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a double [post-cinematic] theater?
The plan displayed looks like an actual double theater of sorts.
mixing things up
I wish museums mixed things up more. For example, I'd like to see Poons in a French period room, or Duchamp in a Ladies Room. Brancusi next to armour, why not? Museum as future-shock, sort of. Pick your destiny
Hold me! Thrill me! Kiss me! You're my pride and joy, etc. Now rearrange me.
Re: of castles, fortifications, etc.
New Jerusalem, Bryn Athyn Cathedral (or Church of the New Jerusalem), Academy of the New Church, Glencairn, Cairnwood--all local (to me) architecture built with Pitcairn (the local 'Rockefellers') money--for a few years now I call it "a little land of reenactment."
Bryn Athyn is indeed a true Gothic (constructed) Cathedral in that all the stones are held together with gravity alone, perhaps the only true Gothic Cathedral built entirely in the 20th century. Although still large, it is nonetheless somewhat diminutive in that its scale is something like 2/3rds or 3/5ths the average Gothic Cathedral. The overriding symbolism of this Church goes un-noticed by most--nothing in the design is straight, level or exact; column spacing is always slightly off, all walls slightly bow, there is a slight curve of everything, especially to whatever looks straight. Only God is perfect.
The administration building of the Academy of the New Church is a very early Mitchell/Giurgola building, whose design somewhat reenacts the design of Kahn's unexecuted Goldenberg House, which was to be build on a site just couple miles down from Bryn Athyn.
Louis Kahn's unexecuted Domincan Motherhouse of St. Catherine de Ricci is chock full of symbolism--today, 13 February, is the feast of St. Catherine de Ricci. I guess I'll visit Elstowe (for the first time) today, and then maybe go take pictures of the castle at the quondam Beaver College.
The Egyptian walls of hieroglyphics and the Berlin Wall of graffiti.
The metabolic urbanism of contemporary Israel.
The secret symbols of Piranesi's Ichnographia Campus Martius.
It's a real joy to still see cedar trees growing in a place long ago called Cedar Grove.
It turns out I was at Metropolis Books 24 June 1988, and I do remember admiring the shelves.
Architecture As A Cult
The Horace Trumbauer Architecture Fan Club is definitely a cult, and a very exclusive one at that. There are people literally dying to get in it.
designed and built by myself 1985
door on right original, door on left added, as is everything inbetween
the current highlight...
Anyone support tearing it down?
I found the perfect replacement!
Artificial islands from all around the world
pragmatists turning political?
Is any of what you wrote above closely related to "architecture as delivery of content"?
Are there architectures that perform assimilatingly? metabolically? osmotically? electro-magnetically? ultra-frequently?
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