Video Archive | Mobius strip (4)

Jeff Kipnis Thesis Prep Talk Part Two-clip_3638
Jeffrey Kipnis discusses the relevance of single surface architecture. He also notes the disjunction between design method and...
Jeffrey Kipnis Thesis Prep Talk Part One-clip_3634
Jeffrey Kipnis describes the flaws evident in the idea that one topic is solely involved in one discipline. He also discusses...
Christian De Portzamparc Part One-clip_6104
Portzamparc describes a couple of concert halls he has designed. The Luxembourg Philharmonic is located beside a office tower in...
Lars Lerup-clip_5596
Lerup presents a series of diagrams and a list of terms that relate to the Berlin Wall. He discusses ways of addressing the wall,...

Jeff Kipnis Thesis Prep Talk Part Two-clip_3638

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Jeffrey Kipnis discusses the relevance of single surface architecture. He also notes the disjunction between design method and public use. Talking about home design, Kipnis points out the relationship between representation and form in Frank Gehry’s Santa Monica home, and Rem Koolhaas’s Seattle Public Library. Kipnis concludes with remarks on SCI-Arc’s mentality and its responsibility to the field’s shifting interests.


Jeffrey Kipnis Thesis Prep Talk Part One-clip_3634

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Jeffrey Kipnis describes the flaws evident in the idea that one topic is solely involved in one discipline. He also discusses the relevance of the corner problem and the problem of the cube. Lastly, he describes the mobius strip and how different ideas of architecture can relate to its single surface suggestion.


Christian De Portzamparc Part One-clip_6104

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Portzamparc describes a couple of concert halls he has designed. The Luxembourg Philharmonic is located beside a office tower in a relatively non-descript square. He designed a facade of columns, letting light into the building, but blocking views of the surrounding buildings to create an open interior space. The design of the main concert hall has an ambiguity of space, which Portzamparc feels is ideal for listening to music. He also designed a concert hall for Nara, Japan, where he shaped the concert hall like a M?bius strip, which works well acoustically.


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November 2, 1988 | Video Lecturer:

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Lerup presents a series of diagrams and a list of terms that relate to the Berlin Wall. He discusses ways of addressing the wall, creating in-between or meandering spaces, and creating connections and divisions. Lerup shows drawings and models that represent the imaginary realities in which, according to him, his practice typically operates. He discusses the stoa, and his interest in combining the stoa with a M?bius strip to create movement which is both outside and inside. Lerup affirms he is interested in combating inside-ness.