31 July

c.385 birth of Maria, daughter of Stilicho

1750 death of Just-Aurèle Meissonier

1809 birth of Antoine Isidore Eugène Godebœuf
1895 death of Richard Morris Hunt

BIA & Quondam
1997.07.31     2140 2198 2234 3784c 4401

BIA & Towards a New Dexterity
1997.07.31     2256 2257 4401

Quondam & Towards a New Dexterity
1997.07.31     2120

Parkway Interpolation
1997.07.31     2278

architectural otherness
1999.07.31     3709h

future work
2000.07.31     3142b 3730d 3773c 3789b

ideas
2001.07.31     2197 3713c 3786c

laws [of silence] "made"
2002.07.31 13:19     3711

Peter Eisenman: "Liberal views have never built anything of any value."
2004.07.31 10:36     3749g 3768 3770j 3773e 3775h

The Odds of Atlantic City
2006.07.30

Learning from Las Vegas + SMLXL = Dubai
2007.07.31 11:36     3736q 3749m 3770p 3773g 3787e

Necessary architecture books
2007.07.31 17:55     3749m 3732b 3741b 3770p 3773g 3785c
2007.07.31 20:28     3142d 3701f 3730h 3741b 3789d 4707

eisenman
2008.07.31 15:29     3749o 3768d 3770u 3773h

It rocked Eisenman on his chair...
2008.07.31 16:32     3727f 3794c

I smell a Vorläufer
2008.07.31 16:48

Thread Central
2013.07.31 15:25     3766

Book Review: "The City in the City—Berlin: A Green Archipelago. A manifesto"
2014.07.31 10:23     3741e 3775v

Art college professor suggests makeover for brutalist Boston City Hall
2015.07.31 08:41     3312
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2004.07.31 10:36
Peter Eisenman: "Liberal views have never built anything of any value."
Thinking about what architectures these day are really political, I wouldn't count Peter Eisenman's among them. What I would count are "the great wall of Israel", US military bases all over the globe, any secured border checkpoints, architectures like that. Was the USSR the last great political architecture of the 20th century? Could be. And how does Communist Chinese architecture stand up these days?

2007.07.31 11:36
Learning from Las Vegas + SMLXL = Dubai

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2007.07.31 17:55
Necessary architecture books
Not just reading other things, how about writing other things too? Architectural literature could be so much more creative.


2008.07.31 15:29
eisenman
...if you do intern at Eisenman, bone up on the I Ching before you get there, and then let it be known that the I Ching is one of your avocations via demonstrations of your meaningful chancyness. You'll have a blast!



2008.07.31 16:48
I smell a Vorläufer
The notion of "having to know the rules in order to break the rules" is fast becoming a cliché.


2008.07.31 17:03
abracadabra, faia
When they called me, they asked for the design of a gigantic Peking Duct!
conceptual model: Kool-Out Haus


11073101 Tugendhat House plan


12073101 Acadia National Park Headquarters Building site plan true north  


13073101 Acadia National Park Headquarters Building building model site model
13073102 Acadia National Park Headquarters Building perspectives model

2014.07.31 10:23
Book Review: "The City in the City—Berlin: A Green Archipelago. A manifesto"
"The unquestioned, mainstream content of other contributors including Leon Krier, Manuel de Solà-Morales, Josef-Paul Kleihues, James Stirling, and Rob Krier, were praising ‘urbanity’ but actually plotted its erasure: all for the sake of formal exercises of dubious merit with respect to the needs of the city at the time."   --Karen Lohrmann
What exactly in the evidence that these contributors plotted 'urbanity's' erasure? I've owned Lotus International 19 since 1978 (the first Lotus I ever bought, while still a student), and it never occurred to me that the projects presented where indeed the opposite of what they intended. It sounds to me as if Lohrmann took a ride on some strange historical ellipsis.



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