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2015.06.15 09:44
Are diagrams in architecture bullshit and ditto for process?

concept diagram of the International Diagram Institute


2015.06.15 11:47
Are diagrams in architecture bullshit and ditto for process?
"if it's not built it's not architecture" Good to know. Finally it's clear the demolished American Folk Art Museum isn't architecture anymore.

2015.06.15 20:00
Are diagrams in architecture bullshit and ditto for process?
"if it's not built it's not architecture"
"...that's a plan. It's a representation of a piece of architecture."
Yet, the plan was never built, thus it cannot represent architecture.
Now I get it, less intellect is less intellect.


2015.06.15 21:50
Are diagrams in architecture bullshit and ditto for process?
Designing architecture has very much evolved into almost completely image-ination. And diagramming can be an integral part of the designing architecture process.


2015.06.16 21:39
Are diagrams in architecture bullshit and ditto for process?
I'd never be able to experience architecture this way in the real world. The real world's real and all, but it's certainly not the only way to experience architecture.


2015.06.17 09:13
Are diagrams in architecture bullshit and ditto for process?
Somewhat ironically, the fact that "I'm not there" makes the experience all the more real.


2015.06.17 11:04
Are diagrams in architecture bullshit and ditto for process?
Perhaps this is the frontispiece of the book I'm (subconsciously) writing entitled For an Architecture of Irreality.


2015.06.17 20:16
Hearts of the City: Herbert Muschamp will always be one of them
I read about half of Hearts of the City about four years ago now. The book was borrowed from the Free Library, so I don't own a copy, and every once in a while I think I should borrow it again to finish reading it. I remember finding the content extremely readable, meaning it was always engaging and comfortably informative. As I continued to read (every night), the density of it all became more and more apparent, and I think that's part of why I stopped before finishing the book. I felt like I needed a break.


2015.06.17 21:59
Are diagrams in architecture bullshit and ditto for process?
...can you provide examples of:
1. studying the "ideas of architecture"
2. studying architecture
3. creating "ideas of architecture"
4. creating architecture
To understand your point, I need to know what you mean by those things.


2015.06.18 10:13
Are diagrams in architecture bullshit and ditto for process?
And then there's the notion that those of the exclusionary camp generally exclude those aspects of architecture that they're uncomfortable with or simply not good at.
All of the above examples (so far) are easily accommodated within the study of architecture. It's peculiar to think that any one example somehow cancels out one of the others, or, even more strange, that if you can do one then you're incapable of doing the other.

2015.06.19 10:33
Are diagrams in architecture bullshit and ditto for process?
"The Duck and the Decorated Shed" came within a year or two after the completed construction of Guild House (1961-66), coinciding with the marriage of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown--23 July 1967.
Before Guild House there is George Howe's Maurice Speiser House (1933) and Louis Kahn's Congregation Ahavath Israel (1935-37) (Venturi's immediate Philadelphia architecture legacy) and Moretti's Casa "Il Girasole (1947-50) (effect of Venturi's study in Rome 1954-56).



2015.06.22 14:53
Five senses
Consider the very real possibility that touch is the first sense to have developed, and how the rest of the senses--seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting--are all very refined specializations of touch. It's all touch, even to the point of any stimulus ultimately 'touching' the brain.


2015.06.22 17:40
View from the Farnsworth House may soon be a lot drier
...I like that line of thinking. A chain-link version of the Farnsworth House is especially intriguing. As to a "Ghost Structure," the Farnsworth House already is that--just remove the glass and the interior "walls."

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