16 May

1498 Pietro Lombardo was appointed protomaestro of the Doges' Palace

1521 Gatien François was made maître d'oeuvre of the king in Touraine (France)

1669 death of Pietro da Cortona

1733 Antonio di Francesco Gai was commissioned to make the bronze gates of the loggietta of the campanile in the Piazza di San Marco, Venice
1782 last will and testiment of Angelo Domenico Piranesi

Re: Piranesi
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3D play
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another Piranesian daze
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next things
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Koolhaas versus the Actor
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The Planless House
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ever feel like you are just...
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"I see sham pane, but no glasses"
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lost endings
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The Official Paradigm Shift thread
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Archinect's The Plagiarius Awards Gallery
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Now try taking it to court.
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First Images of the 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei
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14 May
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FRANK GEHRY AT WORK on View in New York City
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Redrawing History

Julia Louis-Dreyfus + Terry Gross replace Kevin Spacey as AIA keynote speakers
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glorious whole reminders, etc.
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e2a Eckert Eckert   Guggenheim Museum   Helsinki

Horace Trumbauer, Whitemarsh Hall (Wyndmoor, PA: under construction, 1917.05.16).

2007.05.16 20:32
"I see sham pane, but no glasses"
It looks like Redwood Fisher (son of Miers, supercargo) and Joseph Jacques Ramée crossed the Atlantic Ocean (from Europe to the US landing mid September 1812) on the same ship. Miers met with Ramée at least two times, but it doesn't look like Ramée was ever at Ury. Was Ramée perhaps architect of the quondam St. John's Episcopal Church (1815) at American and Brown Street in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia?

The entrance facade of St. John's Church looks just like this.

2008.05.16 10:38
Now try taking it to court.
When it comes to making "a diagram or a plan that shows the ideas of a building, I like to think at least big.

2008.05.16 16:06
The Official Paradigm Shift thread
In the future, everyone will be a starchitect for fifteen minutes. That should satisfy everyone.

2012.05.16 11:08
First Images of the 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei
"In the future, all the past (and even the present?) will be a fiction."
[I'm just not myself till I] Rita Novel.

2013.05.16 11:32
FRANK GEHRY AT WORK on View in New York City

Remember Eisenman's September 2002 proposal for new towers adjacent Ground Zero?

I don't have any books on Gehry post 1999, so I still have to investigate what Gehry was doing circa 2002. Actually, there is a more recent book I can get from the Free Library. I have a feeling that Eisenman was ahead of Gehry with regard to the whole crumbling/falling-down look/form.
Will history come to acknowledge the events of 9-11 as having a significant effect on early 21st century architectural form?

2013.05.16 21:19
FRANK GEHRY AT WORK on View in New York City
I used the word crumble (with a 'b'), and you used the word crumple (with a 'p'), and they are not the same thing. Yes, the crumple (ie, scrunch together) has been a part of Gehry's design vocabulary since the late nineties, but the crumble (ie, erode, fall apart) is much more recent in Gehry's work. It might well be significant that Eisenman's 2002 design is a combination of crumple and crumble.

14051601 Ideal City Reenactment perspectives   2244i09
14051602 Ideal City Reenactment aerial perspective   2244i10

15051601 IQ11 Le Antichita Romane Capitoline Hill   3392ui23
15051602 IQ11 Le Antichita Romane Forum   3392ui24
15051603 IQ11 model   3392ui25   b
15051604 ASouq Neighborhoods IQ12 plans   2446i00   b
15051605 ASouq 001 plan   2441i00   b
15051606 ASouq 002 plan   2442i00   b   c

15051601   e2a Eckert Eckert   Guggenheim Museum   Helsinki

16051601 IQ43 Palace of Versailles Altes Museum/Berlin plans   2092i11
16051602 IQ44 Whitemarsh Hall Philadelphia Museum of Art Villa Savoye Tugendhat House plans   2141i04
16051603 IQ45 Houses for KFSchinkel plans   2239i24
16051604 IQ45 Houses for KFSchinkel Le Composites Jung Zaha House plans   2239i25
16051605 IQ45 Jung Zaha House plan model 2200x1100 site plan   2382i03
16051606 IQ45 Danteum Urban Components Farnsworth House Museum of Knowledge plans   2165i14
16051607 IQ46 Maison l'Homme House 10: Museum Kimbell Art Museum Wall House 2 plans   2196i10

18051601 Casa del Fascio plan   2161i03
18051602 Ichnographia Campus Martius Templum Martis plan   2110i136

19051601   Villa dall'Ava plans elevations section   2276i13

21051601   religious Stonehenge Temple of Poseidon Parthenon Great Stupa Temple of Horus Pantheon Temple of Venus and Rome Basilica of Sts. Peter and Marcellinus Basilica of St. Agnes Sts. Sergius and Bacchus Hagia Sophia Mahabodhi Temple Dome of the Rock Great Mosque of Damascus Shore Temple Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba Lingaraja Temple Basilica of the Madeleine Thoronet Abbey Our Lady of Reims plans iq27   2061i19
21051602   Our Lady of Reims plan (plans elevations working data)   207ci02

2013.05.16 10:56
14 May
It's odd to think that Piranesi works like Koolhaas does, especially since it's certain Piranesi did not know Koolhaas. If Piranesi's hedonism is in the architecture, then shouldn't Piranesi's architecture (that exhibits hedonism) be shown? I wouldn't say that the Carceri, for example, exhibit "pleasure or happiness as the sole or chief good in life." And the architecture in the Ichnograpia Campus Martius exhibits more inversionary themes like life/death, Pagan/Christian, love/war, and lots of spectator activity (which is more passive than active).
It's interesting to compare Tafuri's more rapid-fire passages with what was in architectural journals/magazines at the same time the passages were written. The passages are very much like taking all your bookmarks and then writting a sentence or two about each of them, and then grouping the sentences into paragraphs. I believe all the rapid-fire passages could have been very precisely footnoted.
From the vaults...

Piranesi's Birthday 2007.01

Piranesi's Birthday 2007.02

Piranesi's Birthday 2007.03

It's Piranesi time to the nth degree.




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