18 November

1454 letter to Pasti from Alberti

1494 Jacques Leroux succeeded Guillaume Pontifs as architect of the cathedral of Rouen

vehicles of symbolism?
2000.11.18     3732 3749c 3785b

Re: Yale School of Art
2002.11.18 10:10     3728f

double cathedrals ?
2002.11.18 16:22     8210j

Re: double cathedrals ?
2002.11.18 20:13     8210j

Re: Jesus was born in Jerusalem?
2003.11.18 15:26     3728g

Anyone drawing by hand at Harvard's GSD?
2006.11:18 11:30     3336q
2006.11:18 12:19     3336p

THESIS: Tactical Architecture + Camouflage
2008.11.18 09:15     3332w

The current state of Architecture Theory
2009.11.18 11:31     3331z 3705o 3710e 3749s 3766 3771b 3774d
2009.11.18 13:40     3331z 3705o 3710e 3749s 3768d 3771b

The organization behind Kentucky's Creation Museum is building a Genesis-sized Ark
2015.11.18 20:25     3313e

New Notre Dame School of Architecture building breaks ground
2016.11.18 10:05     3314v 3747s

SANAA   Public Housing   Paris

OMA   Dior Exhibition   Denver

vehicles of symbolism?
Since beginning this "vehicle" film thread, it has dawned on me that when "vehicles [in films] are both very literal and very symbolic, and, moreover, it is the seamless transition from literalness to symbolism that the vehicles deliver," that this phenomenon is much akin to the notion of the medium simultaneously being the message.

2009.11.18 11:31
The current state of Architecture Theory
It's not that "there really isnt meant to be any real thought there" but that "intellectual rigor" really isn't necessary to design architecture. In fact, it could well be asked: Does it really behoove us to mask our lack of depth and our inability to achieve real, effective, incisive strength in our work with intellectual nonsense? A lack of depth and an inability to achieve real, effective, incisive strength are not fixed with intellectual rigor, rather they are fixed via design rigor. The architectures of Zumthor, Predock and Chipperfield (for example) do not stand out because of their intellectual rigor, but because of their design rigor.
Yet design rigor isn't always necessary to create architecture either. Gehry's architecture exhibits a very high-grade design facileness, and maybe that is indeed something rare.
As for the "computer people", the various/sometimes architectures of Hadid and UnStudio (again for example) well demonstrate being beyond "figuring it out", and they're even doing it rigorously.
I'm not here trying to express my opinion, as much as I'm experimenting with establishing some kind of baseline for architectural theory to build upon. I am of the opinion, however, that honesty, or at least objective observations and assessments of present conditions, is a fair place to start.

2009.11.18 13:40
The current state of Architecture Theory
Is it Eisenman's words, or Eisenman's designs that might of made the likes of UNStudio, FOA and Lynn possible?

14111801 Roma Interrotta Sector IV detail image attached at correct scale with selection of Stirling plans also at true scale   2216i12

15111801   Section House working model Governor's Palace elevation   2448i07   b   c   d

17111801   SANAA   Public Housing   Paris

18111801 IQ15s01 hyperarchitecturism Analogous Museum of Architecture Complex Religious plans model work   2468i27
18111802 IQ15s01 hyperarchitecturism Analogous Museum of Architecture Complex Religious model work plans   2468i28
18111803 IQ15s01 hyperarchitecturism Analogous Building model not 1'=96' 3072 increments   2468i29
18111804 Santa Maria Assunta site plan plan elevations section perspective axonometric   2201i01

18111801   OMA   Dior Exhibition   Denver

19111801 iq20 Philadelphia/Camden model work   2093i110
19111801 smlxl Le Corbusier plans elevations   2153i03




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