D-Arch Lectures
Bauen Sammeln Zeigen

Christ & Gantenbein

16.10.2007

Bauen Sammeln Zeigen

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Winfried Nerdinger

20.11.2007

Bauen Sammeln Zeigen

Prof. Max Dudler

04.12.2007

Bau der Gesellschaft

Luigi Snozzi

11.03.2008

Bau der Gesellschaft

Rural Studio

15.04.2008

Bau der Gesellschaft

Prof. Dr. Richard Sennett

13.05.2008

Sakralität und Aura
in der Architektur

Prof. Mario Botta

14.10.2008

Sakralität und Aura
in der Architektur

Prof. Dr. h.c. Gottfried Böhm

04.11.2008

Sakralität und Aura
in der Architektur

Prof. Dr. Rafael Moneo

02.12.2008

Das Haus

Prof. Tony Fretton

10.03.2009

Das Haus

Prof. Jacques Herzog

28.04.2009

Das Haus

Prof. Peter Zumthor

12.05.2009

Bauten/bauen
Architekturlabor Schweiz

Roger Diener

13.10.2009

Bauten/bauen
Architekturlabor Schweiz

Buchner Bründler

27.10.2009

Bauten/bauen
Architekturlabor Schweiz

Philippe Rahm

10.11.2009

Bauten/bauen
Architekturlabor Schweiz

Made in Sàrl

24.11.2009

Bauten/bauen
Architekturlabor Schweiz

Gigon/Guyer

01.12.2009

Bauten/bauen
Architekturlabor Schweiz

EM2N

08.12.2009

Bauten/bauen II
Architekturlabor Schweiz

Peter Märkli

09.03.2010

Bauten/bauen II
Architekturlabor Schweiz

e2a

16.03.2010

Bauten/bauen II
Architekturlabor Schweiz

Michele Arnaboldi

30.03.2010

Bauten/bauen II
Architekturlabor Schweiz

Miller & Maranta

27.04.2010

Bauten/bauen II
Architekturlabor Schweiz

HHF

11.05.2010

Bauten/bauen II
Architekturlabor Schweiz

Prof. Gion A. Caminada

27.05.2010

Bauten/bauen III
Architekturlabor Schweiz

:mlzd

19.10.2010

Bauten/bauen III
Architekturlabor Schweiz

buzzi e buzzi

02.11.2010

Bauten/bauen III
Architekturlabor Schweiz

Laurent Stalder

09.11.2010

Bauten/bauen III
Architekturlabor Schweiz

Marcel Meili, Markus Peter

16.11.2010

Bauten/bauen III
Architekturlabor Schweiz

Fuhrimann Hächler

23.11.2010

Bauten/bauen III
Architekturlabor Schweiz

pool

07.12.2010

Bauten/bauen IV
Architekturlabor Schweiz

Christian Kerez

01.03.2011

Bauten/bauen IV
Architekturlabor Schweiz

burkhalter sumi

15.03.2011

Bauten/bauen IV
Architekturlabor Schweiz

Bearth & Deplazes Architekten

05.04.2011

Bauten/bauen IV
Architekturlabor Schweiz

guidotti architetti

19.04.2011

Bauten/bauen IV
Architekturlabor Schweiz

Gramazio & Kohler

10.05.2011

Bauten/bauen IV
Architekturlabor Schweiz

Arno Schlüter

19.05.2011

Tendencies

Philip Ursprung

22.09.2011

Tendencies

Tom Emerson

07.10.2011

Tendencies

Eelco Hooftman

11.10.2011

Tendencies

Jean-Philippe Vassal

01.11.2011

Tendencies

Emanuel Christ, Christoph Gantenbein

30.11.2011

Tendencies

Alfredo J. Brillembourg, Hubert Klumpner

05.12.2011

Tendencies

Greg Lynn

06.12.2011

Tendencies

Richard Horden

14.03.2012

Tendencies

Adam Caruso

29.03.2012

Tendencies

Fumihiko Maki

15.05.2012

Tendencies

Mohsen Mostafavi

11.10.2012

Tendencies

Gisel, Snozzi, Diener, Herzog

17.10.2012

Tendencies

Patrick Gmür

07.11.2012

Tendencies

Riken Yamamoto

27.11.2012

Tendencies

Peter Greenaway

05.03.2013

Tendencies

Atelier Bow-Wow

14.05.2013

on Architecture

Kengo Kuma

24.09.2013

on Architecture

Doreen Liu

08.10.2013

on Architecture

Neil Brenner

14.11.2013

on Architecture

Heinrich Wolff

26.11.2013

on Architecture II

Grafton Architects

04.03.2014

on Architecture II

Dirk Hebel

25.03.2014

on Architecture II

Philippe Block

01.04.2014

on Architecture II

Maria Kaltsa

08.04.2014

on Architecture II

Milica Topalovic

15.04.2014

on Architecture II

Benedetta Tagliabue

29.04.2014

on Architecture II

Alex Lehnerer

06.05.2014

on Architecture III

Manabu Chiba

30.09.2014

on Architecture III

Giancarlo Mazzanti

14.10.2014

on Architecture III

Belinda Tato

18.11.2014

on Architecture IV

Guy Nordenson

03.03.2015

on Architecture IV

Anthony Vidler

10.03.2015

on Architecture IV

Armand Grüntuch und Almut Grüntuch-Ernst

24.03.2015

on Architecture IV

Amale Andraos

14.04.2015

Meister der architektonischen Erzählung

Alexander Brodsky

13.10.2015

Meister der architektonischen Erzählung

Astrid Staufer

27.10.2015

Meister der architektonischen Erzählung

Marie-José Van Hee

10.11.2015

Meister der architektonischen Erzählung

Hermann Czech

24.11.2015

Sind wir noch modern?

José María Sánchez García

19.04.2016

Sind wir noch modern?

Jean-Pierre Dürig

03.05.2016

Be constructive!

Mahendra Raj

04.10.2016

Be constructive!

Marianne Burkhalter

18.10.2016

Be constructive!

Diébédo Francis Kéré

08.11.2016

Be constructive!

Solano Benítez

22.11.2016

D-Arch Lectures
 
on Architecture II

Grafton Architects

04.03.2014

Video

Zur Person

Grafton Architects was established in 1978. Directors Yvonne Farrell & Shelley McNamara are both graduates of University College Dublin (UCD) and taught at the UCD School of Architecture from 1976 to 2002. They have been visiting professors at Accademia di architettura in Mendrisio and at EPF Lausanne, held the Kenzo Tange chair at GSD Harvard and the Louis Kahn chair at Yale University. Grafton Architects are winners of numerous international awards, including the World Building of the Year Award 2008 for their building at Università Luigi Bocconi in Milan. They are currently working on commissions for construction of the new School of Economics for Université Toulouse 1 Capitole and a new campus for the Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería in Lima, Peru.

Rezension

Both Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara understand architecture as a “silent language that speaks”, a language that can be understood by humanity regardless of cultural specificities. As both architects smoothly oscillate between adressing the audience, their melodic accent evokes their city of Dublin and the deep Irish appreciation for the spoken and sung word. Their acute awareness of the rich culture on Europe’s periphery might also explain the willingness to practice exclusively within the confines of Dublin – literally practicing to build small, low-budget projects – before becoming more international in scope. Both Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara point out that the experience of making small-scale buildings for clients in volatile economic conditions makes them avoid over-intellectualizing their work. Indeed, rather than presenting conceptualized summaries of their projects, they talk of the poetic sensations they gather at a site, or the local details of construction that connects a building to its place. For them, a brick in Toulouse has its own emotional quality due to its dimensions and materiality, the fog in Lima has an intensity particular to that stretch of coastline, and the light in the Cathedral of Prague has an almost liquid quality. Hence the presentation of the architects becomes less about specific projects – such as their award-winning building for Universita Luigi Bocconi in Milan or current projects in France and Peru – and more about a general approach to making architecture. The audience is given a glimpse into the working mind of the authors, yet the time is too short to hear the buildings speak for themselves. However, the enthusiasm of both architects certainly compels one to delve more deeply into the projects at a later stage, to answer lingering questions on how the universal and specific are resolved in each individual case. Citing writer Samuel Beckett, a fellow Dubliner, on how using a foreign language can enrich one’s own use and understanding of native words, Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara take each new experience as an opportunity to dig deeper towards the roots of their own architectural expression.
Autor: Matthew Tovstiga