No U.N. architects allowed
New Urbanism in the Quondam Garden of Eden
Euphrates Cat Architects
666 Fertile Crescent Turnpike
Ziggy Rat, IQ -00000-0001
in association with:
Arabic Numeral Engineers
29 years ago today
On 17 March 1974 Louis Kahn died of a heart stroke in New York's Pennsylvania Station upon returning from a trip to India.
17 March 1974
Complex Iconography and Contradictory Content in Architecture
Meanwhile, like a quaestio abstrusa, the gang is looking for all the instances where Koolhaas/OMA use the Ichnographia Campus Martius as floorpaper within the presentations of some of their projects. So far there's: Schiphol S, Extension to the MoMA and CCTV.
...after I wrote a post containing the word kicky, I read Inga Saffron's "Repulsive sense of security" in this morning's Philadelphia Inquirer, which contains these sentences: "Cywinski's sedate masonry structure was designed to replace Mitchell/Giurgola's swooping 1976 bell pavilion. That kicky little building, which is scheduled for demolition starting on Monday [20 March 2006], was often criticized because it was seen as being too modern and disrespectful of Independence Hall."
Venturi's Lieb (No. 9) House to be moved (or demolished)
Regarding the Lieb House "sail" window, see the elevation of the just prior Frug House II and then the plan of Frug House II.
The work of Venturi et al always received good press coverage in Europe throughout the late 60s, 70s and 80s.
pragmatists turning political?
Oh, I thought it was more like having a hard time shifting out of bilocation gear.
Anyway, been meaning to interject a little exposition of the "politics of the plan".
Making it/Thinking Architectural
architectural history flattened
architectural history reduced to a few lines
visited Kahn's grave today
14031701 Olivetti Headquarters Milton Keynes plan
14031702 Kimbell Art Museum plan
14031703 Kimbell Art Museum Pantheon/Novel Architecturale context plans
14031704 Wall House 2 plan
14031705 Wall House 2 NNTC/Campo Rovine context plans
15031701 Mausoleum of Constantine/Basilica of St. Agnes plans in situ PSAoCRI
16031701 IQ45 Cubist ICM museum compilation plans
16031702 Le Composite Houses for Schinkel Jung Zaha House plans site plan 4400x2200 IQ45
16031703 Jung Zaha House plan model site plan 2200x1100 IQ45
16031704 Villa Stein de Monzie Wall House 2 in terrain plan model site plan 2200x1100 Campo Rovine IQ64
16031705 Trivilla Savoye plan model site plan 2200x1100 Ury IQ61
16031706 Cut & Paste Museum plan site plan 4400x2200 Campo Rovine IQ63/64