Tim Durfee introduces Thomas Daniell and the firm FOBA, reviewing the history of the company as well as their design methodologies. Through post-rationalization, four types of sculpting space were defined. These include extrusion, wrapping, “stacking things up,” and excavation of space. Daniell proceeded to go through examples of the firms portfolio, discussing each project within its context and design methodologies implemented.
Video Archive | Metabolists (3)
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 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.