Horace Trumbauer, Whitemarsh Hall (Wyndmoor, PA: under construction, 1917.05.29).
Body, Imagination, and Architecture
Earlier today, I was thinking how Western architecture came to the forefront of world architecture at the Renaissance/navel. Assimilation and purge then began to work in tandem, although seemingly separately. The (early) Modern Movement represents the crest of the purge (assimilation in the extreme) and now that the crest is past, we are in the midst of a metabolizing of the modern movement in architecture. I was thinking how many of the buildings in Quondam's collection are seminal pieces of the modern movement's metabolic phase, as well as some seminal pieces of the osmotic phase.
98052901 ICM B.F. Parkway plans superimposed 2093i02
Re: Lebbeus Woods 2
I'll now forever remember July 3rd 2000. The cold water hose running to my washing machine burst, and when I finally came to the basement there was a half inch of water almost everywhere. The next four hours were spent laying a dozen bath towels all over the floor to soak up the water. My hands were raw for several days afterwards from wringing out all those towels many times repeatedly. About a month later I learned that John Hejduk died on July 3rd 2000. I love the entirely chance associations that memory so often makes.
12052901 Bristol Township Offices plans scan 2180i00
12052902 Trenton Jewish Community Center Bathhouse elevation scan 217bi02
12052903 Adler House plan scan 217fi01
12052904 De Vore House plan elevation scan 2402i09
12052905 Mikveh Israel Synagogue plan scan 2402i10
13052901 Clay Workers Co-op diagram circle data 2243i02
13052902 Clay Workers Co-op plans model 2243i03
14052901 New Not There City World Trade Center plan 22002 in situ 2427i04
14052902 [virtual] Museum Museum plan 22002 context 2428i05
15052901 Herzog & de Meuron Ciudad BBVA Madrid
18052901 Casa da Musica level five plan longitudinal section 2320i17
18052902 Flick House I Casa da Musica sections 2320i18
18052903 Flick House I inside Casa da Musica section 2320i19
18052904 Casa da Musica level five plan 2320i20
18052905 Y2K House Casa da Musica plans 2320i21
18052906 Y2K House Flick House I Casa da Musica plans 229ji03
18052907 Flick House I inside Casa da Musica plan 2333i09
18052908 Notre Dame du Haut plan image 217ui05