Orhan noted that in the language of "architectural poetics, the living room bathes you in a beautiful California light, washes your soul and takes your thoughts into the Pacific Ocean through the large window which sets the elevation on that side. Outside is wide and open, nurturing the peaceful inner space, this is something only great architecture can bless you with and masterfully achieved as in Schindler made experience."
Orhan Ayyüce, reported on his visit to Schindler's 1926 Lovell Beach House which the MAK Center and its brilliant curatorial team were able to gain access to as a 2011 fund raising event. Orhan noted that in the language of "architectural poetics, the living room bathes you in a beautiful California light, washes your soul and takes your thoughts into the Pacific Ocean through the large window which sets the elevation on that side. Outside is wide and open, nurturing the peaceful inner space, this is something only great architecture can bless you with and masterfully achieved as in Schindler made experience." SDR then posted some older B+ W documents "As a contrast to (or context for) Orhan's new photos".
In The Ideal Firm's Profile, Sherin Wing, laid out a number of working conditions by which firms large and small can try to whether the effects of poor economic policies and deregulation throughout the 2000’s will be felt for years to come. Lian Chikako Chang commented "'But as this author has asserted in a co-authored book, it’s architecture, not medicine. You can take a break and no one will die.' Love it. And when you're a student, your imaginary clients DEFINITELY won't die."
HUD is seeking public comments to help shape an upcoming research agenda. The four areas to provide suggestions in are: HOMEOWNERSHIP AND FINANCE, RENTAL HOUSING, HOUSING AS A PLATFORM and COMMUNITIES. To which HandsumCa$hMoneyYo cites Nick Brady’s 1989 statement "HUD is a sewer".
Referencing the September results for the Architecture Billings Index (ABI), Liebchen suggests "Maybe it'd just save time to publish ONLY when the ABI goes up.”
Shannon at University of Manitoba explains her longer than expected hiatus. Although written in March she finally catches us up on the final, week nine post, documenting the poetics of deconstruction.
Lian at GSD live blogs a discussion amongst a new generation of scholar ft William S. Saunders, Timothy Hyde, George P. Dodds, David Gissen, Simon Sadler, and Meredith TenHoor. At one point in the discussion Dodds made the claim "When you get beyond the GSD to places like land grant universities...you find that in architectural education there's a reticence to assign the term scholarship to what architects do. And there's a big distinction between research and scholarship."
Guy Horton, in response commented "What's interesting to me about this is that the group representing the "core" or architectural discourse is essentially white and priveledged. There seems to be an unspoken understanding and consensus among them about the importance of what they do as writers and critics in the academy and their stance in the culture. Where are the alternative points of view?" However, Lian Chikako Chang disagreed "As for these folks being "white and privileged"...well, I certainly sympathize with where you're coming from. But let me push back on that a bit."
Will Galloway, showcased the efforts of one of his colleagues, professor Hiroto Kobayashi who took on a project this summer that brought together students from Harvard and Keio university to build a community gathering place in Minami san-riku.
Meanwhile, Valerie Friedmann a third year graduate student in landscape architecture at UTK, explained the monitoring process which will be used to analyze the efficacy of the New Norris House’s landscape systems. Specifically with regards to mediating the quality of the greywater and the flow, velocity, and erosion potential of the rainwater.
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Evan Chakroff visited the Ningbo Historic Museum, completed in 2009 by architect Wang Shu. He found that the musuem is a perfect articulation of "The attitude toward preservation in Ningbo - a city a bit out of the spotlight – seems to be more subtle, and more flexible, than the attitude in Shanghai, where conclusions are binary " and Alfonso E. Hernandez made the case for the “useless dome” a la Roland Barthes.
javier arbona, rejoined the fold with a new blog entitled BEZOAR. Where he will be posting some provocations, questions, dialogs and stuff. Beginning with the following respite from academia "I see some of the architecture establishment running to appropriate "Occupy" language. Did you catch the competition that Storefront for Art and Architecture is running? What's that about? Is it about helping with the #OWS, or is it an occupation of the Occupy from the privileged position of being an elite cultural institution? In other words, is it a way to turn #OWS around and de-claw it? Or can Storefront's competition be turned on its head somehow?"
Johannes Merkler, recently worked on "Converting industrial buildings into "Live/Work" lofts in San DIego".
bayarch22 is doing a study next week on the Kaufmann Desert House by architect Richard Neutra and needed some floor plan dimensions. rusty! suggested trying Google and snook_dude countered "Rusty you sure that isn't Phillip Johnsons New Cannan House.....Oh those who follow the internet for resources....Maybe it is maybe it isn't.....”
jmanganelli started the illustrated rendering thread to start a discussion about the aesthetics of choice. Asking that Nectors provide an image or two and explain why they consider it "good" or "bad."
rastafar needs suggestions on a connection detail or device that would be used in such a connection between 2 or more triangular trusses coming together at a connection point. el jeffe (gene parmesan) thinks the answer can be found by going "to a libraray and open any book about architecture printed in the 60's or 70's."
grneggandsam reawakens the Is CAD just a tool? thread jcr opines that "Yes CAD is just a tool, however it is the most useful tool I have after my pencil.”
Finally, rusty! contines with the occupation. Exclaiming, "comrades! our occupyarchienct protest has been a resounding failure.The oppressors did remove that dumb 'feature' thingy that followed any external link you clicked. In return, they imposed a new feature called "blogs" right inside the "forums" section that breaks every scientific law of mouse wheel scrolling. until our children rise up again, we shall return to our cad monkey sweatshops. and have dreams of a better future."
Read, A Brief Genealogy of Occupy Wall Street: a reading list put together by Oliver Belcher. Where Belcher describes the history of the pre-OWS Left "These two movements — a radically democratic Left not beholden to orthodox Marxist theory, and neoliberal social organization and economic organization — came to head in the famous 1999 clash at the WTO meeting in Seattle. The Leftist movement, a broad coalition of diverse groups largely self-identifying as anti-capitalist and/or anti-globalization, had relatively simple demands that sound very familiar today: to end a form of predatory capitalism that has taken a violent toll on large parts" Via @17644995
Check out @plewke ‘s, 100 pics from working life in the Wall Street ‘hood’ taken during this past month. The photos serve to document the relationship between the spatial theatre of occupation as protest and policing as securitization.
Finally, Monique Zamir explores the policy and regulation which define the term POPs, in light of the fact that Occupy Wall Street has pitched its camp in one of 163 such privately owned public space, in NYC. Zamir concluded that "Many in the movement believe that the best way to do achieve clarity is through utilizing a publicly accessible headquarters where people are encouraged to come and contribute as little or as much as they are comfortable with. But the fact that this is a privately owned public space is bound to yield problems in the future. But for now, this POPs has served Occupy Wall Street as well as any truly public space in New York City could have."