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2015.09.24 11:25
In the future, everything will be a museum.
atypical: content for a museum


2015.09.24 17:59
The Zaha "Oh No": Architecture Deserves Better Journalism
This story is much more about Hadid than it is about architecture. That is to say the architect is not the architecture. Current journalism (and even most common opinion), however, doesn't realize that distinction. Personally, I'd rather read about the architecture.


2015.09.24 19:53
In the future, everything will be a museum.
museums as content of a museum?
Does that mean that, in the future, everything will be a museum in a museum?


2015.09.24 20:50
kapow!
now you're definitely not getting the clues
or
multiple choice
Museum of Art Display Failures
Museum of Provincial Art
Museum of Double Standards
Museum of Reality Show Art
Museum of Public Voices
or
...it sounds like you're well on your way to designing a specific Siamese-twin museum: a museum of retro-active architecture co-joined with a museum of pro-passive architecture. If two buildings are not allowed, then design the operation that will split the two.
or
hope you're enjoying . . .


2015.09.24 20:52
kapow!
or did you mean encapsulated deliriums?


2015.09.24 21:16
In the future, everything will be a museum.
close and cigars
and
2003.07.13 15:39
Re: a tale of two realities
Earlier today I re-watched Koolhaas on Charlie Rose to capture Koolhaas noticeably smiling when the subject of Prada came up. Having now taken a closer look it is hard to say whether Koolhaas is smiling (or at least as close to a smile that Koolhaas can get to) because of Prada or because he just got to say on TV that "If you extrapolate [the] current situation and current trends and the way architecture is evolving, it's maybe slightly too strong to say that ultimately everything will be embedded in a casino."
[and, in case you didn't notice, the above passage is presently a museum artifact.]

2015.09.25 11:59
In the future, everything will be a museum.
...the notion that "most buildings used to be part museums or at least art galleries when they were built with the inclusion of "ornament" (i.e. art) either applied or an integral part of their structure" is very provocative and even inspired. It's like, forget the notion of "in the future everything will be a museum" because, in fact, most buildings already were museums.
[And, I have to ask, and not at all to detract from your contribution here but, did this notion occur to you within the context of this thread, or is this something already 'discussed' elsewhere and I've just missed it?]
Since Victor Hugo there's been the notion that historic buildings were texts, but it seems the notion of buildings as museums in themselves seems something new and even beyond that. Over a decade ago now I discussed the notion of art being appositional to architecture, and also, back then, the notion of architecture being a delivery of content, yet I never associated the 'applied' art and 'content' as then also manifesting a type of museum. I don't know if it means much to anyone else, but what you wrote above produced a huge a-ha moment for me, and the prospect of now again designing buildings as museums themselves seems to offer a fruitful new approach toward future architecture.
ps Excuse any hyperbole on my part; I just really like this idea.


2015.09.25 12:16
The Zaha "Oh No": Architecture Deserves Better Journalism
If you're interviewing a lawyer, that doesn't make it a law interview.
I'd rather see a realized distinction between journalism about architecture, journalism about an architect or architects, and journalism about the architectural profession. Yes, they are all related and can overlap, but they are individual and distinct, and not at all the same thing.
Ask yourself: where exactly is the architecture within the context of this very thread?


2015.09.26 09:13
The Zaha "Oh No": Architecture Deserves Better Journalism
Perhaps the best examples of 'architecture' in broadcast journalism are the Charlie Rose interviews. First off, he's always very well prepared (no doubt he has an excellent staff and he himself is very interested in architecture). And, in addition to normal/usual introductory/background questions, he spends most of his time asking about and investigating process, be it process of design, process of how a certain project came together, or even just asks "what's it like?" (doing all that). In all this, Rose manages to keep architecture itself the core topic of conversation.


2015.09.26 09:41
LA's redesigned Petersen Automotive Museum: so bad the public will love it?

Admittedly judging only from the above photograph, nonetheless, I like it (as architecture). It conjures up a variety of sentiments and thoughts in my mind, like does this portend some aspect of the rest of this century or is it already a period-piece?--I suspect the former. And it's not just flashy; it actually seems to be attractive.

2015.09.26 13:08
12 September
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REX   Necklace Residence   Long Island   2013/2015


REX   Calvin Klein   Voyeur House   Singapore   2014

Inspired to design another house as a string of older period pieces, like maybe even the major rooms of Versailles arranged as a necklace.
Or at least try turning any of these virtual paintings into building floor plans, along the lines of further developing these--7701x.
All the same, the string-along appositional approach adds a new twist, kinda.

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