19 March

1601 birth of Alonzo Cano
1688 death of Sir John Denham

1722 the first stone was laid for James Gibbs' famous church of S. Martin's in the Fields
1768 birth of Baron Francois Joseph Bosio

1807 birth of Jean Baptiste Antoine Lassus

notes on Seeking precedents... ...finding inspiration
1997.03.19     3121 3121b 3743i

2000.03.19 14:37     3716d 3784e

Re: Place and Space
2000.03.19     206g

S.S. United States     1952
Ascension of Our Lord Church     1927

2001.03.19     2207 3786c 4011b 4017t

'Catalogo' Porticus references
2002.03.19     e2601

"Breaking The Japanese Grid"
2006.03.19 11:46     3336y

Complex Iconography and Contradictory Content in Architecture
2006.03.19 12:25     3765d 4018e
2006.03.19 15:28     3765d 8210p

non-event cities
2006.03.19 17:55     3786k 4016i

Eisenman vs Zumthor theoretical approach
2008.03.19 12:39     3333w 3707f 3713f 3794c 3899g 4402g

17 March
2014.03.19 10:27     e2752 3308i 3736z

Did any of you AIA lovers see this?
2015.03.19 11:30     3310k

An Urban Treehouse That Absorbs Pollution
2015.03.19 11:49     3310k

BIG   Pont De Bondy Metro Station   Paris

OMA   Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge   London

1999.03.19 14:37
...osmosis is "equalize the concentrations on either side of the membrane." This speaks directly, if you will, to inside and outside and the melding/meshing of the two [or more]. Osmotic architecture starts from there.
The kidneys are the second most osmotic organ within our body.
the lungs are the foremost osmotic organ within our body.
The heart is the foremost electromagnetic organ within our body.
Corporally (biologically), our electricity comes from salt (an electrified atom in our blood stream), and the iron in our blood (iron spontaneously magnetizes) supplies our magnetism. the S-A node of the heart concentrates the salt/electricity within the blood and this concentration then creates the electric 'spark' that intensifies the magnetism within the blood's iron, and thus the heart beats/pumps. the human heart is probably this highest order of 'machine' on this planet because what it pumps is what makes it pump -- the utmost in efficiency and sustainability.
Is electromagnetic architecture then that which continually strives toward becoming an architecture where what it facilitates is also what makes it a facilitator?
Is electromagnetic architecture that architecture which strives toward being the most efficient and sustainable?
Electromagnetic radiation is the definition of light. (Light, as far as science can presently tell, is an electromagnetic duality.) Electromagnetic architecture in its purest sense is [also] an architecture of light.
...the relationship between electromagnetic architecture and osmotic architecture... ...our heart is surrounded by the lungs--electomagnetism surrounded by osmosis.
I do not see the body as a metaphor for architecture, rather I see the physiological operations of our body--metabolism, assimilation, fertility, osmosis, electromagnetism, etc.--as also being the imaginative operations of our mind.
I do not believe in a separation between the body and the mind. As our assimilating sciences increasingly tell us, we are what our DNA/body makes us. I simply see the way that DNA informs our body how to assimilate, metabolize, osmosify, electromagnify, etc., as being the same way our DNA informs our mind to assimilate, metabolize, osmosify, electromagnify, etc.
Architecture then can well be seen as a product of our respective assimilating, metabolizing, osmosifying, electro-magnetizing (etc.) imaginations.
I see very little need for humanity to look beyond itself in order to explain itself and how it operates.

3. The museum at Ryerss mansion is uncannily reenacted by "Venturi Shops" -- and the notion of shopping (and tourism) as they metamorphose into museum[piece]s.

050319a Philadelphia Museum of Art model   2110i58

2006.03.19 17:55
non-event cities
I don't know about you, but as far as architectural history is concerned, I think it's worth remembering that demolition of the Liberty Bell Pavilion is set to begin on the third anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq.

2008.03.19 12:39
Eisenman vs Zumthor theoretical approach
Wow, Kejduh's "The Imagination of Embryonic Development" flies better than time!
Yeah, that and Le Deuzzy's "Shoaling".

08031901 Wave Wall House perspectives   2395i02
08031902 Ichnographia Ink Blot plans   2396i01   b

09031901 Eiffel Tower model   2419i12

15031901   OMA   Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge   London

16031901 Hurva Synagogue plan site plan 4400x2200 IQ60/61   2393i09
16031902 Dominican Motherhouse plan site plan 4400x2200 IQ60/61   2393i10
16031903 Goldenberg House plan site plan 4400x2200 IQ60/61   2393i11
16031904 Palais House 10: Museum plan site plan 4400x2200 Campo Rovine IQ60   2394i02
16031905 Wave Wall House plan model site plan 2200x1100 Campo Rovine IQ63   2395i05
16031906 Headquarters of D.A.T.A plan model site plan 2200x1100 Ury IQ61   2397i06
16031907 Villa Plus Ultra plan model site plan 2200x1100 Campo Rovine IQ63   2398i06

17031901 Working Title Museum 005 @ Pantheon Paradigm model work   2379i18
17031902 IQ Philadelphia West Fairmount Park Fountain Competition Institute of Contemporary Art City Hall Redux Parkway Interpolation Museum Annex Venue Francisville Housing Working Title Museum 002 Working Title Museum 003 Dominican Fortress 30th Street Station Railyard plans   2093i65   b   c

17031901   BIG   Pont De Bondy Metro Station   Paris

21031901   icm 1987 schematic modeling   2110i209

2014.03.19 10:27
17 March

The Koolhaas/OMA use of the Ichnographia Campus Martius as 'floor paper' (not wall paper) occurs in several project, but the one project (that I know of at least) where the usage went from schematics through to execution is the plinth of the CCTV Headquarters.


The ICM 'floor paper' usage still occasionally occurs in more recent projects as well. And there's a little more 'background' on the subject here.



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