Video Archive | Postmodernism (43)

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Eric Chavkin introduces Joe D'Urso. As an interior designer with a practice based in New York, D'Urso recently opened an office...
Jorge Silvetti
Jorge Silvetti describes three projects in depth, a hotel in San Juan Capistrano, a villa near Palermo, and a bathing folly for a...
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Gary Paige, introduces Jorge Silvetti, a professor at Harvard and partner with Rodolpho Machado in a firm based in Boston....
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At the end of his lecture, Mario Botta answers several questions from both American and Italian students. Botta defends his...
Mario Botta
Mario Botta describes several built works, mostly houses, and his intent to use site conditions and context to shape the program...
Daniel Libeskind Part One
Daniel Libeskind argues that architects and the field of architecture has lost touch with reality, aborbed by its own needs, and...
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Marquis argues that historicism, in the sense of esoteric historical references, is irrelevant and meaningless to users. He...
Robert Mangurian Little Bo Peep Has Lost Her Sheep Part...
After being introduced, Robert Mangurian presents a brief allegorical performance, in which he examines some cardboard, wood and...

Jorge Silvetti

November 3, 1983 | Video Lecturer:
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Jorge Silvetti describes three projects in depth, a hotel in San Juan Capistrano, a villa near Palermo, and a bathing folly for a competition. A connecting theme for these projects is a classical one point perspective facade, with a two point perspective interior. Silvertti stresses the careful combination of history and materials, so that the projects mix modern spatial ideas with classical building elements and materials.

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Silvetti describes a hotel project for a hill in San Juan Capistrano. Part of the challenge was to make the building look like it...
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Silvetti describes a villa he designed near Palermo in Sicily. The client wanted a private courtyard, so Silvetti designed the...
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November 3, 1983 | Video Lecturer:

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Gary Paige, introduces Jorge Silvetti, a professor at Harvard and partner with Rodolpho Machado in a firm based in Boston. Silvetti describes his influences in the world of postmodern architecture. He describes several architecturally speculative designs, which deal with iconography, typology, and history.


Mario Botta

October 13, 1983 | Video Lecturer:
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Mario Botta describes several built works, mostly houses, and his intent to use site conditions and context to shape the program layout and materials of each project. Botta argues that his architecture exploits the contradictions and realities of contemporary culture. He presents urban design projects that attempt to solve contextual problems bigger than the proposed project. He responds to questions about being classified a postmodernist, and where he feels architecture is headed.

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After Shelly Kappe's introduction, Mario Botta presents a series of built projects that illustrate his practice of using site...
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Mario Botta presents examples of how he takes existing site context and relates it to architectural solutions. He shows several...
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Daniel Libeskind Part One

Daniel Libeskind argues that architects and the field of architecture has lost touch with reality, aborbed by its own needs, and a pawn of wider societal struggles. Homer’s story of Ulysses and the sirens suggests the need to voluntarily restrict ourselves in order not to be distracted by ruses. In order to maintain an accurate picture of reality, we must occasionally bind ourselves from temptation, or commit ourselves to another’s cause. Libeskind compares the current state of architecture to Jonah stuck inside the belly of an whale, without any desire to escape, or face reality.

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Libeskind argues that architecture is in crisis, and that this has nothing to do with style. He cites the story from the...
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Libeskind argues that modern art is not a new development, but a continuation of the separation of body and mind instituted by...
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Marquis argues that historicism, in the sense of esoteric historical references, is irrelevant and meaningless to users. He presents examples of architecture that refers to history and to the site. He describes the implementation of energy conservation systems in his designs. He characterizes his goal as trying to incorporate user needs within a humane environment.


Robert Mangurian Little Bo Peep Has Lost Her Sheep Part One

After being introduced, Robert Mangurian presents a brief allegorical performance, in which he examines some cardboard, wood and metal architectural junk displayed next to the podium, eventually sweeping it offstage with a big broom. Mangurian argues that industrialized production, industrialized communications, and computing have led to over-complicated architectural designs and theoretical views. Using historic, contemporary and his own work, Mangurian proposes focusing on issues such as, alignment, approach, materials, and space can contribute towards an architectural language of simplicity and coherence. This video ends abruptly, and continues in Part Two.

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After being introduced, Robert Mangurian presents a brief allegorical performance, in which he examines some cardboard, wood and...
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Robert Mangurian argues that architecture is watered down by critique and publications. He introduces three concepts that changed...
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Robert Mangurian introduces the three most important moments of a person using space: (1) the desire to locate one's self, (2)...
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