well james carpenter had to postpone his lecture until next spring. good news. marlon blackwell showed up. i can sum up the lecture in one word. amazing. i've never been to a more interesting and thought provoking lecture in my life. and it couldn't have came at a better time. he got me excited about the profession again.
here are some random scribbles i wrote while there:
ordinary vs. extraordinary
magnify small things
micro vs. macro
ideal vs. improvised
find a place between dualities
stay consistent and vigorous even if it means going at it alone.
bobo the wrestling bear
most buildings are diagrams; detailing makes it architecture
the act of detailing is a spatial proposition
it's like looking through a keyhole with both eyes. open up.
a slipping relationship.
steven holl is coming soon. people are getting excited. i'm not. i want marlon to come back.