Lebbeus Woods. Experimental Space and Architecture. 2006 1/8





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http://www.egs.edu/ Lebbeus Woods, American architect and thinker, lecturing and speaking about work, practice, buildings, acting upon ideas, the role of architecture, radical and experimental architecture and space, house, design, art, rules, norms and habits of use, meaning, usage, transformation, and memory. Free public open video lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS, Media and Communication Studies department program, Saas-Fee, Switzerland, Europe, 2006. Lebbeus Woods.

Lebbeus Woods born 1940 in Lansing, Michigan is an American architect and artist. Woods, who envisions experimental constructs and environments, has stated, the interplay of metrical systems establishing boundaries of materials and energetic forms is the foundation of a universal science universcience whose workers include all individuals. The majority of his explorations deal with the design of systems in crisis: the order of the existing being confronted by the order of the new. His designs are politically charged and provocative visions of a possible reality; provisional, local, and charged with the investment of their creators. He is best known for his proposals for San Francisco, Havana, and Sarajevo that were included in the publication of Radical Reconstruction in 1997. Woods studied architecture at the University of Illinois and engineering at Purdue University and first worked in the offices of Eero Saarinen, but in 1976 turned exclusively to theory and experimental projects. He is currently a professor of architecture at the Cooper Union in New York City. In 1988, Woods co-founded the Research Institute for Experimental Architecture, a nonprofit institution devoted to the advancement of experimental architectural thought and practice while promoting the concept and perception of architecture itself.

Lebbeus Woods is the author of: Nanoarchitecture A New Species of Architecture J. M. Johansen, L. Woods Princeton Architectural Press 2002, Origins. Architectural Association Publications 1985, Radical Reconstruction Princeton Architectural Press 1997, Radical Reconstruction Princeton Architectural Press 2001, Histaormina. Workshop 2001. L. Woods, G. Lafranchi Princeton Architectural Press 2002, Earthquake! A Post-Biblical View. Princeton Architectural Press 2002, The Storm and the Fall. L. Woods, A. Vidler, P. Virilio Princeton Architectural Press 2004, Ten Arquitectos. L. Woods, L. Fernández-Galiano, A. Gonzalez. GG Editorial Gustavo Gili 1995, War and Architecture Rat i Arhitektura Princeton Architectural Press 1994, Lebbeus Woods - Anarchitecture Architecture Is a Political Act Academy Editions 1992, Ground: Workshop 2002 Springer Verlag 2004, Architecture Is a Political Act John Wiley & Sons 1996, A+U: Lebbeus Woods - Terra Nova 1988-1991, Visionary architecture, projects of Lebbeus Woods 1985, L. Woods, D. Coma. Antonio Sant'Elia: The architect and the manifesto, El efecto Archigram The Archigram effect El Croquis, 1989, P. Cook, L. Woods Exhibition: a cooking lesson: exhibition of the drawings and models of Peter Cook 1987, revisioning Kahn 1993, Storefront: iconoclasm, invention and the ideal 1987, Architecture, consciousness and the mythos of time 1984, Destroy experimental architecture! 1992, Exhibition: Zaha Hadid: the Tension Builds at Max Protetch Gallery, New York City 1987, Heterarchy of urban form and architecture Architectural Design 1992, Storefront for Art and Architecture in Sites 1987, Lebbeus Woods: terra nova 1988-1991 A+U: extra edition 1991, L. Woods, A. Betsky, T. Nakamura Centricity Places 1988, Architecture is a political act 1992, KK Research & Development 1992, Model City: a project by the American architect Michael Sorkin 1989, Lauretta Vinciarelli: the architecture of light Columbia University. Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Newsline 1992, Project: Neil m. Denari A+U 1991.

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