Jeffrey Kipnis describes the flaws evident in the idea that one topic is solely involved in one discipline. He also discusses the relevance of the corner problem and the problem of the cube. Lastly, he describes the mobius strip and how different ideas of architecture can relate to its single surface suggestion.
Video Archive | Typology (26)
In part one of this two part lecture, Jeffrey Kipnis talks about an array of topics before focusing on the pedagogy of SCI-Arc. Throughout, Kipnis describes the ethos of the school, as well as, the intents and desires of the individuals have on the process. Though he strays several times during, he is able to continually draw back to how it relates to discovering and learning about architecture.
Ming Fung introduces Alejandro Zaera-Polo. He outlines the political connotations of his approach, and identifies four typologies of envelopes: Flat Horizontal, Spherical, Flat Vertical, Vertical.
Alejandro Zaera-Polo explains two types of envelopes. First, the Flat Horizontal X=Y>Z, as illustrated by the Meydan Retail Complex and Multiplex, and Birmingham New Street Station. The Spherical X=Y=Z envelope type is illustrated by the John Lewis Department Store and Cineplex, and Ravensbourne.
Alejandro Zaera-Polo describes the Flat Vertical X<Y envelope type with his Carabanchel Social Housing, and Trinity EC3, and the Vertical X=Y<Z envelope type with his WTC1 – Bundle Towers, World Business Centre, and Masaveu Tower Hotel.
Alejandro Zaera-Polo’s describes the envelope as the most important element of his architecture because it links technology, representation and politics. The envelope is more than a surface, it establishes the relationship between the shape of the container and the construction of the skin. By categorizing building envelopes into four distinct typologies (Flat Horizontal, Spherical, Flat Vertical, Vertical) he explains their potentials, and presents projects in relation to each category.
Eric Owen Moss introduces Hitoshi Abe as an aspiring poet and an urbanist. Abe declares that he seeks an architecture that functions as an interface between human and environment, like a skateboard for a skateboarder. This video ends before Abe ends his lecture.
During his introduction, Eric Owen Moss refers to Hitoshi Abe as an aspiring poet and an urbanist. Abe is a SCI-Arc graduate who Moss named as a participant in the “Los Angeles Architecture Revolution, the L.A. Revolt.” Moss declares that Abe has returned to help us with the next step.