22 December

1608 the privilege accorded to certain eminent artists of lodging in the palace of the Louvre at the expense of the king originated with letters patent of Henry IV

the Parkway Museum Annex as Quondam
1997.12.22     2279

Re: Void to Avoid
2001.12.22 11:48     4403g 5008

ME ARCHITECT?
2003.12.22 13:58     2206 3120c 4000d

coincidental? or LEARNING FROM NUDIST CAMP
2004.12.22 12:47     2141 3953

more Olivetti reenacted
2008.12.22     2195 3726b 3749p 3770w

Predict the new "-ism" for 2011.
2010.12.22 17:14     3749s 3771c 5500g

12122201 Palace of Ottopia wall and column extrusion capped IQ03

13122201 30th Street Station Railyard studies IQ4 IQ7 REMS plan model (opaque off)
13122202 30th Street Station Railyard studies IQ4 IQ7 REMS perspective (per750a.vw) (raw)
13122203 rotated extruded mesh surfaces models

What is an experimental architect? Are Zumtor and Herzog experimental?
2013.12.22 15:16     3236e 3247g 3307



99122201 Mayan City model   2302i35

2008.12.22
more Olivetti reenacted
Herzog & de Meuron's BBVA Headquaters design is the latest reenactment of Le Corbusier's Electronic Calculation Center Olivetti.

Plus, the design clearly manifests Alejandro Zaera-Polo's (reenactionary) proposal of a new politics of the envelope.

2013.12.22 15:16
What is an experimental architect? Are Zumtor and Herzog experimental?
experiment 1b (1) : a tentative procedure or policy; esp : one adopted in uncertainty as to whether it will answer the desired purpose or bring about the desired result
experiment 4 : the process or practice of trying or testing
experimental 2 : founded on, derived from, or discovered by experiment
Given the above definitions, Frank Gehry is probably the leading experimental architect of the last 35 years or so.
2008.08.23 15:16
peter's canon
One thing that crossed my mind last night was how, when I see the many studiy models of H&dM...

...and OMA...

...I'm reminded of the many study models produced by Gehry for the Lewis Residence...

I may be stretching it, but...)
Gehry's method of design via innumerable study models [ie, experimentation] seems to have become quite influential.
[The following is an experiment. In the two passages below, the word experimental replaces the original word pliant, and the word experimentation replaces the original word pliancy.]
2008.08.23 21:06
peter's canon
Personally, I like seeing all the study models of various projects by various architects. I like it because it clearly demonstrates just how experimental architectural designing can be. And I seriously consider the notion that it may well be Gehry that best introduced architectonic experimentation to the profession.
Is architectonic experimentation in somewhat sharp contrast to Eisenman's method? Up to a certain point (in time) I'd say yes. And when Eisenman's work started exhibiting some measure of experimentation, that's where I start to see Gehry's influence.

14122201 Whitemarsh Hall site plan image attached 5233 context
14122202 Whitemarsh Hall site plan image attached Karastan/NNTC context
14122203 Whitemarsh Hall 1100x550 plan site plan image attached Karasten/NNTC
14122204 Philadelphia Museum of Art 1100x550 plan
14122205 Stockholm Public Library 1100x550 elevation
14122206 Villa Stein de Monzie 1100x550 plan Pruitt-Igoe/NNTC



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