Video Archive | Norman Foster (3)

Charles Jencks Towards A New Paradigm-clip_2006
Jencks discusses fractal geometry, ecology, and available data inputs as methods of design. He describes them as three of his...
Charles Jencks Towards A New Paradigm-clip_2008
Jencks discusses how scientific discoveries have related to shifting architectural sensibilities during the 1970s through the...
Charles Jencks New British Architecture-clip_1705
Charles Jencks moves onto contemporary British architecture by discussing the work of Cedric Price, Norman Foster, Ralph Erskine,...

Charles Jencks Towards A New Paradigm-clip_2006

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Jencks discusses fractal geometry, ecology, and available data inputs as methods of design. He describes them as three of his seven points, indicating a shift toward new methods of organization and ecological sustainability. He illustrates his points with projects from Peter Eisenman, Norman Foster, Daniel Libeskind, Ken Yeang, and Santiago Calatrava.

 


Charles Jencks Towards A New Paradigm-clip_2008

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Jencks discusses how scientific discoveries have related to shifting architectural sensibilities during the 1970s through the 1990s. He discusses blobs, landforms, and cosmogenic points as unfolding, chaotic organizations of individual parts into recognizable wholes.


Charles Jencks New British Architecture-clip_1705

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Charles Jencks moves onto contemporary British architecture by discussing the work of Cedric Price, Norman Foster, Ralph Erskine, and others. He describes Price’s Thinkbelt Project as one of Foster’s early influences, using Foster’s IBM Center and Black Piano to illustrate this further. Jencks also gives a briefe account of how, toward the mid-1970s, English architects begin to assemble and pull together many traditions of British architecture into collective cohesion, a theme that comes into much more prominence during the postmodern period.