1999

Stephen Lauf

Lauf Haus der Kunst

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Altes Museum   2120
Museum for Nordrhein Westfalen   2226
NeuHaus 10 der Künste     2425

dossier: collage architecture   3228c

1999.01.05
gallery 1999
...started Lauf Haus der Kunst... ...a stimulation project.


1999.05.31
uncertainty
...continue to generate houses for Otto by further manipulating the set of six houses recently designed. For example, collage new plans to existing plans, and/or distort the existing plans, etc. ...use oddball CAD drawings, renderings, building collages to accompany the 'theorizing the metabolic' text. The images will represent the metabolic as much as the text does. ...might be interesting to combine a much distorted Maison Millennium with Lauf Haus der Kunst.


2000.02.29
topological office buildings - high-rise blocks
...high-rise buildings where topological surfaces become the "front" and "backs" of building blocks, and the sides are simply the resulting profiles. ...also begin designing facades the same way UNStudio designs infrastructure levels. ...this might be a way out of the usual "facade" predicament. ...apply this idea to the Otto Haus II?


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.


2001.01.15
Quondam as hypermuseum
...continuation of Lauf Haus der Kunst.
...much new museum (model and plan) play.
...Museum Annex development.
...the Working Title Museum.
...IQ as the plan of a hypermuseum(?).
...designing and practicing (architecture) in cyberspace ideas. ...display an exploitation of data in the digital realm to create entities that (can) only exist in the digital realm.


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


2001.08.01
"Hejduking" Haus der Kunst
Haus der Kunst as a further development of the Hejduk House 10: Museum. This then opens the way to further "Hejduking" the design development of Haus der Kunst.

2001.08.12
Museum Collecting
On the virtual side: Museum for Nordrhein Westfalen, Wallraf-Richartz Museum, House 10/Museum, Museum of Knowledge, Museum of Arts & Crafts (2), Altes Museum, Museum of Architecture, Institute of Contemporary Art, Museum Annex, Working Title Museum(s), Acropolis Q, Haus der Kunst.


2001.08.12
Ottopian House II     2306c


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 Congrčs plan is within Libeskind's collages and some of the above.
Ottopian House II - animation
Ottopian House II - animation

2008.02.01 20:48
who wants to poche?
Perhaps you're drawn towards [the design] because it's composed of a 20th century museum design and the 19th century museum it reenacts.
...the program: a house of art for a schizophrenic.


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.


2009.04.07
museum collecting
...the collected museums are also within IQ. ...have yet to compile all the museum plans within Quondam's collection, meaning to add Museum Annex, Calder Museum, Working Title Museum, Haus der Kunst, Cut & Paste Museum (and just as an aside, the latest REX museum seems to relate to the Cut & Paste Museum), Acropolis Q, Venue, Gallery B, Circle Squared Museum, Domestic Museum, 5233, Villa Savoye(?), Palace of Versailles, and all the superimposed museum plans.


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