• 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
    Introduction by Nader Tehrani
  • 00:43    |    
    Tectonics: The relationship of architecture with fact and fiction
  • Ornament as the driving force in architecture
  • 02:20    |    
    • Urban connections
    • Family of architectural conditions
  • 06:36    |    
    Relationship between part and whole
    • Cast typology
    • Three phases in the relationship of structure and ornament in Islamic architecture
    • A review of Frank Gehry's work
  • 10:54    |    
    Relationship between materiality and construction
    • Architecture as an act of construction
    • Architecture as environmental conditioning
    • Mantra experiment: A restaurant in Boston
  • 16:50    |    
    Relationship between acts of vision, of representation and of construction
    • Working with the Voronoi pattern
    • Working with the Figure 8 morphology
    • A review of Toyo Ito's work
    • Intellectual speculation: Operation in an integral way
  • 25:46    |    
    Figures and configurations
    • Figuration
    • Configuration
    • Urban folly at the Gwangju Biennale in South Korea
  • 32:09    |    
    Confrontation of the two modalities: Figuration and configuration
    • House in New England
    • How to break the rules of configuration
  • 37:07    |    
    How architecture operates
    • A scenography piece at MIT
    • Dialogue with the skyline of Seoul
    • Figuration from the tectonic atributes of the verticals and the horizontals
  • 49:20    |    
    Type as figure configuring the ground
  • Conceptualizing concrete
  • 57:50    |    
    Ground as a major force in architecture
    • Review of Rem Koolhaas' work
    • Well hung architecture
    • Invention of a new unit of construction
    • Renovation of the Hinman Research Building
    • Renovation of the Melbourne School of Architecture
  • 01:13:03    |    
    The projective function of architecture
  • Reviewing paradigms in architecture
  • 01:18:04    |    
    Question and answer period
    • What is the role of physical prototypes in the design process?
    • Why is it important to respect the dialogue between structure and skin?
  • 01:27:48    |    
    Final credits

Material Figuration

  | 28 de enero de 2013  | Vistas: 169

Facultad de Arquitectura UFM

This lecture features Nader Tehrani, who dedicates his practice to the advancement of design and innovation in the pursuit of integral designs, in and out. He begins his ideological argument with the premise of the relationship of architecture with fact and fiction. His presentation focuses on the topic of materials and technical innovation in this field, as he guides the audience through his theoretical and academic perspective, with examples of his own work throughout the world, from Korea to Australia.

Tehrani states the lack of relationship between the part and the whole, the inside and outside, materiality and construction, to be a main problem of contemporary structural design, and indicates that in order to continue its progress it has to reevaluate and redesign the multiple relations that make up a construction. He also stresses that the architect must not be a victim of division of labor, leaving the design at the mercy of engineers and clients, but instead, should be attentive to the possibilities of structural conditions and urban connections. Overall, he urges to reformulate the position of designers in their work and place in the world.




Nader Tehrani is architect and urban designer. He is a professor…


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