31 May

1551 death of Bastiano da San Gallo
1594 death of Tintoretto

1935 birth of Frei Otto

uncertainty
1999.05.31     2306 2309 2310 2311 2312 2313 2314 2315 2316 3228d 4403d

High, Low, or No Rise?
2002.05.31 14:58     3770g

31 May
2006.05.31

An Amateur
2008.05.31 08:37     7802d

Developing a thesis (and metathesis?) - brainstorming help!
2009.05.31 21:44     3600d 3705o 3602 7801d

Hitler's Classical Architect
2013.05.31 13:44     4402h

31 May
2013.05.31 21:06     2243b 3155f 3303h 3732c

more daring @ Quondam
2015.05.31     2450b 3730u

31 May
2015.05.31 18:09     3310z 780ao



2006.05.31
31 May
On the way back to Philadelphia we always drive through some of Cape May and Wildwood. In Cape May this building...

...is presently being converted into "unique condominiums," and in Wildwood this building...

...no longer exists.

2009.05.31 21:44
Developing a thesis (and metathesis?) - brainstorming help!
...it sounds like you're well on your way to designing a specific Siamese-twin museum: a museum of retroactive architecture cojoined with a museum of propassive architecture. If two buildings are not allowed, then design the operation that will split the two.


13053101 Dresdner Bank elevation scans plans
13053102 Dresdner Bank Legacy plans

2013.05.31 13:44
Hitler's Classical Architect
I'm sticking with the notion of an extreme lack of delight concomitant with an (over) extreme firmness. The result is extremely elegant stiffness, rigidity, obduracy, and this overwhelming pertinacity verges toward acerbity. Notions of flexibility, playfulness, ambiguity are all absent.
Given that Speer designed for a government whose foremost objective was total conquest (at any cost), the architecture wouldn't be appropriate if it wasn't ominous.
There is a sour irony, however, in that flexibility and almost playfulness is evident within the plan of the Neue Reichskanslei, specifically the exalting promenade leading a visiting diplomat to Hitler's study/office/reception hall.



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