Video Archive | Skyscrapers (9)

Hubert Klumpner & Alfredo Brillembourg-clip_9503
Hubert Klumpner and Alfredo Brillembourg illustrate their idea of architecture valuing scarcity rather than excess with a...
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Charles Jencks uses the recent World Trade Center Competition to argue that enigmatic signifiers and metaphors can connect...
Jean-Louis Cohen
Jean-Louis Cohen reviews the discourse of skyscrapers that emerged in Chicago in the 1880s. He tracts the skyscraper's eastward...
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Jean-Louis Cohen reviews the discourse of skyscrapers that emerged in Chicago in the 1880s. He tracts the skyscraper's eastward...
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Jean-Louis Cohen discusses the development skyscraper discourse in early twentieth century Europe, as it evolved out of the...
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Jean-Louis Cohen describes the emergence of a new discourse of skyscrapers in the 1980s in places such as Pacific Rim cities like...
Ken Yeang
Ken Yeang lectures on his work of the last decades, discussing ecological design, rapid prototyping, the architect's ethical...
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Lars Spuybroek discusses three projects. The 1997 Water Pavillion was built for the Dutch Ministry of Water Management. Another...

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Charles Jencks uses the recent World Trade Center Competition to argue that enigmatic signifiers and metaphors can connect architectural ideals to society. Jencks urges the use of composite messages that enable architecture to communicate on many levels, returning to his 1970 ideas of multivalence. He wraps up his lecture by explaining his belief that architecture is in the beginning of a new phase that can be both terrific and terrifying.


Jean-Louis Cohen

October 6, 2003 | Video Lecturer:
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Jean-Louis Cohen reviews the discourse of skyscrapers that emerged in Chicago in the 1880s. He tracts the skyscraper’s eastward migration to New York, and subsequently to Europe. He reflects on how quickly skyscrapers became part of contemporary visual and social culture, and even literature. He discusses the development skyscraper discourse in early twentieth century Europe, as it evolved out of the Chicago and New York influences. He discusses projects by Mies Van der Rohe, Adolf Loos, Le Corbusier, and the Soviet avant-garde, among others. Cohen describes the emergence of a new discourse of skyscrapers in the 1980s in places such as Pacific Rim cities like Hong Kong and Shanghai. He argues these competitive tower projects arise where there is a struggle for legitimization and symbolic hegemony. Cohen concludes the lecture by stating the importance of the inscription of skyscrapers in popular culture. He proposes that skyscrapers embody fear, while simultaneously remaining markers of optimism.

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Eric Owen Moss introduces Jean-Louis Cohen.
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Jean-Louis Cohen discusses the development skyscraper discourse in early twentieth century Europe, as it evolved out of the...
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October 6, 2003 | Video Lecturer:

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Jean-Louis Cohen describes the emergence of a new discourse of skyscrapers in the 1980s in places such as Pacific Rim cities like Hong Kong and Shanghai. He argues these competitive tower projects arise where there is a struggle for legitimization and symbolic hegemony. Cohen concludes the lecture by stating the importance of the inscription of skyscrapers in popular culture. He proposes that skyscrapers embody fear, while simultaneously remaining markers of optimism.


Ken Yeang

January 22, 1999 | Video Lecturer:
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Ken Yeang lectures on his work of the last decades, discussing ecological design, rapid prototyping, the architect’s ethical responsibilities, and energy conservation. Yeang discusses environmentally sound land use planning and emphasizes his office’s approach to ecological design in large scale buildings.

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Ken Yeang discusses environmentally sound land use planning. He shows several skyscraper schemes. He stresses his office's...

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March 18, 1998 | Video Lecturer:

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Lars Spuybroek discusses three projects. The 1997 Water Pavillion was built for the Dutch Ministry of Water Management. Another 1997 building called “Blow Out” housed toilet facilities, which Spuybroek discussed in terms of corridors, hollow buildings and labyrinths. The third project is a 140-meter high skyscraper, “Beach Hotel,” characterized as liquid architecture, topological geometry and architecture as a medium. During the discussion with the audience Spuybroek affirms his desire to create electronically changing environments with their own behaviors that interact with people.