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7. Make note of the similarity between Kahn's Philadelphia Municipal Building and Koolhaas/OMA's Seattle Library.
Re: Virtual Synagogue in Berlin's Fasanenstrasse
Just within the last half hour I upload pages which depict an analytical rendition of Kahn's Mikveh Israel Synagogue (Philadelphia, 1961-70, unexecuted) where the cylinders of light are replace with reduced versions of Venturi & Rauch's Tower for Princeton Memorial Park (New Jersey, 1966, unexecuted).
G. sees the PMP Tower design as Venturi & Rauch's consummate homage to Kahn, specifically to the Mikveh Israel Synagogue.
While G. studied architecture at Cornell (BA 1968), he well remembers Perspecta 9/10 where Mikveh Israel is featured, as well as the then forthcoming excerpt from Complexity and Contradiction--"Is it a building split in two or two buildings coming together."
And who could forget the "Avant-Garde Anachronist" article on Louis Kahn in Time June 1966--"Carving in Light" indeed.
And remember how everyone was eating up the Progressive Architecture Award Citations January 1967.
Durand and Sullivan
Although as a rule very sober in his writing, [Durand] loses his temper when he thinks of the never-ending worship of classical features:
Ces orders ne forment point l'essence de l'architecture; le plaisir que l'on attend de leur emploi et de la décoration qui en résulte est nul; cette décoration, elle-même, une chimère; et la dépense dans laquelle elle entraîne, une folie.
The application of the classical orders seems to him just a bad habit, understandable, but regrettable.
--Emil Kaufmann, Architecture in the Age of Reason: Baroque and Post-Baroque in England, Italy, and France, p. 210.
These rigid "orders" seemed to say, "The book is closed; Art shall die."
--Louis H. Sullivan, The Autobiography of an Idea, p. 187.
06072201 Calder Museum plan
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07072201 Domestic Museum Ur-Ottopia House model
07072202 Domestic Museum Maison l'Homme model
07072203 Domestic Museum Dominican Convent model
"This market is a game changer"
What I'm more asserting is that lucrative goals are more objective and "the greater good" is more subjective (if not altogether ephemeral).
What's the object of the new (architecture) game?
What's the subject of the new (architecture) game?
09072201 ICM Domus Plebeja at Vicus Aemilianus scan plans
09072202 ICM sections 15-18/B-D scan plans
11072201 Pruitt-Igoe Housing site plan scan
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