Video Archive | Organizational systems (7)

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Payne describes the design process which utilized digital design tools to determine the organization of shingles and their...
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Sanford Kwinter uses the example of watering holes in Africa to argue that animals have the ability to communicate non-verbally...
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Following an introduction by Karl Chu, Jesse Reiser presents a recent paper in addition to three projects. Reiser first reads...
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Jesse Reiser begins his lecture by discussing his interest in architecture as a dynamically unfolding system rather than a...
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Reiser follows his lecture with a question and answer session where he elaborates some remarks from The New Fineness,...
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Van Berkel goes on to describe his Yokohama terminal proposal as exemplary of his interest in "mobile forces" and a redefinition...
Barry Bryant Samaya Foundation Mandala Sand Paintings
Barry Bryant of the Samaya Foundation introduces a group of Tibetan monks that create a mandala sand painting for the students...

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July 29, 2011 | Video Lecturer: ,

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Payne describes the design process which utilized digital design tools to determine the organization of shingles and their curvature. Moss and Payne debate the merits of fabricating each individual shingle to particular specifications versus taking a more hands-on compositional approach. This leads to a discussion of shingles as functional element versus shingles as stylistic element.


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Sanford Kwinter uses the example of watering holes in Africa to argue that animals have the ability to communicate non-verbally to the entire population of a specific environment. The balance and distribution of stress and tensions can be read as form and order.


Jesse Reiser

March 29, 2000 | Video Lecturer:
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Following an introduction by Karl Chu, Jesse Reiser presents a recent paper in addition to three projects. Reiser first reads The New Fineness, a paper dealing with a methodology based on a fine scale of structures and organizations expanded to address larger scale interactions and requirements. He presents the East River Corridor project, the Graz Music Theater and the West Side Convergence project and discusses his working methodology as well as the movement of ideas between scales.

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Karl Chu introduces Jesse Reiser, recounting their time together as students at Cranbrook Institute. Chu describes Reiser as one...
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Reiser continues his lecture by presenting his proposal for the Graz Music Theater, discussing the relationship between...
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March 29, 2000 | Video Lecturer:

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Jesse Reiser begins his lecture by discussing his interest in architecture as a dynamically unfolding system rather than a humanist activity, architecture being neither inherently human or inhuman. He continues with a reading of his essay, The New Fineness touching on structures as non-idealized and de-valuing outcomes. He goes on to describe the usefulness of forces and organizations beyond architecture in their vectorization and reapplication as architectural systems. Through these tools, he sees the potential for relationships that yield impacts greater than the sum of their parts.


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March 29, 2000 | Video Lecturer:

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Reiser follows his lecture with a question and answer session where he elaborates some remarks from The New Fineness, describing a feedback model which begins with the finer grain of organization which expands into a larger organizational scheme. He touches on the relationship between design and public policy. He describes a method which starts with design and moves toward policy concerns so as not to lead invariably toward a physical representation of a graph or policy.


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March 6, 1996 | Video Lecturer:

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Van Berkel goes on to describe his Yokohama terminal proposal as exemplary of his interest in “mobile forces” and a redefinition of the typology of organization. He describes his process as one of projecting the movements and intensities of the city of Yokohama – a mixture of solidity and fluidity – into a single tube as a method of organizing the pier. The organizational strategy allows the program of the pier to shrink and grow, a concept that van Berkel has carried forward into later projects.


Barry Bryant Samaya Foundation Mandala Sand Paintings

February 9, 1996 | Video Lecturer:

Barry Bryant of the Samaya Foundation introduces a group of Tibetan monks that create a mandala sand painting for the students and faculty. The monks begin by locating and connecting points on the drawing surface that comprise the ordering system for the final painting. Using funnels rather than the traditional hand-only technique, they start in the east and work clockwise to reference natural cycles. Students and faculty, lead by Michael Rotondi, try the technique on two other Mandalas simultaneously while the monks demonstrate. The mandala is part of the tantra whose meaning is only known to the monks.

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Barry Bryant introduces the group of Tibetan monks that will demonstrate how a traditional Mandala sand painting is created. They...
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