30 May

1770 death of François Boucher

Re: architectural theory
1999.05.30 10:18     3123c 3737b 3775b

Re: blind, without imagery
2003.05.30 12:39     3765b 3770h

2004 Artifacts of Ottopia

Re: Any idea ?
2004.05.30 12:26     3747g

2004.05.30     2219 3705j 3709n 3713d 5082 5111

Re: not-GZ
2005.05.30 10:53     3790b

...genuinely and unexpectedly missed
2006.05.30 10:00     3336w 3775k

Can you say canonical?
2008.05.30 09:17     3333n 3721 3736q 3768c 4014d 5808g

Hitler's Classical Architect
2013.05.30 11:29     3716h 3775s

“Technology is a cruel tool" -Peter Eisenman
2016.05.30 09:44     3314g
2016.05.30 12:26     3314g
2016.05.30 20:03     3314g

Brochure Factory / Rittenhouse Square
2021.05.30     9007h

New Dexterity: Patterning
2021.05.30     9007i

Patterning / Hejduk
2021.05.30     9007j

Herzog & de Meuron   Tate Modern Extension   London

1999.05.30 10:18
architectural theory
...I am now also thinking about 'Piranesi and the torture of two-dimensional space' as a topic to investigate.

2003.05.30 12:39
Re: blind, without imagery
Is progress really just another word for ongoing discontent?

2004.05.30 12:26
Re: Any idea ?
I'm curious about your comment that "the Black Mesa mine and power plant is a large portion of the juice that powers the bright lights and big city of Las Vegas." Do you know what other sources power Las Vegas? For example, I thought the power generated at Hoover Dam was the primary electrical source for Las Vegas, although I have to admit that I really only assumed that.
As to "BTUs and lifestyle", you've got me thinking, and I've come to the conclusion that a modern lifestyle doesn't even exist without abundant BTUs. Does this abundance simply make wastefulness too easy? Does the abundance make (most of) us otherwise oblivious to its actual source? Do the makings of an easier life(style) also make it easier to forget? I'm wondering whether the "hook" you elude to might not be found somewhere near the oblivion factor of 'our' electrified lifestyles.

3. Architectural Otherness

2006.05.30 10:00
...genuinely and unexpectedly missed
"The currency was debased, trade languished, and the countryside swarmed with bandits and vagabonds. Many of the country's enterprising young men emigrated to New Spain. The result was a labor shortage--one that Philip exacerbated by expelling some 275,00 Moriscos from the peninsula between 1609 and 1614. It was an emotionally popular move, but once the Moriscos were gone they were genuinely and unexpectedly missed, for they had been hardworking farmers, laborers, and artisans and it was not easy to replace them."
Mary Cable, El Escorial (New York: Newsweek Books, 1971), p. 102.

13053001 Alder House plan   217fi00
13053002 Alder House plan plus other Kahn plans   217fi01

2013.05.30 11:29
Hitler's Classical Architect
I agree that 'ominous' and 'sinister' are not easy frameworks, but I do see such characteristics within aspects of Speer's architecture. In line with the elegant, there is also an extremism. For example, and using the Vitruvian formula, there is extreme firmness where even the commodity is rendered firm, and, at the same time, there is an extreme lack of delight (unless one delights in the extreme lack of delight). This particular unbalanced combination manifests the ominous and the sinister. Hence, paradoxical is also a word I'd use to frame an analysis of the architecture of Albert Speer.
I remember when I first saw Rossi's drawings for the Modena Cemetery that I felt there was something 'sinister' about the design.
Coincidentally, I'm just starting to read Spectacles of Death in Ancient Rome where the back cover asks the question: How could civilized Romans enjoy watching the killing of gladiators, criminals, captives, Christian's and beasts?

14053001 Salustiani Mall plan 22002 in situ   2431i04
14053002 Hadriani Mall plan 22002 in situ   2432i02
14053003 Danteum Plus Ultra plan 22002 in situ   2433i01

15053001   Herzog & de Meuron   Tate Modern Extension   London

16053001 GAUA sector 1 site plan IQ28   2429i143
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18053001 Leicester University Engineering Building plans elevation   2181i04

19053001   Temple of Poseidon Arch of Constantine Santa Maria Novella Porta Pia elevations   2065i03

21053001   Brochure Factory Rittenhouse Square patterning axonometric iiq15   2259i06
21053002   Brochure Factory Maze House models   2259i07




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