16 May

1498 Pietro Lombardo was appointed protomaestro of the Doges' Palace

1521 Gatien François was made maître d'oeuvre of the king in Touraine (France)

1669 death of Pietro da Cortona

1733 Antonio di Francesco Gai was commissioned to make the bronze gates of the loggietta of the campanile in the Piazza di San Marco, Venice

Re: Piranesi
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3D play
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another Piranesian daze
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ideas
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next things
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Koolhaas versus the Actor
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The Planless House
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ever feel like you are just...
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"I see sham pane, but no glasses"
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Now try taking it to court.
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The Official Paradigm Shift thread
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First Images of the 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei
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14 May
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FRANK GEHRY AT WORK on View in New York City
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Redrawing History
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus + Terry Gross replace Kevin Spacey as AIA keynote speakers
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2016.05.16 17:21     3314d

2013.05.16 10:56
14 May
It's odd to think that Piranesi works like Koolhaas does, especially since it's certain Piranesi did not know Koolhaas. If Piranesi's hedonism is in the architecture, then shouldn't Piranesi's architecture (that exhibits hedonism) be shown? I wouldn't say that the Carceri, for example, exhibit "pleasure or happiness as the sole or chief good in life." And the architecture in the Ichnograpia Campus Martius exhibits more inversionary themes like life/death, Pagan/Christian, love/war, and lots of spectator activity (which is more passive than active).
It's interesting to compare Tafuri's more rapid-fire passages with what was in architectural journals/magazines at the same time the passages were written. The passages are very much like taking all your bookmarks and then writting a sentence or two about each of them, and then grouping the sentences into paragraphs. I believe all the rapid-fire passages could have been very precisely footnoted.
From the vaults...


Piranesi's Birthday 2007.01

Piranesi's Birthday 2007.02

Piranesi's Birthday 2007.03

It's Piranesi time to the nth degree.




Horace Trumbauer, Whitemarsh Hall (Wyndmoor, PA: under construction, 1917.05.16).

2007.05.16 20:32
"I see sham pane, but no glasses"
It looks like Redwood Fisher (son of Miers, supercargo) and Joseph Jacques Ramée crossed the Atlantic Ocean (from Europe to the US landing mid September 1812) on the same ship. Miers met with Ramée at least two times, but it doesn't look like Ramée was ever at Ury. Was Ramée perhaps architect of the quondam St. John's Episcopal Church (1815) at American and Brown Street in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia?

The entrance facade of St. John's Church looks just like this.

2008.05.16 10:38
Now try taking it to court.
When it comes to making "a diagram or a plan that shows the ideas of a building, I like to think at least big.


2008.05.16 16:06
The Official Paradigm Shift thread
In the future, everyone will be a starchitect for fifteen minutes. That should satisfy everyone.


2012.05.16 11:08
First Images of the 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei
"In the future, all the past (and even the present?) will be a fiction."
or
[I'm just not myself till I] Rita Novel.

2013.05.16 11:32
FRANK GEHRY AT WORK on View in New York City

Remember Eisenman's September 2002 proposal for new towers adjacent Ground Zero?

I don't have any books on Gehry post 1999, so I still have to investigate what Gehry was doing circa 2002. Actually, there is a more recent book I can get from the Free Library. I have a feeling that Eisenman was ahead of Gehry with regard to the whole crumbling/falling-down look/form.
Will history come to acknowledge the events of 9-11 as having a significant effect on early 21st century architectural form?

2013.05.16 21:19
FRANK GEHRY AT WORK on View in New York City
I used the word crumble (with a 'b'), and you used the word crumple (with a 'p'), and they are not the same thing. Yes, the crumple (ie, scrunch together) has been a part of Gehry's design vocabulary since the late nineties, but the crumble (ie, erode, fall apart) is much more recent in Gehry's work. It might well be significant that Eisenman's 2002 design is a combination of crumple and crumble.


14051601 Ideal City Reenactment perspectives
14051602 Ideal City Reenactment aerial perspective



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