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Pidgeon Digital

PIDGEON DIGITAL – WORLD MICROFILMS
 

 

ONLINE SUBSCRIPTION WEBSITES 

 

1. PIDGEON DIGITAL at www.pidgeondigital.com and

2. MASTERS OF ARCHITECTURE at www.mastersofarchitecture.com

 

3. LATEST NEWS.     

 

4. SPEAKERS’ LISTS

 

ONLINE SUBSCRIPTION WEBSITES

 

1. PIDGEON DIGITAL at www.pidgeondigital.com

 

www.pidgeondigital.com the online subscription website for the PIDGEON DIGITAL collection of illustrated talks by architects and related designers, formerly the PIDGEON AUDIOVISUAL LIBRARY.

ARCHITECTURE SUBSCRIPTION WEBSITE — The PIDGEON DIGITAL website is now on the web at www.pidgeondigital.com. You will note that one of the talks is available complete for your consideration, and there is plenty of other information in the free area. Please have a look at the website and if you want to access the talks fully we shall be pleased to supply a trial access password for a short period, e.g. 7, 14 or 28 days; email us at microworld@ndirect.co.uk for this. Note that subscribers can have full University-wide access via their IP address or range of addresses.

PIDGEON DIGITAL is derived from the Pidgeon Audiovisual collection of illustrated talks by architects and related designers which was set up by Started in 1979 by the late Monica Pidgeon. It is a unique library of contemporary attitudes which will become of priceless value to future generations. It is live at www.pidgeondigital.com

The purpose of the series, which up till now consists of over 274 of these illustrated talks, is to widen the horizons of students of architecture and design by giving them the opportunity to share the thinking of leading members of the profession worldwide to whom they might not have access.

This includes speakers such as:
Architects: Will Alsop, Edward Cullinan, Terry Farrell, Norman Foster, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Kisho Kurokawa, Oscar Niemeyer, Jean Nouvel, Gaetano Pesce,Richard Rogers, Harry Seidler Bernard Tschumi, Michael Webb; Engineers:, Anthony Hunt, Ted Happold, Frei Otto, Peter Rice; Landscape architects: Kathryn Gustafson, Lawrence Halprin, Peter Jakobsen; Designers: Ron Arad, Roberto Burle Marx, Alan Fletcher, FHK Henrion. This is particularly the case of those speakers, all of whom continue to have a lasting influence, who have died since being recorded, e.g.:
Architects: R Buckminster Fuller, Serge Chermayeff, Maxwell Fry, Philip Johnson, Denys Lasdun, Cedric Price, A & P Smithson, James Stirling; Engineers: Felix Candela, Ted Happold, Frank Newby, Peter Rice, Konrad Wachsmann; Landscape architects: R Burle Marx, Geoffrey Jellicoe, Peter Shepheard.

 The series started as a series of tape/slide talks, each one consisting of a 30 minute audio-cassette and 24 time-coded colour slides.
As tape/slide lectures the series attracted world-wide acclaim, and this has continued since the digitisation, including comments such as:
‘…constitutes a unique library of contemporary attitudes which will also be of priceless value to later generations.’ — the late Cedric Price, British architect; ‘…have given me and my students a lot of help, advice and interest in Modern Architecture…Monica Pidgeon (has provided) so much help for the study of architecture…’ –Professor Too-Yong Park, Professor of Architecture (now Emeritus) at Yeungnam University, Kyongsan, South Korea
A great many of the world’s educational architectural institutions have acquired some, often a large number, of these illustrated talks. However, it has become apparent that the method of delivering the talks, through audio-cassettes accompanied by slides, is no longer acceptable to educational architectural institutions.
It has therefore been decided, with Monica’s full approval, to change to a method more in keeping with to-days trends, namely via a website which can be accessed by subscription; the series is known as PIDGEON DIGITAL.
The first three NEW illustrated talks, by Mark Dytham & Astrid Klein of Klein Dytham, Jeremy Dixon & Edward Jones of Dixon-Jones, and Will Alsopare now for the first time incorporated in the new format, and two more are being added at this time. Also, further illustrated Talks are at an advanced stage of preparation prior to being added to the website. Please therefore enter your official Institution Founder Subscription NOW in order to have early access to these exciting new illustrated talks.At the same time a project has started whereby the EXISTING series are available by online subscription through a Licence Agreement. This will include almost all the talks that have been recorded since 1979 (a complete list is shown below), and in addition six new talks will be added each year, and the Licence will be renewable annually.
The online website has the following technical qualifications (see FAQ’s on the website for fuller details): 1. Each presentation has been created in Flash format and has the talk time-code linked to the images. In addition, with the computer connected to a suitable projector these presentations can be projected in lecture theatres. For subscribers, access to the site will be granted by full access via IP address or range of addresses, or by a time-lapse password, for the period of the subscription.
2. The images are each roughly 1200×900 at72 dpi (making a jpg file around 1 mb) which should be adequate for printing up to A3 as well as being projected onto even the largest screens. Subscribers are able toaccess and download individual images separately andthus all the digital images areavailable in a fully searchable database which subscribers are free to access.The images are tagged with metadata (in line with the Dublin Core metadata initiative) whichare searchable on and offline. In addition subscribers will be able to obtain larger images from the website provider. The sound is mp3 format compressed to 64kbs, but neither the images nor the soundare extractable from the presentations in the way that the images on their own are.
Note that subscribers can have full University-wide access via their IP address.
The online subscription is available in the UK through JISC. Also, it will be possible to access throughtheir access management SHIBBOLETH systemif required. In North America and the rest of the world it will be accessible direct, and in some cases through local networks similar to SHIBBOLETH.
There is to be a PIDGEON TRUST, set up by Peter Murray of Wordsearch, the Architecture communications company, whose trustees will include the sponsors referred to in 1 above. The main purpose of the trust will be to secure the future of this project. It will also be responsible for an educational fund for young architects to study at the Architectural Association School in London, which will be supported by income generated by this website. Further information on the PIDGEON TRUST will be available shortly.
We believe that this innovative “multimedia” subscription website, of which the nearest comparison would be “streamed movies”, will set a new standard for this area of electronic resources.
We are now contacting all those Libraries and Institutions who hold part or all of the EXISTING series. We recognise that this new subscription to an online website replicates tape/slides already held, and we are therefore offering you a substantial 50% discount by inviting you to become a founder subscriber as per the offer set out below. (Incidentally, please note that NEW illustrated talks, as mentioned above, will be added to the existing website without additional charge).

PIDGEON DIGITAL FOUNDER SUBSCRIPTION OFFER FOUNDER SUBSCRIBERS subscription:  Year 1 — 1,500 Year 2 — 1,000 Year 3 — 1,000
REPLY FORM TO: WORLD MICROFILMS for PIDGEON DIGITAL, Microworld House,  4/4 Central House, 1 Ballards Lane, London N3 1LQ, UK e-mail: microworld@ndirect.co.uk  T 0044 208 349 8171  F 0044 208 349 8600  Mob: 07802710628

PIDGEON DIGITAL

  1. SUBSCRIPTION ORDER FORM for Architecture Schools, Academic Institutions, etc. This is initially a 3-year subscription, and thereafter by annual renewal; later renewals will be at about the same price or less.&nnbsp;                                                                     

Price of subscription: Year 1 — £1,500        Year 2 — £1,000    Year 3 — £1,000.

Note that each annual licence is based on the date of first becoming a subscriber to the online website. 

SUBSCRIPTION FORM 

To:  PIDGEON DIGITAL, Microworld House, Unit 4, Central House, 1 Ballards Lane, London N3 1LQ, UK

e-mail: microworld@ndirect.co.uk T 0044 208 349 8171  F 0044 208 349 8600  Mob: 07802710628 Websites: www.pidgeondigital.com , www.microworld.uk.com 

Please enter my subscription as a subscriber to the new online subscription website PIDGEON DIGITAL– a digitised Series of 274+ talks illustrated by images, by leading architects, with six new talks (see above for details) being added each year, which is now online at www.pidgeondigital.com. Please send the licence and your invoice for the subscription price.

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Please remember you can commence your subscription at any time. 

Other Price subscriptions available: 

  1. Academic Institutions without a school of architecture:Price of subscription: Year 1 — 900        Year 2 — 640    Year 3 — 640 
  2. Other Institutions Public Libraries, Museums, etc.Price of subscription: Year 1 — 500        Year 2 — 300    Year 3 — 300

 

 

PIDGEON DIGITAL 

SUBSCRIPTION ORDER FORM for Architectural Practices. This is initially a 1-year subscription, and thereafter by annual renewal; later renewals will be at about the same price or less. (Note that the website has been accepted as conforming to industry-wide CPD guidelines for ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICES in the UK).  

Price of subscription: This depends on the size of the practice; it is based on the number of people in the Practice, and priced at 6 per person (with a minimum of 100 and a maximum o9f 750). Thus for example:

A practice of 17 people would pay 102

A practice of 50 people would pay 300

A practice of 100 people would pay 600

A practice of 125 or more  people would pay 750. 

Note that each annual licence is based on the date of first becoming a subscriber to the online website. 

SUBSCRIPTION FORM 

TO:  WORLD MICROFILMS for PIDGEON DIGITAL, Microworld House, PO Box 35488, London NW8 6WD UK

e-mail: microworld@ndirect.co.uk F: 020 7722 1068  T: 020 7586 4499  Websites: www.pidgeondigital.com , www.microworld.uk.com

 Please enter my subscription as a subscriber to the new online subscription website PIDGEON DIGITAL– a digitised Series of up to 200+ talks illustrated by images, by leading architects, with six new talks (see above for details) being added each year, which is now online at www.pidgeondigital.com. My practice has .people.Please send the licence and your invoice for the subscription price.

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Email Address:  
A.   Please enter my subscription as a founder subscriber to the new online subscription website PIDGEON DIGITAL– a digitised Series of 200+ talks illustrated by images, by leading architects, with six new talks (see above for details) being added each year, which is now online at www.pidgeondigital.com. Please send the licence, the invoice for the first year, and details of how to access the website throughout my University. 
B.   I am interested in becoming a founder subscriber, but require further time before     reaching a decision.
C.   I am definitely not interested in this subscription offer.
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The complete list of talks in THE PIDGEON AUDIO VISUAL collection of illustrated talks by architects and related designers:  List of speakers and topics

 

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MASTERS OF ARCHITECTURE at www.mastersofarchitecture.com  

  The online subscription website for the Masters of Architecture series of slide sets

Available either as an online subscription website or for outright purchase

This new digital collection replaces the slide sets in the Masters of Architecture series.

SPECIAL NOTE: The trial area is fully active. To see it please browse https://www.mastersofarchitecture.com/scripts/imagelist.asp, click “click here” near the top and you get to see in full one of the best image sets on the website (when viewing an image in the trial set do NOT click “thumbnail view” as it takes you right out of the system and you have to start again. However you CAN click “Previous” or “Next Image” to move through the images).

 

 

LE CORBUSIER: The Art of Architecture: Exhibition. 2 October 2008 to 18 January 2009 at the Royal Institute of British Architects. RIBA Trust present the first major UK exhibition of work by world renowned architect Le Corbusier for over 20 years. With his iconic buildings in Europe, India, North and South America, Le Corbusier changed the face of architecture and his far reaching influence still resonates in the work of Norman Foster, Frank Gehry, David Chipperfield and Oscar Niemeyer. See the large image set on Le Corbusier.

 

ARNE JACOBSEN: July saw an exhibition of the work of ARNE JACOBSEN at the London Festival of Architecture; see the image set on JACOBSEN for an important selection of his work

 

The website is available by either by online subscription through a Licence Agreement (renewable annually) or as a set of DVD’s, together with a Licence Agreement.

Price of an institutional site licence: This is a 3-year licence; Year 1 £600 and Years 2 & 3 £500 each. Price for all 3 years if paid upfront: £1,400.

After year 3 the price to continue annually will be the lowest price available.

Alternative price for one-off sale on DVD’s: £4,150

The licence: Details available on request.

For Architectural Practices. the website is available

either initially as a 1-year subscription, and thereafter by annual renewal (the price of subscription depends on the size of the practice; it is based on the number of people in the Practice, and priced at £5 per person –with a minimum of £70 and a maximum of £500);

or as a set of DVD’s, together with a Licence Agreement.

Email microworld@ndirect.co.uk to subscribe or to ask for a full trial.

MASTERS OF ARCHITECTURE – SUBSCRIPTION AND PURCHASE OPTIONS 

SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS 

1. SUBSCRIPTION ORDER FORM for Architecture Schools, Academic Institutions, etc. This is initially a 3-year subscription, and thereafter by annual renewal; later renewals will be at about the same price or less.
 

Price of subscription: Year 1 — £600        Year 2 — £500    Year 3 — £500.

Price for all 3 years if paid upfront: £1,400. 

Note that each annual licence is based on the date of first becoming a subscriber to the online website. SUBSCRIPTION ORDER FORM for Other Institutions – Public Libraries, Museums, etc. This is initially a 3-year subscription, and thereafter by annual renewal; later renewals will be at about the same price or less.

  1. SUBSCRIPTION ORDER FORM for Other Institutions – Public Libraries, Museums, etc. This is initially a 3-year subscription, and thereafter by annual renewal; later renewals will be at about the same price or less.

Price of subscription: Year 1 — £300        Year 2 — £200    Year 3 — £200. Price for all 3 years if paid upfront: £650. 

Note that each annual licence is based on the date of first becoming a subscriber to the online website.

  1. SUBSCRIPTION ORDER FORM for Architectural Practices.

This is initially a 1-year subscription, together with a Licence Agreement. and thereafter by annual renewal; later renewals will be at about the same price or less.

Price of subscription: the price of subscription depends on the size of the practice; it is based on the number of people in the Practice, and priced at £5 per person –with a minimum of £70 and a maximum of £500.

Note that each annual licence is based on the date of first becoming a subscriber to the online website.

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Please enter my subscription as a subscriber to the new online subscription website MASTERS OF ARCHITECTURE– a digitised Series of some 60 image sets, showing the work of leading architects over the past 150 years, with new image sets being added each year; now being prepared as an online website at www.mastersofarchitecture.com. Please send the licence and your invoice for the subscription price. 

TO:  WORLD MICROFILMS for PIDGEON DIGITAL, Microworld House,

e-mail: microworld@ndirect.co.uk Websites: www.mastersofarchitecture.com, www.pidgeondigital.com, www.microworld.uk.com.

FROM — ENTER YOUR DETAILS

 

Please remember you can commence your subscription at any time. 

or B. PURCHASE OPTION

PURCHASE ORDER FORM for Architecture Schools, Academic Institutions, etc. This will contain all the slide sets from the original archive. Purchasers will be able to add new image sets to their collection whenever they are added to the website; prices on request. 

Price for one-off sale on DVD’s: £4,150. 

TO:  WORLD MICROFILMS for PIDGEON DIGITAL, Microworld House  e-mail: microworld@ndirect.co.uk Websites: www.mastersofarchitecture.com, www.pidgeondigital.com

 

Please enter my purchase order for a complete set of MASTERS OF ARCHITECTURE on DVD — a digitised Series of some 60 image sets, showing the work of leading architects over the past 150 years. It will contain the images shown on the online website www.mastersofarchitecture.com. Please send the licence and your invoice for the subscription price.

 

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TO:  WORLD MICROFILMS for PIDGEON DIGITAL, Microworld House, PO Box 35488, London NW8 6WD UK

e-mail: microworld@ndirect.co.uk T/F: 020 7586 4499  Websites: www.mastersofarchitecture.com, www.pidgeondigital.com, www.microworld.uk.com

 

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A. LATEST NEWS of PIDGEON DIGITAL at www.pidgeondigital.com 
 

 

 

 

 

Newsletter 24   April 2012

 

 

Talks just added from the Original Archive:

 

Michael Webb A True Archigrammar 1997 talk by possibly the most original and inventive member of the London-based Archigram group

Eduardo Paolozzi Working with Architects In his 1982 talk, he discussed his iconography; the nature of the materials he used and his collaboration with the technicians who work them.

Peter Shepheard Water The appearance and behaviour of water; the design of margins and fountains; reflections – these are all aspects on which he elaborated in his 1980 talk.

Michael Scott Your Mother Eire is Always Young Eire’s best-loved architect — there was not a cultural activity in Ireland that he did not have a hand in.

 

RECENT NEW ADDITIONS TO

PIDGEON DIGITAL

 

     

Steven Holl         Charles Renfro        Michael Sorkin    Moshe Safdie            Peter Bohlin

New additions include:

Keith Bradley: Manchester School of Art

Keith Bradley is senior partner at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studio, based in Bath, UK. Bradley led FCBS’s best known work, the Stirling Prize-winning Accordia Housing Project in Cambridge. He has also worked on major urban regeneration schemes, public museums, galleries and academic buildings.

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Steven Holl: Defying the Rules. His work includes the Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum in Helsinki, Finland (1998), Simmons Hall at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts (2002) and the Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York City (a collaboration with the artist Vito Acconci, 1993). His recent projects reflect an interest in a phenomenological approach to architecture. In this talk he discusses three buildings: The Bloch addition to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri (2007), his much-praised mixed-use Linked Hybrid complex in Beijing China (2009), and the Horizontal Skyscraper, officially titled the Vanke Center in Shenzhen, China (2009).

Charles Renfro: The refurbishment of New York’s Lincoln Center. He discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the original campus, and details the various phases of the project, which include opening up the Julliard music school and the Alice Tully concert hall, reworking Dan Kiley’s landscape scheme for the North Plaza and re-energising Lincoln Center’s front entrance, Robertson Plaza.

Peter Bohlin: The nature of circumstance. AIA Gold Medalist Peter Bohlin looks back over his career from his breakthrough project, a house for his parents, and the dozens of houses that followed, to the Apple retail stores that have now brought him international recognition.

Moshe Safdie: Habitat and beyond. Moshe Safdie was just 25 when he designed Habitat 67 for the Expo in Montreal – still his most famous project despite the dozens of prestige commissions that have followed, including The National Gallery of Canada, new city plans in Israel and China and Jerusalems Holocaust memorial, Yad Vashem.

 

 

Steven Holl: Linked Hybrid, Beijing, China, 2009. Photo Shu He. 

Moshe Safdie: Marina Bay Sands: humanising mega-scale. Moshe Safdies Marina Bay Sands – a massive casino complex in Singapore consisting of three towers topped by a daring cantilevered Sky Park, a low-rise conference centre and a museum building inspired by a lotus flower – is an experiment in how to humanise a mega-scale project and weave it into the existing urban fabric.  

Michael Webb: Archigram – the Beatles of architecture. Michael Webb, one of the six members of 1960s collective Archigram, tells the story behind the group behind the visionary designs for Walking City, Plug-in City and a floating city hung from hydrogen balloons built from pins and Evo-stick in Webbs north London garden

Jan Gehl: Cities for People (Video). The video is of a lecture given at the New London galleries in the Building Centre by the Danish architect and city planner Jan Gehl, whose career has focused on improving the quality of urban life by re-orienting city design towards the pedestrian and cyclist.

               

Zaha Hadid                       Geoffrey Jellicoe              Jack Pritchard                Daniel Libeskind                     Frank Gehry

 

Recent Additions from the Original Archive include:

Zaha Hadid – To a new modernism; Geoffrey Jellicoe – Abstract Art Into Landscape;

Jack Pritchard – Lawn Road and the Thirties; Edward Cullinan – New Buildings in Old Settings (Video); and Cedric Price & Ron Herron Ten Californian Architects

 John Johansen: Oklahoma Theatre Centre, 1970. Photo John Johansen.

 

 

 Charles Renfro: The North Plaza, New York Lincoln Center. Photo Iwan Baan

The speakers on our list include many who are prominent in current Architecture; for example —  

2012 RIBA Gold Medal. Herman Hertzberger is the 2012 recipient of the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) —see his talk Reciprocity of Human Life and Habitat

The Stirling Prize 2011 winner was  The Evelyn Grace Academy, London by Zaha Hadid see her talk To a New Modernism

Alejandro Zaera-Polo is the new dean of Princeton architecture school — see the talk Breeding Architecture by Alejandro Polo & Farshid Moussavi;

Adam Architecture was among 2011 Georgian Group award winners — see the talk Tradition and Invention by Robert Adam

Cecil Balmond of Balmond Studio (see his talk Advancing Geometries ) and Charles Jencks (see his talk Hunt The Symbol ) have developed the winning design, Star of Caledonia, for the border crossing between England and Scotland at Gretna.  

Wilkinson Eyres 290 million Guangzhou International Finance Centre, the tallest building ever designed by a British architect, is nearing completion see the talks Bridging Art and Science and Lifting the spirit

Terry Farrell has won a deal to draw up a masterplan for the regeneration of Holborn, Bloomsbury and St Giles in central London — see his talks A More Plastic Form and Transport and Urban Design

Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer has celebrated his 103rd birthday by opening a museum of his work near Rio — see his talk Concrete Expression

Frank Gehry has revealed images of his first building in Australia, a $150 million business school for the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) — see his talks Counter Statements and Building Compound Shapes

Bob Allies to lead East of England design review; Frank Duffy also on review panel see the talk Tabula Inscripta by Bob Allies: and the video NLA Nights at Ergonom by Frank Duffy and John Worthington  

 

 CATALOGUE LINKS VERY IMPORTANT FOR INSTITUTIONAL SUBSCRIBERS 

A subscriber has said: …we have implemented the catalogue links and have noticed a marked increase in usage as a result… 

 See our ***special note to Institution subscribers: subscribers can if they wish link directly from their library catalogue to each recording separately. This is because each recording has its own url; e.g. the talk Symbolic Statements by Jean Nouvel is  at  https://www.pidgeondigital.com/webuser.talk.view.action?talk.id=562 and the talk  His Last Lecture by Robert Maxwell is at  https://www.pidgeondigital.com/webuser.talk.view.action?talk.id=1280;  thus a catalogue entry for Jean Nouvel or Robert Maxwell could have the relevant url added as a reference.

An Excel spreadsheet is provided free for this service. 

 

 

ARCHITECTURE WEBSITE FOR CLASSROOM USE AND AS A RESOURCE — FAMOUS ARCHITECTS GIVE ILLUSTRATED TALKS ABOUT THEIR WORK

We are continuing to add to PIDGEON DIGITAL, the online subscription website which has subscribers among Architectural Schools in 14 countries, and is additionally valuable to students in Art & Art History, Design and similar departments, Civil & Structural Engineering, Social Studies related to Urban development, etc.; also it has been accepted as conforming to industry-wide CPD guidelines for Architectural Practices in the UK.  

    The basic cost of a 3-year subscription for a full Architectural School with a licence is:

Year 1 1,500, Year 2 1,000 and Year 3 1,000.  Price for all 3 years if paid upfront: 2,950.

The list of speakers on the website is available on request, together with a subscription form and general details of the website, including how to subscribe and full subscription costs. Click on http://www.pidgeondigital.com to see the website, and email microworld@ndirect.co.uk if you would like a full trial. 

 

David Chipperfield: Knight House, Richmond, Surrey, 1987.  Photo 1987 ARCAID

 

Comments on Pidgeon Digital: 

A unique archive of slides and audio footage recorded by the legendary architectural editor Monica Pidgeon, 95, has been digitised under a collaboration with Murray. The archive features talks by major figures who have since died including Buckminster Fuller, Denys Lasdun and Cedric Price, but until now has only been available to architecture schools. People all round the world will be able to access this archive at the click of a button, Pidgeon Digital editor Murray said. To have these slides and make them accessible is a really important part of the architectural conversation. Murray plans to continue the audio interviews begun by Pidgeon and recently interviewed Renzo Piano. 

In addition BD Online recently ran a weekly competition on its website inviting readers to listen to excerpts from a talk from http://www.pidgeondigital.com and identify the speaker!

         One of our University subscribers recently commented: I would like to congratulate and also thank the organisers of this digital archive. Its such a wonderful and useful idea and could prove very inspirational to students of Architecture, and practitioners as well. Another has said interest in and feedback on Pidgeon Digital has been very encouraging.

 

         Another has said Students and faculty are spell-bound with these interviews and have been quite a welcome addition from 1st to 5th Year.I am glad to see the academic excitement your website has produced for all of us. … and an Architectural Practice subscriber said: ” We watched the Penoyre & Prasad last Wednesday at lunchtime…We really love this resource!”

 

         Thank you for this great site, very helpful for us third years!  —  student   at Arts University, Bournemouth.

 General Information

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL NOTE. The PIDGEON DIGITAL website has been accepted as conforming to  

industry-wide CPD guidelines for Architectural Practices in the UK.

Our contact details are: 

WORLD MICROFILMS for PIDGEON DIGITAL, Microworld House, PO Box 35488, London NW8 6WD UK. e-mail: microworld@ndirect.co.uk T/F: (0044) (0)20 7586 4499 

 

 

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PIDGEON DIGITAL

1. SUBSCRIPTION ORDER FORM for Architecture Schools, Academic Institutions, etc. This is initially a 3-year subscription, and thereafter by annual renewal; later renewals will be at about the same price or less.

  

Price of subscription: Year 1 — 1,500        Year 2 — 1,000    Year 3 — 1,000.

Price for all 3 years if paid upfront: 2,950.

Note that each annual licence is based on the date of first becoming a subscriber to the online website.

SUBSCRIPTION FORM

 

TO:  WORLD MICROFILMS for PIDGEON DIGITAL, Microworld House, PO Box 35488, London NW8 6WD UK

e-mail: microworld@ndirect.co.uk T/F: 020 7586 4499  Websites: http://www.pidgeondigital.com , http://www.mastersofarchitecture.com, www.microworld.uk.com

 

Please enter my subscription to the online subscription website PIDGEON DIGITAL– a digitised Series of talks illustrated by images, by leading architects, to which further talks are added each year — which is now online at http://www.pidgeondigital.com.

 

Please send the licence and your invoice for the subscription price.

 

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Please remember you can commence your subscription at any time.

 

Other subscription prices available:

 

A. Academic Institutions without a school of architecture:

Price of subscription: Year 1 — 900        Year 2 — 640    Year 3 — 640            Price for all 3 years if paid upfront: 1,850.

 

 

B. Other Institutions Public Libraries, Museums, etc.

Price of subscription: Year 1 — 500        Year 2 — 400    Year 3 — 400            Price for all 3 years if paid upfront: 1,150.

 

PIDGEON DIGITAL

2. SUBSCRIPTION ORDER FORM for Architecture Practices (Note that the website has been accepted as conforming to industry-wide CPD guidelines for ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICES in the UK, thus providing an inexpensive resource for CPD training needs).

  

  

SUBSCRIBERS price for Architecture Practices: Price of subscription: This depends on the size of the practice; it is based on the number of people in the Practice, and priced at 7.50 per person (with a minimum of 120 and a maximum of 800). Thus for example:

A practice of 20 people would pay 150

A practice of 50 people would pay 375

A practice of 100 people would pay 750

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B. SPEAKERS’ LISTS

LIST OF SPEAKERS ON PIDGEON DIGITAL AUTUMN 2015

 

 

NEW SINCE 2011

 Arad, Michael – World Trade Centre Memorial
Balmond, Cecil – Advancing Geometries
Bohlin, Peter – The Nature of Circumstance
Borden, Iain – Machines of Possibility: Urban Space as Social Product
Bradley, Keith – Manchester School of Art
Denton, Corker, Marshall, – Three’s Company
Doshi, Balkrishna – Sangath — Where Two Paths Converge
Eisenman, Peter – The rise of the media architect
Gehl, Jan – Cities for People (Video)
Gowan, James – Life and Work
Henderson, Brian – A Career with YRM
Holl, Steven – Defying the Rules
Jencks, Charles – Suncheon City, Korea: Holding the Eco-Line
Johansen, John – Career retrospective
Libeskind, Daniel – Royal Ontario Museum
Lord, Chip – Ant Farm
McAlpine, Alastair – Career Retrospective
Meier, Richard – Jubilee Church
Renfro, Charles – The refurbishment of New York’s Lincoln Center
Roche, Kevin – Retrospective
Safdie, Moshe – Marina Bay Sands: humanising mega-scale
Safdie, Moshe – Habitat and beyond
Schwartz, Martha – Breaking into China: Fengming Mountain Park
Sheard, Rod – Reinventing the stadium: From Sydney to London and beyond
Sorkin, Michael – Twenty Minutes in Manhattan
Spiller, Neil – Communication Vessels: An Architectural Paracosm
Stern, Robert – Career Retrospective
Tschumi, Bernard – New Acropolis Museum, Athens
Utzon, Jorn & Kahn, Louis – Sydney Opera House
Venturi, Robert & Scott Brown, Denise – Update on their Theories
Webb, Michael – After Archigram
Worthington (DEGW), John & Duffy, Frank – NLA Nights at Ergonom (Video)

“Modern Architecture Revolution” — Talks from the 1950s and 60s

Gropius, Walter – The Victory of the Modern Approach is Sure
Kahn, Louis – Buildings Know How They Should Be Built
Johnson, Philip – Now We Have a Style
Lloyd Wright, Frank – “The World’s Greatest Architect”
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig – I Don’t Want to be Interesting, I Want to be Good
Neutra, Richard – The Most Precious Material is the Human Material
Pei, I.M – The Dangers of Style
Saarinen, Eero – Wright started it, Corbu gave it form, Mies added control.

Cook’s Camden: London’s Great Experiment in Urban Housing (Chaired by Professor Mark Swenarton)

Murray, Peter – Cook’s Camden: London’s Great Experiment in Urban Housing. Introduction (Video)
Barber, Peter – Cook’s Camden: London’s Great Experiment in Urban Housing. Symposium talk no.1 (Video)
Green, John – Cook’s Camden: London’s Great Experiment in Urban Housing. Symposium talk no.2 (Video)
Morton, Martin – Cook’s Camden: London’s Great Experiment in Urban Housing. Symposium talk no.3 (Video)
Brown, Neave – Cook’s Camden: London’s Great Experiment in Urban Housing. Symposium talk no.4 (Video)
Fordham, Max – Cook’s Camden: London’s Great Experiment in Urban Housing. Symposium talk no.5 (Video)
Tabori, Peter – Cook’s Camden: London’s Great Experiment in Urban Housing. Symposium talk no.6 (Video)
Miller, John – Cook’s Camden: London’s Great Experiment in Urban Housing. Symposium talk no.7 (Video)
Webb, Sam – Cook’s Camden: London’s Great Experiment in Urban Housing. Symposium talk no.8 (Video)
Barber, Peter – London’s Great Experiment in Urban Housing. Concluding discussion (Video)

List of speakers from archive 1979-2010

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Adam, Robert – Tradition and Invention
Ahrends, Peter – The Representation of Opposites
Allan, John – Berthold Lubetkin (1901-90)
Allford (AHMM), Simon – Constructing the Idea
Allies (Allies & Morrison), Bob – Tabula Inscripta
Alsop, Will – Form, Colour, Behaviour
Alsop, Will – A More Interesting Way
Ambasz, Emilio – The Poetics of Architecture
Andrews, John – Passive energy for Washington D.C.
Arad, Ron – Expectations Broken by Design
Avery (Avery Associates), Bryan & Dawson (Job Architect), John – Museum: Museum of the Moving Image, London BUILDING CASE STUDY No. 3

B

Banham, Reyner – Mythical Vernacular Monuments
Barfield (Marks Barfield Architects), Julia – Genesis of the London Eye
Barnes, Edward Larrabee – Community, Context and Scale
Battle, Guy & McCarthy, Christopher – Working With A Genius
Beeby, Tom – Scales of Imagery
Bennetts, Rab – Putting Buildings Together
Benson, Gordon – Spatial Narrative
Benson, Gordon – Genesis of a Museum (Museum of Scotland)
Blundell-Jones, Peter – Hans Scharoun
Bor, Walter – In step with planning in China
Boyarsky, Alvin – The AA School and projects
Boza, Cristian – Search For A Latin American Identity
Brown, Neave – Unique housing models
Building Design Partnership, – Shopping Mall: Kingston, Surrey

C

Calatrava, Santiago – Santiago Calatrava In London (Video)
Candela, Felix – Poetic Structures
Carter, Peter – Learning from Mies
Chadirji, Rifat – An Internationalised Tradition In Architecture
Chemetov, Paul – Words and Forms
Chermayeff, Serge – Environmental Design is Our Task
Chipperfield, David – Aspects of Abstraction
Chwalibog, Krzysztof – Polish Architecture
Ciriani, Henri – Modern Space and Historic Space
Coates, Nigel – Extacity
Collins, George – Antonio Gaudi And Expressionism (Video)
Cook, Peter – Layering and Change
Cook, Peter – Melting Architecture
Correa, Charles – Form follows climate
Cox, Philip – An Australian Architecture
Crosby, Theo – The Integration of the Arts
Crowe, Sylvia – Wood and Water
Cullinan, Edward – New Buildings in Old Settings (Video)
Cullinan, Edward – Red House to Ronchamp (in 3 parts)

D

Dannatt, Trevor – Creative conservation
Davies, Mike – Intelligent Buildings
De Carlo, Giancarlo – Architecture and Human Needs
De Grey (Foster), Spencer – The Great Court
Diffrient, Niels – Designing for Mass-Production
Dixon, Jeremy & Jones, Edward – A Gateway for Venice
Dixon, Jeremy & Jones, Edward – National Treasures
Donat, John – Architecture Through the Lens
Doshi, Balkrishna – Identity for Indian Architecture
Dowson, Philip – A Question of Scale
Dytham, Mark & Klein, Astrid – West Meets East In Tokyo

E

Eisenman, Peter – An Act of Dissimulation
Ellison, Michael – 20th Century Landscape
England, Richard – The Spirit of Place
Erskine, Ralph – An Egalitarian Architecture (Video)
Eyre, Jim & Wilkinson, Chris – Lifting the spirit

F

Farrell, Terry – A More Plastic Form
Farrell, Terry – Transport and Urban Design
Findlay, Kathryn – A tale of two cities
Fletcher, Alan – The Idea of Design
Fletcher, Michael & Priest, Keith – Vodafone World Headquarters
Fordham, Max – Conserving Energy In Building
Foster, Norman – More with Less
Foster, Norman – Exploring the City
Frampton, Kenneth – The Isms of Architecture
Fry, Maxwell – Learning from the Tropics
Fry, Maxwell – How Modern Architecture Came to England
Fuller, R Buckminster – The Story of a Quest

G

Gehry, Frank – Counter Statements
Gehry, Frank – Building Compound Shapes
Giurgola, Romaldo – Architectural Constants
Goldfinger, Erno – In Paris in the Twenties
Goldsmith (SOM), Myron – The Visual Solution
Gough, Piers – The Built Idea
Gradidge, Roderick – Lutyens: Dream Houses
Grange, Kenneth – Design and Marketing Conundrums
Graves, Michael – The Sense of Boundary in Architecture
Gregotti, Vittorio – Context and Architecture
Grimshaw, Nicholas – Buildings as Living Organisms (Video)
Grimshaw, Nicholas – Industrial Architecture
Gropius, Walter – The Victory of the Modern Approach is Sure
Guedes, Amancio – Thirteen architectures
Gustafson, Kathryn – Perception and Realisation
Gwathmey, Charles – An architecture of abstraction

H

Habraken, John – The Three Ways of Seeing the Built Environment
Hadid, Zaha – To a New Modernism
Halprin, Lawrence – The Roosevelt Memorial
Halprin, Lawrence – The Ecology of Form
Happold, Ted – Nature Of Engineering (in 2 Parts)
Haworth, Graham & Tompkins, Steve – A Visual Eye
Henrion, FHK – Visual Communication
Herron, Ron – Imagination (Video)
Herron, Ron – A Quiet Technology
Hertzberger, Herman – Reciprocity of Human Life and Habitat
Hodder, Stephen – Transforming the Modern Tradition
Hodgetts, Craig – Space Activated by Technology
Hollein, Hans – Ritual and Transformation
Hopkins, Michael – Developing Structures (Video)
Hordon, Richard – Designing for our Time
Hunt, Antony – Refining the Structure

I

Inskip, Peter – Lutyens: The Metaphoric Castle

J

Jahn, Helmut – Romantic High-tech
Jakobsen, Preben – Order in the Landscape
Jellicoe, Geoffrey – Abstract Art Into Landscape
Jencks, Charles – Hunt The Symbol
Jiricna, Eva – Forms Follow Function
Johansen, John – Future Realities
Johansen, John – Ad Hoc Architecture
Johnson, Philip – Now We Have a Style
Johnson, Philip – In The Spirit of Ernest George

K

Kahn, Louis – Buildings Know How They Should Be Built
Kaplicky, Jan & Levete, Amanda – Concern For Tomorrow (Video)
Kiley, Dan – Fountain Place Dallas, Texas (Video)
Krier, Leon – The Polycentric City
Krier, Rob – Redefining Urban Quality
Kroll, Lucien – The participatory process
Kurokawa, Kisho – An All-Inclusive Symbiosis

L

Lasdun, Denys – Architecture of Urban Landscape
Liddell (Buro Happold), Ian – Tension Structures
Lifschutz, Alex – The Community Chooses
Lyall, John – Context and Catalyst

M

MBM, – A Coherent Eclecticism
MacCormac, Richard – Ideas Beyond the Brief
MacCormac, Richard – Urban Design in Action
MacMillan, Andrew & Metzstein, Isi – Charles Rennie Mackintosh (in 2 parts)
Mack, Mark – Easy Living
Mangiarotti, Angelo – Expressing materials and components
Martin, Leslie – A Constructive Point of View
Marx, Roberto Burle – A Garden is Like a Poem
Mather, Rick – Heat and Light in Context
Maxwell, Robert – His Last Lecture
McAslan, John – Expression and Restraint
McCoy, Esther – Schindler in California
McHarg, Ian – Ecological Planning
McLaughlin, Niall – Seven Themes
Meier, Richard – Interplay of Time and Space
Miller, John – Space and Community
Moore, Charles – Designing with People’s Desires
Morley, David – Designing for Cricket
Moss, Eric Owen – From Nowhere to Somewhere. A dialectical lyric
Moussavi (FOA), Farshid & Zaera-Polo (FOA), Alejandro – Breeding Architecture
Mulcahy, Sean – Architecting the Plumbing
Murphy, Richard – Transforming architecture
Murphy, Richard – Scarpa, the Venetian

N

Natalini (Superstudio), Adolfo – Time and Memory
Newby, Frank – Why, Where, What?
Niemeyer, Oscar – Concrete Expression
Nouvel, Jean – Symbolic Statements

O

Olin, Laurie – Artifice, Not Nature
Oliver, Paul – Building with Mud
Otto, Frei – Self-Designing Structures
Outram, John – The Idea of the Column

P

POWELL, MOYA – Hospital: Mid-Kent Oncology Centre, Maidstone. BUILDING CASE STUDIES No. 4.
Paolozzi, Eduardo – Working with Architects
Parry, Eric – A Poetics of Place
Pawson, John – Simplicity
Pelli, Cesar – Career Retrospective
Pelli, Cesar – Skin and Bones
Pesce, Gaetano – New Bottles for New Wine
Piano, Renzo – New York Times Building and The Shard
Piano, Renzo – Culturalising Today’s Technology
Pidgeon, Monica – Memorial service (Video)
Portoghesi, Paolo – The Marriage of Past and Present
Portzamparc, Christian De – The enhancement of life
Posener, Julius – The Dynamic of Erich Mendelsohn
Prasad, Sunand & Penoyre, Greg – Magic and the Ordinary
Price, Cedric & Herron, Ron – Ten Californian Architects
Price, Cedric – Technology Is The Answer But What Was The Question?
Pritchard, Jack – Lawn Road and the Thirties

R

Rice, Peter – Exploring the Boundaries of Design
Ritchie, Ian – Objectives and Concepts
Roca, Miguel Angel – City Context and Culture Revalued
Rock, David – Making Things Happen
Rogers, Richard – Genesis of the New Lloyd’s Underwriting Room
Rogers, Richard – People Places
Rotondi, Michael – Imbibing Lakota ideas
Rotondi, Michael – The space between — The Carlson-Reges house
Rykwert, Joseph – The Orders of Architecture

S

Sadao, Shoji – Isamu Noguchi
Safdie, Moshe – Safdie in Jerusalem
Safran, Yehuda – The Architecture of Adolf Loos
Saitowitz, Stanley – Architecture as Human Geography
Scott, Michael – Your Mother Eire is Always Young
Segal, Walter – Learning from the Self Builders
Seidler, Harry – Architecture Responding to Nature
Shepheard, Peter – Water
Smithson, Alison and Peter – Signs of Occupancy
Sottsass, Ettore – A Sensorial Technology
Stamp, Gavin – Lutyens: New Delhi
Stansfield Smith, Colin – A Caring Tradition
Stern, Robert – The Presence of the Past
Stirling, James – Oscillating
Sugden, Derek – Opera House and Concert Hall Acoustics
Summerson, Sir John – Sir John Soane’s Museum
Summerson, Sir John – Nash’s London

T

Thomas (Atelier One), Neil – Feeling the Structure
Tigerman, Stanley – Dualism in Architecture
Tschumi, Bernard – Space, Event, Movement
Tyng, Anne – Perception and Proportion

V

Valle, Gino – An Appropriate Language
Venturi, Robert & Scott Brown, Denise – Ornament, Scale & Ambiguity
Vignelli, Massimo & Vignelli, Lella – Design Is One

W

Wachsmann, Konrad – The Art of Joining
Walker, Derek – Lessons of Milton Keynes
Walker, Derek – New Directions
Webb, Michael – A True Archigrammar
Wernick, Jane – In Tune with Architects
Whalley (Grimshaw & Partners), Andrew – The Eden Project
Whitby, Mark – Transfer of Technology
Wigginton, Michael – Glass in architecture
Wilkinson, Chris – Bridging Art and Science
Wilson, Colin St John – Propriety and Continuity
Wines, James & Sky, Alison – Apocalypse and Utopia
Winter, John – Keep It Simple
Winter, John – Restoring Modern 30’s Houses
Worthington (DEGW), John – Place Making, The Added Value To Space Planning (video)

Y

Yeang, Ken – Bioclimatic Skyscrapers (Video)

Z

Zevi, Bruno – Space, Time And Mendelsohn (Video)
Zevi, Bruno – Architecture as Language