Video Archive | Yokohama Port Terminal (3)

Charles Jencks Towards A New Paradigm-clip_2008
Jencks discusses how scientific discoveries have related to shifting architectural sensibilities during the 1970s through the...
James Corner-clip_5349
James Corner discusses the influence of the Situationists on his mapping techniques. He investigates the deployment of fields as...
Ben Van Berkel Mobile Forces-clip_2131
Van Berkel goes on to describe his Yokohama terminal proposal as exemplary of his interest in "mobile forces" and a redefinition...

Charles Jencks Towards A New Paradigm-clip_2008

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Jencks discusses how scientific discoveries have related to shifting architectural sensibilities during the 1970s through the 1990s. He discusses blobs, landforms, and cosmogenic points as unfolding, chaotic organizations of individual parts into recognizable wholes.


James Corner-clip_5349

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March 17, 1999 | Video Lecturer:

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James Corner discusses the influence of the Situationists on his mapping techniques. He investigates the deployment of fields as an organizational system, identifying the collective surfaces that lend structure to the parts they support. Corner explores “dispositions,” which he describes as elements that maintain a precise structure without dictating how events unfold. He discusses Parc de la Villette and the Yokohama Port Terminal in terms of fields and the expectation of uncertain futures.


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March 6, 1996 | Video Lecturer:

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Van Berkel goes on to describe his Yokohama terminal proposal as exemplary of his interest in “mobile forces” and a redefinition of the typology of organization. He describes his process as one of projecting the movements and intensities of the city of Yokohama – a mixture of solidity and fluidity – into a single tube as a method of organizing the pier. The organizational strategy allows the program of the pier to shrink and grow, a concept that van Berkel has carried forward into later projects.