John Enright discusses the design for a local parochial school. He describes the site, some of the constraints, and a few of the consequences of the project. He also discusses an unbuilt design for a Boys and Girls club facility in Boyle Heights, where the morphology of the existing building influenced the design. Enright covers the grass installation in the SCI-Arc gallery as well as a entry in a competition for a vertical garden next to the Schindler House.
Video Archive | Movement (20)
Todd Gannon joins Stephen Phillips to discuss the nature of Kiesler’s work and
his impact on architecture. They credit Kiesler with being the first to insist on the value of architectural ideas that aren’t realized. They discuss Kiesler’s obsession with control, always to the service of the corporate good, and the social and political implications of this view.
Margaret Griffin of Griffin Enright presents recent built, proposed and conceptual work. She begins with a discussion of their methodology. Griffin discusses her interest in “groundform,” the relationship of architecture to movement, and strategies for achieving working successfully within site and budgetary constraints.
Griffin continues her lecture with a presentation of
several residential projects. She describes her goal as invigorating the residential context. She discusses site constraints and strategies to expand the impression of volume within a small plot and minimal footprint. She discusses exploiting the interface between view and programmatic organization to intensify movement through the architecture. She illustrates this with projects that frame different views, draw visitors through the space, and connect the interior and exterior.
Henry Cobb and Eric Owen Moss discuss architecture in terms of power. They talk about maneuverability of architects. Cobb ends by talking about his desire to make towers that move, creating forms that change while moving around the city.
De Landa describes “intensive thinking” as an essential part of Deleuze’s thought.
Richard Weinstein moderates a conversation between Eric Moss and Wolf Prix on the current role of the architecture school, teacher, and student. The three discuss architectural ideas such as, movement, the part to whole relationships, architectural meaning, urban planning, and symbolism. They begin and end with images intended to depict their accomplishments and design methodologies.
After a quick introduction, the Wolf Prix, Richard Weinstein and Eric Owen Moss talk about each other’s work, and the role of an architectural school in contemporary times. Moss begins the discussion by presenting a series of images illustrating how he thinks as a designer. Moss discusses part to whole relationships, movement in space, and spaces that can not be photographed.