17 January

1431 birth of Antonio di Jacopo Benci

1736 death of Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann

1886 death of Paul Jacques Aimé Baudry

ideas [about scale]
1996.01.17     3133 3748

scale conversions
1996.01.17     3133 3748

Piranesian gigantism
1996.01.17     e2583 e2919 3133 3135 3737 3748

1999.01.17     3784d

metabolic buildings
1999.01.17     2189 2308 3754d 3784d

Saarinen, Kahn and the Use of History
2000.01.17     3316j 3775c 3802o 3787 4004p 5043

Re: architecting
2000.01.17 13:18     3316j

Style Again
2001.01.17     3727b 3747c 3773c 4017k

1606 years ago today (in Milan)
2002.01.17 12:50     8210i

more on Ambrose and Theodosius, etc.
2002.01.17 16:48     8210i

Minimalism in Architecture
2007.01.17 14:17     3787e 3336k
2007.01.17 14:21     3336k

Urinate Complexity
2007.01.17 15:44     3336k
2007.01.17 16:17     3336k

CONTOURS: The Divisions that Bind Us
2012.01.17 11:41     3331c
2012.01.17 14:32     3331c

OMA   VRT Media Building

OMA   RFK Stadium-Armory Campus

990117a Mayor's House, model   2269i01
99011701 Mayor's House, axonometric   3392ei01

Saarinen, Kahn and the Use of History
The other place in Rome that opened my eyes was the spiral entry ramp of the Vatican Museum. How come no one ever acknowledges that that spiral ramp and the skylight above it is exactly what Frank Lloyd Wright copied (or should I be kind and say reenacted?) when he did the Guggenheim Museum on 5th Avenue? Wright's Guggenheim is certainly creative, but it is not all that original.
What I like best so far about investigating reenactment in architecture, it the search for origins, that which is being reenacted, because it's in the origins that true originality resides. Kahn himself said he wished he could write 'Volume 0'. I'm not going to say that I too want to write 'Volume 0', but I do have real faith in its existence.

2000.01.17 13:18
Re: architecting
Did I really say "it is only the present that brings time out of inertia"?

10011701 ICM, Horti Argiani, etc.   3392pi01

2012.01.17 11:41
CONTOURS: The Divisions that Bind Us
What exactly are the indicators that "increas[ing] the value (in all senses) of architecture within the general culture" will indeed lead to architects being paid better?
It seems to me that you're presenting a solution to the problem of architect's low pay that is based on an assumption that lacks any real backing.

2012.01.17 14:32
CONTOURS: The Divisions that Bind Us
...the heart of the issue here is that you are still offering a solution that has no basis. How exactly can you substantiate "If the public did value architecture more, the way they value law and other services, then architecture could command higher fees without causing protest."?
The problem here is not about some imagined polarization between the public and architects, rather it is the (still) fictional notion that a-somehow-newly-engaged-public is going to raise architectural fees.
A new public that comes to value architecture more highly does not at the same time mean that this same new public then has more money in its pockets to spend on architecture or even that they then want to spend what money they have on architecture.
It looks to me that the real elephant in the room is that engaging general culture/the public is not a solution to putting more money into the architecture field.

13011701 IQ11, Capitoline Hill, Roman Forum, Danteum, Basilica Maxentius/Constantine   206di05

15011701 IQ06 model (complete so far)   2392i97

16011701   OMA   VRT Media Building

17011701   OMA   RFK Stadium-Armory Campus

18011701 atypical atemporality Philadelphia model working data   2467i10
18011702 Center City Philadelphia plan in register with model   2093i75
18011703 atypical atemporality Philadelphia plan working data   2467i11

19011701 Mount Pleasant Acadia National Park HQ Parkway Interpolation St. Peter's Square 30th Street Station Railyard Olivetti HQ Milton Keynes Wallraf-Richartz Museum Leicester University Engineering Building Museum for Nordrhein Westfalen Dresdner Bank Venue Institute of Contemporary Art Pantheon Market Street East Development Baths of Constantine Salustiana Mall Gallery B Clay Workers Co-op MNRWF @ Franklin Court Arch of Janus Quadrifrons Museum of Architecture Basilica of Maxentius/Constantine A Souq Neighborhoods Minerva Medica Basilica of St. Agnes Mausoleum of Constantina Basilica Sessorianum Circus of Maxentius Tomb of Romulus   2109i08   b   c   d   e





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