25 December

1780 birth of Jean Nicolas Huyot

1883 death of Jean Baptiste Ciceron Lesueur

architectural otherness
1998.12.25     3709b

latest developments
1999.12.25     5074

Re: These Muschampian NYTimes
2002.12.25 15:17     e2800b 3727b 5010

Ridgeway House
2004.12.25     3750q

pragmatists turning political?
2008.12.25 19:05     2195 3726c 3770x 4703


021225a ICM with early diagrams   232ai25
021225b study for Ichnographia Quondam   2306i02

2008.12.25 19:05
pragmatists turning political?
When AZP writes "or to explain the breakdown of the correlation between interior and exterior and private and public, are legitimate poltical performances," it only seems fair to include UN Studio's work.
I mentioned UN Studio's Yokohama terminal project because "the organizing principle of the terminal is the structural association of architecture to infrastructure and landscape; garden-like voids are absorbed into the architecture and then proceed to transform it" and one of the section drawings calls out a 'climatic facade system'. Further reading reveals some strangeness, however. "This design-by-section represents one of our first, incomplete, experiments with 4-D architecture. The building itself was never designed, but 30 sections were worked out, after which 3-D Studio was used to fill in what was left." "Finally a photo-shopped skin was wrapped around the resulting composition in order to simulate the appearance of a building." Politics of the envelope indeed?
from Webster's Third International Dictionary:
politics 1 a : the art or science of government : a science dealing with the regulation and control of men living in society (as nations or states) in both internal and external affairs : the art of adjusting and ordering relationships between individuals and groups in a political community
Electronic Calculation Center Olivetti at Rho-Milan
The huge development is divided into three construction stages:
First stage: main entrance with restaurants, library and other social facilities, then the first sguare workshop block measuring 350 ft. x 350 ft. Above this block are ten storeys of research laboratories. The assembly shops are at ground level. The entrances, however, are located at roof level. By means of an entrance ramp the employees reach the connecting corridors which lead to the three [amoebae]-shaped locker and washroom blocks. One enters the various shops at ground level by means of stairways. The workrooms receive well-distributed daylight from above; there is also a plantation on the roof and a sprinkler system which provides cooling during hot weather.
Again AZP: "...certain manipulations of the ground and the roof indicate the politicization of nature."

10121101 ICM Insula Tiberina lower Janiculum

12122501 House for Otto 5 wall and column extrusion capped IQ03
12122502 House for Otto 7 wall and column extrusion capped IQ03
12122503 House for Otto 8 wall and column extrusion capped IQ03

14122501 Philadelphia Savings Fund Society Building 1100x550 plan
14122502 Tugendhat House Courthouse with Garage Farnsworth House plans @ Pennypack
14122503 Tugendhat House 1100x550 plan
14122504 Pavillon Suisse 1100x550 elevation




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