Archive for March, 2013

Ingeborg M. Rocker @ MOMA Symposium “Revisiting Henri Labrouste in the Digital Age”

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Held in conjunction with the exhibition Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Lightorganized by Barry Bergdoll, the symposium focuses on how the work of 19th-century architect’s innovative use of materials and light in spaces of contemplation and public assembly are relevant in contemporary culture and architecture.

Among the participants of the symposium are: Stephen Rustow (The Cooper Union), Neil Levine, (FAS, Harvard University), Dominique Perrault, Anthony Vidler, (The Cooper Union), Mario Carpo, (Yale University), Aranda Lash, and Ingeborg Rocker (GSD, Harvard University).

Henri Labrouste in the Digital Age, Ingeborg Rocker, Rocker-Lange Architects

GSD Associate Professor IngeborgM. Rocker will discuss how new materials and industrialized fabrication of the 19th century challenged traditional design strategies. While Henri Labrouste’scast ion structures have been considered precursors of Modern Architecture’s construction principles, it remains still to be seen if today’s computeraided and manufactured architectural componentsarea critique or rather a hyper articulation of modern material and production logics. What role played ornament then and now?

MOMA New York
Revisiting Henri Labrouste: In the Digital Age
Thursday, March 28, 2013
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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