031214a Palais des Congrès (without box walls) model in register at Franklin Institute within 031213b 2321i03
031214b Palais des Congrès (031214a.db) within Parkway quadrant model (031213b.db) 2321i04 b c
031214c Palais des Congrès on Logan Circle hline perspective (raw) 2321i03
031214d Palais des Congrès on Logan Circle hline perspective (raw) 2321i04
Re: which Acropolis do you prefer?
akron = top
akros = extreme
polis = city
acropolis = dominant city
How do you say bottom/ground zero city in ancient Greek?
Necropolis means city of the dead.
Metropolis means mother city.
Re: which Acropolis do you prefer?
The explosion of the Parthenon occurred 26 September 1687. It would be interesting to know how many people on Earth 316 years from now will know the date of the attack on the World Trade Center off the top of their head.
Collective memory is a lot more selective than criticism.
For how long did the 'ideal' design of the Acropolis actually exist? Moreover, do we even fully understand what the Acropolis was really like while it manifest it's most ideal existence. For example, how was it all painted? Did a fair amount of the ideal design actually fade as soon as the colors did?
Shape and Form
Louis Sullivan's form follows function argued against architecture's form having become too removed from its function--banks shouldn't look like ancient temples; bankers don't wear togas. When Sullivan was in Philadelphia working at Frank Furness' office, 1872-73, it was on the same block as, if not right across the street from, William Strickland's Second Bank of the United States, with very severe Doric temple fronts, 1819-24. Strickland's Philadelphia architecture was meant to represent the United States as the new democracy, thus emulating (reenacting) the architecture of the old democracy of ancient Greece. Note, however, the similarity of the contemporaneous works of Strickland and Schinkel point to other factors also being present within the formulation of Strickland's style, likely the influence of the "Grand Durand".
08121401 ICM scanned plans in position 2390i20
14121401 Villa Julia 1100x550 plan image attached atemporal 2404i22
14121402 Villa Julia 1100x550 site plan image attached ICM atemporal 2404i23 b
14121403 Porta Pia 1100x550 elevation image attached atemporal 2404i24
14121404 Sforza Chapel 1100x550 plan image attached atemporal 2404i25
14121405 Medici Chapel 1100x550 elevation image attached atemporal 2404i26
14121406 Scala Regia 1100x550 plan image attached atemporal 2404i27
16121401 GAUA 101 axonometrics 001-008 @-75,,30 +45 2457i07
16121402 GAUA 104 level one opaque model work 2458i08
17121401 Netherlands Architecture Institute plans sections elevations site plan 2253i02
18121401 GAUA13 Basilica of Sts. Peter and Marcellinus Mausoleum of Helena Pavillon Suisse Maisons Jaoul Seagram Building House 15 House for Karl Friedrich Schinkel 005 Nunnery Ludi Museum Wave Wall House 2 plans placed 2429i353
18121402 GAUA14 Basilica Sessorianum Maison de Verre Governor's Palace Seagram Building Museum of Knowledge St. Pierre at Firminy-Vert Palais des Congrès Parliament Building of West Pakistan Dominican Motherhouse House in Old Westbury Museum for Nordrhein Westfalen Breslauer Platz House for Karl Friedrich Schinkel 006 Wacko House 002 Flick House I Casa Unbekannt 001 plans placed 2429i354
18121401 Max Dudler Burgruine Burgschwalbach Extension Mainz
18121402 Max Dudler Selected Competition Entry
19121401 30th Street Station Railyard REMs wireframe opaque 2430i20