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IAP 99 Non-Credit Activities by Sponsor
History, Theory and Criticism: Urban Planning and Design Lecture Series
No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)
This Lecture Series is presented by Dr. Romin Koebel, a research affiliate in the Department of Architecture's History, Theory and Criticism section.
Contact: Romin Koebel, Romink@aol.com
Heritage Landscapes as Educative Environments
In this lecture, we will review and discuss some of the highlights of The American Planning Association National Conference Panel held in Boston in April 1998. National Park Service offficals, planners, and others draw on case studies from New England to provide insight into how these areas foster tourism and economic development.
Tue Jan 19, 10am-12:00pm, 1-350
Holistic Assessment of Engineering Structures
The German Research Society commissioned a team from the University of Stuttgart and the Stuttgart Academy of Fine Arts to draw up criteria for a research team including the Institutes of Statics and Dynamics of Aerospace Structures; the Chair of Physics of Buildings and Structures; the Institute of Building Materials; the Institute of Construction and Design II; the Academy of Fine Arts. The IAP activity reviews the team's approach, which includes a "catalogue of questions," case studies, and examples of potential applications.
Tue Jan 26, 10am-12:00pm, 1-350
The Concepts of Temporal Collage and Contrapuntal Juxtaposition
In this lecture connections are sought between Daniel Libeskind's "Museum without an Exit" and principles and concepts that Kevin Lynch advocates in his book "What Time is This Place?" Using the means of contrapuntal juxtaposition and temporal collage, Libeskind has created a "time-layered environment," - a "profound place for the encounter of past and future."
Thu Jan 7, 10-12:00am, 1-350
The Vision of I.M.Pei for Scollay Square
This lecture is about decisive influences, "design drivers," that shaped vision: a "walkway to the sea," as proposed by urban design consultants Kevin Lynch and Jack Myer; radially configured street and transit patterns favoring a "hub"; a concern for pedestrian amenity which suggested arcades and grade separation; long low building envelopes; footprint geometries of Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market dictating an orthogonal site plan relationship to City Hall; the curving contours of the lower slope of Beacon Hill; the historic Colonial Block.
Tue Jan 12, 10-12:00am, 1-350
First Annual Governor's Recognition Awards for Open Space Preservation
As subdivisions encroach on "viewsheds," and "trophy homes" dominate ridge lines, line country lanes, or are shoe-horned onto interstitial sites, cherished heritage landscapes are at risk -- a landscape park by Olmsted in Belmont, the rural backdrop of the Saugus Iron Works, the familiar vistas of Nantucket. This lecture identifies public-private opportunities for open space preservation and protection of the natural environment, as well as offers suggestions on some approaches planning boards and zoning boards of appeal might take. The town of Wayland's experience is cited.
Thu Jan 21, 10am-12:00pm, 1-350
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