Video Archive | Master plans (12)

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Michael Sorkin outlines the current state of urban life worldwide, arguing that even as the globe becomes urbanized, the city as...
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Peter Zellner begins the a general discussion between the participants by inquiring about the continuing efforts of architects to...
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Ozkan reviews the issues that arrise after selecting Zaha Hadid's plan. One involves private versus public financing. Another...
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Cook recounts his time teaching at Rice University, where he observed the layered landscape of Houston and its impact on several...
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Rients Dijkstra explains that he was working at OMA when he was asked to design a master plan for an expansion of Utrecht for...
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While working on the extension to city of Utrecht, Dijkstra discovered many of his proposals conflicted with conventional...
Vikramaditya Prakash
Vikramaditya Prakash discusses vernacular architectural practice in the developing world. He describes how the rapidly changing...
Jon Jerde
Jon Jerde discusses some theoretical principles that have informed his latest work, stressing the importance of the field over...

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Peter Zellner begins the a general discussion between the participants by inquiring about the continuing efforts of architects to assert power in the urban condition. They discuss scales, fields, time and objects. They anaylze economic and political forces at work within urban architecture.


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November 14, 2007 | Video Lecturer:

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Ozkan reviews the issues that arrise after selecting Zaha Hadid’s plan. One involves private versus public financing. Another involves the tremendous support of landowners for development of the under-utilized industrial area. Hadid’s scheme has had the beneficial impact of redirecting interest toward the urban experience, rather than merely parcelling the land.


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March 18, 2002 | Video Lecturer:

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Cook recounts his time teaching at Rice University, where he observed the layered landscape of Houston and its impact on several master-planning projects. These projects integrate a many-phased urban growth and organizational shifting proces. Cook details his work on a master-plan in Spain and the generation of an artificial landscape to combat flatness. He goes on to finish his lecture with more detailed information about the Kunsthaus Graz, under construction.


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September 15, 1999 | Video Lecturer:

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Rients Dijkstra explains that he was working at OMA when he was asked to design a master plan for an expansion of Utrecht for 30,000 residents. He took the job and started the firm Maxwan. In Holland urban planning is conventionally understood to be focused on housing, but Dijkstra saw the urban planner’s role as harmonizing the ideas of the various participants in the design process.


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September 15, 1999 | Video Lecturer:

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While working on the extension to city of Utrecht, Dijkstra discovered many of his proposals conflicted with conventional planning methodologies. For example, he wanted to move some of the residential units closer to existing developments, which caused controversy. Likewise, his idea of burying a portion of a new highway conflicted with a traffic planner, who insisted on a conventional ring road.


Vikramaditya Prakash

November 4, 1998 |
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Vikramaditya Prakash discusses vernacular architectural practice in the developing world. He describes how the rapidly changing landscape in South East Asian cities has renewed interest in master planning as a way to create “coherent visions for new mega-cities.” He discusses the ethical dilemma of master planning, and describes cases where Indian communities have resisted and adapted to master plans. He characterizes the local and global as “allegories of each other,” and calls master planning to be replaced by bodies and processes that produce and revise plans.


Jon Jerde

October 28, 1998 | Video Lecturer:
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Jon Jerde discusses some theoretical principles that have informed his latest work, stressing the importance of the field over the object. Jerde describes how his firm operates and how its identity has been established. He discusses globalism, coexisting cultures, and how this informs projects. He presents a series of projects built around the world. He describes his projects in Japan, including Canal City Hakata in Fukuoka, which included water and nature in a mixed-use center. Jerde examines the development of Universal CityWalk, stressing the establishment of a formal language that responds to the context of Los Angeles. He documents a master-planning project for the island of Mallorca, noting the historical context, geography, and the process of collaboration with a local architect.

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