Video Archive | Oceans (3)

Claude Parent Part One-clip_3383
Claude Parent lectures in French, and an interpreter provides an English translation. Parent illustrates his ideas by drawing on...
Carolyn Dry Underwater Housing-clip_4355
Carolyn Dry argues that the primary issue architects should be addressing today is the relationship between technology and...
Carolyn Dry Underwater Housing-clip_4356
Carolyn Dry presents a project to develop a port design for the Office of Naval Research where she developed a system for lifting...

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October 14, 1998 | Video Lecturer:

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Claude Parent lectures in French, and an interpreter provides an English translation. Parent illustrates his ideas by drawing on paper attached to the wall. Parent stresses the importance of movement in architecture, evoking the ocean and waves as a image of what he is interested in architecture. He calls himself a magician of architecture, and claims he designs illusions. Parent argues that Frank Lloyd Wright and Erich Mendelsohn were the first architects to incorporate the illusion of movement in
architecture.


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January 1, 1981 | Video Lecturer:

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Carolyn Dry argues that the primary issue architects should be addressing today is the relationship between technology and ecology. Going beyond just energy issues, today’s projects should consider how designs that are made for a physical world are going to relate to that physical world. She is currently working with the Navy to develop new ways of building that are appropriate for the oceans. She began by thinking about what and how ocean organisms might build for themselves. An example of this is her interest in using an electrolytic process of precipitating calcium and magnesium out of ocean water to create a building material that adapts to the amount of force exerted on it over time.


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January 1, 1981 | Video Lecturer:

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Carolyn Dry presents a project to develop a port design for the Office of Naval Research where she developed a system for lifting that is appropriate for the ocean. She proposed a pump that could be used for dry docking or lifting cargo that concentrates salt water and exploits the tendency of less concentrated ocean water to move toward more concentrated water in order to create the lift. This process which usually relies on slow evaporation is sped up through the application of counter current concentration and counter current exchange, both processes performed by the kidneys.