23 July

1858 death of Nicolas Marie Joseph Chapuy

1967 marriage of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown

philosophy of history
1997.07.23     5397c

Mars (Martis)
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German doors?
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blob and box
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cad play -- Quondam Ludi
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data filters
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aesthetic correction
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Koolhaas reenacting Kahn/Tyng?
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for the love of email or ...
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2002.07.23 12:52     3765b

Mediterranean travel time ?
2004.07.23 11:07     8210n

archinect poem off
2007.07.23 08:30     3335c

Selling Out: Architects and their Archives
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Water and architecture
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domestic architecture at Ury Farm
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"dear architects...
2007.07.23 10:36     3335c

Architectural history: Moorish domes
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The Vanna Venturi House is for sale
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Ensamble Studio   Urban Shelve   Cambridge

1999.07.23 09:32
German doors?
Your parenthetical reference to osmotic has not escaped me. Indeed it surprised me, especially since you point out a very interesting example of that inside/outside, permeable space that manifests the osmotic in architecture. I know that I from time to time have posted (vague?) ideas about the osmotic (metabolic, etc.) in architecture, but I didn't think any of it was much considered by others. Seeking out the osmotic in architecture is a rewarding experience. So far, the best gauge I can come up with is to see the Pantheon in Rome and Kahn's Kimbell Art Gallery and Schinkel's stair hall (German doors?) of the Altes Museum as osmotic at the high end, and an open bus stop at the low end. There's lots of in-between stuff out there, and, of course, it would be great if architects began to consciously create osmotic spaces.

990723a House in Laguna 001 model   2267i01
990723b Wacko House 001 perspectives   2302i03
990723c Wacko House 001 perspectives  
990723d Zany House 001 002 Suburban Poché plans   2248i01 2249i01   b
99072305 Acropolis Q perspectives   2266i01
99072306 House in Laguna 001 plans elevations axonometrics perspectives   2267i02
99072307 House in Laguna 001 plans   2267i03
99072308 Wacko House 001 model   2268i04
99072309 Wacko House 001 plans   2268i05
99072310 Wacko House 002 plans   2285i02

blob and box
...about Corbu's Olivetti Headquarters design as the first manifetation of blob and box, and Stirling's Olivetti Headquarters as the second manifestation of the blob and box.

2001.07.23 10:15
aesthetic correction
I'm almost finished reading Gerhard Kopf's Piranesi's Dream...
...a excerpt I thought this list might find inducing:
"But even worse was to come. I was assused of reveling in the ugly. What humbug! The theory of the fine arts, the legislation of good taste, the science of aesthetics were already highly developed and thoroughly refined in my time. Only the concept of the ugly, although they touched upon it everywhere, had remained behind. And actually what is ugly exists insofar as what is beautiful does. What is ugly comes into being from and with the beautiful. It is indignant at what is beautiful and likes to form an alliance with what is comical. In Nature what is ugly exists as little as what is beautiful or straight lines do, and it is a mistake to consider disease a cause of what is ugly. The realm of the ugly is much larger than the realm of sensual phenomena in general. Beautiful and ugly are not value opposites, rather at best opposites of stimulation. Concerning anything that is ugly it must be said that the relationship to what is beautiful that is neglected by it is included. Only what is ugly guarentees the aesthetic correction of tradition."
Just think about how true (and perhaps even axiomatic) that last sentence really is.

2001.07.23 10:57
Koolhaas reenacting Kahn/Tyng?
There is an striking resemblence between the Koolhaas/OMA Seattle Public Library and Louis Kahn's and Anne Tyng's Muncipal Administrative Building project from 1956-57, a design for downtown Philadelphia.

Could it be that Koolhaas has moved on from reenacting late unbuilt Le Corbusier and American Mies, and is now finding inspiration in early unbuilt Kahn?

06072301 Romaphilia Philadelphia perspective

2007.07.23 09:54
Selling Out: Architects and their Archives
commodify the artifact
virtualize and open source the archive

07072301 Domestic Museum Villa Rotunda elevations   2370i16   b
07072302 Domestic Museum Wagner House model   2370i17   b
07072303 Domestic Museum Retreat House model   2370i18   b
07072304 Domestic Museum Goldenberg House model   2370i19   b

11072301 Chandigarh Capital Complex plans   2175i06

2013.07.23 11:27
Architectural history: Moorish domes
Interesting quest. I'm no expert, but I'll offer some pointers that may lead to further 'discoveries.'
Arch of Janus Quadrifrons, Rome, c. 315
According to Banister Fletcher, "It has a simple cross-vault with embedded brick box-ribs at the groins, affording a further instance of the progressive character of Roman constructive techniques: such ribs are possibly the prototypes of Gothic ribbed vaults."
The Roman Empire of the early 300s was more Eastern centric than Rome centric, with the emperors having more government centers in Asia Minor and Northern Europe than at Rome. For example, Diocletian (c. 300) ruled from Nicomedia (Izmet, Turkey), and before Constantine founded Constantinople (c. 330), he ruled two decades from Treves (Trier, Germany), having spent only about a total of two months in Rome over the course of 30 years. The point being there was a lot of back and forth between Northern Europe and Asia Minor, bringing about a 'cultural exchange' moving mostly from East to West. The Romanesque style very much grew out of this Eastern influence.
I'd try to do a parallel chronology of Moorish architecture and Romanesque architecture. I think you'll start finding similarities, with the Moorish evolving much quicker into elaborate vaulting and the Romanesque striving toward greater and greater height.

15072301   Ensamble Studio   Urban Shelve   Cambridge

16072301 IQ54 full plan   6454i01
16072302 IQ54/04 Center City Philadelphia plans   6454i02
16072303 IQ55 full plan   6455i01
16072304 IQ55/01 Karastan plans   6455i02

17072301 surface models work   2462i06
17072302 GAUA IQ24 plans working model   2429i222   b

18072301 Gallaratese Housing Block plans elevations   2214i07
18072302 Parc de la Villette schematic plan image   224ji01

19072301 Basilica of the Madeleine plan section elevation nts   2480i43
19072302 San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane plan section elevation nts   2480i44
19072303 Villa Shodhan wireframe model work   217si08

21072301   Meier @ iq47 base model   249ei04





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