26 September

1563 Blasius Berwart was sent by the Duke Christoph of Würtemberg to Georg Friedrich, Markgraf of Oberfranken, to build the palace at Plassenburg.

1687 explosion of the Parthenon

scale comparison
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architecture and accidents
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Your Colour Memory
2004.09.26     2004

The Zaha "Oh No": Architecture Deserves Better Journalism
2015.09.26 09:13     3312p

LA's redesigned Petersen Automotive Museum: so bad the public will love it?
2015.09.26 09:41     3312p 4699s

12 September
2015.09.26 13:08     3312p 3703q 4699s

In the future, everything will be a museum.
2015.09.26 13:48     3312q 3720i
2015.09.26 14:03     3312q 3720i

Joshua Prince-Ramus of REX wins $100K 2015 Marcus Prize
2015.09.26 14:17     3312q

Closer look: Zaha Hadid's new “floating” Port House in Antwerp
2016.09.26 16:02     3314p
2016.09.26 17:28     3314p
2016.09.26 20:06     3314q

Horace Trumbauer, Whitemarsh Hall (Wyndmoor, PA: under construction, 1917.09.26)

96092601 La Villette Housing roof truss   2229i01

010926a IQ study   2392i10
010926b IQ study   2392i11
010926c IQ study   2392i12
010926d IQ study   2392i13

2003.09.26 16:22
On the occasion of the World Design Conference held in Tokyo in 1960, a group of young 30-something Japanese architects proposed "metabolism" as a new 'ism' for architecture and urban planning. Their idea was quite simple: architecture and the city should constitute an open living organism that grows through metabolism, instead of an enclosed, static machine.
--Arika Asada and Arata Isozaki, "From Molar Metabolism to Molecular Metabolism" in Anyhow (1998).
What the Metabolists failed to realize is that metabolism (as a physiological operation) is a creative/destructive duality, hence, metabolism does not define a continuous organic growth, as much as growth integral with equal measures of destruction.
Schumpeter called capitalism "creative destruction," which, if correct, essentially labels capitalism as being metabolic. There is no question that we live in very metabolic times. Unfortunately, most (product) designers today (seem to) remain oblivious to the fact that what is great design today will soon enough be tomorrow's trash.

2003.09.26 17:02
architecture and accidents
"...check out some of Peter Eisenman's work. It has an accidental quality--he sets up processes and systems and kicks back and waits to see what happens."
As just described, Eisenman's methodology is then a process of intended serendipity rather than a process of pure accident.

13092601 Altes Museum context plan



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