones presents a speculative project commissioned by Time magazine for a Suburb of the future, and the some modular, flexible building projects that were developed by his office. Jones describes how the future suburb project speculates on what would happen when the computer and virtual culture meets nature and environmental concerns. He goes on to discuss projects that look at how movement can become another dimension in architecture by the introduction of mobile and flexible units.