26 March

1387 William of Wykeham commensed S. Mary's College at Winchester

1483 birth of Raffaello Santi

1726 death of Sir John Vanbrugh
1753 birth of Sir Benjamin Thompson

1869 death of Léon Emmanuel Simon Joseph, Marquis de Laborde

Articles at Quondam
1997.03.26     4402 4062

war design
1999.03.26 06:12     4403d

reenactment architecture
1999.03.26     3228d 5100 531ab

MDRT Foundation Hall     1972
Queen Lane
2000.03.26

[Signs of] Otherwise Eyes
2000.03.26

Re: The history of the destruction of architecture
2004.03.26 16:57     3749g 4403i 4500h 5034

Theory Part II - Doing What I Said I Would Do...
2007.03.26 11:11     3749l 5027
2007.03.26 11:18     3749l 5135

...and speaking of random tangents
2007.03.26 11:56     3728i 3749l 4500l

Their house is a museum, when people come to see 'em
2009.03.26 11:02     3529

Response to Donna, re: Traditional Architecture
2012.03.26 11:20     3749u

OMA wins Axel Springer Berlin HQ competition
2014.03.26 22:05     560a

2014.03.26 22:05
OMA wins Axel Springer Berlin HQ competition






Note the Ichnographia Campus Martius used as floor paper again.



2000.03.26
[Signs of] Otherwise Eyes
...a book of intentions...


2004.03.26 16:57
Re: The history of the destruction of architecture
Imagine how different ancient architectural history would be if there were existing records of all the 'Pagan' temples destroyed in the name of Christianity. For example, where exactly in Greece did the spiral columns within the original St. Peter's Basilica (later reenacted via the baldachin by Bernini) come from? It was Eutropia that first told Helena about these columns and their original locations.
Or what would architectural history be like if all the buildings that were ever erected on this planet were a matter of record?


040326a Ottopia 2 base map
040326b Ottopia 2 Schizophrenic Fold plans  


2007.03.26 11:11
Theory Part II - Doing What I Said I Would Do...
Of course "productive misreading" is different than lying. But in our crazy modern reality "productive misreading" and lying are sometimes the same thing.


2007.03.26 11:18
Theory Part II - Doing What I Said I Would Do...
"So what would Deleuze do?"
"Well, let's reenact him and find out."

2007.03.26 11:56
...and speaking of random tangents
"The history of architecture is replete with successful projects that are the result of novelity found within false history and, more recently, outmoded science.
Historian Rudolf Wittkower, in Architectural Principles in the Age of Humanism, gives as an example Andrea Palladio's historical error attributing superimposed pediments to the Pantheon giving erroneous historical legitimacy to his unsurpassed Venetian churches."
--Reiser + Umemoto, Atlas of Novel Tectonics, p. 170.
Go read pages 89 to 97 of Architectural Principles in the Age of Humanism to see what examples Wittkower really gave.
Do you think Reiser + Umemoto purposefully wrote historical error within their passage about historical error in order to more strongly make the point about the modus operandi of historical error in design itself?



07032601 Northeast Philadelphia 1843 map   u6595

2012.03.26 11:20
Response to Donna, re: Traditional Architecture

I guess the irony here is that pandering to the public is indeed one of the ways to make lots of money these days.

Then again, 'how to make lots of money' isn't one of the things taught in architecture school, is it?

13032601 New Not There City site plan development
13032602 New Not There City site plan development


15032601   ICM Circus Agonalia first state plans images attached   2110i104


16032601   Savoye Shadows Annexation plan model site plan 2200x1100 Ury IQ61   2408i04



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