Stephen Lauf

Wacko House 002    


Acropolis Q   2266
Wacko House 001   2268

Inspiration XV
...the New Canaan Johnson estate... ...as an ideal setting and real museum of architecture. ...my own digital museum (Laguna, Wacko, etc.) as a virtual place/museum that is a free experiment in architecture.

...ideas concerning the notion of designing buildings first as ruins with a set of design alternatives to demonstrate how the architecture can adapt over time. The best example of manifesting my idea is the Wacko House as infrastructure (as it is right now) and the actual cladding and climatizing of the "building" can take on any number of manifestations (which I may or may not also design). ...[this] has theoretical implications (i.e., regarding the extremism of historical preservation, palimpsest, urban renewal, metabolism vs. osmosis, design over time, Piranesi's contiguous elements, etc.) ...produce demonstrations of the theory within the virtual realm.

Ichnographia as a base for Quondam models
...the idea of placing the model collection into some kind of context--an imaginary context--and now the idea of using the Ichnographia as the base plan for the context. Moreover, the "program" of the Ichnographia could inform the museum context. For example, the Porticus Septa Julia is analogous to Plecnik's Houses Under a Common Roof (although perhaps not close in scale?). This presents the opportunity to place other models in other analogous situations.
...including Parkway Interpolation as well as the whole Center City model. This is also the prefect environment for the library elements, and indeed all the 2D and 3D data.
...the makings of an extremely virtual place. Like the Ichnographia, the whole design could manifest a message, and that message may be a critique of architecture today, starting with putting Laguna, Mayor and Wacko in place of the Garden of Satire.

Test Wacko House 002 as the new Barnes Foundation; see how the design fits.

2010.08.17 08:46
So, How's Architecture These Days?
An excursus between 'To ERr with SuperGlue' and 'Bilocation Syndrome':
1762 Ichnographia Campus Martius
1960-65 Eleanor Donnelly Erdman Hall
1960-67 Dr. and Mrs. Norman Fisher House
1965-69 Dominican Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Catherine de Ricci
1977 UNEP Headquarters
1979 Kasperson Residence
1979 Wissenschaftzentrum
1980 The Long Gallery House
1981 Institute of Contemporary Art
1982 Cooper & Pratt House
1982-87 Winton Guest House
1993 Wacko House 002
1993 Sober House 1
1999 Infringement Complex
2001 Ten Zen Men
2001 Room with a View
2002 NATO Headquarters
2006 Parrish Art Museum
2007 Hurva Dormitories
2007 Gooding Trice House
2007 Trivilla Savoye
2008 Hospice Søndergård
2008 Art Souq
2009 Basel Burghof

2012.03.23 21:23
Response to Donna, re: Traditional Architecture
It's time for me enlarge/combine both my houses.
Mayor's House
Wacko House
The program is simple: add lots more period rooms--Ludi 002.

2013.04.27 23:06
27 April




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