24 October

1364 André Beauneveu attached to the court of the king, Charles V

1595 the three bronze doors of the façade of the cathedral of Pisa by Bonano da Pisa were destroyed by fire

1672 death of John Webb
1698 birth of Jacques Ange Gabriel

1778 Seroux d'Agincourt left Paris , never to see it again
1898 death of Pierre Puvis de Chavannes

brown (lauf 2)
2000.10.24 16:50     4401c 4402e 4403f 4500c 4706 5007 5008

ideas, etc.
2001.10.24     2266 2392 3142b 3730e 6100

the reenactionary physiology of human imagination

Re: urinal and mistletoe
2002.10.24 13:09     4403g

Re: Tafuri deathdate ?
2004.10.24 10:52     4715b

...context" - koolhaas
2004.10.24 11:03     4500h 5600o

Schinkel -- Venturi ?
2010.10.24     4014 4102

Why won't you design what we (the public) want?
2013.10.24 12:04     4500t


2013.10.24 12:04
Why won't you design what we (the public) want?
"We use the term 'Stalinist architecture' to describe buildings concieved between 1933, the date of the final competition to design the Palace of the Soviets, and 1955, when the Academy of Architecture was abolished. A government decree was issued in the same year as the abolition. Entitled 'Measures for the further industrialization, improvement in quality and reduction in cost of construction', it marked the return of Soviet architecture to the modern movement.
"Between 1934 and his death in 1953, Stalin created and sustained an unwieldy system of repression. In such a tyranny, every element of society must be in the service of the state, and architects, although less effected than writers and artists, were no exception. To enable Stalin to implement his immense construction programme, prisoners were frequently exploited for forced labour. Prisoners (or zeks), working in huge numbers, built the most magnificent Stalinist works, from dams, locks, canals and skyscrapers to entire cities, with the most basic equipment. As his power increased, Stalin's own taste became law; his personal interference is evident in many surviving plans.
"Stalin's Russia was a nightmare of double standards and double thinking, when the simple aspirations of ordinary people could amount to crimes against the state.
Alexei Tarkhanov & Sergei Kavtaradze, Stalinist Architecture, 1992.

2000.10.24 16:50
brown (lauf 2)
I too am working on a "theory" of architecture (style) that relates architecture to a "process" larger than architecture itself, that is, the notions that 1) human imaginations reenact corporal morphology and physiology, and 2) architecture (style) reenacts human imaginations. The main theory is called chronosomatics (meaning literally time + the body), and the primary text on chronosomatics is entitled The Timepiece of Humanity.
You ask: "What has 'metabolic process' have to do with it?" The metabolic process within humanity, and, more or less in all (animal?) life, is a creative-destructive duality wherein the corporal destruction of matter releases energy thus providing creative impetus. I theorize that the metabolic process is (just) one of the human physiologies reflected in human imagination, and, subsequently, the metabolic process becomes reflected in human activities and events. (Note: the other corporal physiologies like fertility, assimilation, osmosis, etc. also play key roles within human imagination, but the theory of chronosomatics suggests the metabolic process as being one particularly dominant in our times.)

011024a Acropolis Q and the Horti Luciliani   2266i03
011024b Ichnographia Quondam studies   2392i14
011024c IQ: Ichnographia true N & Phila. plan and Pkwy.Interp. true N; registered at City Hall at intersection of life/death   2392i15

2004.10.24 11:03
...context" - koolhaas
"Physical Context/Cultural Context: Including it All"
Stuart Cohen
"Ivan Leonidov's Dom Narkomtjazjprom, Moscow"
Rem Koolhaas and Gerrit Oorthuys
Both these articles are within Oppositions 2, January 1974.
An interesting coincidence.

07102401 partial IQ Parkway Interpolation partial ICM

08102401 IQ08 Philadelphia grid complete Tiber fixed

14102401 Dresdner Bank plans elevations section corrected data




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