2 April

1743 birth of Thomas Jefferson

1803 birth of Hans Christian Hansen
1816 birth of Auguste Joseph Magne
1862 death of James Elmes

the saintly patronessing of woman architects
1999.04.02    

a recollection of the day's events.1
a recollection of the day's events.2
a recollection of the day's events.3
a recollection of the day's events.4
1999.04.02    

good (friday) hint
1999.04.02 18:36    

better (good friday) hint
1999.04.02 16:05    

zeitgeist architectures
1999.04.02     4402c

Re: The Last Taboo?
2003.04.02 10:27     4403h

Re: changing stuff that really is life
2003.04.02     3705i 3899l 3899w 7801b

Why does much 'avant-garde' design these days look straight out of the Sixties?
2006.04.02 10:26     3705l 3749k 7800w
2006.04.02 10:27     3749k
2006.04.02 11:45     3749k
2006.04.02 13:01     3749k

Body Architecture
2008.04.02 13:05     4402g

what is gothic that is not ornament? what is baroque, if not ornament?
2008.04.02 17:02     3232d 3749n 3770r 4500m

2 April
2014.04.02 21:45     3308l 3706c 374a

Rem Koolhaas to deliver keynote on day 3 of AIA National Conference
2016.04.02 11:41     3314b
2016.04.02 17:34     3314b

2014.04.02 21:45
2 April
2008: Gothic [architecture] is a passion play, whereas Baroque [architecture] is a double theater.
2014: A significant component of architecture today is manipulation of solid geometries[?].
manipulate
1. to handle or use, esp. with some skill, in a process or action: to manipulate a pair of scissors
2. to negotiate, control, or influence (something or someone) cleverly, skillfully, or deviously
4. (in physiotherapy) to examine or treat manually, as in loosening a joint


Got to looking through the works of BIG after a few perusals through Operative Design: A Catalogue of Spatial Verbs. Does this type of 'operation' mostly boil down to a manipulation of solid geometries?
I want to say manipulation of solid geometries as opposed to articulation/concatenation of solid geometries.
Are St. Pierre Firminy-Vert and Acadia National Park Headquarters Building kind of precursors of solid geometry manipulation? Same question regarding 'the fold'.



1999.04.02
the saintly patronessing of woman architects
In an almost defeatist search [yesterday] to see if I could find out more as to whether Constantina, the daughter of Constantine, could be considered the true architect of early Christian churches, I quickly, through the Internet, checked up on all the links I have seen in the recent past. I was particularly interested in confirming the role of Constantina regarding the initial building over the tomb of St. Agnes. In the process, I actually found St. Helena, Constantine the Great's mother and Constantina's grandmother. It was actually St. Helena that began the early Christian church building campaign, most notable in Palestine itself.

Finding St. Helena as architect is a satisfying discovery, and the more confounding because I "found" Helena on Holy Thursday, and hence began to write about her on Good Friday, which is extremely and uncannily significant because St. Helena is most known for discovering the True Cross(!). Best of all, Helena's story is chock full of many relevant issues pertaining to woman in design and building.


1999.04.02
zeitgeist architectures
...present zeitgeist architectures within the TPH [Timepiece of Humanity] portion of Quondam.


00040201 mesh surface model axonometrics   230ai10   b
00040202b House in Laguna 002 model   2322i01   b   c

020402a Danteum partial model   2165i03   b
020402b Danteum partial model   2165i04
020402c Danteum plans   2165i05
020402d Danteum axonometric   2165i06


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.


2006.04.02 10:27
Why does much 'avant-garde' design these days look straight out of the Sixties?
...and knowing exactly what to do.


2006.04.02 11:45
Why does much 'avant-garde' design these days look straight out of the Sixties?
I wonder if there is or ever was an architecture equivalent to heliocentric theory?
I wonder if there is or ever was an architecture equivalent to atomic theory?


2006.04.02 13:01
Why does much 'avant-garde' design these days look straight out of the Sixties?
Being avant-garde is great because it isn't mediocrity.
Personally, however, I settle for simply radical.

2008.04.02 13:05
Body Architecture
The Timepiece of Humanity
(chronosomatically) Contemplating the Navel .06
These five transverse sections through the navel clearly display the relationship between the navel and the iliac crests of the hip bones. The sequence of these corporal sections is in transcendent order, representing the order in which the plane of the present engages the navel and hip bones as it steadily moves upward. The bottom section is the initial engagement of the navel and the top section is the final engagement of the navel. Note that as the plane of the present rises through the navel the presence of the hip bone crests diminish to the point of "non-presence" (as indicated between the parallel lines).









2008.04.02 17:02
what is gothic that is not ornament? what is baroque, if not ornament?
Gothic is a passion play, whereas Baroque is a double theater.


13040102 New Not There City Chandigarh
13040102 New Not There City Philadelphia School Deterritorialized



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