28 June

1617 or 1618 birth of Jean Lepautre

1820 birth of Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt

documentation project - virtual museum of architecture
1996.06.28     3600

Trajan in Heaven
1998.06.28     2554 2749 3078a

phone conversation with Sue Dixon
1998.06.28     2588 2589 2655b 2749a 2758 3016 3084 4711c

Matidia, Hadrian, mother-son theme
1998.06.28     2706 304a 3051

the portrait of Piranesi
1998.06.28     2563 2706 2708 2749 2776 2798 2844 2888 2914 3037 3066 3069

metabolic reference, etc.
1999.06.28     4403e

metabolic/Knowles
1999.06.28     4403e

Can you say canonical?
2008.06.28 08:47     2198 2226 2227 3121c 3220 3236c 5401e

the Miller House (should be more famous)
2008.06.28 09:21     2196 3142d 3749o 3770t 5401e

what is the difference between paradise & utopia?
2009.06.28 11:03     3749r 3770z 5005
2009.06.28 12:00     3749r 3770z 5005
2009.06.28 16:43     3749r 3770z

27 June
2013.06.28 14:50     3303r mp6604u

Is drawing dead?
2016.06.28 11:28     3314i
2016.06.28 12:43     3314i
2016.06.28 14:14     3314i

hyper architecturism
2017.06.28     5800f


07062802



040628a Villa Savoye plans complete


07062801 collection of Quondam plans
07062802 Ichnographia Quondam, beginninng  
07062803 Working Title Museum 005

2008.06.28 09:21
the miller house (should be more famous)
Looks like late Le Corbusier style as Composite Order--Villa Shodham meets Heidi Weber Pavilion meets Chandigarh tapestries.
What was the year of construction?
Evokes some memories of Graves' Snyderman House.

2009.06.28 11:03
what is the difference between paradise & utopia?
The entire January 1972 issue of Du magazine (Swiss) is devoted to "Utopia: Visionärer Städtebau gestern und heute" (Utopia: Visionary Urban Design yesterday and today). Unfortunately, all the text is in German with not even an English summery.
Off hand, the only specific architect[ural] rendition of Paradise I can think of is Terragni's Paradiso (room) within the Danteum.
There are, however, many oasis reenactments (i.e., paradise) within architectural design. Learning from Las Vegas notes the 'oasis' aspect of the outdoor pool areas of the various hotels, and even Dubai (and it's artificial islands) and Abu Dhabi may be considered reenactments of the oasis/paradise paradigm rather than following an utopian model.
Paradise as the ultimate in real estate?


2009.06.28 12:00
what is the difference between paradise & utopia?
Perhaps also related is Robert Geddes's "The Forest Edge" in A.D. 52 11/12-1982. The opening paragraphs:
"In 1753, Marc Antoine Laugier, the French theorist, proposed the primitive hut as the foundation of architecture in his Essai sur l'architecture. The frontispiece of his second edition shows the muse indicating architecture's true source and origin by pointing to a hut at the edge of the forest made of four trees acting as columns.
I suggest an additional interpretation of Laugier's engraving. I believe the muse is directing our attention not only to the building as the reconstructed forest [or the forest reenacted], but also to the edge of the forest itself. She is pointing out the ideal habitat of man, the forest edge, where the woodlands and grasslands meet."
and later...
"While the current focus of ecological and conservationist movements has given new life to Thoreau's view of wilderness, these political movements do not propose that man should live in the wild. The hold that man is a visitor and should leave no trace of his passing."
Without having now (re-)read all of "The Forest Edge", I nonetheless get the sense that the text may evoke ideas that are both paradisic and utopian, ending with examples of practical design applications.
Is the current "green" movement in some ways an advanced combination of the paradise and utopian paradigms?


2009.06.28 16:43
what is the difference between paradise & utopia?
I'd say both paradise and utopia are man-made [intellectual] constructs, but paradise is metaphoric and utopia is paradigmatic.

14062801 Ury Farm plan dtm model Ridgeway plan in register Latrobe watercolor attached



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