26 March

1387 William of Wykeham commensed S. Mary's College at Winchester

1483 birth of Raffaello Santi

1726 death of Sir John Vanbrugh
1753 birth of Sir Benjamin Thompson

1869 death of Léon Emmanuel Simon Joseph, Marquis de Laborde

Articles at Quondam
1997.03.26     3716 4012q

war design
1999.03.26 06:12     3784d

reenactment architecture
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MDRT Foundation Hall   1972   3900c
Queen Lane Water Station   3900d

[Signs of] Otherwise Eyes

Re: The history of the destruction of architecture
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Re: NYC Late Antique Exhibit
2004.03.26 17:26     8210m

Theory Part II - Doing What I Said I Would Do...
2007.03.26 11:11     3335y 3749l 5027
2007.03.26 11:18     3335y 3749l 5135

...and speaking of random tangents
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2008.03.26 13:46     3333w

Their house is a museum, when people come to see 'em
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2009.03.26 11:39     3332o

Re: Traditional Architecture
2012.03.26 11:20     3330v 3749u 3760b

OMA wins Axel Springer Berlin HQ competition
2014.03.26 22:05     e2752 3736aa

OMA   City Museum Extension   Mumbai

Mias   Kip Island Auditorium   Letonia

[Signs of] Otherwise Eyes
...a book of intentions...

2004.03.26 16:57
Re: The history of the destruction of architecture
Imagine how different ancient architectural history would be if there were existing records of all the 'Pagan' temples destroyed in the name of Christianity. For example, where exactly in Greece did the spiral columns within the original St. Peter's Basilica (later reenacted via the baldachin by Bernini) come from? It was Eutropia that first told Helena about these columns and their original locations.
Or what would architectural history be like if all the buildings that were ever erected on this planet were a matter of record?

040326a Ottopia base map 2   2349i04
040326b Ottopia2 Schizophrenic Folds plans   2307i02

2007.03.26 11:11
Theory Part II - Doing What I Said I Would Do...
Of course "productive misreading" is different than lying. But in our crazy modern reality "productive misreading" and lying are sometimes the same thing.

2007.03.26 11:18
Theory Part II - Doing What I Said I Would Do...
"So what would Deleuze do?"
"Well, let's reenact him and find out."

2007.03.26 11:56
...and speaking of random tangents
"The history of architecture is replete with successful projects that are the result of novelity found within false history and, more recently, outmoded science.
Historian Rudolf Wittkower, in Architectural Principles in the Age of Humanism, gives as an example Andrea Palladio's historical error attributing superimposed pediments to the Pantheon giving erroneous historical legitimacy to his unsurpassed Venetian churches."
--Reiser + Umemoto, Atlas of Novel Tectonics, p. 170.
Go read pages 89 to 97 of Architectural Principles in the Age of Humanism to see what examples Wittkower really gave.
Do you think Reiser + Umemoto purposefully wrote historical error within their passage about historical error in order to more strongly make the point about the modus operandi of historical error in design itself?

07032601 Northeast Philadelphia 1843 map   u6595

2012.03.26 11:20
Re: Traditional Architecture

I guess the irony here is that pandering to the public is indeed one of the ways to make lots of money these days.

Then again, 'how to make lots of money' isn't one of the things taught in architecture school, is it?

13032601 New Not There City site plan development   2413i07
13032602 New Not There City site plan development   2413i08

15032601   OMA   City Museum Extension   Mumbai

15032601 ICM Circus Agonalia first state plans images attached   2110i104

16032601 Savoye Shadows Annexation plan model site plan 2200x1100 Ury IQ61   2408i04

17032601   Mias   Kip Island Auditorium   Letonia

18032601 Walt Disney Concert Hall plans sections   225ii01
18032602 Gunma Prefectural Museum of Modern Art plans elevation section   221ei01
18032603 Parc de la Villette Follies plans sections elevations axonometric   224fi01
18032604 Great Pyramid Beauvais Cathedral Washington Monument Eiffel Tower Chryler Building Empire State Building World Trade Center Towers Sears Tower Hancock Tower elevations   2060i20
18032605 Cambridge History Faculty Building plan   2192i01
18032606 Neue Staatsgalerie plans section elevation   2234i05
18032607 Il Teatro del Mondo plans elevations   224gi02
18032608 Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts plans section   2188i02

19032601   Berlin 1958 repositioned @ IQQ14 15 18 19 plans work data   217ii10
19032602   Berlin 1958 @ IQQ14 15 18 19 plans work data   217ii11

2014.03.26 22:05
OMA wins Axel Springer Berlin HQ competition

Note the Ichnographia Campus Martius used as floor paper again.




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