11 November

308 Diocletian, Maximian and Galerius meet at Carnuntum (near Vienna) to resolve the embroiled tetrarchy

1506 Jean le Texier contracted with the chapter of the cathedral of Chartres to rebuild the northern spire of that edifice, according to a design on parchment which he that day exhibited

1810 birth of Hector Martin Lefuel

Kahn as anti-modernist
1999.11.11 10:38     4011r 4012e 4015u

German-Hungarian Club
St. Michael's Catholic Church     1847
Options Lighting Company
St. John's Episcopal Church     1815
2000.11.11

more vehicles than roads?
2000.11.11     3747b 3749c

things architecturalized
2001.11.11 20:48     4013l

The End of Boxes
2007.11.11 16:10     2195 3203g 3334g 3726 3770r
2007.11.11 17:30     2195 3203b 3334f 3720d 3726 3770r

Nudity and Architecture
2007.11.11 16:29     3334g
2007.11.11 16:44     3334g

It rocked Eisenman on his chair...
2007.11.11 17:08     e2678a e2845 e2865 3004 3334g 3727e 3768c 4700r

Quondam's Fifteenth Anniversary
2011.11.11 09:26     3331f

atemporality at work?
2013.11.11 13:27     3702j 3713j 3739g

Why won't you design what we (the public) want?
2013.11.11 14:19     3316e

7 November
2016.11.11 09:54     e3016e 3314u

WSJ Design Issue with Hertzog & de Meuron
2018.11.11 13:16     3316w

Aires Mateus   ZAC Batignolles   Paris

Richard Tuttle   Looking for the Map



1999.11.11 10:38
Kahn as anti-modernist
From what I remember, one of the Kahn buildings analyzed in McBride's article is the AFL Medical Service Plan Building 1954-56. Unfortunately, this building was demolished in 1973, and doubly unfortunate because the building was indeed unusual in terms of how we remember Kahn's work. Looking at photographs of the building now, it appears latter-day 1990s--kind of Koolhaas, kind of Herzog & de Meuron--but pure Kahn (of the 1950s) nonetheless. The AFL building is a little after Kahn's Yale Art Gallery (1950-53), but seems prescient of Kahn's Yale Center for British Art (1969-74) (across the street from the Yale Art Gallery).
Maybe Kahn as anti-modern really means that Kahn was (as is often the case) ahead of his time.
Kahn's AFL Medical Service Plan Building was in Philadelphia, on the south side of the 1300 block of Vine Street.


Louis I. Kahn, AFL Medical Service Plan Building, 1954-56 (demolished).

011111a Basilica Sessorianum plan model perspective   2070i01


2007.11.11 16:10
The End of Boxes
Conjecture: Kiesler's Endless House project may well have inspired the 'blob' elements within Le Corbusier's Electronic Calculation Center Olivetti at Rho-Milan for there are more endless-house-like elements within the Olivetti Center design.

2007.11.11 17:30
The End of Boxes
from Oeuvre Complète, Vol. 7:

The design is an interesting combination of box, blob and mat.

11111101 Silent Witnesses plans   2225i02


14111101   Richard Tuttle   Looking for the Map


16111101 Mat-Slab-Blob Cpmplex model   2439i04   b
16111102 Mat-Slab-Blob Cpmplex roof plan   2439i05
16111103 Mat-Slab-Blob Cpmplex model opaque off  
16111104 Mat-Slab-Blob Cpmplex axonometrics perspectives raw   2439i06   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11


17111101 ICMS14 plans 4400x2200   2110i131
17111102 ICMS15 plans 4400x2200   2110i132
17111103 ICMS17 plans 4400x2200   2110i133
17111104 ICMS18 plans 4400x2200   2110i134
17111105 Pantheon IQ15 ICM plans image   206gi43   b
17111106 Pantheon Trenton Jewish Community Center Bathhouse Kimbell Art Museum Hurva Synagogue plans image   206gi44
17111107 Pantheon Paradigm s06 plans image   243bi26


18111101   Aires Mateus   ZAC Batignolles   Paris


19111101 iqq27 plan development   2468i84



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