novel architecturale

1997

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1997
Ideal City Reenactment   2297
    St. Pierre Firminy-Vert
    Hurva Synagogue
    Museum for Nordrhein Westfalen
    Museum of Arts & Crafts


Fragment Museum   2298
    Altes Museum
    Houses Under a Common Roof
    Villa Savoye
    Governor's Palace
    Museum of Knowledge
    Palais des Congrès
    Maison l'Homme
    Hurva Synagogue
    Wall House 2
    Museum for Nordrhein Westfalen
    Wallraf-Richartz Museum
    Museum of Arts & Crafts
    Urban Components


Maison Dom-ino Legacy   3800u
    Maison Dom-ino
    Composition Three
    Palais des Congrès stage set
    Olivetti Headquarters conference room
    Wall House 2


Stirling's Muses Part I   5605
    Altes Museum
    Neue Staatsgalerie


Promenade Architecturale: a documentation   3123

1997.02.08
segue to digital museum
Philip Johnson's estate in Connecticut... ...the New Canaan Johnson estate... ...an ideal setting and real museum of architecture (and art). ...segue to digital museum (Acropolis Q) as a virtual place/museum that is an experiment in architecture.

Acropolis Q

1991: A Museum of Architectural Ideas

1997.11.20
me and the Ichnographia
I also have some thoughts regarding the Ichnographia as a stone fragment: this presentation on Piranesi's part could also be considered a reenactment of the Forma Urbis--a virtual reenactment of discovering the great missing piece of the "puzzle" that will bring all the other piece to a grand cohesion. (I am here reminded of Tafuri's opening comments to The Sphere and the Labyrinth, and I'm sure I can now make a good valid connection and elaborate on how the fragment stone map of the Ichnographia represents a kind of "missing link," a piece that will explain all there is to explain about the "real" architecture of Imperial Rome.

"There comes a moment (though no always) in research when all the pieces begin to fall into place, as in a jig-saw puzzle, where all the pieces are near at hand and only one figure can be assembled (and thus the correctness of each move be determined immediately), in research only some of the piece are available, and theoretically more than one figure can be made from them, In fact, there is always the risk of using, more or less consciously, the pieces of he jig-saw puzzle as blocks in a construction game. For this reason, the fact that everything falls into place is an ambiguous sign: either one is completely right or completely wrong. When wrong, we mistake for objective verification the selection and solicitation (more or less deliberate) of the evidence, which is forced to confirm the presuppositions (more or less explicit) of the research itself. The dog thinks it is biting the bone and is instead biting its own tail."
Carlo Ginzburg and Adriano Prosperi, Giochi di pazienza: Un seminario sul "Beneficio di Cristo" (Turin: Einuadi, 1975), p. 84.

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