24 November

1788 birth of Jules Jean Baptiste de Joly

1859 death of Charles Lenormant

Promenade Architecturale documentation
1997.11.24     3122z

Drawing Exhibit @ Quondam
1997.11.24     2297

implosion of Mill Creek Project Towers
2002.11.24     2002a

Re: what a difference 250 years make
2002.11.24 17:48     2844a 3770g 3900f 3901 4600d

does anyone model some famous architect's works?
2004.11.24 09:50     3142c 3730g
2004.11.24 11:45     3142c 3730g

The Great Books (of Architecture)
2009.11.24 17:53

22 Novemver
2012.11.24 07:16     3300i mp6601i
2012.11.24 11:35     2156 2198 3155e 3300i 5401f mp6601i
2012.11.24 16:40    
2012.11.24 18:55     2156 4402h 4403k 5401g

24 November
2012.11.24 12:48     3300j mp6601j

Should architecture strive for originality? Can it ever achieve it?
2015.11.24 21:26     3313e

Saudi Arabia's uneasy relationship with its cultural heritage of Mecca and Medina
2015.11.24 21:34     3313e 4600s

suicide of an architect
2016.11.24 12:57     3314v
2016.11.24 13:12     3314v


001124b domestic plans   2150i03
001124c domestic plans   2239i01
001124d domestic plans superimposed   3713i01

011124a Wacko House 002 plans model   2285i03
011124b Goldenberg House partial model   2179i01
011124c Goldenberg House plans   2179i02
01112404 Housing for La Villette plans elevation axonometircs   231ai17
01112405 House for K.F. Schinkel model   2239i02
01112406 House for K.F. Schinkel axonometrics   2239i03
01112407 House for K.F. Schinkel plans elevations   2239i04

2009.11.24 17:53
The Great Books (of Architecture)
Learning from Lacunae: a progressive inquiry of the acquisition of knowledge via reflection on what is not there
The Nimiety of Architecture: an abundance of redundance in architectural education, theory and practice

11112401 St. Pierre at Firminy-Vert elevations (scaled 3.12) with Palais des Congrès

2012.11.24 11:35
22 November
I'm quickly reminded of a short passage I read last night--
--which seems somewhat related to your analogically jumping comment/question.
Schumacher's passage unwittingly describes subversive reenactment. Is subversive reenactment then a key ingredient of avant garde design? See how Le Corbusier subversively reenacts via re-interpretation, the Villa Savoye.
There's the new movie Lincoln, which tries very hard to be as close to the original as possible, and earlier this year there was the movie Lincoln, Vampire Slayer. Does (historical) fiction sometimes easliy fall into the category of subversive reenactment?
The logisital objective of a crime-scene reenactment is to reproduce the crime as closely as possible, and the aim of the reenactment is for the police investigators to gain a form of eye-witness experience of the crime. Reenactment within the philosophy of history has the same aim.
Perhaps subversive reenactment just happens to be a very good way to come up with something new again.

2012.11.24 16:40
22 November
I would just caution that reenactment, revivalism and appropriation have relationships to each other, but they are not the same thing. Also, the negative aspect of Schumacher's quote is how hard he tries to deny that reenactment is part of Hadid's early design process.

2012.11.24 18:55
22 November
Another example of Le Corbusier subversively reenacting the Villa Savoye is the upper half of the Governor's Palace designed for Chandigarh.

Actually, subversively isn't really the right term. Le Corbusier metabolically reenacts the Villa Savoye.




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