ArchitectureTalk is designed to push the frontier of architectural thinking by engaging in dialogues with contemporary thinkers and practitioners from the vast variety of disciplines that inform architecture. It is curated by Vikram Prakash, Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA.
Our producer is Elizabeth Umbanhower, Ph.D. candidate, College of Built Environments, University of Washington in Seattle, USA.
About the opening.
ArchitectureTalk begins with recordings of three architects in the following order:
“Architecture is really the art and science of turning fiction into fact,” is Bjarke Ingels, discussing his combined power plan and ski slope in Denmark; “Sometimes real architectural life interferes with intellectual architectural life,” is Rem Koolhaas in conversation with Hubert-Jan Henket; and then, most dramatically, “There is no such thing …. as architecture!” is Louis Kahn at the Aspen Conference of 1972. Kahn of course goes on, however, to vigorously defend the “spirit of architecture”!