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Wiel Arets (April 8, 1998)01:43:44

After an introduction by Neil Denari, Wiel Arets discusses an investigation with SCI-Arc students into the use of the human body as a communication device. Arets contrasts the constraints on construction in Holland compared to Los Angeles. He presents a series of completed projects. The first is a courthouse in Groningen which responds to challenging site and programmatic requirements. A theater in Delft deploys multiple building skins to delineate inside and outside. Arets demonstrates the creation of a new urban space in an existing public square for an academy building in Maastricht. He describes site issues for a police station project located near the German border. He concludes with a series of unbuilt projects including fire department towers for Rotterdam, a series of residential projects, and a scheme for New York’s Museum of Modern Art.