The only architectural collage actually in the book Collage City is the frontispiece

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atemporality at work?
[Kazys Varnelis blogged:]
this is one of a large number of plans from archive...

This is one of a large number of plans from Archive of Affinities. Although on the surface these reveal a similarity to Colin Rowe and Fred Koetter's postmodern collage techniques as explored in their Collage City, we can also see some crucial differences here that reveal this project to be part of network culture.
Chief among these is that, on the one hand, these plans demonstrate a forced relationship between unlike elements and, on the other, these plans lack any trace of rupture or artifacts of their collision. This is a paradoxical inversion of postmodern design, in which elements would be chosen for their contextual nature, but when collided would retain traces of their violent encounter while also announcing their inability to ever produced a whole.
In other words, what we see is atemporality at work, not a postmodern revival.
See archive of affinities

atemporality at work?
Kazys, I too have been following the latest 'designs' featured at Archive of Affinities, and I'm somewhat reminded of some of the 'designs' that came out of Quondam between 1999 and 2008. Seeing as you see the designs from Archive of Affinities as 'atemporality at work', I'm curious what you might think of the (not all too dissimilar) designs at Quondam.
Go to www.quondam.com/23 and check out the following:
Ur-Ottopia House
Ludi 002
Good-Bye House
Mikveh PMP
Dominican Fortress
Mosque Q
House of Shadows Bye
Gooding Trice House
Le Composites
Cut & Paste Museum
Headquarters of D.A.T.A.
Villa Plus Ultra
Courthouse Plus Ultra.
With a few exceptions, the buildings are 're-combined' at the same scale, and offer an 'other' (fictional?) rendition of architectural history. If nothing else, I'd like to have a better focus of what it is exactly that these building designs might represent--postmodernity or perhaps atemporality.

1912.09.18 12:45
under the Old Cotton Exchange
Hi Chris, back in the summer of 1979 I worked in a small office on that lower street just two doors down from the Cotton Exchange. That whole zone of buildings, streets, ramps and passages between the river and the level of the city was a great architectural education in itself. I really grew to love Savannah that summer, and have gone back many times, although now I doubt I'll ever be there again.

1912.09.17 13:00
she said, he stuttered
I'm inspired to now invent a whole new TV show, a sitcom noir entitled Does your architect wear boxers or blobs?
He's chronically going to a shrink because of his near fatal case of gynecologist envy, and she's still waiting for her gynecologist to give her the thumb's up.
Otherwise, I'm working on a new book entitled Inspiration makes me laugh.
Positive reviews all around.

2012.09.16 17:51
Repetition Repetition Repetion
The art of Andy Warhol had a whole lot to do with (the co-existence of) repetition and difference.

details of Warhol Reenactment 4
Housing (even somewhat) inspired by the art of Andy Warhol might well be fascinating.




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