17 March

1628 birth of François Girardon

1974 death of Louis I. Kahn

the metabolic in gallery 1999
1999.03.17     4403d

coloring plans
1999.03.17     2239

work with mesh surfaces
2000.03.17     2093 2323 3236 3247 3770b 3900b 4300 5126

No U.N. architects allowed
2003.03.17 15:45

29 years ago today
2003.03.17 20:41     4500g

17 March 1974
2005.03.17 13:16

Complex Iconography and Contradictory Content in Architecture
2006.03.17 09:22     e2752 3736o

non-event cities
2006.03.17 11:37     4500k

Venturi's Lieb (No. 9) House to be moved (or demolished)
2009.03.17 14:12     220b

pragmatists turning political?
2009.03.17 17:02     2091 2092 2198 3400d 3749q 3770y 4500o

Making it/Thinking Architectural
2009.03.17 17:10     223a 3754e 4500o 4705b 6200d
2009.03.17 18:38     2413 3239 3770x 4300e 4705b 6200e

visited Kahn's grave today
2011.03.17 14:57

17 March
2014.03.17 13:22     3236e 3308h 3736z 3754e 4004t 4711j

17 March
2015.03.17 16:27     3310j 4500x 780al

BIG unveils moat-encircled stadium design for D.C.
2016.03.17 10:38     3313q
2016.03.17 18:41     3313q

OMA's Dubai-based "Concrete" is pretty transparent
2017.03.17 15:17     3315e

What music are you listening to?
2017.03.17 22:17     3315f

2009.03.17 18:38
Making it/Thinking Architectural

Using a 3-dimensional representation as a plan (of a city maybe), kind of like architectural thinking in reverse.

2014.03.17 13:22
17 March
Coincidentally typed this morning:
There is a profound "immobility" in the technological world which science fiction writers have often portrayed as the reduction of every experience of reality to an experience of images (no one ever really meets anyone else; instead, everyone watches everything on a television screen while alone at home). This same phenomenon can already be sensed in the air-conditioned, muffled silence in which computers work.
Flattened out, simultaneous, the world appears de-historicized. What made up "modern"--i.e. the experience of living every day in a narrative history of progress and development reinforced by the daily newspaper--now comes to a halt. The "master" narrative, once a secularization of religious salvation, now fails, and multiple other possible narratives rise up."
Gianni Vattimo, quoted in "Postmodern or Posthistoire?"

I still have to scale it with a map, but Kahn's burial plot is somewhere in the top left quadrant, maybe just within the western edge of Campo Rovine.

Are the Koolhaas/OMA instances of Ichnographia Campus Martius usage also examples of "history flattened"? Is the Ichnographia Campus Martius itself an example of "history flattened"?
Read again last night the Vidler/Eisenman conversation in Log 28. Vattimo came up a bit.
It's becoming more and more clear that lots of the fuel that burned Tafuri's contemporary-architecture-critique fire came from Scully's early 1960s writings. And, judging from a comment I once saw/heard Scully make about Tafuri, I think he [Scully] already knew it.

2003.03.17 15:45
No U.N. architects allowed
New Urbanism in the Quondam Garden of Eden
designed by:
Euphrates Cat Architects
666 Fertile Crescent Turnpike
Ziggy Rat, IQ -00000-0001
in association with:
Arabic Numeral Engineers

2003.03.17 20:41
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.

2005.03.17 13:16
17 March 1974

virtual mausoleum

2006.03.17 09:22
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.

2006.03.17 11:37
non-event cities
...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."

2009.03.17 14:12
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.

2009.03.17 17:02
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".

2009.03.17 17:10
Making it/Thinking Architectural
architectural history flattened

architectural history reduced to a few lines

2011.03.17 14:57
visited Kahn's grave today

14031701 Olivetti Headquarters Milton Keynes plan
14031702 Kimbell Art Museum plan
14031703 Kimbell Art Museum Pantheon/Novel Architecturale context plans
14031704 Wall House 2 plan
14031705 Wall House 2 NNTC/Campo Rovine context plans

15031701 Mausoleum of Constantine/Basilica of St. Agnes plans in situ PSAoCRI

16031701   IQ45 Cubist ICM museum compilation plans   2436i45
16031702   Le Composite Houses for Schinkel Jung Zaha House plans site plan 4400x2200 IQ45   2380i04
16031703   Jung Zaha House plan model site plan 2200x1100 IQ45   2380i05
16031704   Villa Stein de Monzie Wall House 2 in terrain plan model site plan 2200x1100 Campo Rovine IQ64   2383i08
16031705   Trivilla Savoye plan model site plan 2200x1100 Ury IQ61   2385i06
16031706   Cut & Paste Museum plan site plan 4400x2200 Campo Rovine IQ63/64   2386i06




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