22 April

1370 Hugues Aubriot laid the first stone of the Bastille
1385 Henri de Bruxelles begins work on the choir screen (jubé) of the cathedral of Troyes

1839 death of Daniel Joseph Ohlmuller

1926 birth of James Stirling

project list
1996.04.22     4014y

Scale and Architecture
1996.04.22     3120z 3748b 3730

Promenade Architecturale
1996.04.22     3120z 3730

James Stirling and the promenade architecturale   5697d
Stuttgart Promenade   5697e

S/AM post-Vidler/Rowe
1997.04.22     2140 2216 2226 3713b

Re: Hey!!!
2004.04.22 18:17     3773e

Re: Memories
2005.04.22 09:48     3790b

Featured Discussion: Volume
2007.04.22 13:00     3335u
2007.04.22 19:59     3335u 3712 3765d 3770o

Happy Birthday Jim!
2008.04.22 15:59     3202e 3333u 3746c

Sanskar Kendra
2008.04.22 16:08     3202e 3333u 3720d 5083
2008.04.22 17:18     3333u

Inga Saffron: It's not just architecture, it's city life criticism
2014.04.22 08:46     3786n

Archinect's critical round-up for the new Renzo Piano-designed Whitney Museum
2015.04.22 12:19     3310q 3710m 3773q
2015.04.22 15:51     3310q 3710m 3736ac

23 April
2015.04.22 21:14     3310r 3710m

Cross-Talk #5: 'Radical Candor'; Some Thoughts on Criticism from the Archinect Sessions Podcast
2018.04.22 17:03     3316o

F.D.R. Memorial Competition     9007y
Levy Memorial Playground     9007z
Council of Islamic Ideology     9008
Acadia National Park Headquarters Building     9008b
Cemetery of San Cataldo, etc.     9008c
Wall House Infinity     9008o
Pandelusion Houses     9008p   q   r   s

OMA   New Neue Galerie   Berlin

OMA   Milstein Hall   Ithaca   photo: Iwan Baan

2004.04.22 18:17
Re: Hey!!!
Does (any) architecture come with an owner's manual?

2008.04.22 15:59
Happy Birthday Jim!
Between studies there were a good few parties at Yale: parties in the Rogerses' house when their old lady was away in Florida; parties in Eldred's attic, parties given by other students, and above all a big party given by Paul Rudolph for Jim, which has become legendary. Richard Rogers vividly remembers the crucial episode at it: 'He had this amazing modern, real extreme modern, slightly Hollywood apartment, with steps coming in at the higher level, marble steps cantilevered off the wall. At the end there was a double-height wall of glass, and outside this there was probably seven foot of open space before a big white wall. The wall had a great light on it so you looked at it as though it was the screen of a cinema, and the light reflected back into the room -- absolutely white. And everybody else was there. There was a piano, and let's say a hundred people. An hour later, still no Jim. No Eldred. Door opens up at high level, there's a commotion, yells and giggles and so on, and then suddenly there come Eldred and Jim, down these cantilevered slightly marbly steps, giggling because they're canned, literally just rolling down these goddamn steps, drunk. It was a great entry. Paralytic. And like a lot of these paralytic situations, they didn't hurt themselves. A few minutes later Jim says "Where's the loo?" Somebody says, "Oh, it's upstairs." Jim says, "Fuck the loo" or something, goes into the space outside, in front of this unbelievable white screen, turns round and pisses against the glass, with about a hundred people who could look nowhere else. Like on a cinema screen.'
This story is endlessly retold. It is the best known of the many stories about Jim. All the versions are a little different, not surprisingly, as everyone was well stocked up with drink when it occurred. It has been improved on -- it seems likely, for instance, that the people at the other end of the room remained unaware -- but it happened. Rudolph hated to talk about it. Other people have different theories about why Jim did it: Rudolph had flayed Jim at a crit, as was sometimes his way with critics as well as students, and this was Jim's way of getting back at him; it was a 'sod you' gesture against the Yale establishment; it was just because Jim was drunk and happy. Perhaps it was a bit of all three, perhaps mostly the last. Explanations vary, but the basic image remains: Jim, with a big grin on his face, peeing against the glass.
--Mark Girouard, Big Jim: The Life and Work of James Stirling (London: Chatto & Windus, 1998), pp. 124-5.
And did you know Pop Art died today 44 years ago?

Paul Rudolph's Apartment, New Haven.

2008.04.22 16:08
Sanskar Kendra

The Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC appears to be a direct riff off Le Corbusier's museum paradigm. Reenactionary architecturism, if you will.

11042201.db Capitoline Hill plan (raw) with Antichita Forum and lower ICM registration not set   2401i06

2014.04.22 08:46
Inga Saffron: It's not just architecture, it's city life criticism
Links to Saffron's articles appear almost weekly within ArchNewsNow's daily collection of worldwide architecture news. The articles themselves, however, may not have a broad audience appeal because they are, for the most part, very Philadelphia centric. What is significant though, is that a local newspaper still publishes the work of a critic that is so in tune with what is going on here regarding architecture, urban design and planning with a strong advocacy for (and clear presentation of) whatever is best about any proposal, design and/or solution. Saffron is also not afraid to say when and why something is just plain bad.
Saffron's articles are not long, but they are full and always present a concise story--you finish with the feeling that you now have a very good understanding of what's really going on.

14042201 Mayor's House site plan 22002 context   2269i07
14042202 Green Enfilade House site plan 22002 context   2252i02

18042201 German Pavilion plan images   2152i05
18042202 German Pavilion plan   2152i06
18042203 Gericke House plans elevation   2167i03
18042204 Eames House plan elevation   217mi01

18042201   OMA   New Neue Galerie   Berlin
18042202   OMA   Milstein Hall   Ithaca

19042201   IQQ19 base model   2468i70
19042202   IQQ24 model work   2468i71
19042203   Glass House Johnson Estate schematic site plan image   2171i02

21042201   Cemetery of San Cataldo schematic model plan image Bustum Hadriani plan   2217i02
21042202   Wall House 2 model Andalusian House 1 elevation image   2219i17




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