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David Bergman Planning In Five Dimensions
David Bergman proposes thinking about cities in terms of five parameters: the generic point, area "as signifier of culture,"...
Peter Cook The Lost Art Of Architectural Composition Part...
Peter Cook discusses mobile architecture and his passion for projects that investigate human involvement. He describes the...
Henry Cobb Eric Owen Moss Conversation
Eric Owen Moss and Henry Cobb discuss Cobb's extensive tower projects. Cobb talks about lessons he has learned from decades of...
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Eric Owen Moss introduces Henry Cobb. Cobb describes his relationship with SCI-Arc and his beliefs in the direction architecture...
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Henry Cobb talks about the window and glass issues that emerged after the completion of his John Hancock Tower in Boston. This...
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Henry Cobb and Eric Owen Moss discuss architecture in terms of power. They talk about maneuverability of architects. Cobb ends by...
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Scott Johnson presents multiple architectural projects including the American Indian Museum & Cultural Center, Miguel...
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Henry Cobb comments that he will use his lecture to talk about his tower projects, as well as reflect on his career. Recalling...

David Bergman Planning In Five Dimensions

April 1, 2011 | Video Lecturer:
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David Bergman proposes thinking about cities in terms of five parameters: the generic point, area “as signifier of culture,” volume as “the power of the state exercised on a building,” time as “a pathway for development,” and capitalism as “a technology for development.” He discusses the contemporary city as a construction of economic policies and zoning regulations designed to increase capital investments. He discusses the urban mapping achieved by Nolli’s map of Rome. Bergman talks about the parameter of time as a pathway for urban development. When speaking about the parameter of volume, Bergman stresses how floor area ratios and zoning envelopes are manipulated by capital
and commerce. He contrasts urban growth over time in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Butte, and Detroit. Bergman describes capital as the fifth dimension of urban development, and the force that creates cities and spurs economic growth. Bergman argues that all architectural proposals are economically evaluated accoding to four measures: net operating rate, capitalization rate, rate of return, and total rate of return.

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Peter Cook discusses mobile architecture and his passion for projects that investigate human involvement. He describes the freedom to create part to whole relationships in contemporary architecture. Cook stresses simplicity, style, and similarity, illustrating them with an entry in a tower competition.


Henry Cobb Eric Owen Moss Conversation

Eric Owen Moss and Henry Cobb discuss Cobb’s extensive tower projects. Cobb talks about lessons he has learned from decades of experience. The pair describe their working methods and general views toward mute form, urban planning, and the changing role of the tower. Cobb talks about his fascination with trying to make towers dance.

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Eric Owen Moss and Henry Cobb, citing the Hagia Sophia as an example, discuss making new forms in contemporary contexts out of...
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