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.
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.
Postmodernism sucks... discuss
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That traditional symbol (like the doorway arch)
Frank Furness, Gravers Lane Railroad Station (Chestnut Hill, location of Mother's House), Philadelphia, 1883.
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
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