23 February

303 the Christian Church in Nicomedia is torn down     82/0303

532 rebuilding of the Church of Aya Sophia in Constantinople begins

1900 death of William Butterfieild
1978 death of C. Paul Jennewein

"Inside the Density of Piranesi's Campo Marzio"
1999.02.23     5399

Re: irrational architecture
1999.02.23 07:44     3716b
1999.02.23 12:44     e2745 e3016 3744 3792c 4401b 5399
1999.02.23 19:08     3702b 3715 3749 3773b 3775b
1999.02.23 23:44     3784d 9000b

abstract done
1999.02.23 19:08     e2566 e2567 e2568 e2569 e274a e2749c e2909a e2918a e3084 e3102 3785 4704 5027 5059 5399

Re: stageset Enronomics
2002.02.23 12:38     5035

kiss that reality good-bye

Re: and more... coincidences
2003.02.23 10:34     8210k

Re: Cremaster Cycle
2003.02.23 11:25     3773d 4603c

Re: more on wtc
2003.02.23 12:30     3775g 3784h 8210k
2003.02.23 13:49     3749e

Re: redux: things architecturalized
2005.02.23 11:25     4013l

2007.02.23     3142d 3701f 3713d 3730h 3787e 3789d

pragmatists turning political?
2009.02.23 09:00     3332r

7 Wonders (and a half) of POSTMODERN architecture?
2011.02.23 06:33     3331t

name a box and egg building
2011.02.23 10:19     3331t

28 February
2015.02.23 18:56     3310d

Herzog & de Meuron   Feltrinelli Porta Volta

1999.02.23 19:08
Re: irrational architecture
You raise an interesting point which suggests a paradigm shift in how we perceive (and I use that term loosely) space-architecture, however, I don't think such an operational shift is all that "simple," nor does the notion of "space moving through us" necessarily eliminate architecture. To your idea, I'd like to add a complementary idea (not entirely mine) regarding the continuum of time.
It is common to perceive time as moving, specifically in a linear fashion--past, present, future. Time, as Einstein suggests, is a continuum, and therefore past and present coexist, and thus, relatively speaking, past and future do not move. It is the present that moves through the continuum of time and, much like a radio, picks up "signals" relative to its position within the continuum band. Within such a continuum paradigm, both we AND space move through time. In terms of endurance of presence, however, much great architecture clearly holds its own in terms of the span of time (and here the Great Pyramids of Egypt getting close to 5000 years old are the prime example). Perhaps what we today are experiencing more than anything in our present "built environment" or "space" is its (almost patented) premature obsolescence.

2003.02.23 12:30
Re: more on wtc
Domes [as somehow symbols of paganism) were not an issue within early Christian architecture design. In fact, the Martyrium over the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, a construction that commenced after Helena found the True Cross there in 325, was very related to a dome structure. The Christian 'churches' prior to Constantine, e.g., the church across from the Imperial (Diocletian's) Palace at Nicomedia was destroyed during the Persecution of 303, and then rebuild in 315, was probably closer in design to a Jewish Synagogue than anything else. The basilica, as attachment to a martyrium, flourished as a Christian place of worship design type under Helena in Rome 312-324, while her emperor son Constantine was then ruler of (only) the western half of the Empire--Constantine rarely spent any time in Rome himself; he preferred Trier before he founded Constantinople. The martyrium at the basilica of Sts. Pietro et Marcellinus (Rome, completed by July 25, 326) was a domed structure. This martyrium also doubled as the proposed mausoleum of Constantine, however Helena unexpectedly died at Constantine's Vicennalia (20th Imperial Jubilee at Rome) 25 July 326, and it was then Helena who was ultimately laid to rest within the martyrium of Sts. Pietro et Marcellinus. Ruins of this martyriun still exist, and today act as entrance to the catacombs over which the martyrium was intentionally built. Constantine never returned to Rome after Helena's funeral.
What really changed architecturally with the early Christian building boom during the reign of Constantine is that the new religious architecture became very internalized. Judging by descriptions of what was inside these places, they were gleaming with gold and silver everywhere, while the exteriors remained relative sparse. I often wonder if this interiority is due to the fact that a woman, i.e. Helena, planned it that way. Of course, all the new gold and silver was very likely from melted down gold and silver that came from the Pagan temples that were starting to be dismantled (more than destroyed, remember all the columns were also reused within the new Christian structures) during the same time. (Very metabolic.)
From the little I know of Constantine's original design of Constantinople, domes were in abundance.

2003.02.23 13:49
Re: more on wtc
"Nothing is more difficult than talking architecture to a non-architect."
That's odd, because from my experience it is often very difficult talking architecture to architects. They will right away insist you are wrong (or trivial) whenever you present a 'theory' which is contrary to what they have been taught to believe. Without ever wishing it to be so, architecture is now-a-days very much a profession of doubt.

13022301   Parkway Interpolation base model in register with IQ   2278i10   b   c
13022302 Hotel Pia etc. model work   2278i11
13022303 Museum Annex schematic plan model work   2279i02   b   c   d   e

15022301   Bldg 9597b @ GAUA 1100x550   2429i115
15022302   Bldg 9597c @ GAUA 1100x550   2429i116
15022303   Bldg 9597d @ GAUA 1100x550   2429i117
15022304   Bldg 9597e @ GAUA 1100x550   2429i118
15022305   Bldg 9597f @ GAUA 1100x550   2429i119
15022306   Bldg 9597g @ GAUA 1100x550   2429i120
15022307   Bldg 9597h @ GAUA 1100x550   2429i121
15022308   Bldg 9597i @ GAUA 1100x550   2429i122
15022309   Bldg 9597j @ GAUA 1100x550   2429i123

16022301   IQ50 museum complilation Ideal City Reenactment Urban Components Palace of Ottopia Lauf Haus der Kunst Palais House 10:Museum [virtual] Museum Museum Danteum Plus Ultra NeuHaus 10 der Künste   2297i04
16022302   Lauf Haus der Kunst site plan 2200x1100 IQ50 museum complilation   2306i14
16022303   Palace of Ottopia site plan 2200x1100 IQ50 museum complilation   2305i10
16022304   Maison Millennium 001 site plan 1100x550 IQ63 Campo Rovine   2304i12
16022305   Ur-Ottopian House site plan 1100x550 IQ60 Campo Rovine   2303i09

17022301   Herzog & de Meuron   Feltrinelli Porta Volta

18022301   Jubilee Church plan elevation section   229hi01

21022301   Suntory Museum model opaque working data   2282i01
21022302   fictional context model opaque working data   248ai01
21022303   Petronas Towers model opaque working data   2295i01




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