Video Archive | Urban planning (126)

Mohan Sharma Le Corbusier In Chandigarh
Mohan Sharma is introduced with an overview of his careers as an urban planner and teacher. Mohan Sharma begins his lecture with...
Mary Alice Dixon Hinson Fabrications-clip_5887
Andrew Zago introduces Mary Alice Dixon-Hinson. She cites the Acropolis and Marc-Antoine Laugier's Primitive Hut as part of an...
William Pederson Of Kohn Pederson Fox
William Pederson, of Kohn Pederson Fox, describes their work, which is mostly skyscrapers. Pederson discusses his architectural...
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Eric Owen Moss, cites Colin Rowe in introducing William Pederson. Peterson asserting his firm's awareness of the public aspect of...
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Raimund Abraham presents two competitions to provide how his sensibilities manifest themselves at scales larger than a house. One...
Robert Mangurian Little Bo Peep Has Lost Her Sheep Part...
Robert Mangurian introduces the three most important moments of a person using space: (1) the desire to locate one's self, (2)...
Erik Vertainen On Alvar Aalto
Erik Vertainen, the project architect for Alvar Aalto’s 1970 Mount Angel Abbey Library in Oregon, describes Aalto's office....
Kevin Lynch Interview Dream And Reality Architecture And...
Kevin Lynch opens by giving an account of his past. He describes his childhood, his parents, and his education from Yale and MIT....

Mohan Sharma Le Corbusier In Chandigarh

March 16, 1987 | Video Lecturer:
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Mohan Sharma is introduced with an overview of his careers as an urban planner and teacher. Mohan Sharma begins his lecture with an extensive reflection on his collaboration with Le Corbusier. Sharma recalls Corbusier’s professional disposition, while illustrating his decision-making process during
the planning of Chandigarh. He then reveals the site considerations and layout of the different functions of the plan. Next, Sharma documents specific buildings in the plan and chronicles their development and integration.

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Mohan Sharma reflexs on his collaboration with Le Corbusier. Sharma describes Corbusier's professional attitude, and illustrates...

Mary Alice Dixon Hinson Fabrications-clip_5887

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Andrew Zago introduces Mary Alice Dixon-Hinson. She cites the Acropolis and Marc-Antoine Laugier’s Primitive Hut as part of an analysis of rationalist representation in Western cultural history. She reviews the use of perspective in the Renaissance to create illusory space. She examines Piranesi’s etchings, noting the absence of people,and characterizing this as a metaphor for the reality of 18th and 19th century city planning.


William Pederson Of Kohn Pederson Fox

March 19, 1986 | Video Lecturer:
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William Pederson, of Kohn Pederson Fox, describes their work, which is mostly skyscrapers. Pederson discusses his architectural intentions and personal priorities. He describes the unique urban conditions of the individual projects, and argues that the towers try to positively effect the surrounding community. Pederson ends with a question and answer session.

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Eric Owen Moss, cites Colin Rowe in introducing William Pederson. Peterson asserting his firm's awareness of the public aspect of...
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Pederson shows tower projects in Chicago, Houston, and Cincinnati. Pederson describes the unique site issues, and specific...
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Eric Owen Moss, cites Colin Rowe in introducing William Pederson. Peterson asserting his firm’s awareness of the public aspect of their work. Pederson distinguishes between free standing objects and often delicate city fabrics, the responsibility of the facade, and the boundaries between the sky and the wall.


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November 3, 1982 | Video Lecturer:

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Raimund Abraham presents two competitions to provide how his sensibilities manifest themselves at scales larger than a house. One competition is for a site neighboring Le Corbusier’s proposed Venice Hospital and the other a project in Berlin. He shows how he uses history, time, memory, materials, and site to create an architecture of geometric form colliding with affect.


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Robert Mangurian introduces the three most important moments of a person using space: (1) the desire to locate one’s self, (2) the desire to orient one’s self toward people, (3) the desire to use the space. Mangurian strives to relate the body and self to formal organization. He talks about his strategy of blurring adjacencies by exploiting threshold conditions. Instead of spaces that hide, he tries to create spaces that pull the visitor in.


Erik Vertainen On Alvar Aalto

November 25, 1981 |
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Erik Vertainen, the project architect for Alvar Aalto’s 1970 Mount Angel Abbey Library in Oregon, describes Aalto’s office. Vertainen surveys each phase of Aalto’s architectural development from early neoclassical work, through more colorful, modulated forms, to prismatic forms. Vertainen stresses the influence of the Finnish landscape and climate, and Aalto’s humanistic approach, which considered “the eye and the ear.” Vertainen discusses numerous Aalto projects from the 1930s through the 1970s, including the Paimio Sanatorium (1932), the Villa Mairea (1939), and Aalto’s Town Center for Seinajoki (1959-1967). Vertainen considers the Town Center “one of Aalto’s great masterpieces.”


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Kevin Lynch opens by giving an account of his past. He describes his childhood, his parents, and his education from Yale and MIT. He, also, talks about his influences from past teachers like Frank Lloyd Wright, and first experiences with urban planning.