6 December

1783 birth of Augustin Nicolas Caristie

1813 birth of August Sicard von Sicardsburg
1897 death of Frantz Wellens

Sears & Roebuck Merchandise Distribution Center
Powerhouse     1920
Firehouse     1922

Learning from Lacuna - plan of action
2000.12.06     2198

Philadelphia Bound
2007.12.06 15:53     3202u 3334c

So... who do you think will be cast in the role of Frank Lloyd Wright??
2011.12.06 13:38     3331e

Frank Gehry
2011.12.06 21:36     2238 3331e 3749u 3768d 3771e 3774e 4015r

How We Hate on Architecture Now
2013.12.06 10:22     3771j 3773n

"Are we human?" Curators Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley announce concept for 2016 Istanbul Design Biennial
2015.12.06 11:50     3313h
2015.12.06 21:42     3313h

OFFICE   Olive Oil Mill   Trebbio

Kazuyo Sejima   Department of Art Science New School Building   Osaka

031206a Center City Philadelphia plan with Ara Martis Complex embedded (raw)   2330i06

08120601 Durand scanned plans ancient medieval raw   2390i16
08120601 Durand scanned plans ancient medieval with Courthouse Plus Ultra   2390i17

2011.12.06 21:36
Frank Gehry
2008.08.23 21:06
peter's canon
Personally, I like seeing all the study models of various projects by various architects. I like it because it clearly demonstrates just how pliant architectural designing can be. And I seriously consider the notion that it may well be Gehry that best introduced architectonic pliancy to the profession.
Is architectonic pliancy in somewhat sharp contrast to Eisenman's method? Up to a certain point (in time) I'd say yes. And when Eisenman's work started exhibiting some measure of pliancy, that's where I start to see Gehry's influence.
Have Gehry's designs of late become somewhat predictable and/or seemingly uninspired? Perhaps the pliability metaphor applies here too; perhaps the pliancy has been lost for being stretched too much and too far.
pliant 1 : yielding readily without breaking   : bending or folding easily
About a month ago, I purchased Constructing a New Aganda: Architectural Theory 1993-2009. The first essay in the book is "Architectural Curvilinearity: The Folded, the Pliant, and the Supple" (1993) by Greg Lynn. Upon seeing this title I immediately thought of the post above. I have little doubt that it was a long ago reading of this essay (as I used to own several books by Lynn, although now all sold off at eBay around 8 years ago) that lodged the connection of Gehry's architecture and pliancy somewhere in my brain. With the 2008 post, however, I was thinking more along the lines of the pliacy demonstrated by the plan of Gehry's Wagner House (1978)

and the 3-dimensional execution of this plan as well. I have also wondered if the peeling wall detail of a 1970-4 Venturi and Rauch project is percursor to Gehry's pliancy.

2013.12.06 10:22
How We Hate on Architecture Now

This is the concept sketch for the next stadium I design.

13120609 IQ09 composite plan data   2092i08

14120601 Palace of Versailles @ Karastan 1100x550 plan orthagonal /domestic   2092i09
14120602 Villa Savoye @ Ury 1100x550 site plan /domestic   2156i20
14120603 Houses Under a Common Roof @ District Q 1100x550 site plan /domestic   2170i49
14120604 Priutt-Igoe Housing NNTC 1100x550 plan /domestic   217ai00
14120605 Governor's Palace Chndigarh/NNTC 1100x550 site plan /domestic   2177i00
14120606 Bruder House District Q/NNTC 1100x550 plan /domestic   217hi02
14120607 Maison l'Homme District Q/NNTC 1100x550 site plan /domestic   2196i06
14120608 House 10: Museum Campo Rovine/NNTC 1100x550 plan /domestic   2197i13
14120609 NNTC Hejduk plans   2197i14
14120610 House 15 Campo Rovine/NNTC 1100x550 plan /domestics   2208i06
14120611 Wall House 2 Campo Rovine/NNTC 1100x550 plan /domestic   2219i09

16120601 GAUA 101 model   2457i05
16120602 GAUA 101 model layered db   2457i05

18120601   OFFICE   Olive Oil Mill   Trebbio
18120602   Kazuyo Sejima   Department of Art Science New School Building   Osaka

19120601 Victims site plan work image   225ki01




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