21 August

1361 the old basilica of the Lateran ruined by fire

1814 death of Sir Benjamin Thompson

Parkway Interpolation
1998.08.21     2278

the rest of s+a
1999.08.21     3773b

2001 death of Steven Izenour     4018c

2001.08.21 13:47     3779b 5140b 5127

"...a shift into spontaneous mode,
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2007.08.21 12:22     3334w 3749m 3770q 3773g
2007.08.21 13:11     3334w

thesis... phenomenology
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2007.08.21 13:40     3203z 3334w

Name that Architect and Building!!!
2007.08.21 12:45     3334w
2007.08.21 13:20     3334w
2007.08.21 17:05     3334v 3775m

the ghost thread
2007.08.21 15:11     3334v

peter's canon
2008.08.21 15:37     3333f

Taking a Poll
2014.08.21 15:48     3705t 3710j

Archinect, please boycott Israel (its about time!)
2014.08.21 17:42     3739i 3775v

We're suckers for any architecture that looks like us
2015.08.21 17:12     3312f
2015.08.21 19:18     3312f

Thread Central
2016.08.21 03:15     3314k

The Discovery of Piranesi's Final Project
2022.08.21     8001j


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040821a Bustum Hadriani analysis D'Aulerio   2342i12

2007.08.21 11:27
"...a shift into spontaneous mode,
Instinct is not the same thing as reason. To start with, instinct is much quicker.

2007.08.21 12:22
"...a shift into spontaneous mode,
Marketing an architectural firm and designing to generate publicity are not the same thing

2007.08.21 12:03
thesis... phenomenology
Le Corbusier's five points actually matured along with his oeuvre, and the promenade architecturale formula is often [executed] within the buildings as well. In many ways, Holl's work comprises an adroit riff off Ronchamp, Maison Jaoul and Cap Martin.

2007.08.21 17:05
Name that Architect and Building!!!
...you might be interested in looking through Arthur Drexler's Transformations in Modern Architecture (MoMA exhibition book, 1979). It's full of less well known 1960s-1970s buildings that look very inspiring today. Got a copy via eBay about a year ago and it's interesting to now look for images of the buildings online. I've been planning a 'reenactment' of the 1979 exhibition at Quondam for several months now. Looks like it will finally happen.

12082101 Mikveh Israel Synagogue Mikveh PMP models orthagonal   220ci05

2014.08.21 15:48
Taking a Poll
...for me at least, the real value of an internet forum is that it can be a meander. I especially like to see anything internet as something other than what is available in the 'real' world. This may sound too abstract, but I feel what hurts this particular forum the most is any gesture that tries to impose some control over it...

2014.08.21 17:42
Archinect, please boycott Israel (its about time!)
The solution and scenario proposed by this thread is obvious: boycott Israel.
It's strange for me to remember (because of this thread) the first time I ever heard of (activism against South African) apartheid, it was in the kitchen of the Faruqi residence, spring 1984. Faruqi's niece, who I went to architecture school with, returned to Lebanon upon graduation in 1980. She returned to the States for a visit in 1984 and invited me to lunch with her aunt. Lois Faruqi, a Belgian, was a music professor, and I had met her before at a Bach fugue concert circa 1978. Anyway, another guest at the luncheon was a Indian grad student living at the Faruqi house for the term. Most of the conversation was between Mrs. Faruqi and the grad student all about apartheid. Faruqi's niece and myself were somewhat out of our depth, and especially confused by the ongoing distinction between the treatment of 'coloreds' versus the treatment of 'blacks', both of which were bad, but the treatment of 'coloreds' was not as bad as the treatment of 'blacks'. Finally we had to ask, "why are you making a distinction between the treatment of coloreds and blacks?" The answer, "Because in apartheid blacks are African negroes and coloreds are brown skinned people like Indians." I honestly had no idea that apartheid was such a systematic form of racism.
It's very sad and still troubling to think that Lois Faruqi and her husband (the last Palestinian governor of Galilee) were, two years later, brutally murdered in that very house.
The next time I heard discussions on apartheid was in 1985, when I was working at the University of Pennsylvania and the University was being pressured (by students, etc.) to boycott South Africa (which it ultimately soon did).
Fortunately by the early 1990s the boycott worked.

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18082101 Wolf House plans elevation working data   214ci01
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19082101 iq61s15 Domestic Museum Ury Farm Dominican MotherHouse plans model   2477i08

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