17 August

1522 death of Giovanni Antonio Omodeo

Maison Dom-ino
1997.08.17

Ichnographia Ottopia . . .
1999.08.17     3784e

Re: Helena: calendrical coincidences
2001.08.17 10:45     5037 8210f

24 August 358 is indeed EPICENTRAL
2001.08.17     5037 8210f

EPICENTRAL
2001.08.17     3770e 3791b

to see in Philly
2003.08.17 18:40     4016i
2003.08.17 23:37     3787c

World War II Bunker
2005.08.17

Adam (sans Eve) in the Garden of Satire
2008.08.17 11:41     3333f 3728i

has the sun finally set on oma?
2008.08.17 12:03     3333f 3749o 3770u 5010

Postmodernism sucks... discuss
2009.08.17 09:10     3332g 3747j 4013c
2009.08.17 18:04     3332g 4010f 4013c

Free Sammich!
2010.08.17 04:16     3331x

So, How's Architecture These Days?
2010.08.17 08:46     2206 2235 224a 2246 2247 2285 2286 2308 2375 2377 2385 3331w 3703d 3736t 5810 7610b

17 August
2013.08.17 10:17     2427 3304m 3749x 3771g 3773m 3791n
2013.08.17 14:31     2427 3749x 3771g 3773m

Architecture of Segregation
2015.08.17 10:46     3312f
2015.08.17 12:47     3312f
2015.08.17 13:00     3312f
2015.08.17 13:12     3312f
2015.08.17 14:36     3312f
2015.08.17 18:03     3312f


World Trade Center Plans
2015.08.17 13:21     3765f

so-il   Private Arts Building   Brooklyn

Bureau A   Antoine   Les Ruinettes




2005.08.17

2008.08.17 12:03
has the sun finally set on oma?
I just looked up trend spotting on google because that's what current architectural theory/history wants to be good at but isn't, and followed a link and then another link, and there it was, the conceptual model of my next building...

I too want to be a risky architect.


2009.08.17 09:10
Postmodernism sucks... discuss
Took the time to look through Jencks' The Language of Post-Modern Architecture (1977) and read a little from Part Three: 'Post-Modern Architecture:
"There articles and attacks, lasting from 1959 to 1962, were meant to wipe out these heresies with a little critical weed-killer, but in the event the Italians fought back at this Puritanism, the refrigerator school of criticism.
The kind of buildings which were provoking this debate all had vague or repressed historical allusions..."
"Here is the schizophrenic cross between two codes that is characteristic of Post-Modernism..."
"Saarinen couldn't quite go the next step and design conventional decoration."
"The historicism is attenuated, embarrassed, half-baked--a problem for many of the architects who left Mies setting out for decoration (and never quite arrived)."
"'We can not know history'.
So by 1961 we have at least a camp, laconic statement in favor of eclecticism."
"What, might be asked, is really wrong with the decorative use of traditional elements--indeed straightforward ornament and the Trad styles? No one was prepared in the sixties to pose these questions in a radical way, and so the vague modernist suspicion of ornament and convention remained.
I suppose the first Modernist architect to use the decorative moulding and traditional symbol (such as the doorway arch) in an aggressive way was Robert Venturi. His Headquarters Building (1960)..."
...where the colors have been homogenized, the windows changed, and only faint traces of the mouldings remain.

2009.08.17 18:04
Postmodernism sucks... discuss
pornography : books, photographs, magazines, art, or music designed to excite sexual impulses and considered by public authorities or public opinion as in violation of accepted standards of sexual morality. American courts have not yet settled on a satisfactory definition of what constitutes pornographic material.

orgiastic
1. of, pertaining to, or having the nature of an orgy.
2. tending to arouse or excite unrestrained emotion: orgiastic rhythms.
3. Sociology. (of an expressive crowd) reaching a peak of emotional intensity, often of an ecstatic nature and frequently expressed by uninhibited behavior.
That traditional symbol (like the doorway arch)

actually references

Frank Furness, Gravers Lane Railroad Station (Chestnut Hill, location of Mother's House), Philadelphia, 1883.

2010.08.17 08:46
So, How's Architecture These Days?
An excursus between 'To ERr with SuperGlue and 'Bilocation Syndrome':
1762 Ichnographia Campus Martius
1960-65 Eleanor Donnelly Erdman Hall
1960-67 Dr. and Mrs. Norman Fisher House
1965-69 Dominican Motherhouse of St. Catherine de Ricci
1977 UNEP Headquarters
1979 Kasperson Residence
1979 Wissenschaftzentrum
1980 The Long Gallery House
1981 Institute of Contemporary Art
1982 Cooper & Pratt House
1982-87 Winton Guest House
1993 Wacko House 002
1993 Sober House 1
1999 Infringement Complex
2001 Ten Zen Men
2001 Room with a View
2002 NATO Headquarters
2006 Parrish Art Museum
2007 Hurva Dormitories
2007 Gooding Trice House
2007 Trivilla Savoye
2008 Hospice Søndergård
2008 Art Souq
2009 Basel Burghof


12081701.db Mikveh Israel Synagogue Mikveh PMP model   220ci04   b


13081701 Clay Workers Co-op model IQ09   2243i04   b
13081702 Market Street East Development plans models in register with IQ   2263i02   b  
13081703 Center City Philadelphia model section diagram in register with IQ   2093i23
13081704 Center City Philadelphia facades in register with IQ   2093i24


15081701   so-il   Private Arts Building   Brooklyn
15081702   Bureau A   Antoine   Les Ruinettes


16081701 ICM beginning and end plans   2110i114
16081702 ICM non-Allen typologies plans   2110i115


17081701 17 surface models   2462i13


18081701 Eclectic Houses Art Nouveau model work   223ai19
18081702 Eclectic Houses Art Deco model work   223ai20
18081703 Palace/Park of Versailles @ New Not There City IQ54 55 57 58 plans 10880x4040   2092i43
18081704 NNTC District Q IQ64s5 6 9 10 base plan   2413i45
18081705 Palais Savoye orthagonal working model IQ64   2411i08
18081706 NNTC Eutropia IQ62 base plan   2413i46


19081701 Domestic Museum IQ61s15 contour line work plans   2477i05
19081702 Domestic Museum IQ61s15 contour model work   2477i06



Maison Dom-ino
paradigmatic building, 1914
Le Corbusier



For over 80 year, our perception of the Maison Dom-ino has been frozen in a perspective view similar to the one above. The views below are perhaps the first views of the Maison Dom-ino's other sides.








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