Monthly Archives: October 2016

Ryan Richards Site Report II

img_6105img_6428img_6429img_6109This photo is of the David H Koch feeder. The Koch theater is for ballet, and it is a part of the Lincoln Center for performing arts. This is significant for modern dance, and other types of games. This theater is basically one of the prominent landmarks in New York City. Especially throughout the lens of an artist or architect. One of the reasons I feel the Koch theatre bears so much significance is because there are limited theaters and figures in NYC that are so prominent, original, genuine, and detailed down the the cracks in the floor integrated into the overall design of the theatre.

Pedestrians continuously walk through Lincoln Center to either view shows, performances, shop, and admire art. However these pedestrians are part of the overall show that the Lincoln Center conveys.

It is a center that has its own space so vehicle there traffic is minimum.

Age of the buildings. The Koch theater was built in 1964, and it was open on April 23, 1964.

The city leases the Koch theater to the Lincoln Center, it is one of the few buildings in the Lincoln Center that serves as a theater for performing arts, as well as an overall stage in itself.

The building/leader has 2586 seats, as well as orchestra level seats

Ryan Richards Critical Perspective III

According to Tschumi, architecture and performance is based upon space, and the movement within that space. Basically not only the space itself but what also happens with in that space. These two factors correlate as to what completes a design. To Tschumi, what completed a design was a combination between art, architecture, as well as other disciplines. He believed that there is no space without an event.

How I also interpreted this article was that potential doesn’t necessarily mean anything unless Connecticut or G is behind it. What this means is that a space is an empty space with nothing going on in it, however once action starts happening with in the space, this is when it’s considered a performance. To tschumi , what constitute architecture is the formula of space, event, and movement

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What is the relationship between architecture and performance for Tschumi?

According to Tschumi, there was a point in history where art and architecture ‚Äďamong other artistic disciplines‚ÄĒ crossed over onto each other.¬† As Tschumi expresses his view, that cross over of artistic disciplines was about an expansion of architecture.¬† Where the live movement in a space was equally important as the space.¬† Hence, the performance within a space being an equal factor in the meaning of that space.

One of the ways Tschumi derived his point of view on the equal importance of performance within a space as the space, was from performance artists.¬† Tschumi says performing artists served as experimental examples that fed his architectural view when ‚Äútransporting and translating‚ÄĚ those artistic performances into architecture.

As Tschumi defines his approach to architecture, he compares it to Einstein’s approach to film from two of Einstein’s books, in which Einstein tries to connect different types of information within film, (in film’s case being image, soundtrack, movement, etc….)  Tschumi says, just like Einstein’s attempt at reconciliation of different types of information, he himself tries to do this within architecture.

In Tschumi‚Äôs view, architecture defines a space, as it activates it, space and movement simultaneous being what he calls the ‚Äúevent.‚Ä̬† A triunity that defines architecture; also mentioned as SEM (space, event, movement.)


Leslie Fuller

October 26, 2016

Understanding Places and the City


This article is about Bernard Tschumi and his views about architecture. Tschumi is interested is building a project in his own image. He understands about space and people in a place. He is half Swiss and French. Bernard talks about the property which he refers to as the envelope. The envelope is being built so that people feel comfortable in their space.                         He is also interested in a theater type setting. Movement is very important when it comes to space. He wants people to understand about a place where they can go to enjoy themselves in that place. He also wants how people perform in certain place. The moving of bodies has to do with space and time. He sees people in a camera which shows their movements, without doing this you cannot what other have done in the past in a space. Architecture is a container where bodies and thing move back forth and people see it. With his architectural work he likes to interact with the bodies and space. Computer program is needed to do architecture program. The building has to look a certain way before a performance, such as where people should be placed.                                                                                                                      He is comparing writing and actually physically seeing how different people seeing how different the people are. Physically seeing you can get actual picture of what he is talking about. He want the building a specific look. He wants to make his own decision instead of using other people decisions.                                                                                                                                   He is comparing Athens and Beijing in the way they create their buildings. The chinses wants their building to be brand new and Greeks wants to keep the ruins and renovate them             Tschumi compares the envelope of the property different materials that the building are made of.                                                                                                                                                      He doesn’t need to depend on colleagues to do his work for him. He has his own vision of things the way should be built