Herwig Baumgartner and Scott Uriu of B+U discuss their work in terms of three different interests. They review a Condo Tower in Lima and the 2014 SCI-Arc Gallery installation in terms of Apertures, i.e. the aperture frame, the aperture as autonomous object, and the responsive aperture. Under the category of Edges, they describe several projects, including the OTT Winery, the Frank/Kim house, and a mixed-use development in Downey. They discuss an urban plan for Milan, the Coral Lamp, a soccer stadium complex for Rio, and other projects as Multiples, aggregations of similar objects. They conclude by reviewing three current projects: a chair, a house, and a transit center.
Video Archive | Multipliticity (4)
Mayne recounts his timeline of projects in order to explain the connections and progression of ideas between projects. He sees architecture as one of the few art domains that is able to integrate a vast amount of complexity and multiplicity, and in order to execute a project collaboration and discourse is necessary. Drawing has been an essential method of investigation, and is necessary to produce growth. This also includes alternative representational modes that question conventional drawing methodologies. It also serves as a rich archive for reinterpreting the work.
Russell Thomsen describes Central Office of Architecture’s research that involves measurement, experimentation, and production. They are interested in multiple meanings, and multiple representations collapsed and superimposed on one image. They attempt to represent and convey the complexity of the contemporary urban experience.
Jeremy Gilbert Rolfe discusses intersections. He makes an analogy between postmodernism and the fluid flow of movement on the freeway. He compares the work of Frank Gehry’s Loyola Law School and Mies van der Rohe’s modernist grid, citing differences in organization and circulation.