18 November

1454 letter to Pasti from Alberti

1494 Jacques Leroux succeeded Guillaume Pontifs as architect of the cathedral of Rouen

vehicles of symbolism?
2000.11.18     3732 3749c 3785b

Re: Yale School of Art
2002.11.18 10:10     3728f

Re: Jesus was born in Jerusalem?
2003.11.18 15:26     3728g

The current state of Architecture Theory
2009.11.18 11:31     3705o 3710e 3749s 3766 3771b 3774d
2009.11.18 13:40     3705o 3710e 3749s 3768d 3771b

The organization behind Kentucky's Creation Museum is building a Genesis-sized Ark
2015.11.18 20:25     3313e

New Notre Dame School of Architecture building breaks ground
2016.11.18 10:05     3314v 3747s

vehicles of symbolism?
Since beginning this "vehicle" film thread, it has dawned on me that when "vehicles [in films] are both very literal and very symbolic, and, moreover, it is the seamless transition from literalness to symbolism that the vehicles deliver," that this phenomenon is much akin to the notion of the medium simultaneously being the message.

2009.11.18 11:31
The current state of Architecture Theory
It's not that "there really isnt meant to be any real thought there" but that "intellectual rigor" really isn't necessary to design architecture. In fact, it could well be asked: Does it really behoove us to mask our lack of depth and our inability to achieve real, effective, incisive strength in our work with intellectual nonsense? A lack of depth and an inability to achieve real, effective, incisive strength are not fixed with intellectual rigor, rather they are fixed via design rigor. The architectures of Zumthor, Predock and Chipperfield (for example) do not stand out because of their intellectual rigor, but because of their design rigor.
Yet design rigor isn't always necessary to create architecture either. Gehry's architecture exhibits a very high-grade design facileness, and maybe that is indeed something rare.
As for the "computer people", the various/sometimes architectures of Hadid and UnStudio (again for example) well demonstrate being beyond "figuring it out", and they're even doing it rigorously.
I'm not here trying to express my opinion, as much as I'm experimenting with establishing some kind of baseline for architectural theory to build upon. I am of the opinion, however, that honesty, or at least objective observations and assessments of present conditions, is a fair place to start.

2009.11.18 13:40
The current state of Architecture Theory
Is it Eisenman's words, or Eisenman's designs that might of made the likes of UNStudio, FOA and Lynn possible?

14111801 Roma Interrotta Sector IV detail image attached at correct scale with selection of Stirling plans also at true scale

15111801   Section House working model Governor's Palace elevation   2448i07   b   c   d




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