12 September

1362 Orcagna stopped working on the mosaics of the façade of the Duomo, Florence

1794 Dr. William Thornton was appointed by the President to be one of the commissioners in charge of the District of Columbia

1814 death of James Cavanah Murphy

architecture in cyberspace?...the flow/current/wave pattern...
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Re: Archives Restored
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war souvenirs
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Re: more news from Philadelphia's Logan Circle
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the concept of surface
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Bufalini--Nolli--Piranesi 01
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Bufalini--Nolli--Piranesi 02
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What would happen if you mix two master architects with opposing styles?
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fashion statements 2001-2012, what's next?
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12 September
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First SketchUp, now Gehry Technologies - Trimble makes another big acquisition
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How to read like an architect.
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12 September
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MGM Arquitectos   Sede del Diario TAZ   Berlin

OMA . OLIN   11th St. Bridge Park   Washington DC

2000.09.12 12:55
Re: Archives Restored
...as a very real and indeed interactive architectural novel where characters come in and out of the "narrative" both expectedly and unexpectedly, and the "story" meanders like one of those great rivers that sometimes overflows and floods and sometimes runs dry while raindrops are eagerly awaited.

07091201 Courthouse with Garage Villa Savoye plans   2156i11
07091202 ICM Janiculum   2110i61

2011.09.12 11:46
What would happen if you mix two master architects with opposing styles?
Le Corbusier - Kahn
Le Corbusier - Venturi
Schinkel - Trumbauer - Hejduk - Stirling
early Le Corbusier - late Le Corbusier
Le Corbusier - Hejduk
Mies van der Rohe - Hejduk

2011.09.12 11:55
What would happen if you mix two master architects with opposing styles?
Le Corbusier - Quondam

2011.09.12 19:00
What would happen if you mix two master architects with opposing styles?
comparative scale :: stylistic contrasts :: programmatic comparisons :: exploring architectural potentials/exercising architectural virtuality :: recombinant architectures :: an other architectural history

12091208 IQ08 composite plans   2070i07
12091209 IQ09 composite plans   2092i05

13091201 Wacko House 002 plans   2285i06
13091202 International Planning Competition for Berlin scan plans set orthagonally with Altes Museum context plan   2120i27   217ii00

14091201   MGM Arquitectos   Sede del Diario TAZ   Berlin
14091202   OMA . OLIN   11th St. Bridge Park   Washington DC

17091201 Palace of Versailles Villa Rotonda Ury House Mount Pleasant Villa Stein de Monzie Villa à Garches Composition Three Villa Savoye Tugendhat House Robie House Maison Dom-ino Maison du Peintre Ozenfant Whitemarsh Hall Schindler-Chace House 5233 Arbor Street Houses Under a Common Roof Pruitt-Igoe Housing Governor's Palace Farnsworth House Fruchter House De Vore House Adler House William A. M. Burden House plans   2092i13
17091202 Schindler-Chace House plan   2146i02
17091203 Schröder House plan work   2147i02

18091201 Lustgarten Altes Box Museum IQ55/06 NNTC Ottopia model work plans orthagonal   2334i07   b   c
18091202 Altes Museum model @ IQ55/06 orthagonal   2120i53
18091203 Winton Guest house plan site plan elevations section   2247i03
18091204 appositional architecture houses plans Adler house DeVore House Fruchter House Trenton Jewish Community Center Day Camp Fisher House Brant House Tucker Town Brant House Addition Kasperson House Long Gallery House ICA House Cooper & Pratt House Winton Guest House Mayor's House Green Enfilade House   217ei09

19091201 Stein de Monzie Villa à Garches Weissenhof Siedlung Single House Weissenhof Row Houses Weissenhof Apartment Building Weissenhof Lovell House Villa Baizeau Composition Three Composition Three Villa Savoye domestic plans elevations   2150i09
19091202 GAUA 004 wireframe model opaque work   2458i22

2014.09.12 13:54
How to read like an architect.

I'm currently in the process of taking apart a 1823 edition of Durand's Précis des Leçons d’Architecture. It's never easy taking apart a book (literally and emotionally), but I'm doing it this time to optimally scan all the engravings.

When I'm done with the scanning, I could sell the engravings individually at eBay (and make back maybe 5 times the amount I paid for the book), yet I'll probably just keep it all and rearrange it with other (taken apart) books to create strange and new architecture books.
I never counted all my books, but it's a lot, kind of too much. What's weird now is what books I have more than one of:
Architectural Theory
Out of the Ordinary (one from the Free Library for 25 cents)
Adjusting Foundations
Pewter Wings, Golden Horns, Stone Veils
Lotus 19
Lotus 22
Letarouilly (two 1980s, one 1910s)
Buhlmann's Classic and Renaissance Architecture
Schinkel's Collection of Architectural Designs (both 1981 folio box edition size)
El Croquis MDRDV 1991-2002
Le Corbusier's Oeuvre Complete vol. 1
Le Corbusier's Oeuvre Complete vol. 8
Norberg-Schulz's Baroque Architecture (big)
Tafuri and De Feo's Modern Architecture/2 (small)
Architecture and Utopia
If I took apart all those 'extra' books and then rearrange them, that would be quite a new library of architecture books.
I used to have two of Durand's Recueil et Parallèle des Édifices de tout genre, Anciens et Modernes, but I sold the 1982(?) reprint edition once I acquired an expanded 3 volume 1826 Italian edition.

2014.09.12 18:11
How to read like an architect.
The last architecture books I received (last week) were Abstract 2010/2011 and Abstract 2012/2013, Columbia University's year Architecture/Planning/Preservation school yearly review. I've only looked through them once so far, and I wasn't particularly impressed by the work--it all seems somewhat dated (like from 2000-2001) and for the most part over-articulated. I'll look again and perhaps I'll gleam more from it all. I ordered the books mostly for the over 700 pages each (at a relatively cheap price) thinking I'd then see lots of architectural ideas I hadn't seen before. Sadly, it didn't work out that way.

2014.09.12 19:25
How to read like an architect.
I'm finally getting around to doing something I thought about over seven years ago:
2007.07.03 16:44: Just got a 1823 edition of Durand's Précis des leçons d'architecture this past Saturday, and seeing it now next to Hejduk's books inspires a comparative reenactionary analysis.

I think there are all kinds of forms of reading, even to the point of literally taking a book apart is a form of reading (because you learn some things about the book that you wouldn't learn otherwise, and you start noticing compositional issues that also wouldn't be noticed otherwise).
In 'regular' reading I use small post-it notes as bookmarks, and thus lots of my books have multiple small post-it notes sticking out of them.
I used to use very old (like 1995) text scanning software, but, now, with my new medium/large flat scanner, I'm amazed at how good text now translates into digital format. In using digital text, you go through a second close reading of the text, and, in reworking the text into html (for example), the book comes alive in a way that wasn't there before. I'm still in the process of reworking Vincent Scully's Louis I. Kahn (1962), and it's a real pleasure and learning experience having the images along side the text (instead of all the images at the back of the book. --4003b-4003e (so far).

fashion statements 2001-2012, what's next?
2012.09.12 18:52

Stephen Lauf, Fashion Statement 002, 2001.06.20

Stephen Lauf, Fashion Statement 005, 2001.06.20

Stephen Lauf, Fashion Statement 008, 2006.02.25

OMA, G Star RAW vs. OMA, 2012

If OMA/AMO is looking for some inspiration in 2014 or 2015, then may I suggest something I did in 2004.




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