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The Martin Centre Research Seminar Series: Charles W. Moore: a self-portrait in three houses

Richard W. Hayes (Architect, Architectural Historian, Life Member of Clare Hall)
When Nov 21, 2018
from 01:15 PM to 02:15 PM
Where Lecture Room 1, Department of Architecture
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Postmodern architect Charles W. Moore designed eight houses for himself during a career that spanned four decades. This talk focuses on three of Moore's eight houses to highlight the importance of the architect's own house as a design challenge. Combining practice and teaching, Moore taught at several of America's most prominent research universities including Yale, UCLA, and the University of Texas. While teaching at each of these schools, Moore designed a disctinctivehouse for himself, giving built expression to his scholarly and research interests. As experimental works, the houses evince Moore's interest in the role of memory, the importance of the sensing body, and contrasts between high art and mass culture. Ranging from restrained modernism to exuberant postmodernism, these houses offer a complex portrait of one of the most incisive architectural minds of the past century.

Richard W. Hayes is a New York-based architect and architectural historian, educated at Columbia and Yale universities. His previous publications include the Yale Building Project, a comprehensive history of an influential educational programme. Funded by a grant from the Graham Foundation, Hayes is currently writing a book on postmodern achitectCharles W. Moore. Recipient of numerous grants and awards, Hayes was a visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge in 2009 and 2013 and is now a life member of Clare Hall.