529 GRANT ST #106, Akron, OH 44303
Director of Planning and Urban Development
Toguchi Lecture Kent State University
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
February 10, 2017 is now the Registration Deadline
“The Language of Architecture”
Few designers have a more clearly-defined style than Daniel Libeskind. Known for giving his architectural works titles like pieces of art, Libeskind’s work is instantly recognizable for its angular forms, intersecting planes, and diagonally-sliced windows. He has used this style to great effect in signature museums, master plans, and memorials. With such names as “Between the Lines”, “The Spiral”, ” Earth Time”, ” The Eye and the Wing”, and “Memory Foundations”, his unique approach to the design of culturally relevant works can adapt to other programs such as conference centers, skyscrapers and shopping malls.
As an internationally recognized architect, Daniel Libeskind and the work of Studio Libeskind, is involved in the design and construction of a urban, cultural and commercial projects around the globe. In this course Mr. Libeskind will describe his approach to form-finding in the design process and will discuss the ways in which distinctive forms, innovative building elements, materials, spaces, and environmental atmospheres produce the language of his unique architecture.
Daniel Libeskind will share with participants the core set of principles and system of beliefs that help him to determine the expression and shape of his architecture. During the evening with Daniel Libeskind, he will describe his creative process through the medium of sketches, models, writing, and architectural drawings and demonstrate how the architectural forms that he conjures reflect contemporary life. He will explain how inspiration through art, culture and history inspires his design process and develops into the consistent, and yet evolving, language and style unique to his work.
The Language of Architecture / – CAEDAIACES003
Learning Units: 1.5 LU
Learning Objective 1:
Participants will be able to compare the various design strategies used in the description of signature works by Studio Libeskind and synthesize together an understanding of the overall design process used by Daniel Libeskind.
Learning Objective 2:
Participants will witness the drawings, models, and sketches used in the effort to arrive at a final design; attendees with be able to critique the evolution of each design through the iterative and form-finding process that Studio Libeskind uses when developing their distinct works of architecture.
Learning Objective 3:
Participants will be introduced the process of competing in high profile international design competitions and understand the role of lead designer over three parts of a project’s development: from the design’s conception, through the completion of construction, and as the project is promoted and marketed after architectural services are finalized.
Learning Objective 4:
Participants will uncover the role that the allied arts, the fine arts (including music), philosophy, and architectural theory bring to innovation in architectural design. Through examples of signature works by Studio Libeskind, attendees will be able to interpret how artistic and cultural production feeds into the creative process with the intent of generating new and lasting architectural forms and spaces.
Royal Ontario Museum [ROM], Toronto, Canada, 2007
5:00-Social & Registration,
3rd floor Student Center
* Remember to bring your parking ticket to Room 310AB to be validated.
6:45-Depart to Cartwright Hall*, Registration
*There is a short, outdoor walk between the location of dinner and the program. Please plan accordingly. There is no guaranteed parking at the Cartwright Auditorium and walking is recommended.
7:00-Program, Cartwright Hall
Cost of Dinner:
Akron-Canton CSI members & AIA Akron members – included in 2017 dues
AIA Eastern Ohio members – $25.00
Non-chapter members of AIA Akron or Akron-Canton CSI and guests – $50.00
PayPal: payment must be made by credit card at the time of registration. It is not necessary to have a PayPal account in order to pay with a credit card.
Check: We need to receive your application before the registration deadline. Please print and fill out the online form. Send it with your check made out to Akron-Canton CSI. Mail it to the address below.
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Joanne Brussee, Executive Director
Due to a scheduling conflict with Daniel Libeskind, he will be unavailable for the September 15 lecture.
We have decided to cancel the dinner as well.
The Dinner Fee will be refunded to those who paid through PayPal.
The Kent State College of Architecture and Environmental Design is working on rescheduling the Toguchi Lecture with Mr. Libeskind.
As soon as that date becomes available, an invitation will be sent to register for the event.
— Thank you for your understanding —
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