Creations and Analysis Out of Boredom

  • plattenbau rad: no graphics please

    By I am a liberal
    Aug 11, '18 1:38 AM EST

    Oh, but it’s great to be an Angel,

    And be dirty all the time!


    Meanwhile, the Angels were discovering the goddamnedest thing.  Usually, most places they headed into on their runs, they tested people’s cool....But these mollyfocking Pranksters were test-proof.  The Angels didn't know what permissive was until they got to Kesey's.


    Go with the flow! [KAT]


    [Rem Koolhaas: Delirious New York]

    Go with the flow – and what a flow – these cats, these Pranksters – at big routs like this the Angels often had going entitled Who Gets Fucked? – and it hadn’t even gotten to that before some blonde from out of town, one of the guest from way out there, just one nice soft honey hormone squash, she made it clear to three Angels that she was ready to go, so they all trooped out to the backhouse and they had a happy round out there.  Pretty soon all the Angels knew about the “new mamma” out in the backhouse and a lot of them piled in there, hooking down beers, laughing, taking their turns, making various critiques.  The girl had her red and white dress pushed up around her chest, and two or three would be on her at once, between her legs, sitting on her face in the sick ochre light of the shack with much lapping and leering and bubbling and gulping through furzes of pubic hair while sweat and semen glistened on the highlights of her belly and thighs and she twitched and moaned, not in protest, however, in a kind of drunken bout of God knew what and men with no pants on were standing around, cheering, chiding, waiting for their turn, or their second turn, or the third until she had been fenestrated in various places at least fifty times. [KAT]

    Whenever something that is to be conceived flees from identity with the concept, the concept will be forced to take exaggerated steps to prevent any doubts of the unassailable validity, solidity, and acribia of the thought product from stirring….-by their untruth, these excrescences show the untruth, the mania, of the systems themselves.[ND]

    Now a Public Service Announcement from Mr. Rogers:

    Catalyst: to say what has never been said, to see what has never been seen. To draw paint, sing, sculpt, dance and act, what has never before been done. To push the envelope of creativity and language, and  what’s really important is, I call it the felt presence of direct experience, which is a fancy term which just  simply means we have to stop consuming our culture, we have to create culture.  Don’t watch TV, don’t read magazines, don’t even listen to NPR, create your own road show.  The nexus of space and time where you are – NOW -  is the most immediate sector of your universe and if you’re worrying about Michael Jackson, or Bill Clinton, or somebody else, then you’re disempowered.  You’re giving it all away to icons.  Icons which are maintained by an electronic media, so that you want to dress like X or have lips like Y, or something…this is shit brained this kind of thinking.  That is all cultural diversion and what is real is you and your friends, and your associations, your highs, your orgasms, your hopes, your plans, your fears.  And we’re told: NO! We’re unimportant, we’re peripheral, get a degree, get a job, get a this, get a that and then you’re a player.  You don’t want to even play in that game.  You want to reclaim your mind and get it out of the hands of the cultural engineers who want to turn you into a half-baked moron consuming all this trash that’s being manufactured out of the bones of a dying world.

    [Terrance McKenna]

    the yada yada:

    For each chapter of Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (KAT) a few paragraphs form Theodor W. Adorno's Negative Dialectics (ND) will be ripped off and modified.

    Chapter 13  (KAT) - The Hell's Angels

    Attitude Toward Systems (ND)

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  • The Crossy-Frogger Urban Complex

    By I am a liberal
    Jul 28, '18 12:05 AM EST

     Corb and Bacon never saw it coming. The Crossy -  Frogger Urban Complex [from the movie Office Space (1999)] [for comparison with Crossy-Frogger Urbanism, below is a model developed by the Philadelphia Department of Public Property -" means of transparent planes, the complex interactions... View full entry

  • collage or sketch or what?

    By I am a liberal
    Jul 8, '18 1:02 AM EST

    Much what we've done here blogging on archinect under various posts or monikers has involved a process in which we download 3D models from Sketch-up Warehouse or TurboSquid and edit them into our final image presentation. [plattenbauerpost] Are these collages? [no stop city by archizoom] Collages... View full entry

  • plattenbau rad: experience

    By I am a liberal
    Jun 24, '18 12:27 AM EST

    The experience – that was the word!  And it began to fall into place.  In fact, none of the great founded religions, Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, none of them began with a philosophical framework or even a main idea.  They all began with an... View full entry

  • Fuck the White Gods

    By I am a liberal
    Jun 2, '18 12:18 AM EST

    Read some: Tom Wolfe "From Bauhaus to our House"for those who need intellectual comfort (aka - half-ass archispeak word salads): Read the book, have some drinks, call me in the morning.  You ever been brainwashed?  Well, yeah, you have!You are on archinect and probably went to architecture... View full entry

  • plattenbau rad: flooded

    By I am a liberal
    May 5, '18 12:18 AM EST

    Disenchantment of the concept is the antidote of [architecture]. -ND+ Lake Pontchartrain is like a great big beautiful spacious – space! – park on the water.  They pull the bus up in a parking area and there are nice trees round and all that endless nice water and they put on their bathing... View full entry

  • plattenbau rad: analogical

    By I am a liberal
    Apr 7, '18 8:02 PM EST

    And you don’t even know, bub….with these drugs your perception is altered enough that you find yourself looking out of completely strange eyeholes.  All of us have a great deal of our minds locked shut.  We’re shut off from our own world.  And these drugs seem to be the key to open these... View full entry

  • plattenbau rad: Testarossi Bit 001

    By I am a liberal
    Mar 23, '18 11:51 PM EST

    ...evokes many sources, among them an archaeological section whose elements lie in a chance order or, better, in a disarray whose order can no longer be traced by excavation.  This 'archaeological' section has a concrete power to perform like a deed bound directly to the imagination, not unlike... View full entry

  • plattenbau rad: T1-S2

    By I am a liberal
    Mar 3, '18 9:57 PM EST

    . [English: Here we go!] [English: No] [English:He's not human, he's like a piece of iron.] No shit sherlock, it says he's the CPU player, so yeah he's iron. Come-on Drago-ra! Question is: Is 1850 pounds force enough to crack a brick? You may wonder: What do the Merry Pranksters and Theodor W... View full entry

  • plattenbau rad: T1-S1

    By I am a liberal
    Feb 24, '18 11:28 PM EST

    . to be continued.... the yada yada: For each chapter of Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test a few paragraphs form Theodor W. Adorno's Negative Dialecticswill be ripped off and modified.  Drago from Rocky IV (authors personal hero at age 8) and Devito (his various movie characters) will... View full entry

  • the bricks of lloyd

    By I am a liberal
    Feb 18, '18 12:21 AM EST

    . The End.  Inspiration for this test by Simon Stalenhagsoundtrack byLaVern Baker - Voodoo Voodoo View full entry

  • Tron Motherboard Gonzo Notes 3.1459265359 - The Story of the Pool

    By I am a liberal
    Feb 11, '18 8:16 PM EST

    The Story of the Pool (1977) is a short text by Rem Koolhaas, often found at the end of Delirious New York also by Rem Koolhaas.  Go get a copy and read it.  In case you don’t have that kind of attention span, try an animation interpretation shown below by Heidi Arad (architect). [Threadkilla... View full entry

  • mood gifboard

    By I am a liberal
    Jan 20, '18 9:04 PM EST

    A mood board is that surface you drop a whole bunch of images and materials on that essentially give the feel and description of what you're designing. A collage of sorts. The old school way was to put stuff on a foam core board and schlepp it around to client meetings, etc... Then came... View full entry

  • Bright and Cheery Brutalism Adaptations (doodles)

    By I am a liberal
    Jan 6, '18 10:57 PM EST

    Concrete is fun!  Make it all concrete.List of Buildings:Ennis House by Frank Lloyd WrightRiverside Museum by Zaha Hadid ArchitectsJubilee Church by Richard MeierWexner Center for Visual Arts by Peter Eisenman View full entry

  • Dream – 2017.12.29.am_0400

    By I am a liberal
    Dec 30, '17 12:21 AM EST

    [scene 1] Escaping the post-apocalyptic city outside you arrive inside the architecture school.   Over the loud speakers the course ‘Sharing the City’ is described.   Most desks are empty except one corner section of the building.  This corner is crowded with students on the floor, on the... View full entry

  • Time Machine - "Building Collapes"

    By I am a liberal
    Dec 22, '17 10:45 PM EST

    This is a collection of NY Times news stories that appear when you search the 150+ years of the NY Times archives for the phrase “building collapse”.  If you do not understand why building codes exist, I believe this should help.    CONSTRUCTION COLLAPSE IN TIMES SQUARE: THE BUILDING... View full entry

  • just doodling with some text...201712151146

    By I am a liberal
    Dec 15, '17 11:54 PM EST

    ... That feeling in the morning before you’re supposed to wake, prior to 6am, that half dream state, apocalyptic dreams ending…it’s cold out and you’re anxious and you don’t know why.  You put on your blue jeans and white t-shirt, white socks and boots, grab your keys – it’s almost... View full entry

  • Architect Wars: Cast Calling for Characters, Images, and Writers

    By I am a liberal
    Nov 25, '17 6:16 PM EST

    It's pretty clear we are on the dark side of the force these days in architecture.  Beyond the HGTV predictables, the Trump brass bricks of bullshit with no sound insulation in the walls, nevermind him...we NOW HAVE Darth Schumacher, who has been putting the parametric death star together using... View full entry

  • A history of the New York City Brick and How it Got Laid

    By I am a liberal
    Nov 18, '17 2:12 AM EST

    If reading building codes does not get you excited, you’re reading them wrong.  This is a brief blog post on brick and mortar within the literal confines of building codes, state laws, and colonial law language for the city and state of New York.    The commonly misunderstood oldest existing... View full entry

  • the Tron Lally Column

    By I am a liberal
    Oct 8, '17 7:38 PM EST

    Based on two fellow archinectors input and feedback, the following is further development on a recent random blog post The Tron lighting effect has been incorporated into the column capitals and some research on the Lally Column was done as well. [the Tron Column integrated with a Lally Column]... View full entry

  • Asbury Park - Whitney Warren

    By I am a liberal
    Sep 9, '17 11:03 PM EST

    Located on the Jersey Shore, little over an hour from New York city (on a good day of traffic) is Asbury Park, New Jersey.    If you like Elk Sausage and one liter mugs of German Beer there’s the Festhalle.  Then there’s the Zombie Walk holding the world record for largest gathering of... View full entry

  • the Tron Column

    By I am a liberal
    Sep 9, '17 1:40 AM EST

    Not yet available at Home Depot or Lowes.It's the future, a glowing column!Tron design it!Are you into glowing columns bruh?What about lightening rod parametric framing, bruh? Don't make me explain myself or this post. Is nice?________________________________________________________@ Zulu... View full entry

  • Intro to Collage City/The Martian Chronicles/Images in your head

    By I am a liberal
    Jul 29, '17 11:29 PM EST

    Best click bait you'll ever click-on (as an architect): #Woodrow Wilson #Princeton #Hilbersheimer #Public Housing #Pruit-Igoe #Architect as Human ouija-board#rape [full text pdf link] The intro to Collage City waivers between two quotes on nature and the mind, science and poetics, ideals and... View full entry

  • How to Read Drawings 101 [USA]

    By I am a liberal
    Jul 22, '17 7:44 PM EST

    Twenty (20) years ago (1997) as incoming freshmen students we were told by academics – “You’ll learn construction drawings and contract documents when you get a job, but if you’re interested there always is Architectural Graphic Standards and D.K. Ching and exam study guides.”  This is... View full entry

  • Drone Towers and Fullfilment Centers

    By I am a liberal
    Jul 1, '17 11:50 PM EST

    1. Fullfilment- the achievement of something desired, promised, or predicted. Satisfaction or happiness as a result of fully developing one's abilities or character. The meeting of a requirement or condition. The performance of a task, duty, or role as required, pledged, or expected.     2. A... View full entry

  • Motherboard, NJ: Some Lonely Architectural Details

    By I am a liberal
    Jun 3, '17 4:11 PM EST

    Back at the office…“Bob, where are you man?”“Bob, you see that Barcelona Chair? It’s on to me.  Where is my red stapler?"“Bob, did Bill take my Swingline Stapler?!?”“Bob!”“Here buddy I took some pics of some lonely architectural details for you!” - Bob[A man unable to shut... View full entry

  • motherboard, nj - on the road

    By I am a liberal
    May 7, '17 1:55 AM EST

    many times on the NJ train I noted that some small warehouse is the same size as the Red Bull football stadium...well all that tax relief and bull shit Harrision, NJ gave up, what did you get?__________ and - who the hell is Kid PK?and where is Harrison, NJ? google it, you's as tall as... View full entry

  • materials at microscopic levels 2.01-2.12

    By I am a liberal
    Apr 22, '17 10:44 PM EST

    Format:Name of MaterialPhotos of Material at Human Vision ScalePhotos at 10x scans and/or to 50x magnification (with a microscope of course) 2.01   Vinyl Stainmaster Handscraped Nook by Lowe's[10x scan] Finish Surface 2.02   Vinyl Stainmaster Washed Oak by Lowe's[10x scan] Finish... View full entry

  • Motherboard, NJ: at the bar

    By I am a liberal
    Apr 15, '17 9:28 PM EST

    The last human in Motherboard, NJ never had any interest in humanity.  This fact remained the same even after everyone was gone.The bars near the cooling tower crafted by makerbots in pure white plastic with the smells of a western saloons filtered into the mechanical duct system were open for as... View full entry

  • motherboard, NJ: a night of drinkin' one (1) of many (∞)

    By I am a liberal
    Apr 15, '17 1:18 AM EST

    You ever watch that movie "Ubreakable" with Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson?How often in life do you have that choice: Bruce Willis or Samuel L. Jackson?Probably never.Back to Motherboard, NJ...our man had that choice daily. You remember the guy who survived the meltdown by doing sub-grade work... View full entry

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