Please join us for a lecture by Jorge S. Silvetti, Nelson Robinson, Jr. Professor of Architecture at the GSD. Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean and Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design, will give an introduction to Silvetti as well as to Eduard Sekler, Harvard University's Osgood Hooker Professor of Visual Art Emeritus and Professor of Architecture Emeritus at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, who passed away this past spring at the age of 96. Following Silvetti's talk he will be joined by Toshiko Mori, Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture at the GSD for a conversation on the parallels between Sekler and Silvetti's contributions to the GSD and to the wider university.
Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice pf Architecture and Chair, Department of Architecture, GSD.
"Reflections on Effects of Architecture - Walter Gropius Lecture" Sponsored by the Department of Architecture.
Nicholas Fox Weber, director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, will evoke the personality and sensibilities of Josef Albers, the Bauhaus faculty member, through reflections on his personal acquaintance with Albers at Yale as well as descriptions of recent projects by the Albers Foundation that affirm the Bauhaus spirit of design and continue its commitment to improving human life generally. Toshiko Mori, Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture, will share her recent projects for a health care facility, a cultural center in Senegal, and student projects from recent GSD studios in collaboration with the Albers Foundation. Part of the series “Then and Now: Walter Gropius and the Lineage of the Bauhaus,” sponsored by the Breger Fund in Honor of Walter Gropius.
Dibattito 'Dialogue on Details' organizzato da Toshiko Mori con Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, Tod Williams, Billie Tsien, Raymund Ryan, Wang Shu, David Chipperfield.
Discussion 'Dialogue on Details' organized by Toshiko Mori with Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, Tod Williams, Billie Tsien, Raymund Ryan, Wang Shu, David Chipperfield.
The 3rd Franzen Lecture on Architecture and the Environment, an annual invited lecture by an international figure whose work has significant implications for understanding and reconceiving the relationship between architecture and the environment, was delivered by Werner Sobek on December 2, 2009 at the Great Hall of Cooper Union in New York City.
Werner Sobek is the Mies van der Rohe Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology and head of the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK) at the University of Stuttgart, where he studied architecture and structural engineering. As successor to architect Frei Otto and engineer Joerg Schlaich, Werner Sobek is an advocate for an interdisciplinary approach to architecture and engineering both in training and professional practice.
While the ILEK specializes in the research of new materials and new concepts for lightweight and adaptive structures, Werner Sobek’s office is one of the world’s leading engineering consultancies with offices in Stuttgart, Cairo, Dubai, Frankfurt, Khartoum, Moscow, and New York. The work of Werner Sobek is defined not only by its engineering and emphasis on sustainable systems but by a rigorous application of design. Founded in 1992, the studio’s emphasis lies on lightweight load-bearing structures, high-rise buildings, transparent facade systems, and special structures in steel, glass, titanium, textiles, and wood.
The annual Franzen Lecture on Architecture and the Environment was created in honor of long-time League trustee Ulrich Franzen. The Franzen Lecture on Archiecture and the Environment is made possible by contributions from the Riggio Foundation, Juliana Terian Gilbert, and Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown.