James Stirling quotes Milan critic Manfredo Tafuri, and cites that all his building fit into five categories. These categories include asymmetrical balance of accommodation, linear accommodation, the ‘L’ shaped building, the wrap around planning, and the building which turns around in on itself. Sterling discusses some of the exterior characteristics of his buildings including semi-embraced outdoor space, fixed public facade, repetition of a collection, and the exhibiting of vents symbolically, as well as others.
Video Archive | Postmodernism (43)
James Stirling discusses his participation in a German competition for the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum in Cologne. He discusses the project proposal and shows slides of drawings and site conditions. The tape is cut short, but the lecture continues in part two.
Shelly Kappe welcomes James Stirling. In addition to introducing and citing Stirling’s many accomplishments, she also briefly welcomes fellow British architect Ron Herron and theorist Charles Jencks who are in the audience.