Shock Me, I'm Bourgeois

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2009.07.14 20:38
inspiring Maya Linked Hybrid edge
...the Athenian master craftsman and inventor, Daedalus, was given a commission by King Minos of Crete to build a labyrinth, a prison for the man-bull monster, the Minotaur. Later, Minos imprisoned Daedalus and his son, Icarus, in the labyrinth. The two escaped on wings made by Daedalus of wax and feathers, but Icarus flies too close to the sun, his wings melt, and he falls into the sea.
remembering "journey motifs"

2009.07.14 15:51
Rant Magazine... "Artist"/Designer? submittals
Contemporary spy architecture enables the ordinary draftsperson to dream of colorful Istanbul... Modern architects in cozy houses and cramped apartments can experience the excitement of an international airport. However, this clearly escapist architecture often comes in an esoteric package. The better quality spy architecture demands from the usurper at least a small understanding of power politics, international intrigue, modern technology, and military strategy.
Spy architectures speak foreign languages, quote literature, fly aircraft, practice Oriental martial arts, and generally are very sophisticated in the ways of the world.
Given its relatively short history, spy architecture has nonetheless spawned a large number of thrills. Only time and closer critical scrutiny will determine which classic spy architecture, if any, should enter a canon of great architecture.

from cia.gov

2009.07.14 14:111
NEW and BORING toilet central
The studio instructor is the protagonist and author of Pavlovian Architecture: Reforming Sllyabi of Stimuli.

House of Sal[i]vation, plans.

House of Sal[i]vation, door and window schedule.

2009.07.14 11:30
inspiring Maya Linked Hybrid edge
More, of course, contributed to the confusion both by writing to Erasmus on September 3, 1516, "I'm sending you my nowhere, which is nowhere well written" and including a prefatory poem that points out, "The Ancients called me Utopia or Nowhere because of my isolation. . . . Deservedly ought I to be called by the name of Eutopia or Happy Land."
After including the double into the story, Dostoevsky cleverly reduplicates the plots. Golyadkin generously befriends the lonely and impoverished double, who narrates a story remarkably similar to the one Golyadkin himself had told in the beginning. Moved by his namesakes plight, Golyadkin bestows the patronage upon the younger man that he has also been seeking. Soon, however, the double usurps Golyadkin's position at work, ingradiates himself with his employers, and besmirches his reputation. The imposter seems at once virtuous and sinister, achieving the success Golyadkin has been pursuing vainly.
He is a cosmic scapegoat in being the first to die in their little community.

2009.07.14 11:06
NEW and BORING toilet central
So, doesn't everyone deserve a toilet that will kiss their ass?
He laid the first stone of the historic Bastille (Paris) April 22, 1370. The building was finished in about four years. This work brought upon him the animosity of the people. He was condemned by the bishop of Paris and himself imprisoned in the Bastille, March 1, 1382. He mustered an escape to Dijon, where he died soon after.
In my studio you will be asked to design a building that everyone will hate to the point where you, the architect, will be imprisoned within it.




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