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Stephen Phillips Kiesler’s Robots
Stephen Phillips describes several of Frederick Kiesler's most significant designs, including the 1962 Universal...
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Reiser presents his design for Terminal 3 at the Shenzhen Airport as an extension of ideas from the O14 Tower in Dubai, applying...
Material Beyond Materials Panel 2 Synthesizing...
Andreas Froech of Machineous discusses his company's use of automotive robots in the digital fabrication of architecture and...
Material Beyond Materials Panel 2 Synthesizing Behavior
Achim Menges discusses his research in design computing synthesized with physical materialization. By embedding the physical...
Material Beyond Materials Panel 4 Manufacturing...
Greg Lynn discusses how shift to composites prompts an aesthetic shift, and changes in how we think about assembly, design, and...
Material Beyond Materials Panel 4 Manufacturing...
Peter Testa discusses the logistical, material, formal, spatial, and operational aspects of his design process. Testa presents...
Material Beyond Materials Panel 4 Manufacturing...
Bill Pearson describes how North Sails company developed lightweight, flexible composite sails in the high-performance sailing...
Material Beyond Materials Panel 4 Manufacturing...
The panelists discuss the trickle-down of innovative processes and technologies into the mainstream, the use of molds versus...

Stephen Phillips Kiesler’s Robots

September 30, 2011 | Video Lecturer:
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Stephen Phillips describes several of Frederick Kiesler’s most significant designs, including the 1962 Universal Theater concept for a show at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts in New York. Kiesler believed that traditional architecture lacks the adaptability and flexibility necessary to meet the demands of modern society. Kiesler’s proposals incorporated the temporal variation of space and form to synchronize with the human body’s rhythms. Phillips describes how Kiesler, while teaching at Columbia and Yale, did research into human motion and perception. Phillips presents a number of Kiesler’s installations that illustrate Kiesler’s ambition to engage the viewer in novel ways. Beyond employing movable elements, Kiesler proposed flexible, expanding and contracting spaces. Todd Gannon joins Phillips to discuss the nature of Kiesler’s work and his impact on architecture. They credit Kiesler with being the first to insist on the value of architectural ideas that aren’t realized. They discuss Kiesler’s obsession with control, always to the service of the corporate good, and the social and political implications of this view. Phillips discusses Kiesler’s Endless House project, and his embrace of contemporary trends. Though ignored by both the modernists and the postmodernists, Phillips argues that Kiesler is one of the greatest architects of the 20th century, and one whose ideas are still relevant.

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September 26, 2011 | Video Lecturer:

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Reiser presents his design for Terminal 3 at the Shenzhen Airport as an extension of ideas from the O14 Tower in Dubai, applying a similar opening system on a surface with more complicated curvature. The Taipei Pop Music Center is an indoor/outdoor performance space and office tower for the Taiwanese music industry. The organization of the project began as a classical circus which they developed into an urban morphology.


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Andreas Froech of Machineous discusses his company’s use of automotive robots in the digital fabrication of architecture and furniture. Froech presents multiple projects including several with Greg Lynn, and two SCI-Arc Gallery installations with Patrick Tighe and Hitoshi Abe.


Material Beyond Materials Panel 2 Synthesizing Behavior

Achim Menges discusses his research in design computing synthesized with physical materialization. By embedding the physical properties of a material into generative design codes, and linking that to the possibilities and constraints of contemporary manufacturing processes, Menges demonstrates the efficiencies and performative advantages of wood as compared to composites. Andreas Froech of Machineous discusses his company’s use of automotive robots in the digital fabrication of architecture and furniture. Froech presents multiple projects including several with Greg Lynn, and two SCI-Arc Gallery installations with Patrick Tighe and Hitoshi Abe. Bill Kreysler of Kreysler & Associates discusses his use of composites and fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) in the production of lightweight elements for architecture and art. Kreysler describes projects for the Davies Symphony Hall, artist Claes Oldenburg, the film Minority Report, and Lawrence Argent’s Blue Bear sculpture in Denver.

Fostering direct exchange between architects and companies invested in the field of advanced materials and fabrication technologies, SCI-Arc hosts Material beyond Materials: A Composite Tectonics Conference on Advanced Materials and Digital Manufacturing. Panel 2 consists of Moderator Hernan Diaz Alonso, and Presenters Achim Menghes, Andreas Froech, and Bill Kreysler. The topic for Panel 2 is Synthesizing Behavior with a focus on digital fabrication, and the new possibilities for innovation enabled by designing and altering material at the level of matter.

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Material Beyond Materials Panel 4 Manufacturing Construction

March 26, 2011 | Video Lecturer:

Greg Lynn discusses how shift to composites prompts an aesthetic shift, and changes in how we think about assembly, design, and form. Lynn discusses several types of projects, including furniture, boats, art, and architecture. Peter Testa discusses the logistical, material, formal, spatial, and operational aspects of his design process. Testa presents projects that deal with fiber behavior (Automorphic Strand Tower), and an ocean-based energy infrastructure (Vaporware). He also discusses the SCI-Arc Robotics and Simulation Lab (SRSL), and the implications of robotics in new design paradigms. Bill Pearson describes how North Sails company developed lightweight, flexible composite sails in the high-performance sailing industry. The panelists discuss the trickle-down of innovative processes and technologies into the mainstream, the use of molds versus pulling fibers through a die to achieve free-form fabrication, and antiquated methods of building construction.

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Peter Testa discusses the logistical, material, formal, spatial, and operational aspects of his design process. Testa presents projects that deal with fiber behavior (Automorphic Strand Tower), and an ocean-based energy infrastructure (Vaporware). He also discusses the SCI-Arc Robotics and Simulation Lab (SRSL), and the implications of robotics in new design paradigms.


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The panelists discuss the trickle-down of innovative processes and technologies into the mainstream, the use of molds versus pulling fibers through a die to achieve free-form fabrication, and antiquated methods of building construction.