8 October

1581 death of Wast, Jean (II)

1708 birth of Jean Rodolphe Perronet
1795 birth of Paul Marie Letarouilly

1870 death of Jacques Felix Duban

1921 opening of Whitemarsh Hall

Re: reenactment and its [un]limits
2001.10.08 10:23     5000b 5052 5069 5071

Re: art and architecture 30 years ago
2002.10.18 12:25     3247b

Chelten House     1896
Curtis Hall     1895
Elstowe     1900
Elstowe Powerhouse     1900
Georgian Terrace
Lynnewood Hall

strange architecture idea
2007.10.08     3155c 3732b 3770q

Did deconstruction turn into blobitecture some time in the 90's?
2011.10.08 09:14     2250 5600u
2011.10.08 10:44     3771d 4500q 5600u

7 October
2014.10.08 20:09     3309o

8 October
2014.10.08 21:26     3309p 4300s 560ac

Bjarke Ingels and the challenges of designing Two World Trade Center
2015.10.08 13:40     3312t
2015.10.08 15:05     3247i 3312t 450ab 5800f
2015.10.08 16:57     3247i 3312t
2015.10.08 21:09     3312u 3706g

7 October
2015.10.08 18:59     3312t

Cutting across the Chicago Architecture Biennial: "Rock Print" from ETH Zürich and MIT
2015.10.08 16:59     3312u

Architecture Without Reference
2016.10.08 13:55     3314r

2014.10.08 20:09
7 October

This database is from April 1987. It's my first attempt at redrawing Piranesi's Ichnographia Campus Martius.

I just decided to extrude all the lines ,,150 feet.

2001.10.08 10:23
Re: reenactment and its [un]limits
In all my writing on reenactment so far, I have never made the suggestion or issued a dictum whereby architects should design with reenactment in mind. My objective is to demonstrate how reenactment already works within many cases of design methodology.

2011.10.08 10:44
Did deconstruction turn into blobitecture some time in the 90's?
[M]y contention with you is not whether Deconstructivism has roots in Constructivism, nor whether there was a neo-constructivism school of thought brewing in the early 1970's, rather my contention is with your sloppy historical analysis. And you really cannot discount Koolhaas's role as a leading protagonist of neo-constructivism. Plus, I now would like to know more about Zenghelis's role at the AA, and whether it was he that introduced the Constructivist aesthetic there (and to Koolhaas even).
As to Arquitectonia being second rate (which seems to be your main point), I like their early work exactly because it is derivative, where what is derived is fairly evident and the process of designing derivatively is something to learn from (rather than just denigrate). Plus, they were the first to get 'neo-constructivism' built, and built big.

12100801 Working Title Museum 002 floor/ceiling plates
12100802 Working Title Museum 002 rotated cubed wireframe & opaque Palace of Ottopia plan

14100801 Palais Savoye models plans orthagonal working data

2014.10.08 21:26
8 October
2011.10.03: When I look at the early graphics of Arquitectonica, I'm immediately reminded of Zenghelis and Koolhaas, hence, it appears the real inspiration came from the (new) architecture of Delirious New York, which isn't exactly a book pitching Deconstruction.
2014: And when I look at the more recent plans of Gigantis/Zenghelis, I'm reminded of the plans of Oscar Niemeyer.
2007: I have this vague idea of how to generate virtual architecture via Quondam, and it has to do with "creating" buildings that relate to the letters and notes. It's sort of a mnemonic devise, but also a form of design inspiration as if the various texts were the programs of the buildings. I have no idea of how this approach would be implemented, but I see it as a means to create an environment where all the material connects together.
Part of this idea is also to just start using Quondam as an art/experiment project (as opposed to the archive that it now is). Plus I want the cad graphics to become completely integrated.
2014: Who knows?




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