1999

Stephen Lauf

Palace of Ottopia

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Danteum   2165
Wall House 2   2219

Working Title Museum 002   2324

dossier: collage architecture   3228c

1998.11.27
gallery 1999 - the Otto Houses
After experimenting with the Danteum plan (plus the morphed Bye House), I began to think of the resultant "crazy" plan as a house for Otto. Oddly enough, the "program" fit what I was doing, and thus was born the idea to do a series of houses for Otto as one of the main aspects of schizophrenia and architectures.
...doing crazy plans is suddenly completely valid, down to the whole virtuality of it. ...create/destroy the plan. ...conceptual tightness in terms of every part reinforcing all the other parts.
...something other than a house, just design Ottopia!!! ...perfect reason and incentive for designing a gigantic (city) plan like the Ichnographia.
...the process itself will continue to provide inspiration and direction.


2000.09.10
progress, but still no definites
...demonstrated some unthinking architecture processes (mostly in schizophrenia + architectures): infringement complex, the Otto houses, the Schizophrenic Folds plans. ..."designing" a neighborhood (suburban) comprised of all the domestic architecture in the collection. ...creating various museum designs by simply combining (and recombining) the plans and models in the collection. ...designing all in a way that things shouldn't be designed.


2000.09.16
ideas
Atypical Plan - this could be the title of a digital collection of "crazy" plans in the same manner of the Houses for Otto, Infringement Complex, and the Schizophrenic Folds plans.
In addition to Atypical Plan, I thought of NSEW as a book of atypical elevations.


2001.07.29
/recombinant
...a new(?) theory of design.
the Otto Houses - what role does schizophrenia play with recombinant architectures?
Mayor's House - first recombinant plan.
Kahn's Dominican Convent, then the Cooper & Pratt House.
Analogous Building.
Infringement Complex, especially the underlying plan.
Maison Millennium - all the stages.
the Campo Marzio plans; and neo-Campo Marzio plans.
Sober House 1


2001.08.08
Ottopian House I
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2002.06.16 15:23
houses that morph...
...into something else.
The Maison Millenniums, the Houses for a Schizophrenic [Brother], and House in Laguna 001 are all virtual houses that morph mostly because or to demonstrate that morphing is easy within and often an inert quality of being/remaining virtual.


2005.04.29 12:29
McMansions and the American architect
The Main Palace of Bottomopolis, Ottopia


2006.05.15 18:42
The Planless House
In fact, you can never have enough walls, or columns for that matter. ...Palace of Ottopia


2006.05.16 14:04
The Planless House
Bye House and Danteum and a little bit of Villa Massimo and a little bit of me. ...Palace of Ottopia.


2007.10.27 13:40
Collage Architecture
I remember those collages in Education of an Architect I from back in the late 1970s; had no idea who did them back then, and vaguely recall later learning they were by Libeskind. I could probably find some very old "xerox" copies if I looked hard enough. Now in retrospect, I'd say they had a strong, albeit subliminal, influence on some of my operations. And add to that an early CAD training (1983), the whole 'cut and paste' ethos of computer processing, along with the overall ease of data manipulation, then opened a whole new field with respect to architectural drawing.
For example:
Palace of Ottopia
Schizophrenic Fold
Schizophrenic Fold
Schizophrenic Fold
Schizophrenic Fold
Schizophrenic Fold
Schizophrenic Fold
Schizophrenic Fold
Schizophrenic Fold
Note Le Corbusier's Palais des Congrès plan is within Libeskind's collages and some of the above.
Ottopian House I - animation
Ottopian House II - animation

2008.09.02 07:25
Theory needed: contextualism/transparency
Palais des Abuse Ridiculous -- Palais House 10: Museum
Cut & Paste Museum
ichnographia non-virtual non-context -- 010926a.db
3 black holes in the Michelin Misguide
atemporarily under deconstruction -- Le Composites
virtue2vicegrip machine to live in -- Bye House morph animation


2008.11.13
appositional architecture
On 2002.02.03 I wrote a note regarding "appositional art" and also the notion of wqc/appositions, but concluded with not being sure what appositional architecture is. It now seems that I do know what appositional architecture is, and I've been doing it via the "recombinant architectures" and IQ and even the first two Houses for Otto, House of Ill-Repute 001, Le Composites, Cut & Paste Museum. I can at least begin to collect/list all the examples at Quondam of "appositional Architecture" and outline a display of the work. Begin also by making a CAD database collection of the various plans.
There seems to be a thin line between appositional (architecture) and superimpositional (architecture), yet the 3-dimensional nature of architecture actually can simultaneously accommodate apposition and superimposition. For example, the HQ of DATA is appositional in elevation and superimpositional in plan. (...which now reminds me that there are no hline elevations of HQ of DATA.) I like this interesting double aspect that architecture can facilitate (and I wonder if this could be part of "Surgical Double Theater"--yes).
Actually "Going into Eclectic Shock" was/is going to be about my recombinant architectures, so either it all somehow comes together or it begins to interfere, or contradict. [2009.04.07: eclectic shock could deal with mixing/recombining architectures from different eras into new wholes.] Is appositional architecture and superimpositional architecture somehow going to be the overriding aspect/motif of AinCC?
Anyway, look at/collect the appositional letters/arguments and further develop them.

2011.12.07 12:24
Frank Gehry
[Y]ou are correct, I do not mean "pliability/pliancy only in literal surface-curving manner," but more of a "yielding readily" (like the varying aspects of the plan of the Wagner House which is on a sloped site). Perhaps it is uncannily (or even appropriately) ironic that the Venturi and Rauch peeling wall detail yeilds from an actual bending wall.
I (re)read about 75% of Lynn's essay last night, and there one sees "the pliant" more in the sense of literal bending and folding, plus also more in concert with suppleness and smoothness--although here too Gehry's architecture is most often used as example. (I feel my reading last night suffered a bit due to no illustrations accompaning this latest version of the essay.)
[T]he pliancy of the Palace of Ottopia is more a demonstration of the drawing pliancy that "laissez-faire" CAD manipulation allows. Yes, the Danteum is there, but so is Hejduk's Bye House, a bit of Perruzzi's Palazzo Massimo and a little bit of myself. (There are several animations of how the design came together which I'll again upload.) Also, the gemmating Danteum plans allude to Eisenman (Aronoff).


2012.12.23 16:31
23 December   2305c


2012.12.23 17:30
23 December
the actual genealogy: 2305d
2011.12.07
...the pliancy of the Palace of Ottopia is more a demonstration of the drawing pliancy that "laissez-faire" CAD manipulation allows. Yes, the Danteum is there, but so is Hejduk's Bye House, a bit of Perruzzi's Palazzo Massimo and a little bit of myself. Also, the gemmating Danteum plans allude to Eisenman (Aronoff).
2012.12.23
...and the gash paths, designed for lots of pacing, evoke OMA's McCormick Tribune Campus Center at IIT.


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