27 January

1557 Philibert de l'Orme contracted for the construction of the bridge and gallery at Chenonceau

1687 birth of Johann Balthazar Neumann

1850 death of Johann Gottfried Schadow

The City of God
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Garden of Nero
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extruding in Arris
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(a poem) today
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hmmm; curious
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pieces of Kabul on your coffee table
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Trumbauer, Horace (1868-1938)
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DEconstructivism and Baroque..
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19 January
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Aaron Betsky To Lead Taliesin West
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Quo vadis, Charleston architecture?
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Zaha Hadid and New York Review of Books/Martin Filler resolve legal dispute
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Playing with climate at BIG's "Hot to Cold", now open at the National Building Museum
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Steven Holl designs a pair of white concrete buildings for a new Cultural and Health Center in Shanghai
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2013.01.27 11:29
19 January
"A watercolor view by Latrobe that was thought to be connected with the design of the [Burwell] house [Long Branch] (fig. above) could be taken as an indication of his limited influence: it shows what would be Long Branch's southern front and eastern flank with the proper number of bays, with the hipped roof, and the recessed center, but without its eastern wing, its southern Ionic portico, and its square cupola. More significantly, it shows a different vertical sequence of openings and internal rather than perimeter chimneys. ... Unless further documentary evidence is forthcoming, it seems unwarranted to think of the Long Branch as a house "Latrobe is known to have designed.""
Jeffrey A. Cohen and Charles E. Brownell, The Papers of Benjamin Henry Latrobe: Architectural Drawings, Volume 2: The Architectural Drawings of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Part 2 (1994), p. 335.

It is unfortunate the authors of the definitve work on Latrobe did not know that the watercolor drawing in question was in fact Ury House, because they might not have been so dismissive of Latrobe's involvement at Long Branch, and Latrobe's involvement at Ury would have received more attention than a footnote.

Horace Trumbauer, Berwind Mausoleum, 1932.
image: 2002.03.01

2002.01.27 11:54
pieces of Kabul on your coffee table
Rather than returning to the growing and exporting of opium, perhaps Afghanistan should begin globally marketing the millions of pieces of building debris that presently litter its cities and remote terrorist training sites. Of course, cave rocks would be the most expensive, err, I mean sought after. But, if rubble rocks are not appealing to worldwide consumers, maybe there are piles of pieces of Taliban destroyed Buddhist artworks throughout Afghanistan which could be tapped for sale in the global marketplace.
And, (in metabolic dreams only?) perhaps a whole new flowering of Chinese Art and Indian Art will arise with the forthcoming use of WTC steel as medium.

2004.01.27 12:17
Trumbauer, Horace (1868-1938)

...remember accidentally discovering Trumbauer's gravestone in early 1979? We also discovered that mausoleum which reenacts the Tower of the Winds of ancient Athens, although we didn't know at the time that Trumbauer designed it (for the Berwinds).

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2009.01.27 12:18
"In 1984, while Koolhaas was developing the second project for the Danstheater, OMA, under the guidance of Zenghelis and still in collaboration with Polóyi and Finck, did a project for the building at Friedrichstrasse 207-208 in Berlin, in the context of the works promoted by the IBA (construction completed in January 1990). The building stands next to the famous Checkpoint Charlie..."
Roberto Gargiani, Rem Koolhaas/OMA: The Construction of Merveilles, pp. 116-7.
The Construction of Merveilles delivers a very good history of OMA, and nicely explains a whole lot of things Koolhaas.

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2013.01.27 10:01
DEconstructivism and Baroque..
As to...
"However, baroque was obviously much more successfully extensive in domain and in its reign. I think deconstructivism came at a time when we had a very retrospective idea of forcing the "zeitgeist" upon itself. Very typical in our then increasingly capitalist world (I dont think it is possible to be increasingly so anymore, after the 80s and 90s of the last century). There are no more actual movements after minimalism and deconstructivism, in my opinion. We now have individual architects and architectural firms. Even in music, after atonality and minimalism, there are just composers."
... perhaps the Zeitgeist has been subsumed by the continuum.

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