02082401 rems models plus older stuff 232ai24
040824a Dominican Motherhouse of St. Catherine de Ricci plan
040824b Dominican Motherhouse of St. Catherine de Ricci roof plan
040824c Dominican Motherhouse of St. Catherine de Ricci site plan
040824d Dominican Motherhouse of St. Catherine de Ricci model
I am quite surprised by the many who have not recognized Gehry's influence. If anything, he joined and most clearly built a unity of modernist architecture as self referential practice of structure and the same as a flexible practice of hyper-noumena; that is to say a compound of the mineral tectonics of here-and-now and the sating buffet of architectonic plasma.
Modern architecture is fully present and wide awake, and all the quondam dreams and nightmares now manifest reality itself. Is not then a prescriptive therapeutic and/or pharmaceutical architecture surely to be marketed as well?
13082401 Hejduk plans derivative plans within Campo Rovine plans
13082402 Campo Rovine base map
Architect and Debt - circa 1728 (England)
Alongside the issue of debt, there is the notion of architects in prison.
prévôt de Paris.
Before 1369 he completed the second wall of the city of Paris (l'enceinte de Charles V) begun by his predecessor Etienne Marcel. He laid the first stone of the historic Bastille (Paris) April 22, 1370. The building was finished in about four years. This work brought upon him the animosity of the people. He was condemned by the bishop of Paris and himself imprisoned in the Bastille, March 1, 1382. He mustered an escaped to Dijon, where he died soon after.
[In my studio you will be asked to design a building that everyone will hate to the point where you, the architect, will be imprisoned within it.]
Playwright and architect John Vanbrugh also spent time within the Bastille. I think we was accused of being a British spy in France (or something like that).
My favorite buildings in Savannah are, of course, those of William Jay. If you haven't yet visited any of them, for sure do so the next time you're there. A brief review.
By 1823, Jay was back in England. He married Louisa Coulston in 1827. He designed several buildings and houses in Cheltenham and Cirencester before becoming bankrupt in 1828. In 1836 he accepted a government architectural post on Mauritius island in the Indian Ocean, where he designed a chapel before dying of a fever in April 1837.
(Only speculatively...) Was Jay's post to Mauritius in lieu of going to prison?