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
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: 118 |  

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 and Head of the Department of Architecture at the…


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