5 July

Ludi Apollonares

1454 Filarete's position as cathedral architect at Milan ends

1885 birth of Vincenzo Fasolo

Re: Piranesi Campo Marzio in 2 states
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critical tools
2002.07.05 11:19     3749e 5119

chronological architectural history
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architecture, technology, magic & war
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2008.07.05 12:46     3749o 4600h

Can you say canonical?
2008.07.05 10:27     3220 3236c 4710b 5129 5134

How "futuristic" really is SCI_arc?
2008.07.05 17:46     4600h

5 July
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to do
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2002.07.05 11:19
critical tools
One is tempted to prove that criticism/critical thought is indeed still possible today, just as critical actions are still possible today. Critical reenactment, for example, is often practiced within the architectural design process, but the modern mind-set, with it emphasis on progress and the ever new, has (psychologically) denied reenactment's 'critical' existence, thus manifesting a truly strange situation where reenactment (in design) occurs all the time, yet without designers really being aware of it (or at least not admitting it).

06070501 Romaphilia Philadelphia model
06070502 Romaphilia Philadelphia model

07070501 IQ08 plans

chronological architectural history
I really liked the contrasts within the 18th century...
Don't forget the University Prints pdf.

2008.07.05 10:50
architecture, technology, magic & war
How did they build those great pyramids? Perhaps the (only natural?) 'flipping' of the planet's electro-magnetic field resulting in a brief lessening of gravitational force opened a magical window of architectural opportunity.
Is it true that the smallest of the four great pyramids is composed entirely of brick?

2008.07.05 11:44
architecture, technology, magic & war
The point of the great pyramids today is exactly that they make no sense; we don't even know how they were built. And, unless you believe in magic, the pyramid builders used a 'technology' that is somehow beyond us right now.
Just kill the notion of "how things were always done" because that's the real myth of your argument. "How things are done" has always been a very non-homogeneous set of situations. If you look closely, computers have (already) greatly enabled an even more vast proliferation of non-homogeneous ways of doing things.
There is a detectable magic in true non-homogeneous visionariness.
Historiography is now paradoxically caught up with writing predictions of the future, and that's because a true (magical) historian actually can simultaneously write about past, present and future events.

2008.07.05 12:46
architecture, technology, magic & war
Almost all built architecture today is manifest within a regulated industry. And the regulations deal mostly with issues of safety and with issues of money (not necessarily in that order).
Visionary architecture is first manifest virtually, and sometimes, rarely even, passes through the regulations into built form.
Design/build a robot that will manifest a paradigm shift?

2008.07.05 17:46
How "futuristic" really is SCI_arc?

There's nothing like the good old-fashioned future.

13070501 Wallraf-Richartz Museum plans site plans
13070502 Breslauer Platz model site plan
13070503 Wallraf-Richartz Museum Breslauer Platz models site plan




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