01 Campo Marzio scholarship shop.
07 Ichnographia Ottopia: a rare edition.
08 Novel, Hertz and [FOG]
09 the former Quondam--the first un-building to undo itself.
10 Hertz: designer of future fashion; Remove.
11 collaged magazines.
12 NOvel: Sandover Lite; Gass; Stein; librarian of Quondam.
13 [FOG]: soap opera house (Stotesbury); specializes in un-houses.
15 A tribute to Nethca: Welcome to the Hotel Anecdotal.
architecture of extremities
Up till now I have not been able to adequately place the architecture of ancient Egypt within the Body, Imagination, and Architecture, but last night its meaning/interpretation came to me. Because it chronosomatically coincides with the legs, Egyptian architecture is within the region of corporeal extremity, and thus Egyptian architecture is an architecture of extremes.
The extremes of Egyptian architecture are somewhat obvious, and the great Pyramid is the best extreme example. The Great Pyramid is of extreme size, extreme abstraction of geometry, extreme polish, and extreme program--architecture of death. It could even be said that ancient Egyptian architecture goes in the extreme opposite direction from the rest of world architecture, primarily in terms of life vs. death, and light vs. darkness.
The temples of ancient Egypt also exemplify an extreme in that the inner-most sanctuary is of total darkness. Moreover, the architecture throughout is an extreme use of stone. (This last comment reminds me of Stonehenge in its extreme use of stone also, and its alignment with the summer solstice, an extreme solar condition, the longest day.)
An interesting reverse extreme in ancient Egyptian is the temple architecture of Akhenaten where there was no roof at all, only extreme sunlight. Akhenaten is also extreme himself within Egyptian history as being the "heretic" Pharaoh because he transformed Egyptian religion from extreme polytheism to and absolute monotheism.
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biomimicry and architecture
I see mimicry here all right, but it isn't biology.
The Philadelphia School, deterritorialized
Cat's away, mice will play or Mom goes eclectic
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15071901 Herzog & de Meuron Beirut Terraces
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