Video Archive | Manifestos (7)

Material Beyond Materials Opening Event
Ming Fung and Marcelo Spina introduce Materal Beyond Materials: a composite tectonics conference on advanced materials and...
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Evan Douglis presents a manifesto in which he argues that matter shows elements of self determination and exhibits a range of...
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Raimund Abraham concludes with a discussion of his project for Ground Zero in New York. He explains that the idea originated in...
Mehmet Sander
Mehmet Sander begins the lecture by stating that of all the arts, architecture is the most relevant to dance. For Sander, dance...
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Sander discusses dance as a combination of space, time, human movement and gravity. Sander talks about his background and how he...
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Casasco first argues that recent big urban and suburban residential projects lack coherence because architects choose not to...
Victoria Casasco and Stanley Tigerman
Victoria Casasco talks about a collaboration with an engineer on a residential project in Barcelona. She discusses issues of...

Material Beyond Materials Opening Event

March 25, 2011 | Video Lecturer:

Ming Fung and Marcelo Spina introduce Materal Beyond Materials: a composite tectonics conference on advanced materials and digital manufacturing. Fung reviews the history of fiberglass as an illustration,
tracing it from military applications, to furniture by Charles and Ray Eames, to automobiles, and then architecture. Spina speaks about the advent of composite materials and the shift between an assembly of materials and materials as assembly. He frames the conference as an opportunity to investigate the relationship between advanced technology and architectural pedagogy. Keynote speaker Evan Douglis presents a manifesto in which he argues that matter shows elements of self determination and exhibits a range of states and attributes that defy the notion that materials are inert. He speculates that materials will gain intelligence and sentient superiority. He presents several design projects featuring notable materials and digital fabrication techniques. He discusses a system of modules developed for the “Three Nomadic Structures” exhibit of Jean Prouv?’s work. Douglis presents other projects, stressing fabrication, the processes utilized and strategies explored. He continues his project presentation with an explanation of the El Tower project which creates a skin that shrouds pavilions when oriented horizontally and becomes a brise soleil when oriented vertically. Douglis concludes with some other material experiments, including blown glass mixed with wiring and coatings.

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Ming Fung and Marcelo Spina introduce the Materal Beyond Materials Conference and keynote speaker Evan Douglis. Fung reviews the...
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Douglis continues his project presentation with an explanation of the El Tower project which creates a skin that shrouds...

Mehmet Sander

March 2, 1994 | Video Lecturer:

Mehmet Sander begins the lecture by stating that of all the arts, architecture is the most relevant to dance. For Sander, dance is a combination of space, time, human movement and gravity. Sander discusses his manifesto on dance and plays two videos of works from the 1980s. Sander and dancers from his company perform four dances, emphasizing athleticism, strength, speed and endurance.

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Sander presents two videos. The first, from 1986, features performers uses plywood to change their space. In the second,...
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March 2, 1994 | Video Lecturer:

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Sander discusses dance as a combination of space, time, human movement and gravity. Sander talks about his background and how he became a choreographer. Sander presents a manifesto on dance. Some of his principles include dance being task oriented and gravity being the main initiator Sander explains why he doesn’t use music in his choreographies and discusses the questions he asks himself in order to evolve as a choreographer.


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Casasco first argues that recent big urban and suburban residential projects lack coherence because architects choose not to engage on that scale. She reflects on the role of the architect in the world of tract houses, commercial centers, and suburban planning. Casasco concludes by arguing that architects needs to re-engage larger scale issues and the public realm.


Victoria Casasco and Stanley Tigerman

March 20, 1991 | Video Lecturer:
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Victoria Casasco talks about a collaboration with an engineer on a residential project in Barcelona. She discusses issues of privacy and planar relationships. She presents a project for a house in Los Angeles that employs steel-framed construction and concrete panels. Casasco examines a house in Florida, which takes cues from the traditional wood framing of Southern vernacular architecture. She reflects on the role of the architect in the world of tract
houses, commercial centers, and suburban planning. Casasco concludes by arguing that architects needs to re-engage larger scale issues and the public realm. Stanley Tigerman presents a series of projects recently completed in his Chicago office, including a housing project in Belgrade. Tigerman discusses the reinterpretation of a disused granary, and formal strategies for the disintegration of the existing cylindrical base. He presents in detail a competition entry for Disney animation buildings in Burbank. He discusses the topic of theming and his reluctance to engage with the project on this level. He discusses the Park Lane hotel in Kyoto.

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