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.
Video Archive | Part-to-whole (14)
Peter Cook discusses mobile architecture and his passion for projects that investigate human involvement. He describes the freedom to create part to whole relationships in contemporary architecture. Cook stresses simplicity, style, and similarity, illustrating them with an entry in a tower competition.
The panelists reflect of the recent death of Raimund Abraham. They discuss his philosophical style and methodology, and his architecture and drawings.
The jury discussion discusses contemporary Los Angeles urban planning, infrastructure, different modes of transit and their impact on the city’s development.
Greg Lynn based the title of this lecture You’ll see it when you know it on a quote by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart regarding pornography. A self-described contrarian, Lynn explains his approach to design through a series of projects, which correlate to his design vocabulary of architecture, technology, audience, taste, and sensibility. From Alessi flatware to the Slavin House, Lynn shows how he finds what he’s looking for when he knows what he wants to see.
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.
Margi Reeve presents Hernan Diaz Alonso, who introduces Jeffrey Kipnis. Kipnis discusses his take on the part-to-whole relationship that plagues every era of architecture, in both practice and theory. He breaks down a contemporary history of group-to-individual relations while discussing how differing mediums can cause different irreducible effects in the observer. Kipnis outlines his views of architecture’s future in emergent properties and design intelligence.