26 April

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Re: liberty architecture moving to ground zero?
2003.04.26 14:53     3749f 3770h 5018 5063

2005.04.26 11:46

Interactive Facades
2008.04.26 14:26     3749n

the state of drawing in education
2008.04.26 14:52     3705n 3749n 780ab
2008.04.26 17:52     3749n 3770s

MoMA to raze ex American Folk Art Museum building
2013.04.26 10:00

what is 'beauty' in Architecture?
2015.04.26 11:16     3310s

2003.04.26 14:53
Re: liberty architecture moving to ground zero?
A comparative study of the work of Schinkel and his architectural contemporaries in America suggests a surprising early 19th century "international" style based on the newly documented architectures of ancient Greece. The "liberation of Greece" was seen politically by the Europeans as another victory for democracy, and hence the ancient Greek style of architecture became a symbol of democracy, especially in the USA. Schinkel and his contemporaries were thus great reenactors, manifesting a real reenactionary architecturism.
Is an educated blindness to symbolism today's international architectural style?

2005.04.26 11:46
Maybe architects don't get paid like actors because architects are largely reenactors.

2008.04.26 14:26
Interactive Facades
1. Acting or capable of acting on each other.
2. Computer Science Of or relating to a program that responds to user activity.
3. Of, relating to, or being a form of television entertainment in which the signal activates electronic apparatus in the viewer's home or the viewer uses the apparatus to affect events on the screen, or both.
Most electronic facades are active, and very few electronic facades are interactive.
the missing link:

"talk in mixed-up languages"

2008.04.26 14:52
the state of drawing in education
I utilize blah-blah-blah. It's this great CAD software I invented where one draws via talking to the computer. It even lets you talk in mixed-up languages!
Hey Media Lab, quick steal this idea before someone else does.

the state of drawing in education
I've been using CAD to draw architecture for 25 years now, and it hasn't been data input, rather data generation. Architectural drawing with a pencil or pen also amounts to data generation. The greatest advantage of CAD drawing over 'hand' drawing is the fluidity of CAD architectural drawing data.
I haven't printed any drawing of mine in years, yet almost all my drawings are viewable virtually anywhere on the planet, and maybe even in outer space.
In the midst of all this, I now see 'drawing' as a mental state just slightly prior to the data state. Perhaps, then, the mental state of drawing is also at an advantage when fluid.

2013.04.26 10:00
MoMA to raze ex American Folk Art Museum building
The problem with art as an imposition is its then agency of take it or leave it.

14042601 Market Street East Development plan orthagonal 44002 in situ
14042602 Acropolis Q plan 22002 context
14042603 Wacko House 001 plans 22002 context
14042604 Parkway Interpolation plan orthagonal, 44002 in situ
14042605 Museum Annex plan orthagonal 11002 in situ




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