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  • 1. weiss/manfredi
  • 2. marion weissBachelors of Architecture from the University of VirginiaMasters of Architecture from Yale UniversityCurrently a professor of architecture at the University ofPennsylvania’s Penn School of Design michael manfredi Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame Masters of Architecture from Cornell University Visiting critic and professor at Yale and Princeton and has been a Gensler Visiting professor at Cornell University
  • 3. IDEALS
  • 4. PERIPHERAL VISION+ cross fertilization of disciplines “Heightened disciplinary distinctions between architecture, art, landscape architecture, engineering, and urban planning marginalize the status of the architectural project, precluding new paradigms for contemporary settings.” - Weiss + Manfredi
  • 5. PERIPHERAL VISION+ cross fertilization of disciplines “Heightened disciplinary distinctions between architecture, art, landscape architecture, engineering, and urban planning marginalize the status of the architectural project, precluding new paradigms for contemporary settings.” - Weiss + Manfredi
  • 6. ARCHITECTURE isalways tiedto the LANDSCAPE. LANDSCAPE not only means the physical landscape (topography, geography) but the cultural and historical landscapes that the site may exist on
  • 7. ARCHITECTURE isalways tiedto the LANDSCAPE. LANDSCAPE not only means the physical landscape (topography, geography) but the cultural and historical landscapes that the site may exist on
  • 8. DISCIPLINE OVERLAPhelps furtherDESIGN as a whole.“Architecture can be Informed by the friction, the resistance and the unexpected pleasures and surprises found when different disciplines overlap” - Michael Manfredi
  • 9. DISCIPLINE OVERLAPhelps furtherDESIGN as a whole.“Architecture can be Informed by the friction, the resistance and the unexpected pleasures and surprises found when different disciplines overlap” - Michael Manfredi
  • 10. DISCIPLINE OVERLAPhelps furtherDESIGN as a whole.“Architecture can be Informed by the friction, the resistance and the unexpected pleasures and surprises found when different disciplines overlap” - Michael Manfredi
  • 11. history ethography PERIPHERAL Questions VISION Strategies urbanism is revaluated through synthesizes to form IDEAS engineering synthesizes to form topography & DISCOVERIES challenges the perceptions of the disciplines that make up art architecture exposes FORM
  • 12. olympicsculpture park“Our ambition was to create connections whereseperations existed, illuminating the immeasurablepower of an invented setting to bring together art,city and water - implicitly questioning where the parkbegins and where the art ends” - Marion Weiss + Michael Manfredi
  • 13. history ethography PERIPHERALHow is the land linked withthe history?How do you create an over-arching design strategy that is Questions VISIONa resilient framework forchange? Strategies urbanism is revaluatedArt eludes definition; create through synthesizes to formmultiple settingsExpand the territory of art; IDEASembrace the city engineering synthesizes to form topography & DISCOVERIES challenges the perceptions of the Process Forms: disciplines that make up art Z-Ramp architecture Olympic Sculpture Park exposes FORM
  • 14. “We design to clarify thephysical and cultural identity ofeach project, opportunisticallyintegrating multiple disciplinesand alternative methodologiesto create meaningful settings. ” - Marion Weiss + Michael Manfredi
  • 15. bibliographyWeiss, M., Manfredi, M. (2002, February). National Building Museum Spotlight on Design. Retrieved on September 22, 2008, from http://www.nbm.org/media/audio/weissmanfredi-architects.htmlWeiss, M., Manfredi, M. (2008, January). Berlage Institute, Surface/Subsurface: Olympic Sculpture Park. Retrieved on September 24, 2008, from http://www.berlage-institute.nl/05_events/VideoOnDemand/WeissManfredi0108.htmlWeiss, M., Manfredi, M. (2000). Site Specific: Princeton Architectural Press.Busquets, J., Leers, A., Manfredi, M., Weiss, M., Zaradini, M. (2008) Olympic Sculpture Park for the Seattle Art Museum. Harvard College.