From architectural lectures to coverage of local projects and events, The Architectural League of New York presents a wide range of topics through its video series to further its goal of advancing the art of architecture. Through this presentation of some of the world’s most interesting and influential architects, designers, and works, The Architectural League draws international audiences to help shape the future of the build environment by stimulating discussion and provoking design-based thinking.
Watch some of The Architectural League’s videos—like a lecture by Annabelle Selldorf or Bjarke Ingels, documentation of a miniature library installation, or a musical heart sculpture in Times Square—after the break.
The Little Free Library Project focuses on making reading accessible to everyone through the installation of small book stands based on the premise of “take a book, return a book.” As the project gained traction, architects were brought on board to design sleek containers for the books. In New York, projects were installed in the East Village and Lower East Side.
In this lecture, Annabel Selldorf discusses two of her most notable projects, the Sims Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility in Brooklyn and the David Zwirner 20th Street gallery space in Chelsea, as well as her working philosophy of “paying attention to absolutely everything all the time.”
In this talk titled “Between Nature and Architecture,” Sou Fujimoto explains how he draws architectural inspiration from nature and embraces openness, flexibility, and transparency across his work, through the lens of three conceptual early works and six recent projects including his 2013 Serpentine Pavilion design and House NA in Tokyo.
HeartBeat is a glowing, pulsing urban drum made from 2 plastic septic tanks. This video shows how the interactive sculpture's "massive heart" modulates a pulsing light to the rhythm of a deep heartbeat sound.
In David Chipperfield's 2015 lecture "Two cities, two projects,” the architect focuses on two recent museum projects: the James Simon Galerie at Berlin’s Neues Museum and the Museo Jumex in Mexico City.
For his 50th anniversary in practice, Richard Meier gave a special lecture surveying his 50 years and over 25 of his most acclaimed projects.
This video takes a closer look at the 2013 edition of the Architectural League's annual Beaux-Arts Ball event, including video of the installation of the architectural environment at the 69th Regiment Armory by SITU STUDIO.
This throwback lecture from Bjarke Ingels shows where BIG was at in an earlier phase of the practice, which Ingels describes as “programmatic alchemy, mix[ing] conventional ingredients such as living, leisure, working, parking, and shopping into new forms of symbiotic architecture.”
Check out more Architectural League videos on their vimeo page, here.
News via The Architectural League of New York.