Alternate TitleLecture: Allan Wexler
(subject)Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
(subject)Rhode Island School of Design
(subject)The Drawing Center
Allan Wexler discusses his work and influences: transformation of a tree into an architectural element. When does nature end and architecture take over? Projects: Seed Architecture (circa 1976); Tree Transformations (1976). Forest architecture. Drawings transformed into models. Isolating elements of the house. Current work: building variations of enclosed space using limited material. Presents drawings recently exhibited at The Drawing Center: chair transformed. Levittown House Proposals (mid-1970s). “Practice” of architecture. Teaching. Proposal: World Trade Center transformed into Empire State Building (lighting). Rhode Island School of Design Mechanical Museum (1971). Question and answer with Open Atelier of Design (OAD) students.
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