14 September

1483 a portion of the Doge's Palace, Venice, destroyed by fire

1696 birth of Batty Langley

1863 death of Joseph Gwilt

Not There
1997.09.14     2278

more analogous buildings
1997.09.14     3204c 3406 3600b 3705c 3730b 7801

1998.09.14     4000 4209

2005 Calder Museum scraped

"design" vs. "styling"
2005.09.14 13:40     3749h 3770k
2005.09.14 16:11     3749h
2005.09.14 16:24     3749h

Mat buildings
2005.09.14 14:07     2195 2216 3726 5109 5401c

2010.09.14 15:29     2655c

Repetition Repetition Repetition
2012.09.14 18:39     2392 6100c

What a starchitectural skyline means for the future of New York
2015.09.14 18:07   3312m

2005.09.14 13:40
"design" vs. "styling"
Style now-a-days is largely egalitarian. Almost everything produced today harbors some degree of style. Price (which is supposed to reflect quality) is really the only thing that differentiates styles.
Overall, Modern or contemporary architecture is not a very popular style for living in.
Big Boxes are very efficient designs with little or no style?
The more style added to architecture the higher the maintenance?
My personal style anymore defaults to "no class" offset by an enormous aversion to falsehood. It makes for an easier life due mostly to low maintenance requirements.
The design of my life, however, is very complicated because art is its ongoing goal.

2005.09.14 16:11
"design" vs. "styling"
So current-day stylization has a lot to do with covering-up or eliminating the common insecurities of most individuals?

2005.09.14 16:24
"design" vs. "styling"

Mario Bellini
design and style

2005.09.14 14:07
Mat buildings
Now look at Le Corbusier's design for the Electronic Calculation Center Olivetti, Rho-Milan, 1963-64--it's got mat, blob and funky hi-rise all in one. The first to reenact this one was Stirling with his unbuilt design for the Olivetti Headquarters, Milton Keynes, 1971.

11091401 Green Enfilade House schematic plan (with Acropolis Q)




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