7 October

1571 the battle of Lepanto
1591 birth of Pierre le Muet

1828 birth of Paul Jacques Aimé Baudry
1857 death of Ludwig von Zanth

Quondam - V&R
1996.10.07     4013r 4013s 4013t 4015d 4016o

C.M. on the way
1997.10.07     e2655

non-Euclidean geometry
2000.10.07 12:18     3754d 3770c 3774

Re: geometry notes
2000.10.07 17:03     3716e 3770c 4401c

2004 retirement of Philip Johnson

Your Colour Memory
Grey Towers
Stotesbury Estate

University of Pennsylvania
2005.10.07 10:41

2006.10.07 08:48     3336q

Apocalyptic Urbanism
2007.10.07 13:12     3334q

"I'd say, socially, economically and geographically responsive architecture will trump 'all' and be the movement."
2008.10.07 17:07     3332y 3770w 3773i 4703
2008.10.07 18:18     3332y

2011.10.07 16:08     3331m
2011.10.07 16:22     3331m

Did deconstruction turn into blobitecture some time in the 90's?
2011.10.07 16:56     3331m
2011.10.07 17:42     3331m
2011.10.07 20:13     3331m 3811x
2011.10.07 20:26     3331m
2011.10.07 20:30     3331m

7 October
2014.10.07 14:27     3309m
2014.10.07 21:39     3309n 3730o

7 October
2015.10.07 11:43     3312s 3773s 3791v

2015.10.07     3115f

Architecture Without Reference
2016.10.07 09:59     3314r
2016.10.07 10:58     3314r
2016.10.07 20:50     3314r

The city-catalogue
2019.10.07     3142e

The museum of architecture
2019.10.07     3142e

The delirious museum
2019.10.07     3142e

SANAA   Building at Grace Farms   New Canaan

98100701 ICM Officina Machina model   2110i35

2000.10.07 12:18
non-Euclidean geometry
Non-Euclidean geometry, that term oft-used but not exactly understood by many of today's non-orthogonally 'inclined' architects and theorists, stems from the many age-old mathematical attempts to disprove one of Euclid's axioms:
"There was in particular one axiom, the axiom of parallels, which they disliked and attempted to eliminate. The axiom states that through a given point one and only one parallel can be drawn with respect to a given line; that is, there is one and only one line that does not ultimately intersect with a given line and yet lies in the same plane." (from H. Reichenbach, The Rise of Scientific Philosophy, 1951.)
With the discovery that light does not travel in a straight line, the notion that parallel lines can then (eventually) intersect seems to disprove Euclid's parallel axiom.
Another aspect of non-Euclidean geometry is that the sum of the angles inside a triangle can add up to more that 180 degrees, but such triangles only truly exist when the area of the triangle is extremely vast, say a triangle created by connecting three galaxies.
Basically, it is still Euclidean geometry that governs what architects on Earth are capable of building.
As an aside, I remember reading that Gehry's office, when first dealing with designs that collaged many non-orthogonal surfaces and forms, resorted to 'descriptive geometry'.

2000.10.07 17:03
Re: geometry notes
Could it be that human perception of space may be non-Euclidean, but that human imagination has evolved (so far) in a very Euclidean manner?

051007a plans of domestic architecture   2080i12
051007b tallest.db with Empire State building corrected   2060i03

2014.10.07 21:39
7 October

Spent a few hours today working on a model of Palais Savoye. Just about at the point now where the models of all the various Savoye derivatives can be placed within the skeleton Palais. I basically had to carve out a corner of the Palais's undulating roof plane, so, yes, lots of x, y and z manipulation.

Up to now I've just been manipulating 2D data to achieve these elevations:

And, of course, a model will enable much more interesting views (into an otherwise virtual museum of architecture).

15100701   SANAA   Building at Grace Farms   New Canaan

18100701 Acropolis of Contemporary Art model work   2473i04

19100701 iq32 Cubist ICM Plan Obus   2436i74
19100702 Louvre plan sections nts   207hi01





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