11 June

1695 death of André Félibien des Avaux

1782 birth of John Sell Cotman

1839 death of Marie Alexandre Lenoir
1868 death of August Sicard von Sicardsburg
1886 abduction of Ludwig II at Neuschwanstein

Einstein, History and other Passions
1996.06.11     3784b

Civilization and its Discontents
1996.06.11     3784b

ruin as generator
1997.06.11     e2632 5397b

1997.06.11     2285 3716 3751 4401

1997.06.11     2266 2278 2279

Re: regarding your page w. Santa Croce
2002.06.11 10:34     8210j

2002.06.11 e2997

The Architecture of the City
2002.06.11     1982a

Utopia or Megalopolis?

life imitates art?
2004.06.11 10:38     3727d 5010 5051

no thanks for the memories
2004.06.11 11:59     3739e

architectural otherness
2008.06.11     3710c

U. Kentucky studio gallery opening in Louisville
2009.06.11 13:01     3332n

please comment or destroy, thank you
2009.06.11 23:12     3332n

Why is architectural theory so hard to read?
2012.06.11 09:49     3330q 3727g 3741c

Op-Ed: Beyond Stars, Icons and Much More, by Patrik Schumacher
2015.06.11 12:40     3311b 3735e

Fuck the White Gods
2018.06.11 10:06     3316s

BIG   New Museum   Vest Agder

2. ...beginning to wonder whether architecture in the virtual realm is more the product of the osmotic imagination.
3. ...add spaces within the "framework" of the Piranesi plans.

06061101.db Stoner Food Restaurant perspectives   2368i02


10061101 Vanna Venturi House plans sections elevations with other domestic plans   2182i00
10061102 Stockholm Public Library plans sections elevation with museum plans   2144i01
10061103 Pavillon Suisse plans section elevation with other plans by Le Corbusier   2159i01
10061104 Palace of Assembly plans section elevation with other plans by Le Corbusier   2176i01

2012.06.11 09:49
Why is architectural theory so hard to read?
I just read chapter 3 of The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture (now for the fourth time) this afternoon, and I reread the Introduction and the footnotes this morning. It is not an easy book, especially for a relative novice of architecture. If you want to discuss the book here within this thread, I'm game.
The notion of the city as archipelago is worthwhile, although not at all original to Aureli--see "Cities within the city" in Lotus International 19 (1978) by Ungers, Koolhaas et al for the origins of the notion. Aureli's finding of "archipelagos" within instances of architecture of the last 500 years is a little forced, and the 'history' that goes along with Aureli's hypothesis can make the overall analysis seem somewhat more dense than it really needs to be--a nimity of academic trappings which in the end may well prevent "what opens the potential for imagining it differently."
I have already commented (within archinect/forum) on various aspects of this text on four occasions: 2011.02.01, 2011.01.31, 2008.12.30 and 2008.12.31.

13061101 Dresdner Bank elevation   223ci05
13061102 Domincan Motherhouse @ NNTC plans model   2206i21
13061103 The Philadelphia School @ NNTC plans   2237i08
13061104 Hurva Synagogue @ NNTC plans model   2209i07   b

17061101 Bagsvaerd Church plan section elevaions   246ai39
17061102 Museum of Hamar plans sections  
17061103 Central Beheer Offices plan section   246ai40
17061104 Willis Faber & Dumas plans section site plan   246ai41
17061105 Pompidou Center plans section  
17061106 Can Lis plans sections elevation   221ci0a
17061107 Gumma Museum of Modern Art plans section elevation  
17061108 Neue Staatsgalerie plans section elevation   2234i0a
17061109 Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank plans section   246ai42
17061110 Willemspark School plans sections axonometric   246ai43
17061111 National Museum of Roman Art plans section elevation  
17061112 Menil Collection plans section  
17061113 Spiral Building plans section elevation   246ai44
17061114 Wexner Center plan section  
17061115 Vals Thermal Baths plan sections   246ai45
17061116 Goetz Gallery plan sections elevation   246ai46
17061117 Galician Center of Art plan section elevations   246ai47
17061118 Hostalets Civic Center plans section elevation   246ai48
17061119 Menara Mesiniaga plans section elevation   246ai49
17061120 Cultural & Congress Center plan section elevation   246ai50
17061121 Tjibaou Cultural Center plans section elevation   246ai51
17061122 Chapel of St. Ignatius plan sections   246ai52
17061123 LF1-Landesgartenschau plans section elevation   246ai53
17061124 Sendai Mediatheque plans section elevation   246ai54
17061125 Bilbao Guggenheim Museum plan section elevation   2271i0b
17061126 Schroder House plans section elevations   2147i0b
17061127 Schroder House Fallingwater Lovell House Villa Müller Jacobs House Baker House Villa Mairea Eames House Barragan House and Studio Maisons Jaoul elevations   2147i01

17061101   BIG   New Museum   Vest Agder

18061101 Palace of Versailles and Park working plans image   2092i30
18061102 Olivetti HQ Milton Keynes plan model Leicester University Engineering Building Florey Building plans   2216i16
18061103 Olivetti HQ Milton Keynes plan Conference Room elevations   2216i17   b
18061104 Olivetti HQ Milton Keynes Conference Room Leicester University Engineering Building Florey Building elevations   2216i18   b
18061105 House III plans elevations   221fi01

19061101 Douglas House plan   222bi02
19061102 Möbius House plan   228bi02
19061103 Maison Dom-ino Maison Citröhan Villa Savoye Farnsworth House Glass House Wiley House Smith House Douglas House Möbius House plans   2140i26




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