17 March

1628 birth of François Girardon

1974 death of Louis I. Kahn

the metabolic in gallery 1999
1999.03.17     3784d

architectural otherness
1999.03.17     3709f

coloring plans
1999.03.17     2239

work with mesh surfaces
2000.03.17     2093 2323 3768 3770b 3774 3786b 3791 3900c 5126

No U.N. architects allowed
2003.03.17 15:45

29 years ago today
2003.03.17 20:41     3775g 4015w

17 March 1974
2005.03.17 13:16     4015w

Complex Iconography and Contradictory Content in Architecture
2006.03.17 09:22     e2752 3736o 8210p

non-event cities
2006.03.17 11:37     3775k 4016i

Venturi's Lieb (No. 9) House to be moved (or demolished)
2009.03.17 14:12     220b 3332p 4014b 4014w

pragmatists turning political?
2009.03.17 17:02     2091 2092 2198 3332p 3748d 3749q 3770y 3775o

Making it/Thinking Architectural
2009.03.17 17:10     223a 3750d 3766 3775o 4016n 4503i 4705b
2009.03.17 18:38     2413 3332p 3750e 3769 3770x 3791e 4705b 5909h

visited Kahn's grave today
2011.03.17 14:57     3331r 4015w

17 March
2014.03.17 13:22     3308h 3736z 3766 3768e 3792j 4004t 4015w

17 March
2015.03.17 16:27     3310j 3710l 3775x

BIG unveils moat-encircled stadium design for D.C.
2016.03.17 10:38     3313q
2016.03.17 18:41     3313q

OMA's Dubai-based "Concrete" is pretty transparent
2017.03.17 15:17     3315e

What music are you listening to?
2017.03.17 22:17     3315f 3736ad

guess the plan [building]
2018.03.17 14:51     3316l 3746d
2018.03.17 15:06     3316l 3746d

Bengo Studio   Qiyunshan Tree House Hotel

2003.03.17 15:45
No U.N. architects allowed
New Urbanism in the Quondam Garden of Eden
designed by:
Euphrates Cat Architects
666 Fertile Crescent Turnpike
Ziggy Rat, IQ -00000-0001
in association with:
Arabic Numeral Engineers

2003.03.17 20:41
29 years ago today
On 17 March 1974 Louis Kahn died of a heart stroke in New York's Pennsylvania Station upon returning from a trip to India.

2005.03.17 13:16
17 March 1974

virtual mausoleum

2006.03.17 09:22
Complex Iconography and Contradictory Content in Architecture
Meanwhile, like a quaestio abstrusa, the gang is looking for all the instances where Koolhaas/OMA use the Ichnographia Campus Martius as floorpaper within the presentations of some of their projects. So far there's: Schiphol S, Extension to the MoMA and CCTV.

2006.03.17 11:37
non-event cities
...after I wrote a post containing the word kicky, I read Inga Saffron's "Repulsive sense of security" in this morning's Philadelphia Inquirer, which contains these sentences: "Cywinski's sedate masonry structure was designed to replace Mitchell/Giurgola's swooping 1976 bell pavilion. That kicky little building, which is scheduled for demolition starting on Monday [20 March 2006], was often criticized because it was seen as being too modern and disrespectful of Independence Hall."

2009.03.17 14:12
Venturi's Lieb (No. 9) House to be moved (or demolished)
Regarding the Lieb House "sail" window, see the elevation of the just prior Frug House II and then the plan of Frug House II.

The work of Venturi et al always received good press coverage in Europe throughout the late 60s, 70s and 80s.

2009.03.17 17:02
pragmatists turning political?
Oh, I thought it was more like having a hard time shifting out of bilocation gear.
Anyway, been meaning to interject a little exposition of the "politics of the plan".

2011.03.17 14:57
visited Kahn's grave today

14031701 Olivetti Headquarters Milton Keynes plan   2216i08
14031702 Kimbell Art Museum plan   2210i03
14031703 Kimbell Art Museum Pantheon/Novel Architecturale context plans   206gi33
14031704 Wall House 2 plan   2219i05
14031705 Wall House 2 NNTC/Campo Rovine context plans   2219i06

15031701 Mausoleum of Constantine/Basilica of St. Agnes plans in situ PSAoCRI   206bi20

16031701 IQ45 Cubist ICM museum compilation plans   2436i45
16031702 Le Composite Houses for Schinkel Jung Zaha House plans site plan 4400x2200 IQ45   2380i04
16031703 Jung Zaha House plan model site plan 2200x1100 IQ45   2380i05
16031704 Villa Stein de Monzie Wall House 2 in terrain plan model site plan 2200x1100 Campo Rovine IQ64   2383i08
16031705 Trivilla Savoye plan model site plan 2200x1100 Ury IQ61   2385i06
16031706 Cut & Paste Museum plan site plan 4400x2200 Campo Rovine IQ63/64   2386i06

17031701 Working Title Museum 005 @ Pantheon Paradigm model work   2379i16
17031702 IQ51 Battery Park City Schizophrenic Folds Working Title Museum 001 Working Title Museum 002 Working Title Museum 003 ICM plans
17031703 GAUA 104 model mirror stacked   2458i12
17031704 GAUA 104 model mirror stacked height reduced   2458i13

17031701   Bengo Studio   Qiyunshan Tree House Hotel

18031701 Domestic Museum IQ61 Hadrian's Villa Villa Rotonda Palace of Versailles Ury House Mount Pleasant Robie House Maison Dom-ino Whitemarsh Hall Maison du Peintre Ozenfant Schindler-Chace House Schroder House Villa Stein de Monzie Villa à Garches Single House Weissenhof Dominican Motherhouse Wagner House ICA House Cooper & Pratt House Green Enfilade House House in Laguna Mayor's House Wacko House 002 Gooding Trice House Wave Wall House 002 Villa Appositional   2381i04
18031702 Domestic Museum IQ61 Robie House Maison Dom-ino Maison du Peintre Ozenfant Schindler-Chace House Schroder House Villa Stein de Monzie Villa à Garches Single House Weissenhof Villa Baizeau Composition Three Villa Savoye Tugendhat House Courthouse with Garage Houses Under a Common Roof Farnsworth House Glass House Governor's Palace site plans plans elevations   2381i05   b

21031701   icm 1987 schematic modeling   2110i208

2009.03.17 17:10
Making it/Thinking Architectural
architectural history flattened

architectural history reduced to a few lines

2009.03.17 18:38
Making it/Thinking Architectural

Using a 3-dimensional representation as a plan (of a city maybe), kind of like architectural thinking in reverse.

2014.03.17 13:22
17 March
Coincidentally typed this morning:
There is a profound "immobility" in the technological world which science fiction writers have often portrayed as the reduction of every experience of reality to an experience of images (no one ever really meets anyone else; instead, everyone watches everything on a television screen while alone at home). This same phenomenon can already be sensed in the air-conditioned, muffled silence in which computers work.
Flattened out, simultaneous, the world appears de-historicized. What made up "modern"--i.e. the experience of living every day in a narrative history of progress and development reinforced by the daily newspaper--now comes to a halt. The "master" narrative, once a secularization of religious salvation, now fails, and multiple other possible narratives rise up."
Gianni Vattimo, quoted in "Postmodern or Posthistoire?"
I still have to scale it with a map, but Kahn's burial plot is somewhere in the top left quadrant, maybe just within the western edge of Campo Rovine.

Are the Koolhaas/OMA instances of Ichnographia Campus Martius usage also examples of "history flattened"? Is the Ichnographia Campus Martius itself an example of "history flattened"?
Read again last night the Vidler/Eisenman conversation in Log 28. Vattimo came up a bit.
It's becoming more and more clear that lots of the fuel that burned Tafuri's contemporary-architecture-critique fire came from Scully's early 1960s writings. And, judging from a comment I once saw/heard Scully make about Tafuri, I think he [Scully] already knew it.




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