19 July

1507 contract fpr Andrea Briosco great candelabrum at S. Antonio
1595 Hendrick Corneliszoon de Keyser was appointed sculptor and architect to the city of Amsterdam

1929 birth of John Hejduk

Towards a New Dexterity
1997.07.19     3794 4017u

architecture of extremities
1997.07.19     3716b 4401 4412

other extremes in architecture
1997.07.19     2688 3716b 3774

publisher continued

Crispus and Fausta
2001.07.19 17:05     3711 82/0326

exactly 1675 years ago
2001.07.19 17:57     3711 82/0326

WTC Panoramas (and history)
2002.07.19 17:00     3786e 4710 5134

Re: WTC Panoramas
2002.07.19 17:48     5006

biomimicry and architecture
2005.07.19 17:42     3770k

Verb: Featured Discussion
2007.07.19 11:31     3777e

Mom goes eclectic
2012.07.19 15:41     3701f 3701g 3703j 3786n

The Vanna Venturi House is for sale
2015.07.19 13:22     3311l 3775aa
2015.07.19 15:03     3311l 3775aa
2015.07.19 16:18     3311l

The kind of laughter provoked by...
2016.07.19 1    3781l 3781m

publisher continued
01   Campo Marzio scholarship shop.
07   Ichnographia Ottopia: a rare edition.
08   Novel, Hertz and [FOG]
09   the former Quondam--the first un-building to undo itself.
10   Hertz: designer of future fashion; Remove.
11   collaged magazines.
12   NOvel: Sandover Lite; Gass; Stein; librarian of Quondam.
13   [FOG]: soap opera house (Stotesbury); specializes in un-houses.
15   A tribute to Nethca: Welcome to the Hotel Anecdotal.

architecture of extremities
Up till now I have not been able to adequately place the architecture of ancient Egypt within the Body, Imagination, and Architecture, but last night its meaning/interpretation came to me. Because it chronosomatically coincides with the legs, Egyptian architecture is within the region of corporeal extremity, and thus Egyptian architecture is an architecture of extremes.
The extremes of Egyptian architecture are somewhat obvious, and the great Pyramid is the best extreme example. The Great Pyramid is of extreme size, extreme abstraction of geometry, extreme polish, and extreme program--architecture of death. It could even be said that ancient Egyptian architecture goes in the extreme opposite direction from the rest of world architecture, primarily in terms of life vs. death, and light vs. darkness.
The temples of ancient Egypt also exemplify an extreme in that the inner-most sanctuary is of total darkness. Moreover, the architecture throughout is an extreme use of stone. (This last comment reminds me of Stonehenge in its extreme use of stone also, and its alignment with the summer solstice, an extreme solar condition, the longest day.)
An interesting reverse extreme in ancient Egyptian is the temple architecture of Akhenaten where there was no roof at all, only extreme sunlight. Akhenaten is also extreme himself within Egyptian history as being the "heretic" Pharaoh because he transformed Egyptian religion from extreme polytheism to and absolute monotheism.

010719a Bustum Hadriani plans   231ai15
010719b Bustum Hadriani plans   2110i47
010719c Bustum Hadriani plans   2110i48

2005.07.19 17:42
biomimicry and architecture
I see mimicry here all right, but it isn't biology.

2012.07.19 15:41
The Philadelphia School, deterritorialized
Cat's away, mice will play or Mom goes eclectic

13071901 mesh surfaces clean wireframe cubed
13071902 NNTCWTC, models perspectives




Quondam © 2018.10.21