Lecture 8 - Where are we now? I. Seagram Building Critiques...

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Where are we now? I. Seagram Building Critiques a. Honesty i. Steel exterior – okay ii. Steel girders – decoration, making building heavy b. Got around fire codes – structural steel and decorative steel c. Positions i. Open, closed, and halfway d. Air conditioning feeder pools i. Criteria of judgment changing – green = how much wasting in energy? e. Conformist Era II. Late Frank Lloyd Wright a. Synagogue (Philly) and Guggenheim (NYC) b. Strange III. Late Le Corbusier a. Chapel of Notre-Dame du Haut (1950-1955) i. Raw poured concrete ii. Honesty iii. Primitive cave-like style iv. Freeform walls v. Representational 1. Praying hands 2. Boats 3. Upturned headdress of pious nun 4. Duck b. Formerly mechanical and futuristic (1920s) c. Active again in 50s i. Villa Savoye – crumbling in foundation IV.TWA Terminal (1956-1962) a. JFK Airport b. Eero Saarinen c. Free form d. Rough e. Anti-Mies f. Representation i. Eagle V. Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture a. Robert Venturi b. Makes fun of classical architecture
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course HAA 0040 taught by Professor Franktoker during the Fall '10 term at Pittsburgh.

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Lecture 8 - Where are we now? I. Seagram Building Critiques...

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