The New School Archives Digital Collections
    

Related people/organizations

Robert Irwin (subject)
Barbara D'Arcy White (subject)
Carlo Scarpa (subject)
Frank Gehry (speaker)
Michael Graves (subject)

Date

circa 1977 – 1982

Identifier:

KA0130_OA_73

MLA Citation:

Frank Gehry Lecture. circa 1977 – 1982. Giuseppe Zambonini papers; Open Atelier of Design Lecture Series. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 23 Aug 2019

Description

Frank Gehry presents to Open Atelier of Design (OAD) students and Giuseppe Zambonini: Extensive cardboard experiments and tests (fire, acoustics, absorption, etc). Origin of cardboard collection for Bloomingdales (Barbara D’Arcy). Describes the process: die-cut, baling. Shows many examples from the collection. Pieces aged well. Other projects discussed: office system for lighting (1971). Parallel between cardboard and chain-link? Useless attitude by manufacturer; worldwide quantities. Presents his work and materials. Windows. Chain-link fencing material (Gehry residence). Stud framing and the unfinished quality. “Buildings that are unfinished look better than buildings that are finished.” Early cardboard (pre-Bloomingdales). Improving the acoustics at the Hollywood Bowl with sonotubes. Frequency response. Question and answer period: climate considerations; reception of chain-link material; Gehry has moved on from using cardboard, chain-link fencing. 16:55 recording of Zambonini talking with students: relationship between drawing and (architectural) reality.