7 January

312 Saint Lucian of Antioch suffers martydom at Nicomedia

1995.01.07     3784

Mars - encyclopedia reference
1995.01.07     e2776 5395

Quirinus - encyclopedia reference
1995.01.07     e2904 5395

Area Martis - start of the book
1995.01.07     5395

book - outline - long[est] axis
1995.01.07     e2800e e2522 e2589 e2714 e2767 5395

long axis - outline
1995.01.07     5395b

Hadrian/Domitian complex
1995.01.07     e2731 5395b

Campo Marzio - encyclopedia reference
1995.01.07     e2593 5395b

Quondam Reference
1997.01.07     5397

Wallraf-Richartz Museum
1997.01.07     2227b

Points of Departure
1998.01.07     e2527f e2586 e2589 e2601b e2696 e2839 e2850 e2871 e2909 e2917 e2919 e2926 e2965 3016 3307e 3792b 5027 5398

Campo Marzio/Tafuri 2
1998.01.07     3016a 3728 3780b 3785 3792b 5398

individual building comparisons
1998.01.07     2120d 2189 2206 2209 3142 3724b 3730b 3754c 3789

Tampa, Florida
2002.01.07 10:38     5027 5131

2002.01.07 19:21     3773d 5131

Re: Tampa, Florida
2002.01.07 19:27    
2002.01.07 21:58     5140b 5014

Re: i-mac-thematica?
2002.01.07 19:53     3770f 3773d

Jimmy Venturi's new website...

Ury, now quondam, exactly 200 years ago
2012.01.07 10:20     3331c 9006t

Spread Eagle Doorway in The Old Parsonage
2012.01.07 12:33     3331c 3747k

LA TENDENZA at Pompidou Center
2013.01.07 10:52     3301d 3730k 3749v

Delightfully Absurd Architectural Drawings
2014.01.07 12:36     3773n

BIG   Beach & Howe Tower

2002.01.07 10:38
Tampa, Florida
I still sense that the notion of a discernible and often strong relationship between reenactment and design is not deemed important enough to be given serious recognition by those that have at least been introduced to the concept. The recent tragic event within the upper reaches of Tampa, Florida, however, makes it all too bitterly clear that reenactment and design is a striking reality of our times, and that there is still much to be understood.

2002.01.07 19:21
What happened at Tampa, Florida is something that precisely enacts a confusion of reenactment and imitation. It is a tragedy, of course, but, unfortunately not one without design (and here high rise buildings fit very much into the overall design).
What your stance plainly demonstrates is just how much "modern" humanity has been trained/brainwashed into understanding virtually all imitation as that which completely lacks "design with imagination," as you put it. The irony here, however, is that our imaginations are already reenactments of our corporal physiologies. Another irony is that the greater part of "design" today is indeed "just trying to copy with miserable tools." At the very least, nothing you said is altogether innovative, especially among modern designers. Just redundant, as you yourself conveniently note.
I am quickly reminded of the following passage from Charles Hedrick, History and Silence:
"In the modern world, present circumstances are conceived in terms of a projected future. What we are depends on where we are going, not where we have been. To the extent that the power of the past is acknowledged at all, it is seen as a burden, as an impediment to progress and self-realization, as something to be overcome. By contrast, traditional societies look much more to the past for the determination of who and what they are: hence the ancient prestige of the genre of history."

2002.01.07 19:27
Re: Tampa, Florida
...wasn't it you just the other day writing about illegal activities performed on Canadian government land for the purpose of what seems to be that of recreationally reenacting a more primitive human existence?

Jimmy Venturi's new website...
And then this past Wednesday came a completely unexpected phone call where he thanked me and then mentioned archinect just in the first sentence. I mean, talk about leaving obscurity behind.
Although I probably talked a little too much, the fact remains that what I enjoyed most was hearing him talk about the project, and then realizing that he has an excellent focus on it.

08010701 IQ mirror copy plans   2392i35
08010702 IQ mirror copy plans   2392i35
08010703 IQ mirror copy plans   2392i35

11010701 Museum of Architecture plan   2245i03
11010702 Tempietto profile model   2401i01   b

2012.01.07 12:33
Spread Eagle Doorway in The Old Parsonage

The arch is Romanesque Revival style. The whole gate is a circa 1880s stylistic concoction.

15010701 Karastan/NNTC recrop map/plan w/NE Philadelphia   2413i23

15010701   BIG   Beach & Howe Tower

2013.01.07 10:52
LA TENDENZA at Pompidou Center
Don't forget the reality of the flip-side.

The cover of Lotus International 33 (1982), upside-down




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