8th November 2012
Lecture and Book Launch
This lecture explores the groundbreaking exo-skeleton O-14 tower in Dubai by New York-based practice, Reiser+Umemoto. Jesse Reiser will give an account of the design’s realisation and present a manifesto of sorts, as he delves into the complex interrelationships this architectural model weaves between technology, expression and politics in the context of the ‘nowhere place’ of the global city. The lecture accompanies the launch of an AA Publication, O-14: Projection and Reception.
Lecture date: 2006-01-19
An in-depth examination of three recent projects by Reiser + Umemoto: the Sagaponac House, Alishan tourist infrastructure in Taiwan, and the Dubai competition, illustrated with concepts from the forthcoming book 'The Atlas of Novel Tectonics'.
Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto have practiced in New York as Reiser + Umemoto RUR Architecture since 1986. The firm specializes in large-scale, infrastructural urban developments. Jesse Reiser teaches at Princeton University.
Recorded: October 25, 2011
Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto, principals of Reiser + Umemoto RUR Architecture, present 0-14. Founded in 1986, Reiser + Umemoto’s New York City-based practice has an international collection of projects, yet considers each as the continuation of an ongoing inquiry, delving into relationships between architecture, territory, and systems of distribution.
Recent projects include O-14, a 22-story exoskeletal office tower in Dubai, and residences in Jerusalem, New York, and New Jersey. The firm’s current work includes projects commissioned through two recently won international competitions: the Taipei Pop Music Center and the Kaohsiung Port Terminal, both scheduled to begin construction in 2012.
Their O-14 Building has received numerous honors, including the Concrete Industry Board’s 2009 Award of Merit and the American Council of Engineering Companies’ 2009 Diamond Award. A monograph of the project, O-14: Projection and Reception, is currently in production by AA Publications. Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto were awarded the Chrysler Award for Excellence in Design in 1999 and received the Academy Award in Architecture by the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2000. In 2008 they were awarded the Presidential Citation from The Cooper Union for outstanding practical and theoretical contributions to the field of Architecture, and in April 2011, they were honored with the John Hejduk Award, also from The Cooper Union.
The Architectural League’s Current Work series presents the work of significant international figures, who powerfully influence contemporary architectural practice and shape the future of the built environment.
Lecture date: 1998 01 28
Jesse Reiser is a partner with Nanako Umemoto in the New York -based architectural practice Reiser + Umemoto which has attracted considerable international praise. Current views of information technology and virtual space have often rendered the design of buildings as a dead husk, says Reiser. His conception of a solid state architecture addresses the separation that has developed between the virtual and the material in conventional architectural practice. He suggests that this separation overlooks a fundamental condition of material reality - that of the deeply informative interpretation of the virtual within the material.
Jesse Reiser teaches at Princeton University.
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Join us for a panel discussion addressing the key themes of the MoMA exhibition "A Japanese Constellation: Toyo Ito, SANAA, and Beyond." Participants include Nanako Umemoto, Reiser + Umemoto and RUR Architecture DPC Founding Partner; Kayoko Ota, architecture curator; and Florian Idenburg, SO – IL Founding Partner. Martino Stierli, Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at MoMA, will give welcome remarks. Pedro Gadanho, Director, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, and curator of the exhibition, introduces the discussion and Ken Tadashi Oshima, Professor of Architecture, University of Washington, moderates. Learn more about the exhibition: http://bit.ly/1Qnh5AR
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Following an introduction by Karl Chu, Jesse Reiser reads "The New Fineness", a paper dealing with a methodology based on a fine scale of structures and organizations expanded to address larger scale interactions and requirements. He presents the East River Corridor project, the Graz Music Theater and the West Side Convergence project and discusses his working methodology as well as the movement of ideas between scales.
UCLA A.UD Lecture Series:
Friday, January 20, 2012
Principal, Reiser+Umemoto, New York
Jesse Reiser received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Cooper Union in New York and completed his Masters of Architecture at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He was a fellow of the American Academy in Rome in 1985 and he worked for the offices of John Hejduk and Aldo Rossi prior to forming Reiser + Umemoto with partner, Nanako Umemoto. Jesse is an Associate Professor of Architecture at Princeton University and has previously taught at various schools in the US and Asia, including Columbia University, Yale University, Ohio State University, Hong Kong University, and the Cooper Union. Reiser + Umemoto, RUR Architecture, PC has built projects at a wide range of scales: from furniture design, to residential and commercial structures, up to the scale of landscape, urban design, and infrastructure. Reiser + Umemoto published the Atlas of Novel Tectonics, in 2006, and recently released the Japanese edition in 2008. They have recently won two international competitions: the Taipei Pop Music Center and the Kaohsiung Port Terminal, both scheduled to begin construction in 2012. O-14, a 22-story exoskeletal office tower has recently been completed in Dubai. The work of Reiser + Umemoto has been published and exhibited widely, and firm was awarded the Chrysler Award for Excellence in Design in 1999. Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto received the Academy Award in Architecture by the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2000. In May of 2008, they were awarded the Presidential Citation from President George Campbell of the Cooper Union for outstanding practical and theoretical contributions to the field of Architecture, and in April 2011, they were honored with the John Hejduk Award, also from the Cooper Union.