Video Archive | Structural systems (11)

Roberto Davolio Form And Structure-clip_472
Davolio discusses the casino project Luna Nova, in Macau, SAR (Special Administrative Region), China. Through utilization of...
Guy Nordenson
Guy Nordenson discusses several multidisciplinary projects that employ an understanding of structure to create designs that are...
Guy Nordenson-clip_2876
Nordenson explains that in his work, he tries to communicate the underlying structure, which is often invisible and therefore...
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Nordenson is interested in imbuing his work with traditional structural concepts, implemented in contemporary materials. Through...
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Nordenson outlines three projects that he has worked on: the Jubilee Church near Rome by Richard Meier, the Simmons Hall...
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Willem Neutelings presents a series of projects he characterizes as "working buildings." For a post office in Belgium, Neutelings...
Marianne Burkhalter Recent Works-clip_5506
Marianne Burkhalter discusses her work with Mangurian, particularly the Community Center in Columbus Ohio. She presents a number...
Marc Cohen Space Station Design-clip_4158
Cohen discusses the importance of the structures and the structural shells. He reviews various studies and configurations of...

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March 27, 2009 | Video Lecturer:

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Davolio discusses the casino project Luna Nova, in Macau, SAR (Special Administrative Region), China. Through utilization of advanced parametric design, Davolio transitioned a Rhinoceros conceptual wireframe model into a cladding system, as well as structural system, through the generation of rationalized surfaces. He was able to achieve standardization of panels, which subsequently achieved less customization and maintained budgetary constraints. From the utilization of parametric systems, scripting, grids, and geometry came rational and intelligent surfaces. This permitted negotiation among engineers for optimization of efficiency.


Guy Nordenson

October 21, 2002 | Video Lecturer:
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Guy Nordenson discusses several multidisciplinary projects that employ an understanding of structure to create designs that are expressive of their function. Whether a staircase, or an entire building, Nordenson clearly communicates the logic of the design, and the most salient considerations that produce the resulting form. He also outlines the unique construction details of several projects. Two of his more frequent collaborators are Arup, and Steven Holl.

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Introduction by Eric Owen Moss. Moss situates Nordenson's work in the overlap of engineering and architecture. Moss also...
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October 21, 2002 | Video Lecturer:

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Nordenson explains that in his work, he tries to communicate the underlying structure, which is often invisible and therefore abstract, through a visible pattern. This often involves making visible elements and surfaces structural. He highlights existing projects that most clearly celebrate his concept of pattern of structure.


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October 21, 2002 | Video Lecturer:

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Nordenson is interested in imbuing his work with traditional structural concepts, implemented in contemporary materials. Through modern analysis and manufacturing techniques Nordenson produces designs that seem to defy gravity, or at least accomplish more function with less perceptible material. Since he is pushing the materials to their limit, a high degree of collaboration and testing is necessary to ensure a projects’s success.


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October 21, 2002 | Video Lecturer:

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Nordenson outlines three projects that he has worked on: the Jubilee Church near Rome by Richard Meier, the Simmons Hall Residence at MIT, and the parking garage at the Nelson-Atkins Museum by Steven Holl. The Jubilee Church employs precast concrete shells to achieve an uplifting interior space that appears to defy gravity. In the MIT dorm building, the color scheme of the facade is influenced by the analysis results, which is an example of the stress state being legible through a surface pattern.


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March 28, 2001 | Video Lecturer:

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Willem Neutelings presents a series of projects he characterizes as “working buildings.” For a post office in Belgium, Neutelings discusses the decision to work with an existing building, and his unconventional structural strategies. He describes using the form of a Roman villa for a printing factory located on a grim industrial site in the Netherlands. He discusses a service building for the Dutch Ministry of Transportation.


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Marianne Burkhalter discusses her work with Mangurian, particularly the Community Center in Columbus Ohio. She presents a number of projects completed by her office in Zurich, including a new train station in Lucerne, which engages a large urban space. Burkhalter discusses her response to local, historical conditions, and discusses the design and the structural system.


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May 28, 1985 | Video Lecturer:

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Cohen discusses the importance of the structures and the structural shells. He reviews various studies and configurations of birthing modules and docking adapters. He discusses the connections between modules and the issue of remote versus manual connections. Cohen discusses wind tunnel tests, power distribution, and the display of adapters. He outlines the debate regarding the robotization of space stations.