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Ben Van Berkel: Architecture & its future (February 20, 2013)01:27:25

Ben van Berkel discusses his practice as a series of linked "knowledge platforms," which encourage specialization and collaboration. From a portrait by Egon Schiele he derives a theory of the significance of the large detail, and illustrates characteristic large details in his own work.

In terms of materials, voids, endlessness and minimal surfaces he discusses projects such as the Valkhof Museum, the Erasmus Bridge, the Villa NM, the Mobius House, the Mercedes-Benz Museum, the Galleria Centercity, the Music Theater in Graz, and the Center for Virtual Engineering (ZVE) in Stuttgart.

Van Berkel responds to a questions from Frank O. Gehry, Eric Owen Moss, and others on his interest in choreographing the visitor's movements, but also leaving the experience open-ended.

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