13 September

335 Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is dedicated

1178 William of Sens thrown from a scaffold at the cathedral of Canterbury

1506 death of Andrea Mantegna

1636 death of Simon de Pape
1657 death of Jacob van Campen
1693 birth of Joseph Emanuel Fischer von Erlach

1727 death of Colin Campbell
1750 birth of Friedrich Ludwig Sckell
1755 letter from Robert Adam regarding Piranesi's 'next plan' of ancient Rome as a separate publication

breakdown of exhibit I
1997.09.13     2121

comparative museum types
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UaA: further development
2000.09.13     3899h 5128

2000.09.13     3899h 4699c

Philadelphia churches, etc.
2001.09.13 14:58     3747c 4000b 4010j

"design" vs. "styling"
2005.09.13 12:27     3747h 3749h 3770k 4699f
2005.09.13 13:16     3749h 3770k 4699f
2005.09.13 13:39     3749h 3770k 4699f 7700b
2005.09.13 13:34     3749h 3770k 4699f
2005.09.13 17:05     3749h 3770k 4699f 7700b

Quondam ideas
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the concept of surface
2008.09.13 08:20     2196 3713f 3749p 3770w 4399e

The Collapse of Distance - Benjamin/Virilio
2009.09.13 11:22     3600d 3705o 7801d
2009.09.13 15:22     3749r

Bufalini--Piranesi 01
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Bufalini--Piranesi 02
2010.09.13     e2590 e2811

"I loved 'quondam' I loved the sound of the word, the way it"
2013.09.13 09:51     3228j

12 September
2015.09.13 18:52     3312m

Celebrity-turned-"designer"-shitting-on-real-architect thread du jour
2016.09.13 11:31     3314n
2016.09.13 19:52     3728k

Horace Trumbauer, Whitemarsh Hall (Wyndmoor, PA: under construction, 1917.09.13)


2005.09.13 12:27
"design" vs. "styling"
It's probably true that fashion has always been more about style than design. The design of most clothes really hasn't changed all that much over the last century or so, but the style certainly has. Style is basically ephemeral.
Design gets bad when it also becomes ephemeral because that mostly also means that the real underlying design is then planned obsolescence.

2005.09.13 13:16
"design" vs. "styling"
ephemeral (adj)
1.Lasting for a markedly brief time.
2. Living or lasting only for a day, as certain plants or insects do.
ephemeral (noun)
1. A markedly short-lived thing

2005.09.13 13:39
"design" vs. "styling"
The muddy water clears up real quick for me as soon as I add 'ephemerality' to the mix.
It even helps in these muddy waters.

2005.09.13 13:34
"design" vs. "styling"
It is not that something ephemeral cannot also be design, it is more that "Design gets bad when it also becomes ephemeral because that mostly also means that the real underlying design is then planned obsolescence."
The main reason I see ephemeral designs as not good designs is because the ephemeral things don't just disappear, but become trash. What is most commercial packaging, for example, if not ultimately highly designed trash. Plus that pavilion thingy recently/currently(?) at PS1--it didn't take very long at all for that to get trashy.

2005.09.13 17:05
"design" vs. "styling"
I'm more interested in the self evidence of it all. For example, I like the design of MVRDV's Dutch Pavilion, especially as presented in drawings and within the continuum of their oeuvre. I didn't so much like the Pavilion as built (at least from the images I've seen). And now there is no denying that the Dutch Pavilion is leftover trash, architecture that might be saved or that might be demolished. Overall (so far), the good reality of the design is outweighed by the bad reality of the design.
Is the Dutch Pavilion also stylized? It seems to be so in that a lot of it was also high-maintenance.
Will the design of the Dutch Pavilion ever be a true paradigm for future architecture? I'll say definitely maybe.

07091301 collection of museum plans
07091302 ICM base for redrawing

2008.09.13 08:20
the concept of surface
thinking of the separate surface...

...and the contiguous surface...

...and again
the concept of surfing

2009.09.13 11:22
The Collapse of Distance - Benjamin/Virilio
You're thinking of A Landscape of Events (2000). Briefly looked through it last night.
From Tshumi's 'Forward':
"Time rather than space is the theme of this book: the collapse of time, the acceleration of time, the reversal of time, the simultaneity of all times. ... Space becomes temporal."
So, not so much about the collapse of distance...
Fell asleep reading "The Accident Museum", a text now already 23 years old, written soon after the Challenger explosion.

2009.09.13 15:22
The Collapse of Distance - Benjamin/Virilio
Say you discovered some planets orbiting a star 100 lights years away from Earth. All you're really sure of that there were some planets orbiting that star 100 years ago, and more certain proof of those planets being there at the same time you discovered them will (perhaps) come 100 years later.
You could also make a philosophical argument that the lion's share of what we see in the night sky doesn't even exist in our time. So much for the collapse of the Universe.
"All reality is relative to the vastness of its container."

13091301 Urban Components plan model




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