No U.N. architects allowed
New Urbanism in the Quondam Garden of Eden
Euphrates Cat Architects
666 Fertile Crescent Turnpike
Ziggy Rat, IQ -00000-0001
in association with:
Arabic Numeral Engineers
29 years ago today
On 17 March 1974 Louis Kahn died of a heart stroke in New York's Pennsylvania Station upon returning from a trip to India.
17 March 1974
Complex Iconography and Contradictory Content in Architecture
Meanwhile, like a quaestio abstrusa, the gang is looking for all the instances where Koolhaas/OMA use the Ichnographia Campus Martius as floorpaper within the presentations of some of their projects. So far there's: Schiphol S, Extension to the MoMA and CCTV.
...after I wrote a post containing the word kicky, I read Inga Saffron's "Repulsive sense of security" in this morning's Philadelphia Inquirer, which contains these sentences: "Cywinski's sedate masonry structure was designed to replace Mitchell/Giurgola's swooping 1976 bell pavilion. That kicky little building, which is scheduled for demolition starting on Monday [20 March 2006], was often criticized because it was seen as being too modern and disrespectful of Independence Hall."
Venturi's Lieb (No. 9) House to be moved (or demolished)
Regarding the Lieb House "sail" window, see the elevation of the just prior Frug House II and then the plan of Frug House II.
The work of Venturi et al always received good press coverage in Europe throughout the late 60s, 70s and 80s.
pragmatists turning political?
Oh, I thought it was more like having a hard time shifting out of bilocation gear.
Anyway, been meaning to interject a little exposition of the "politics of the plan".
visited Kahn's grave today
14031701 Olivetti Headquarters Milton Keynes plan 2216i08
14031702 Kimbell Art Museum plan 2210i03
14031703 Kimbell Art Museum Pantheon/Novel Architecturale context plans 206gi33
14031704 Wall House 2 plan 2219i05
14031705 Wall House 2 NNTC/Campo Rovine context plans 2219i06
15031701 Mausoleum of Constantine/Basilica of St. Agnes plans in situ PSAoCRI 206bi20
16031701 IQ45 Cubist ICM museum compilation plans
16031702 Le Composite Houses for Schinkel Jung Zaha House plans site plan 4400x2200 IQ45
16031703 Jung Zaha House plan model site plan 2200x1100 IQ45
16031704 Villa Stein de Monzie Wall House 2 in terrain plan model site plan 2200x1100 Campo Rovine IQ64
16031705 Trivilla Savoye plan model site plan 2200x1100 Ury IQ61
16031706 Cut & Paste Museum plan site plan 4400x2200 Campo Rovine IQ63/64
17031701 Working Title Museum 005 @ Pantheon Paradigm model work 2379i16
17031702 IQ51 Battery Park City Schizophrenic Folds Working Title Museum 001 Working Title Museum 002 Working Title Museum 003 ICM plans
17031703 GAUA 104 model mirror stacked 2458i12
17031704 GAUA 104 model mirror stacked height reduced 2458i13
17031701 Bengo Studio Qiyunshan Tree House Hotel
18031701 Domestic Museum IQ61 Hadrian's Villa Villa Rotonda Palace of Versailles Ury House Mount Pleasant Robie House Maison Dom-ino Whitemarsh Hall Maison du Peintre Ozenfant Schindler-Chace House Schroder House Villa Stein de Monzie Villa à Garches Single House Weissenhof Dominican Motherhouse Wagner House ICA House Cooper & Pratt House Green Enfilade House House in Laguna Mayor's House Wacko House 002 Gooding Trice House Wave Wall House 002 Villa Appositional
18031702 Domestic Museum IQ61 Robie House Maison Dom-ino Maison du Peintre Ozenfant Schindler-Chace House Schroder House Villa Stein de Monzie Villa à Garches Single House Weissenhof Villa Baizeau Composition Three Villa Savoye Tugendhat House Courthouse with Garage Houses Under a Common Roof Farnsworth House Glass House Governor's Palace site plans plans elevations