Daniel Libeskind believes that buildings are crafted with perceptible human energy, and that they address the greater cultural context in which they are built. Best known for designing iconic buildings like the Jewish Museum in Berlin and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Libeskind also designed the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and the masterplan for the new World Trade Center site in New York City. His commitment to expanding the scope of architecture reflects his profound interest and involvement in philosophy, art, literature and music.
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This episode features guest Daniel Libeskind, the architect famous for master planning the new World Trade Center site in New York City, designing the Jewish Museum in Berlin, and many more projects. Hosts Jeremiah Budin and Asad Syrkett talk to him about how he became an architect, his design philosophy, and his take on some of the controversies that have adhered themselves to his work.
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Daniel Libeskind builds on very big ideas. Here, he shares 17 words that underlie his vision for architecture -- raw, risky, emotional, radical -- and that offer inspiration for any bold creative pursuit.
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Daniel Libeskind, B.Arch. M.A. BDA AIA, is an international architect and designer. His practice extends worldwide from museums and concert halls to convention centers, universities, hotels, shopping centers, and residential projects.
Born in Łód´z, Poland in 1946, Libeskind was a virtuoso musician at a young age before giving up music to become an architect. He has received numerous awards and designed world-renowned projects including: the Jewish Museum in Berlin, the Denver Art Museum, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, the Military History Museum in Dresden, and the masterplan for Ground Zero among others.
Daniel Libeskind's commitment to expanding the scope of architecture reflects his profound interest and involvement in philosophy, art, literature and music. Fundamental to Libeskind's philosophy is the notion that building are crafted with the perceptible human energy, and that they address the greater cultural context in which they are built. Daniel teaches and lectures at universities across the world. He resides in New York City with his wife and business partner, Nina Libeskind.
Steve Bloomfield sits down with one of the world’s greatest and most interesting architects, Daniel Libeskind. Perhaps best known for the Jewish Museum in Berlin and for being master planner for New York’s Ground Zero, Libeskind discusses the state of the world, optimism and the place he calls home.
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David Plaisant speaks to architect Daniel Libeskind about the art and architecture of memory, plus we discuss plans to transform JFK’s iconic TWA Terminal. We also meet Jean Touitou, founder and creative director of Parisian brand APC and go to Singapore to meet the team at Ministry of Design.
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David Plaisant takes a look at graphic-design master Lance Wyman as a new monograph on his work, including his artwork for the Mexico 1968 Olympics, hits the shelves. We also speak to world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind as he reveals the tower he has designed for Jerusalem. Plus: we take a look at chic yet sustainable womenswear in Iceland.
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Lecture date: 1989-04-08
Before discussing his competition-winning City Edge project for Berlin, Daniel Libeskind, in an 'always already apocalyptic' mode, introduces the various dimensions of the 'end' of architecture while attempting to clarify his own position as an architect. Libeskind has taught and lectured at many universities worldwide including the AA. His work has been exhibited extensively in major museums and galleries and has also been the subject of numerous international publications in many languages.
Stephen Hodder, RIBA President Elect, in conversation with Daniel Libeskind prior to Daniel's interview with the BBC for the Dream Builder's series. Held at the RIBA in Portland Place, London on 12th March 2013.
Six celebrated architects, including Bjarke Ingels, Liz Diller and Daniel Libeskind, here talk about what it’s like to build architecture that both matters and works in the iconic city of New York – from Ground Zero to The High Line.
“A building should not look like Lady Gaga,” says American architect Robert A.M. Stern (b. 1939), who feels that the city is made up of background and foreground buildings, and that it is important to learn how to let the buildings work together instead of isolating them.
Danish architect Bjarke Ingels (b. 1974) stresses how important it is to care about and understand the people one is designing for: “Architects need to re-insert architecture as something that people are interested in – not just architects – something that is important for society.”
“In a sense it was a non-site without ground to stand on.” American architect and founding partner of Snøhetta, Craig Dykers (b. 1961), talks about the challenging experience of building the 9/11 Memorial Museum Pavilion at Ground Zero.
According to American architect Thom Mayne (b. 1944), architecture is essentially “a way of thinking, exploring, inventing, making and participating in the world.”
American architect Liz Diller (b. 1954) discusses her fascinating project The High Line, which is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated plus 30 feet above the streets of Manhattan’s West Side.
“People stopped me: ‘Thank you Mr. Libeskind. You delivered what you promised’. They didn’t say anything else. They shook my hand. I thought that was the best compliment I could get.” Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind (b. 1946) shares his personal story of getting to work on such a poignant project as Ground Zero.
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Hernan Diaz Alonso introduces Daniel Libeskind as artist, theorist and architect with multiple trajectories, operating between the discipline and the profession.
Daniel Libeskind describes his decision to pursue architecture through drawing and models, discussing a variety of works including Micromegas (1979), Chamberworks (1983), the Reading and Memory machines (1985), and the Sonnets of Babylon (2014). He discusses the Potsdamer Platz (1991) and City Edge (1987) projects.
Libeskind reviews some of his built work, including
•Jewish Museum, Berlin (1989-2001)
•Jewish Museum glass courtyard (2007)
•Academy of the Jewish Museum (2010)
•National Holocaust memorial, Ottawa (2015)
•18.36.54 House, Connecticut (2008)
•Sapphire apartment building, Berlin (2017)
•Two 2011 projects at Keppel Bay, Singapore: the Reflections complex of six towers and eleven low-rise villa apartments; and the Corals mid-rise residential complex
•Military history museum, Dresden (2011)
•Ogden Center for Fundamental Physics, Durham University (2016)
•Occitanie Tower, Toulouse (2022)
•East Thiers Station, Nice (2019)
•Lake Turkana center, Kenya (construction to start 2019)
He concludes with the World Trade Center master plan (2003) stressing the open, public spaces.
Libeskind concludes his lecture on the misguided condition of contemporary architecture. He claims that the architects of his generation are rethinking the general assumptions, and their own understanding of the nature of architecture. He quickly displays some of his projects to show how his work tries to deal with the themes of his lecture.