20 September

1762 birth of Pierre François Léonard Fontaine

1820 death of Benjamin Henry Latrobe

...start manipulating plans
1996.09.20     3308r 5301b

2000.09.20     3787

Re: travels in hyper-reality
2001.09.20 08:48     3747d 3749e 3777c 5031

reading MOBILE
2001.09.20 13:47     3754e

2001.09.20     4018d

Le Corbusier and Hejduk
2004.09.20     2219 2236 3713d

Julian Abele and James Stirling
2004.09.20     2278

unhappy Helena
2004.09.20     3728g

Interesting quote
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20 September
2014.09.20 09:46     3309i 3713k 374ab 3781j

The Midwest
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20 September
2015.09.20 20:28     3312n 3773r
2015.09.20 20:31     3312n

20 September
2016.09.20 12:13     3314n 3747r
2016.09.20 17:39     3728k
2016.09.20 19:43     3314o

Architect Robert Venturi dies at age 93
2018.09.20 08:16     3316u
2018.09.20 10:27     3316u

Horace Trumbauer, Whitemarsh Hall (Wyndmoor, PA: under construction, 1917.09.20)

2014.09.20 09:46
20 September

Villa Parkour

990920a Governor's Palace plans elevations site plan   2177i02
990920b Conference Room of the Olivetti Headquarters model   2216i01
99092003 Breslauer Platz model   2228i01
99092004 Maison Dom-ino Third Composition models   2140i01
99092005 Maison Dom-ino Third Composition plans   2140i02
99092006 Villa à Garches model   2151i01
99092007 Villa à Garches plans perspectives axonometrics   2151i02
99092008 Governor's Palace model   2177i03
99092009 Villa Savoye model   2156i05
99092010 Villa Savoye plans elevations perspectives axonometrics   2156i06
99092011 Palais des Congrès plans perspectives axonometric   2302i06

2001.09.20 08:48
Re: travels in hyper-reality
The use of the word artificial in your argument is the tricky one. The reality is that themed environments are very real, and the money they produce surely goes a long way to prove that. Moreover, the notion of reenactment in architecture is not limited to themed environments/buildings. Within reenactment there is always a play of degrees of separation from that which is being reenacted, therefore where exactly is the authenticity that you see in reenactments that keeps them from being artificial? It might now not be prudent to make a case based on artificial versus authentic, because that distinction is completely blurred anymore. For example, Wildwood, New Jersey is full of themed hotels that artificially evoke other places on this planet and even sometimes other places in the solar system, yet it is now exactly this concentration of artificiality that gives Wildwood its unique identity (i.e., authenticity).
Not to confuse the issue, but Wildwood is overall a concentration of what is being called the "doo-wop" style, which is basically hotels and other buildings all done in playful 50s and 60s modernism. Even back then, however, each hotel evoked a different theme via the hotel name and stylistic quirks in the building details.

030920a Philadelphia Great Pyramids, model

13092001 Pantheon within IQ08 plans
13092002 Pantheon Minerva Medica Santa Costanza Altes Museum Palace of Assembly plans at the same scale

15092001   NNTC002 grid infill plans

Pretty sure I used an Olfa knife.

Anyone else here remember seeing Guernica at MoMA?

There's definitely something Hejduk about this first image of Lequeu's Architecture Civile.




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