12 November

328 death of Eutropia

1516 Andrea Briosco was commissioned to make the model for, and direct the works at, the church of S. Giustina at Padua

gallery 1999, etc.
1998.11.12     3784c

2000.11.12     5140b

Re: Pohlsander, coincidentally
2001.11.12 17:56     2070 8210h

Re: Movement in Architecture. Architect Bernard Tschumi
2004.11.12 18:11     3754e

Nudity and Architecture
2007.11.12 08:00     3203b 3334f

Quondam's Fifteenth Anniversary
2011.11.12 10:04     2225 3331f 3713h 3774e 5094

Importance of Hotel Sphinx (from Delirious New York)?
2011.11.12 13:25     3331f 3736v

Steven Holl   New Residence at the Swiss Embassy   Washington DC

Herzog & de Meuron   Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology   Moscow

07111201 Ichnographia Quondam southwest section plans   2177i12


11111201 Atheneum plan   2231i02   b

2011.11.12 10:04
Quondam's Fifteenth Anniversary
I read Sanford Kwinter's "Mack 1 (and Other Mystic Visitations)" last night and early this morning. Back in mid-October 1997, instead of going to the opening of Guggenheim Bilbao, Kwinter and Reiser went to a reenactment--the fiftieth anniversary reenactment of Yeager's October 14, 1947 breaking of the sound barrier. Kwinter calls the event a "commemorative re-enaction, of perhaps the second most significant accomplishment in the history of twentieth-century space," and, because architects did not somehow latch on to this accomplishment (back in the late 1940s), late twentieth-century architectural accomplishments like Guggenheim Bilbao are not as important as they seem. Apparently, architecture missed the real Zeitgeist "boat," however, and most thankfully, a reenactment can come to the rescue.
After reading, a few things started entering my mind, like didn't John Hejduk's Silent Witnesses architecturally address this very Zeitgeist? It's hard to grasp the impact of Silent Witnesses by just the images within The Mask of Medusa, but I still vividly remember seeing the models in person at Cooper Union (Spring Break, 1977). Hejduk definitely did not miss the boat, or the submarine, or the lunar module.

2011.11.12 13:25
Importance of Hotel Sphinx (from Delirious New York)?
For a start, make sure you note that Hotel Sphinx (1975-76) is a design by Elia and Zoe Zenghelis, and the text on Hotel Sphinx within Delirious New York (1st edition, pp. 244-47) is also by Elia Zenghelis.

Roberto Gargiani in Rem Koolhaas/OMA: The Construction of Merveilles also nicely places Hotel Sphinx within the broader OMA and architectural context.

12111205 IQ section 5/12   2392i105
12111206 IQ section 6/12   2392i106
12111207 IQ section 7/12   2392i107
12111208 IQ section 8/12   206fi02 2392i108
12111209 IQ section 9/12   2392i109

14111201 Clay Workers Co-op 22002 site context plans models
14111202 ICM plans within Clay Workers Co-op 22002 border
14111203 Clay Workers Co-op site model with ICM infill plans building footprint/model addition/fix

14111201   Steven Holl   New Residence at the Swiss Embassy   Washington DC

17111201 Assembly Building plans   220di01
17111202 Matsumoto Houseplans elevations sections nts   223fi01
17111203 Villa dall'Ava plans working elevations sections   2276i09
17111204 Glasgow School of Art plans elevation section nts   2139i01

18111201 Herzog & de Meuron   Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology   Moscow

21111201   Museum of Architecture Venice model work   2245i29




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