Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Lectures for Architects

L. Fabry has posted links to 100 Incredible Lectures for Architects of the Future on the collaborative Construction Management blog. Contemporary architects such as Frank Gehry, Daniel Libeskind, Moshe Safdie and Rem Koolhaas are included, as are lecture series sponsored by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rice University, the University of Southern California, the Canadian Center of Architecture/Centre Canadien d'Architecture and the American Institute of Architects. For those who see the future in the past, one should also mention that the University of California-Berkeley has made available 26 80-minute lectures by renowned architectural historian Spiro Kostof (1936-1991).

In New Orleans, Frank Gehry has recently collaborated with artist-urban planner Robert Tannen and Global Green USA to create a modular, sustainable shotgun for the future. The Gehry-Tannen Modgun model was unveiled in the historic Tremé neighborhood, at the corner of Ursulines Avenue and North Rocheblave Street, and is now being exhibited in Tannen's Julia Street gallery. Read more about the project here.

In 1983, Gehry designed an amphitheatre for the Louisiana World Exposition. The Southeastern Architectural Archive retains related drawings in its Louisiana World Exposition Collection (#86).

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