25 August

1615 Elias Holl begins the Rathhaus of Augsburg, Germany

1795 Antoine Laurent Thomas Vaudoyer became voluntary secretary of the Commission d'Architecture

Campo Marzio - book outline redux
1997.08.25     3236 4401 4402b 4711b 5007 5027 5093

What does it mean to be a virtual museum of architecture?
1998.08.25     2287 3142 3228c 3705d 3730c 7801

AMO asks for your response
2005.08.25 12:29    

The Fountainhead: relavant?
2007.08.25 16:33

herzog & de meuron website
2011.08.25 12:37     7802e

25 August
2013.08.25 17:49     3304p 3304q

23 August
2014.08.25 09:56     3155m 3732d

Hole, no: Archinect's comparison of exterior facades
2015.08.25 10:59     3312g 3312h 3312i 450a

Cuteness and the fight for architectural preservation
2016.08.25 16:04     3314l



00082501 Working Title Museum 002 model perspectives site plan   2324i02   b   c   d

2007.08.25 16:33
The Fountainhead: relevant?
The four architects had decided to achieve an effect of harmony and therefore not to use any historical style in its pure form. Peter Keating designed the white marble semi-Doric portico that rose over the main entrance, and the Venetian balconies for which new doors were cut. John Erik Snyte designed the small semi-Gothic spite surmounted by a cross, and the bandcourses of stylized acanthus leaves which were cut into the limestone of the walls. Gordon L. Prescott designed the semi-renaissance cornice, and the glass-enclosed terrace projecting from the third floor. Gus Webb designed a cubistic ornament to frame the original windows, and the modern neon sign up on the roof, which read: "The Hopton Stoddard Home for Subnormal Children."
"Comes the revolution," said Gus Webb, looking at the completed structure, "and every kid in the country will have a home like that!"
The original shape of the building remained discernable. It was not like a corpse whose fragments had been mercifully scattered; it was like a corpse hacked to pieces and reassembled.
--Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead (1943), pp. 385-6.

09082501 ICM Servian Wall Capitolium Vetus Domus Martialis Balnea Stephani Lupanare

13082501 Campo Rovine plans

14082501 Acropolis Q at Ury Farm plan
14082502 Eclectic Houses at Acropolis Q plan elevations
14082503 Eclectic Houses upright elevations



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