2 February

1763 death of Emmanuel Héré de Corny
1788 birth of Karl Alexander von Heideloff

Museum am Lustgarten (Altes Museum)
1998.02.02     3177

apples and oranges (as usual)
2000.02.02 20:52     4159 4172

hello
2001.02.02     3770e 3899

Learning from Girard Avenue
2002.02.02

Re:appear
2005.02.02 11:09     4715b

Their house is a museum, when people come to see 'em
2006.02.02 12:06

Thesis Semester [blog] 25 years ago
2006.02.02 12:46     3899b 4114 4185 4715b

Venturi's Lieb (No. 9) House to be moved (or demolished)
2009.02.02 13:07     3120q 3200d 3730j 4122e 4708
2009.02.02 14:37     3120q 3200e 3208e 3715b 3730j 4102 4708
2009.02.02 14:42     3200e 4122e
2009.02.02 15:09     3200e 4122e
2009.02.02 15:57

UAE Parliament to Ehrlich Architects
2011.02.02 10:38     2205

2 February
2014.02.02 10:46     3307s mp6607x

13 March
2015.02.02 13:04     3310c 4500w


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2000.02.02 20:52
apples and oranges (as usual)
...a bibliography of Oppositions (compiled in 1997, but it hasn't been featured at Quondam for several years now.) There were over 150 authors that contributed to Oppositions from 1974 to 1984. Eisenman acted as co-editor of the journal with Frampton and Vidler, with each editor usually writing a short editorial or occassionally a full length article/essay.
Three of the most inspirational texts I've ever read were in Oppositions. They are by William S. Huff, and they are his essays on Symmetry. I believe Huff was a student of Louis Kahn.


2001.02.02
hello
...a "working title museum"--domain of all tentative works/ideas...


2005.02.02 11:09
Re:appear
St. Catherine dei Ricci died after long illness at the age of sixty-eight on February 2, 1590.
"Something similar to what is related by St. Augustine about St. John of Egypt happened to St. Philip Neri and St. Catherine dei Ricci. They had exchanged a number of letters, and although they never met in the body she appeared to him and talked with him in Rome--without ever having left her convent at Prato."
Remember, it's all about bilocation, bilocation, and bilocation.

2006.02.02 12:06
Their house is a museum, when people come to see 'em
...do I keep my museums more purely virtual?
Real means fairly large amounts of money. Virtual means money amounts not much more than pocket change these days.
Is the House in Ottopia a 21st century play on the Soane Museum?



2006.02.02 12:46
Thesis Semester [blog] 25 years ago
Today, 2 February is the (new) feast of St. Catherine de Ricci. Catherine died 2 February 1590. My thesis project is seminally a reenactment of Louis Kahn's design of the Motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine de Ricci. I knew nothing of St. Catherine de Ricci in 1981, but I know much more now, and much of that knowledge is within The Odds of Ottopia
My virtual thesis project for 2006 is entitled "Reenacting Roma Interrotta Sector VI". The design team of RI Sector VI was Romaldo Giurgola, Harold Guida, Sigrid Miller and Giancarlo Alhdeff. This project has everything to do with blending an 18th century sector of Rome with a 20th century sector of North Philadelphia.
Geography, advertising, dancing, German(town), and even fresh exchanges on architecture with Hal Guida--reenactment really is a good learning tool.

2009.02.02 13:07
Venturi's Lieb (No. 9) House to be moved (or demolished)
the ugly and the ordinary
the extraordinary
both deserve an appropriate response
and then/now there's museumification
dossier in brief:
(at least) a Philadelphia tradition:
Cedar Grove and contents
Letitia Street House
Hatfield House
Briar Hill library and contents
Period Rooms of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Japanese House
Étant donnés
1977.02 antidote:
"If someone in the museum was truly interested in my work they would let me cut open the building. The desire for exhibiting the leftover pieces hopefully will diminish as time goes by. This may be useful for people whose mentality is oriented toward possession. Amazing, the way people steal stones from the Acropolis."
--Gordon Matta-Clark
1993:
Robert Venturi, "Some Agonizing Thoughts about Maintainance and Preservation Concerning Humble Buildings of the Recent Past"
1998:
"Do you know the BASCO sign is now gone?"
"No! Do you know where it is now? We'd like to save it."
1999.10.06
A typed letter signed by Robert Venturi, wherein he laments the demolition of his BASCO 'baby', is currently up for auction at eBay
2000:
"What's the address of the Nurses' Office in Ambler?"
"It's better now if you just look at the pictures."
[found the building and took my own pictures anyway]
2002.11.23
Monument Hystérique
2004.12.17
"Took pictures of soon to be quondam building; visited museum exhibit without the museum building there yet; entered room that moved from inside one Trumbauer building to inside another Trumbauer building. Where do I get my best ideas?"
2005:
Best Building demolished; flower pattern porcelain enamal panels saved, many now in private and museum collections
2009.02.02
Lieb House; another chapter in the architecture of removement.

2009.02.02 14:37
Venturi's Lieb (No. 9) House to be moved (or demolished)
I'd say that the Lieb House is now a museum peice. That's how the building's context has now changed. Villa Savoye hasn't moved, but its context has changed as well. It hasn't been a residence in many years, and it too is now a museum peice.
It was asked above what's going on at Guild House. According to "on the boards" of the VSBA website, Guild House is undergoing rehabilitaion. Just in passing, the physical context of Guild House changed drastically within the first decade of the building's existence. Spring Garden Street was much different/dense in the 1960s and bad zoning decisions changed the street into low-rise warehouses. It's kind of difficult to appreciate Guild House 'in context' now.
For what it's worth, I'm becoming much more interested in architectures within the context of the space-time continuum.


2009.02.02 15:09
Venturi's Lieb (No. 9) House to be moved (or demolished)
What may be lingering in the background is the notion that the Lieb House was somehow site-specific, and now, without its site, that the building is thus diminished. I'd say the Lieb House was/is much more generic than site-specific. And that is where its historical significance comes from--a thoughtful modern design in the generic idiom.


2009.02.02 15:57
Venturi's Lieb (No. 9) House to be moved (or demolished)
Lost and Losterer
Wolfhilde von Schlittenfahrt wanted me to design her a Master Bath that she could occasionally open to the pub[l]ic. I suggested something like this:

"What Sphinx in here?"

09020201 IQ Palace of Versailles plans within several contexts


2011.02.02 10:38
UAE Parliament to Ehrlich Architects


I wonder if Louis Kahn's design for the Parliament for West Pakistan, 1965, provided any inspiration for the Ehrlich Architect's design.


14020201 Basilica of San Lorenzo scan plan north arrow
14020202 Basilica of San Sebastian scan plan north arrow
14020203 Basilica Sessorianum model in context in register with psa/iq
14020204 Old St. Peter's Basilica scan plan with Bernini's colonnade in register with psa/iq
14020205 Arch of Constantine plan schematic model in register with psa/iq
14020206 Circus of Maxentius Mausoleum of Romulus plan scan contours in register with psa/iq
14020207 Mausoleum of Constantina plan scan plan in register with psa/iq



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