The Iconic House in Contemporary Design II

Description: 

For most of recorded history, the history of architecture has been, in large part, the history of the house. Some houses are so memorable because of the form they take, or connect so strongly with our ideas of domesticity, that they have become iconic, influencing subsequent generations of designers. Iconic houses can also have widespread appeal based on culturally determined ideas and forms which they embody, idealize, and often transcend. In this presentation what it means for a house to be “iconic” will be explored. The belief that architectural precedents have importance as embodiments of architectural principles, not as models to copy, will be explored. Three architects will present an “iconic house” which resonates with them followed by a presentation and discussion of one of their own houses in relation to this “iconic house”. A panel discussion will follow to further explore the nature of what makes a house “iconic” in today’s world.

Hosted by CRAN®. 

Learning objectives

  • Understand what makes a house Iconic.
  • Understand the importance of architectural theory in the process of design.
  • Understand how various architects look at the role of precedent in relation to their work.
  • Understand how various architects look at the idea of transformation and invention and originality with respect to an existing history of architectural work.
  • Understand the relationship between precedent and typology in the design process.

This was recorded live on October 20, 2021..

This course is part of a series

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  • RIBA

Instructors

  • Stuart Cohen headshot

    Stuart Cohen

    FAIA

    Cohen & Hacker Architects LLC

    Stuart Cohen, FAIA, is a practicing architect, educator, and author. He is a fellow of the American...
  • Blake Held

  • Clay Rokicki

    Principal, Historical Concepts

    CLAY ROKICKI first shared his talents with Historical Concepts in 2005 as a participant in the...
  • James L. Strickland

    Founder, Historical Concepts

    JAMES L. STRICKLAND, YALE ALUMNUS, FOUNDED HISTORICAL CONCEPTS IN 1982 with a commitment to...