23 February

303 the Christian Church in Nicomedia is torn down     82/0303

532 rebuilding of the Church of Aya Sophia in Constantinople begins

1900 death of William Butterfieild
1978 death of C. Paul Jennewein

Re: irrational architecture
1999.02.23 07:44     4402b
1999.02.23 12:44     2745 3016 4401b 4711c
1999.02.23 13:02     4403d
1999.02.23 19:08     3208b 3715 3749 4500b 4600b
1999.02.23 23:44     4403d

abstract done
1999.02.23 19:08     2566a 2567a 2568 2569 274a 2749c 2909a 2918a 3084 3102 3155 4704 5027 5059 7601s

Re: stageset Enronomics
2002.02.23 12:38     5035

kiss that reality good-bye
2003.02.23    

Re: Cremaster Cycle
2003.02.23 11:25     4600d

Re: more on wtc
2003.02.23 12:30     4403h 4500g
2003.02.23 13:49     3749e

Re: redux: things architecturalized
2005.02.23 11:25     4088

ideas
2007.02.23     3142d 3204f 3730h 4000e 5500d

28 February
2015.02.23 18:56     3310d



1999.02.23 19:08
Re: irrational architecture
You raise an interesting point which suggests a paradigm shift in how we perceive (and I use that term loosely) space-architecture, however, I don't think such an operational shift is all that "simple," nor does the notion of "space moving through us" necessarily eliminate architecture. To your idea, I'd like to add a complementary idea (not entirely mine) regarding the continuum of time.
It is common to perceive time as moving, specifically in a linear fashion--past, present, future. Time, as Einstein suggests, is a continuum, and therefore past and present coexist, and thus, relatively speaking, past and future do not move. It is the present that moves through the continuum of time and, much like a radio, picks up "signals" relative to its position within the continuum band. Within such a continuum paradigm, both we AND space move through time. In terms of endurance of presence, however, much great architecture clearly holds its own in terms of the span of time (and here the Great Pyramids of Egypt getting close to 5000 years old are the prime example). Perhaps what we today are experiencing more than anything in our present "built environment" or "space" is its (almost patented) premature obsolescence.

2003.02.23 12:30
Re: more on wtc
Domes [as somehow symbols of paganism) were not an issue within early Christian architecture design. In fact, the Martyrium over the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, a construction that commenced after Helena found the True Cross there in 325, was very related to a dome structure. The Christian 'churches' prior to Constantine, e.g., the church across from the Imperial (Diocletian's) Palace at Nicomedia was destroyed during the Persecution of 303, and then rebuild in 315, was probably closer in design to a Jewish Synagogue than anything else. The basilica, as attachment to a martyrium, flourished as a Christian place of worship design type under Helena in Rome 312-324, while her emperor son Constantine was then ruler of (only) the western half of the Empire--Constantine rarely spent any time in Rome himself; he preferred Trier before he founded Constantinople. The martyrium at the basilica of Sts. Pietro et Marcellinus (Rome, completed by July 25, 326) was a domed structure. This martyrium also doubled as the proposed mausoleum of Constantine, however Helena unexpectedly died at Constantine's Vicennalia (20th Imperial Jubilee at Rome) 25 July 326, and it was then Helena who was ultimately laid to rest within the martyrium of Sts. Pietro et Marcellinus. Ruins of this martyriun still exist, and today act as entrance to the catacombs over which the martyrium was intentionally built. Constantine never returned to Rome after Helena's funeral.
What really changed architecturally with the early Christian building boom during the reign of Constantine is that the new religious architecture became very internalized. Judging by descriptions of what was inside these places, they were gleaming with gold and silver everywhere, while the exteriors remained relative sparse. I often wonder if this interiority is due to the fact that a woman, i.e. Helena, planned it that way. Of course, all the new gold and silver was very likely from melted down gold and silver that came from the Pagan temples that were starting to be dismantled (more than destroyed, remember all the columns were also reused within the new Christian structures) during the same time. (Very metabolic.)
From the little I know of Constantine's original design of Constantinople, domes were in abundance.

2003.02.23 13:49
Re: more on wtc
"Nothing is more difficult than talking architecture to a non-architect."
That's odd, because from my experience it is often very difficult talking architecture to architects. They will right away insist you are wrong (or trivial) whenever you present a 'theory' which is contrary to what they have been taught to believe. Without ever wishing it to be so, architecture is now-a-days very much a profession of doubt.

13022301 Parkway Interpolation, base model, in register with IQ
13022302 Hotel Pia, etc., model work
13022303 Museum Annex, schematic plan, model work

15022301 Bldg 9597b @ GAUA 1100x550
15022302 Bldg 9597c @ GAUA 1100x550
15022303 Bldg 9597d @ GAUA 1100x550
15022304 Bldg 9597e @ GAUA 1100x550
15022305 Bldg 9597f @ GAUA 1100x550
15022306 Bldg 9597g @ GAUA 1100x550
15022307 Bldg 9597h @ GAUA 1100x550
15022308 Bldg 9597i @ GAUA 1100x550
15022309 Bldg 9597j @ GAUA 1100x550


16022301   IQ50 museum complilation Ideal City Reenactment Urban Components Palace of Ottopia Lauf Haus der Kunst Palais House 10:Museum [virtual] Museum Museum Danteum Plus Ultra NeuHaus 10 der Künste   2297i04
16022302   Lauf Haus der Kunst site plan 2200x1100 IQ50 museum complilation   2306i14
16022303   Palace of Ottopia site plan 2200x1100 IQ50 museum complilation   2305i10
16022304   Maison Millennium 001 site plan 1100x550 IQ63 Campo Rovine   2304i12
16022305   Ur-Ottopian House site plan 1100x550 IQ60 Campo Rovine   2303i09



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