Recorded: February 26. 2010
Alejandro Zaera-Polo, co-founder with Farshid Moussavi of the London-based Foreign Office Architects (FOA), presents the firm’s recent work and current projects under design and construction including the Meydan Shopping Center in Istanbul, the Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication in Greenwich, UK, and Carabanchel Social Housing...
In his 2016 essay “Well into the 21st Century,” Alejandro Zaera-Polo attempted to define and categorize new forms of practice that have emerged in the last decade. As a follow-up, Zaera-Polo and Guillermo Fernández-Abascal applied the categories to emerging architectural practices, creating a “political compass” inspired by Charles Jencks’s...
It’s Greg Lynn, in conversation with architects of seminal digital projects included in the exhibition Archaeology of the Digital: Complexity and Convention. In this episode, Greg talks to Alejandro Zaera-Polo.
Watch the full series: http://www.cca.qc.ca/en/issues/4/origins-of-the-digital/39907/the-greg-lynn-show
Read more about the exhibition: http://www.cca.qc.ca/en/calendar?event=38273
Greg Lynn sur scène, en conversation avec les architectes de projets...
ALEJANDRO ZAERA-POLO, Madrid 1963. Arquitecto ETSA, Madrid, tras colaborar en OMA, co-funda junto a Farshid Moussavi en 1992 la oficina FOA en Londres (Foreign Office Architecture - Terminal de Yokohama). Recientemente, junto a Maider Llaguno funda la oficina AZMPL. Decano del Berlage Institute en Rotterdam (2002), profesor en la...
Wednesday, January 29, 2013
Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall
In this lecture, AZPML Principal and Princeton School of Architecture Dean Alejandro Zaera-Polo deepens his ongoing exploration of the meanings of the envelope, touching on rainscreens, insulation, airtightness, green and media walls, and other technologies.
Sponsored by the Ornamental Metal Institute of New York
Alejandro Zaera-Polo begins by describing his current research with Maider Llaguno into airflow around buildings as part of a larger theoretical interest in building interpretations of the world. He discusses recent projects concerned with air, including the Shenzen Super City plan, and the office tower in Vienna for Austro...
Friday, November 20, 2009
Professor and Director of Critical Studies and M.A./Ph.D. programs, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design
In conversation with:
Co-founder of Foreign Office Architects, London
Alejandro Zaera-Polo’s describes the envelope as the most important element of his architecture because it links technology, representation and politics. The envelope is more than a surface, it establishes the relationship between the shape of the container and the construction of the skin. By categorizing building envelopes into four...