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2006.03.04 12:18
Iconography, or the problem of representation
The surface examples I listed are within the context of electronic screens on buildings, and not meant to imply that iconography cannot have depth as well. Nonetheless, an architecture of just camouflage seems to be an interesting typology.
The main reason for the post, however, was to address the notion of architecture as delivery of content, which was (subsequent to quondam) also addressed by Willem-Jan Neutelings in Icon magazine (January 2006).
Architecture as delivery of content seems to be the opposite of architecture of just camouflage, doesn't it?


2006.03.16 10:28
Complex Iconography and Contradictory Content in Architecture


2006.03.18 11:11
"Breaking The Japanese Grid"
Adso, you say:
"I tried to dissuade students of the notion that program was a list of functions and square footages by getting them to think of program elements as verbs instead of nouns- a place for sleeping instead of merely a bedroom."
A place for sleeping and a bedroom don't really sound all that different to me because it's still just applying a function to a space.
[It seems] the point of Japanese architecture of the 16th century is that one could well choose to sleep in the moon viewing room or choose to sleep in the breeze catching room, or choose to sleep in the fragrant room etc. The same would go for eating, reading, (cooking?), etc.
And if all the sliding wall panels doubled as flat screen monitors, then you could watch TV anywhere too.
I wonder what verb best describes this type of thinking.

2006.04.01 11:30
Why does much 'avant-garde' design these days look straight out of the Sixties?
I like the question, "What would radical be exactly?" because it's kind of indicative of how rare radicalism in architecture really is...
radical
2. Departing markedly from the usual or customary; extreme
3. Favoring or effecting fundamental or revolutionary changes in current practices, conditions, or institutions


2006.04.02 10:26
Why does much 'avant-garde' design these days look straight out of the Sixties?
I more like the notion of being bad in architecture. Talk about voids and opportunities.


2006.05.19 18:56
new website a departure from typical architecture sites
When it comes to "departure from typical architecture sites," there's really only one website that actually does that.

060807   Mosque Q   7800u
061120   ECC Olivetti Conference Room   7800w
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2006.12.09
Not experimental self promoting unbuildable crap...   mp6383
Just curious to see how...   mp6384
And y'all just wait...   mp6385
sigurd lewerentz, and asplund have...   mp6386
i just looked up robert stern...   mp6387
If it isn't remotely buildable...   mp6388
Of course architecture should continue...   mp6389
ditch it   mp6390
you asked and you got   mp6391
quotable quotes 1   mp6392
quotable quotes 2   mp6393
pass the butter   mp6394

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