25 September

1396 Thomas Arundel created archbishop of Canterbury

1552 Pierre Lemercier was commissioned to finish the high tower of the church of S. Maclou at Pontoise, Seine-et-Oise, France
1599 birth of Francesco Borromino

1781 Laura's and Giuseppe's debts

1876 death of Ernst von Bandel
1892 death of Edmond Jean Baptiste Théodor René Joly

2000.09.25     2225 2278 3713c 3743j 3770c 3786c 3791b 5500c

definition of Quondam
2003.09.25     3730g

designs of 1934
2007.09.25     1934

Tate Modern 2 by Herzog & de Meuron
2014.09.25 10:58     374ab
2014.09.25 12:34

22 September
2014.09.25 11:10

26 August
2014.09.25 11:33     3250f 3730o 374ac
2014.09.25 11:51     3730o 374ac 3783h 3786o

23 September
2014.09.25 12:25     3309k 3786o

Eisenhower Memorial to consider plan that removes most of Frank Gehry’s designs
2014.09.25 13:50     3774g

In the future, everything will be a museum.
2015.09.25 11:59     3312p 3765f 3773s

The Zaha "Oh No": Architecture Deserves Better Journalism
2015.09.25 12:16     3312p

Thread Central
2016.09.25 11:36     3314p 3747r

REX   Necklace Residense   Long Island

Toyo Ito   Metropolitan Opera House   Taichung

96092501 ICM Horti Neroniani plans   3392bi01
96092503 ICM plans   2110i01
96092504 ICM plans   2110i02
96092505 ICM plans   2110i03
96092506 ICM Axis of Life plans   2110i04
96092507 ICM contiguous elements   2110i05
96092508 ICM contiguous elements   2110i06
96092509 ICM Bustum Hadriani analysis   2110i07
96092510 ICM Horti Luciniani model   2110i08
96092511 ICM schematic plans   2110i09
96092512 ICM B.F. Parkway plans   2110i10
96092513 ICM B.F. Parkway plans   2110i11
96092514 ICM Logan Circle plans   2110i12
96092515 ICM plans   2110i13
96092516 Porticus Neroniani Villa Rotunda 5233   2110i14 2166i01
96092517 Porticus Neroniani Eakins Oval   2110i15
96092518 Porticus Neroniani Villa Rotunda   2110i16
96092519 Analogous Building perspective   2287i01
96092520 Analogous Building perspective   2287i02
96092521 Analogous Building plans model   2287i03   b
96092522 World Trade Center VSBA Housing model   2218i01
96092523 Museum of Arts and Crafts elevations perspectives   2244i01

08092501 collection of domestic plans (in chronological order)
08092502 Courthouse Plus Ultra plan development

13092501 Altes Museum plan within the context of Le Corbusier's 1958 Berlin plan

2014.09.25 10:58
Tate Modern 2 by Herzog & de Meuron
Riccardo, great images and thanks for the rendering/construction side-by-side presentation. There's a strong appeal to the building as it looks currently--kind of "Brutalism 2.0". Ever since both this design and the first scheme design were published in 2006, I thought there's definitely the potential for the ultimate building to be something uniquely 21st century. Looks like that's now for sure going to be the case.

2014.09.25 12:34
Tate Modern 2 by Herzog & de Meuron
OM.., I think the brick façade 'texture' you mention might be due to some of the concrete openings being screened as opposed to open horizontal slits. Look at the 'dusk' rendering above and notice how the interior light is coming through more than just the horizontal strip openings.

2014.09.25 13:50
Eisenhower Memorial to consider plan that removes most of Frank Gehry’s designs
The notion that one "system of aesthetic ideas and ideals" is better capable of increasing human happiness than another "system of aesthetic ideas and ideals" already seems to be an ideology, and a strange and even potentially dangerous ideology at that.
Also, how does one even judge levels of happiness in such cases?
What are you going to do, put up a picture of the Paris Opera House against a picture of the Disney Concert Hall and ask people which makes for more human happiness?

2014.09.25 11:51
26 August
Although the real, albeit subliminal, inspiration for me is probably this:

Wandering through un-time and un-space?

2014.09.25 12:25
23 September
I suppose you mean scale-up as the reverse of scale-down.
Back in school, Spring 1979, we were studying/designing in-fill housing. Dave and I were partners, and our site was a North Philadelphia neighborhood just south Girard Avenue and east of Broad Street. We had a clay site model (maybe like 40th scale) so we could quickly discern all the gaps within the neighborhood that potentially needed to be filled. One day Dave made a small model of Wall House 2 and said, "I think we should fill all the gaps with this." It really looked good, and no doubt we both wished we could have ultimately presented that and be done with it. All the same, our final design did get a lot of praise, and our final 1/8 scale, chipboard, detail portion of the site model was part of the Broad Street Comes Alive exhibit at the Philadelphia Art Alliance downtown that summer.
I still have the final site plan drawing, and perhaps I will bring Dave's idea back into play.
Dave was a hemophiliac, and sadly one of a whole generation of hemophiliacs that ultimately died of AIDS (1 April 1994) due to receiving infected blood back in the very early 1980s.

15092501   NNTC01 grid block infill   2413i34

15092501   REX   Necklace Residense   Long Island

16092501   Toyo Ito   Metropolitan Opera House   Taichung

18092501 IQ62 Triumphal Way Parc de la Villette Cubist ICM Colosseum Temple of Venus and Rome Circus of Maxentius Tomb of Romulus Arch of Janus Quadrifrons Thermae Helenae Basilica of Maxentius/Constantine Arch of Constantine Baths of Constantine Basilica Sessorianum Basilica of St. Agnes Mausoleum of Constantina plans   217di11

21092501   Château de Chambord plan elevation   207fi08
21092502   Hardwick Hall plan elevation   2084i02
21092503   Château de Maisons plan elevation section   2085i02


2014.09.25 11:10
22 September
"In the past, all ftp sites were virtual museums for 15+ minutes."

2014.09.25 11:33
26 August
"As is well-known, the earliest architectural museums consisted of the succession of pavilions or "fabriques" in 18th century parks: the didactic walk amidst scaled-down versions of Chinese, Hindu or Gothic temples invited the observer to wander through time and space." --Lotus 35
Surely you recognize Venturi's Eclectic Houses of 1977.




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