Archinect - Creations and Analysis Out of Boredom 2022-05-28T08:56:42-04:00 plattenbau rad: no graphics please I am a liberal 2018-08-11T01:38:55-04:00 >2019-01-02T10:16:04-05:00 <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure><p><br></p><p>Oh, but it&rsquo;s great to be an Angel, </p> <p>And be dirty all the time! <br></p> <p>&nbsp; </p> <p>Meanwhile, the Angels were discovering the goddamnedest thing.&nbsp; Usually, most places they headed into on their runs, they tested people&rsquo;s cool....But these mollyfocking Pranksters were test-proof.&nbsp; The Angels didn't know what permissive was until they got to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kesey's</a>. <em><br></em></p><em> </em><p><em></em><strong>&nbsp; </strong></p><strong> </strong><p><strong>Go with the flow! [KAT]</strong><em></em></p> <p>&nbsp; </p><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>[<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas: Delirious New York</a>]</p><p><strong><br></strong></p><p><strong>Go with the flow &ndash; and what a flow </strong>&ndash; these cats, these Pranksters &ndash; at big routs like this the Angels often had going entitled<strong> Who Gets Fucked</strong>? &ndash; and it hadn&rsquo;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, <strong>she made it clear to three Angels that she was ready to go,</strong> so they all trooped out to the backhouse and they had a happy round out there.&nbsp; Pretty soon all the Angels knew about the &ldquo;new mamma&rdquo; out in the backhouse and a lot of them piled in there, hooking down beers, laughing, <strong>taking their tur...</strong></p></figure> The Crossy-Frogger Urban Complex I am a liberal 2018-07-28T00:05:43-04:00 >2019-04-01T09:46:03-04:00 <p>&nbsp;<strong>Corb and Bacon never saw it coming. </strong><br></p> <figure><figure><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></figure></figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Crossy</a> -&nbsp; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frogger</a> Urban Complex<strong></strong><strong><br></strong></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>[from the movie <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Office Space (1999)</a>]</p> <p><br></p> <p>[for comparison with Crossy-Frogger Urbanism, below is a model developed by the Philadelphia Department of Public Property -".<em><br> means of transparent planes, the complex interactions and cross <br>connections of the multi-level intersecting subway and subway surface <br>systems (____), and the network of pedestrian units (____), linking all <br>the parts together.</em>" - Design of Cities, Edmund N. Bacon]</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>_________________________________________________________</p> <p>About a thousand lanes of train tracks, roadways, and waterways divide this side of the loop from the suburbs.&nbsp;&nbsp; The city&rsquo;s indentured servants rarely escape across the traffic lines alive, but if they get half-way they might just find the glass house of Flat Eric.&nbsp;&nbsp; Flat Eric gives you the Flat Beat and sometimes that&rsquo;s just enough to get through the year.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>I&rsquo;m a&nbsp; &gt;&gt;&gt;<strong>FlatBeat Runner&lt;&lt;&lt;</strong>.&nbsp; Here are some pics I took of my recent c...</p> collage or sketch or what? I am a liberal 2018-07-08T01:02:31-04:00 >2019-10-10T12:01:04-04:00 <p>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 <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sketch-up Warehouse</a> or <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TurboSquid</a> and edit them into our final image presentation.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>[plattenbauer<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">post]</a><br></p> <p>Are these collages?<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>[no stop city by archizoom]<br></p> <p>Collages, like cutting clips out of a magazine and pasting them together like above by Archizoom, or are these sketches if we take them and change the materials, lighting, and output, and create the essence of zee image?</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A fellow archinector - Q</a> seems to have done this for years and years. It's as if Mr. Q was doing Rem Koolhaas and Mies on the computer for decades and only we own a copy of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Quondam Banquet of Virtual Sachlichkeit: Part I</a> [sachlichkeit means - objectivity]</p> <p>Take a browse, but many of those images we believe are not downloaded from above sources, ...the Q may be the source, so those plans are sketches?<br></p> <p>Also, see <a href=";client=firefox-b-1&amp;source=lnms&amp;tbm=isch&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=0ahUKEwiHyJ7JyI_cAhVQPN8KHapPBzoQ_AUICigB&amp;biw=1536&amp;bih=750" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Piranesi.&nbsp; </a><br></p> <p>Q: Are those sketches or collages? <br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>[collage by Ludwig Mies ...</p> plattenbau rad: experience I am a liberal 2018-06-24T00:27:18-04:00 >2019-04-01T09:46:03-04:00 <p><strong>The experience</strong> &ndash; that was the word!&nbsp; And it began to fall into place.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; They all began with an overwhelming new experience&hellip; - KAT<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>In short, zonked out of their ever-loving gourds, man, and heading out toward&hellip;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Edge City</a>, absolutely, and we&rsquo;re truly synched tonight. - KAT<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Even after breaking with idealism, [architecture] cannot do without speculation, which was exalted by idealism and tabooed with it &ndash; ND+</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>This may help to explain why the presentation of [architecture] is not an external matter of indifference to it but immanent to its idea.&nbsp; Its integral, nonconceptually mimetic moment of expression is objectified only by presentation in language.&nbsp; The freedom of [architecture] is nothing but the capacity to lend a voice to its unfreedom. &nbsp;Where the expressive moment and the duty of presentation ...</p> Fuck the White Gods I am a liberal 2018-06-02T00:18:48-04:00 >2021-10-12T01:42:58-04:00 <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><br></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><br></p><p><strong>Read some</strong>: Tom Wolfe "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">From Bauhaus to our House"</a></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><strong><br></strong></p><p><strong>for those who need intellectual comfort <br></strong></p><p><strong>(aka - half-ass archispeak word salads):</strong> <br></p><p>Read the book, have some drinks, call me in the morning.&nbsp; <br></p><p>You ever been brainwashed?&nbsp; <br></p><p>Well, yeah, you have!</p><p>You are on archinect and probably went to architecture school.&nbsp; <br></p><p>Those damn fundamentalists, in all black with their all modern ideas having those praise and worship studio crits.&nbsp; <br></p><p>Praise Corb! <br></p><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Do you - Feel like I do</a> -&nbsp; better ;) <br></p><p>Peter or Kenneth Frampton, which one was it?</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><em><br></em></p><p><em>You can leave the cult anytime, you know that right</em>?!?<br></p><p><br></p><p><strong><br></strong></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><strong>Listen some:</strong> pairs well with Tom Wolfe's <em>From Bauhaus to Our House </em>and that fancy Japanese single malt Yamazaki whiskey..mmmm<br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>* no, but seriously: in honor of Tom Wolfe and his recent passing.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><br></p></figure></figure> plattenbau rad: flooded I am a liberal 2018-05-05T00:18:32-04:00 >2022-03-13T14:16:07-04:00 <p><em>Disenchantment of the concept is the antidote of [architecture]. -ND+<br></em></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em>Lake Pontchartrain is like a great big beautiful spacious &ndash; space! &ndash; park on the water.&nbsp; 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 suits.&nbsp; Walker, who has a hell of a build, puts on a pair of red, yellow, and black, trunks, and Kesey, who has a hell of a build, puts on a pair of blue and white trunks, and Zonker, who has a hell of a build, only leaner, puts on a pair of orange trunks, and the blue of the water and the scorched-out green of the grass and the leaves and &ndash; a little breeze? &ndash; it is all swimming in front of their old acid eyes like a molten postcard &ndash; water! What they don&rsquo;t know is, it is a segregated beach, for Negroes only.&nbsp; The spades all sitting there on benches sit there staring at these white crazies coming out of a weird bus and heading for a New Or-lean 30th-parallel Deep South segregated water.&nbsp; Zonker is...</em></p> plattenbau rad: analogical I am a liberal 2018-04-07T20:02:29-04:00 >2018-08-24T18:21:44-04:00 <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><p><br></p><p><em>And you don&rsquo;t even know, bub&hellip;.with these drugs your perception is altered enough that you find yourself looking out of completely strange eyeholes.&nbsp; All of us have a great deal of our minds locked shut.&nbsp; <strong>We&rsquo;re shut off from our own world.</strong>&nbsp; And these drugs seem to be the key to open these locked doors&hellip;. &nbsp;&nbsp;<br></em></p><p><em>&nbsp;&nbsp;</em> </p> <p>&ndash; Tom Wolfe &ndash; The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test <br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><figure><img src=""></figure><p><em><strong><br></strong></em></p><p><em><strong>Necessity compels [architecture] to operate with concepts</strong>, but this necessity must not be turned into the virtue of their priority<br></em></p><p><em> &ndash; Theodor W. Adorno [modified]<br></em></p><p><em></em> </p><figure><p><em><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></em></p></figure><p><em><em>&ldquo;Analogical&rdquo; thought is sensed yet unreal, imagined yet silent; it is not a discourse but rather a meditation on themes of the past, an interior monologue.&nbsp; Logical thought is &ldquo;thinking in words.&rdquo;&nbsp; <strong>Analogical thought is archaic, unexpressed, and practically inexpressible in words.</strong><br></em></em></p><p><em><em></em><br></em></p><p><em></em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ndash; Carl Jung via Aldo Rossi&rsquo;s &lsquo;An Analogical Architecture&rsquo;</a></p><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><br></p><p><br></p><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">[Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban/National Assembly Building of Bangladesh - Louis Kahn]</a></p><p><br></p><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><strong>the yada yada:</strong></p> <p>For each chapter of <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tom Wolfe's The Electric...</a></em></p></figure> plattenbau rad: Testarossi Bit 001 I am a liberal 2018-03-23T23:51:52-04:00 >2018-08-24T18:21:50-04:00 <p><br><em></em></p><p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></p> <p><em>...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.&nbsp; This 'archaeological' section has a concrete power to perform like a deed bound directly to the imagination, not unlike that of the ancient dwellings in Pompeii, Ercolano, San Clement. <br></em></p> <p><em></em>- Gianni Braghieri on Aldo Rossi's Iron Bridge and Park Exhibition - XIII Triennale, Milan, Italy, 1964</p> <p><br></p> <p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></p> <p>[Plattenbauer section]<br></p> <p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></p> <p>[section axonmetric, Rossi]<br></p> <p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></p> <p>[elevation, Rossi]</p> <figure><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"><br>[Plattenbauer ant perspective]<br><br><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"><br>[charcoal drawing, Rossi]<br><br><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"><br>[Plattenbauer deep in the archaeological section]<br><br><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"><br>[traced Rossi, Plattenabuer CAD as iConic]<br><br><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></figure> plattenbau rad: T1-S2 I am a liberal 2018-03-03T21:57:05-05:00 >2021-10-12T01:42:58-04:00 <p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></p> <p>.</p> <p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></p> <p>[English: Here we go!]<img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></p> <p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></p> <p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></p> <p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></p> <p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></p> <p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></p> <p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></p> <p>[English: No]</p> <figure><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></figure><p>[English:He's not human, he's like a piece of iron.]<br></p> <p>No shit sherlock, it says he's the CPU player, so yeah he's iron.</p> <p>Come-on Drago-ra!</p> <p><br></p> <p><img src=""></p> <p>Question is: Is 1850 pounds force enough to crack a brick?</p> <figure><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"><br><br>You may wonder: What do the Merry Pranksters and Theodor W. Adorno have in common?<br><br><strong>They express the exact same theories about reality, a few years apart and a few clicks of sobriety. </strong><br><br><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"><p><br></p> <p><br></p> <p><br></p> <p><br></p> <p><br></p> <p><br></p> <p><em>Dialectics is the consistent sense of nonidentity.&nbsp; It does not begin by taking a standpoint.</em> - Theodor W. Adorno</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></p><br><img src=""><br><br><br></figure><p><em>The theater, in which the architecture serves as a possible background, a setting, a building that can be calculated and transformed into the measurements and concrete materials of an often elusive feeling, has been one of my passions.&nbsp;&nbsp; -Aldo Rossi<br></em></p> <p><em><br></em></p> <p><em></em></p> <p><strong>the yada yada:</strong></p> <p>For each chapter of <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Tes</a>t (</em>KAT) a few paragraphs form T<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">heodor W. Adorno's Negative Dialectics</a> (ND) will be ripped off and modified. <br></p> <p>Chapter 2 - T...</p> plattenbau rad: T1-S1 I am a liberal 2018-02-24T23:28:46-05:00 >2021-10-12T01:42:58-04:00 <p>.<img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></p> <p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></p> <p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></p> <p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></p> <p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></p> <figure><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></figure><p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></p> <p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></p> <p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></p> <p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></p> <p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></p> <p><br></p> <p>to be continued....</p> <p><br></p> <p><br></p> <p><br></p> <p><br></p> <p><br></p> <p><br></p> <p><strong>the yada yada:</strong></p> <p>For each chapter of <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Tes</a>t </em>a few paragraphs form T<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">heodor W. Adorno's Negative Dialectics</a><em></em>will be ripped off and modified.&nbsp; <br></p> <p>Drago from Rocky IV (authors personal hero at age 8) and Devito (his various movie characters) will debate points on architecture in a video game and attempt a positive critique.&nbsp; <br></p> the bricks of lloyd I am a liberal 2018-02-18T00:21:30-05:00 >2018-08-24T18:21:58-04:00 <p>.</p> <p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></p> <p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></p> <p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></p> <p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></p> <p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></p> <p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></p><figure><img src=""></figure><p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></p> <p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></p> <p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></p><p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></p><p>The End.&nbsp; <br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>Inspiration for this test <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">by Simon Stalenhag</a></p><p>soundtrack by<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LaVern Baker - Voodoo Voodo</a>o<br></p> Tron Motherboard Gonzo Notes 3.1459265359 - The Story of the Pool I am a liberal 2018-02-11T20:16:10-05:00 >2022-03-16T15:01:08-04:00 <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Story of the Pool (1977)</a> is a short text by Rem Koolhaas, often found at the end <em>of </em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Delirious New York also by Rem Koolhaas</a>.&nbsp; Go get a copy and read it.&nbsp; </p> <p>In case you don&rsquo;t have that kind of attention span, try an animation interpretation shown below by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heidi Arad (architect).<br></a></p> <p>[Threadkilla provided a jump off image for this blog post.]</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><br></p> <p>What is the theory here?&nbsp; Constructivist filtered through deconstruction becomes <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the waste land</a> as it enters motherboard architecture with Mies van der Rohe&rsquo;s Neukunst Museum as the processor and He-Man and Skeletor doing all the labor on the ground.&nbsp; This all occurs on Mars, naturally. </p> <p>No drugs involved just some Reading Rainbow! </p> <br><p> You kids should try it, reading, it&rsquo;s some seriously laced shite - like vocabulary expansion bruh! &nbsp; <br></p> <p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></p> <p><strong>On the ground reporting by our very own Olaf Design Ninja: </strong> </p> <p>&ldquo;Guyz, so vhy cast members and not employees of zee Tron Motherboard theme park?&rdquo; &ndash; Olaf <br></p> <p>&ldquo;All the worlds a stage, Bill said that.&rdquo; &ndash; some su...</p> mood gifboard I am a liberal 2018-01-20T21:04:46-05:00 >2021-10-12T01:42:58-04:00 <p>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.</p> <p>The old school way was to put stuff on a foam core board and schlepp it around to client meetings, etc...</p> <p>Then came <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest.</a>&nbsp; There are actual apps meant to create the mood board digitally such as <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morpholio.</a></p> <p>Recently I have been playing around with GIFs and realized, a GIF can be a different type of mood board.&nbsp; The mood is images over time, but the affect in essence is the same, or at least in theory.&nbsp; Below is my stab at making a Brutalist Concrete Interior Sexy with a White Shag couch...Cheery Brutalism is coming back!<br></p> <figure><img src=""></figure><p><br></p> <p>Let's try this with a&nbsp; real project, something a little more serious that would actually end up on a mood board (granted above could - and that client would be awesome!)<br></p> <p>So here is a test&nbsp; mood gifboard of a real project -</p> <figure><img src=""></figure><p>Would appreciate input from the experts?</p> <p>Should it be slower?&nbsp; <br></p> <p>Did you...</p> Bright and Cheery Brutalism Adaptations (doodles) I am a liberal 2018-01-06T22:57:00-05:00 >2021-10-12T01:42:58-04:00 <p>Concrete is fun!&nbsp; Make it all concrete.<br><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"><br><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"><br><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"><br><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"><br><br><br><br><strong>List of Buildings:</strong><br>Ennis House by Frank Lloyd Wright<br>Riverside Museum by Zaha Hadid Architects<br>Jubilee Church by Richard Meier<br>Wexner Center for Visual Arts by Peter Eisenman</p> <p><img src=""></p> <figure><img src=""></figure><figure><img src=""></figure><figure><img src=""></figure><p><br></p> <p><br></p> <p><br></p> Dream – 2017.12.29.am_0400 I am a liberal 2017-12-30T00:21:02-05:00 >2018-08-30T08:46:04-04:00 <p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514">[scene 1]<br></p> <p>Escaping the post-apocalyptic city outside you arrive inside the architecture school. &nbsp;&nbsp;Over the loud speakers the course <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&lsquo;Sharing the City&rsquo;</a> is described.&nbsp;&nbsp; Most desks are empty except one corner section of the building.&nbsp; This corner is crowded with students on the floor, on the desks, hanging from the ceilings, all wearing headphones, working on game pads and cutting away with x-acto knives.&nbsp; </p> <p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514">[scene 2]</p> <p>The game pads are currently syncing with the school&rsquo;s loud speakers.&nbsp; Moving across the screen is a graph indicating the types of people that either possess the city or share the city. <br></p> <p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514">[scene 3]<br></p> <p>Those in red possess the city and those in turquoise share the city.&nbsp; &nbsp; <br></p> <p>[all images original, occurring in dream state, use freely]</p> <p><br></p> <p><br></p> <p><br></p> <p><br><strong>Bibliography <br></strong><strong></strong>[this was a real dream,<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">memory recall</a> to determine the dream's origins, see below]<strong><br></strong></p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">scene 1 - landscape +&nbsp; <br></a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this album cover </a> (strange how the brain works, the landscape is actually two (2) albums by same musician, distorted and merge...</p> Time Machine - "Building Collapes" I am a liberal 2017-12-22T22:45:00-05:00 >2018-08-24T18:22:19-04:00 <p>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 &ldquo;building collapse&rdquo;.&nbsp; If you do not understand why building codes exist, I believe this should help.&nbsp; </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>CONSTRUCTION COLLAPSE IN TIMES SQUARE: THE BUILDING </p> <p>Builders Had Good Record On Safety, City Says </p> <p>It is intended to be a towering symbol of the rebirth of Times Square, but the mirrored Conde Nast building under construction at Broadway and 42d Street has so far drawn attention mostly because of its spectacular accidents. The collapse of an elevator support tower yesterday, which killed an elderly woman, was the third major incident at the site, and it came less than a month after a carpenter working near the support tower was crushed to death by a construction elevator cab. In January, a crane arm six stories above the street buckled and fell onto a building across 43d Street, shattering part of that building's glass facade.</p> <p><strong>[July 22,...</strong></p> just doodling with some text...201712151146 I am a liberal 2017-12-15T23:54:59-05:00 >2018-08-24T18:22:25-04:00 <p>...<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"><br></a></p><p>That feeling in the morning before you&rsquo;re supposed to wake, prior to 6am, that half dream state, apocalyptic dreams ending&hellip;it&rsquo;s cold out and you&rsquo;re anxious and you don&rsquo;t know why.&nbsp; You put on your blue jeans and white t-shirt, white socks and boots, grab your keys &ndash; it&rsquo;s almost like you&rsquo;re high on something, you wonder &ndash; am I the only one.<a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"><br></a></p><p>You hit that Thread I-80 and the I-70, roll through Boonville Missouri and pass two pre-fab corrugated metal barns with triple X poorly lit neon signs, you&rsquo;re going home, you tell yourself that...&nbsp; Keep pushing that thread.&nbsp; You try&hellip;.but man! <br></p><p><br></p> <p>The lights are dim and remind you of the repeating painted dashed lines of the highway.&nbsp; There are no windows on this commercial strip box, just parked cars outside in the dark.&nbsp; You walk-in, low light, you have no idea the bartenders hate this place.&nbsp; You sit down, have a drink and wonder about her thread, the girl that is not all that interested in being half naked and getting bills stuffed in various p...</p></figure> Architect Wars: Cast Calling for Characters, Images, and Writers I am a liberal 2017-11-25T18:16:45-05:00 >2018-08-24T18:22:28-04:00 <p>It's pretty clear we are on the dark side of the force these days in architecture.&nbsp; Beyond the HGTV predictables, the Trump brass bricks of bullshit with no sound insulation in the walls, nevermind him...we NOW HAVE</p> <p><strong>Darth Schumacher</strong>, who has been putting the parametric death star together using Design Ninja's (Jedi's) Zaha and Rem (directly and indirectly).<br></p> <p>We give Schumacher the benefit of the doubt, he was a young Anakin once, we are sure.</p> <p>Lou Kahn is Yoda, no discussion here. Lebbeus Woods, well he's more allusive than Yoda, he's probably still alive! [LW is the good force...]<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Zaha is gone. Rem is old.&nbsp; That leaves &nbsp;Reinier de Graaf as an OB1-Kenobi.&nbsp; <br></p> <p>Olaf Design Ninja will remain our creative bit here, the allusive bastard that he is.</p> <p>We get bored here at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vuuve</a>.&nbsp; Below is us messing around as per <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julius Horthius t</a>utorials, lite shit.</p> <p>(We have potential, and we are too bored to have egos, so send us your ideas and we'll produce, below took us like 5 minutes, mainly draft Monkey....</p> A history of the New York City Brick and How it Got Laid I am a liberal 2017-11-18T02:12:00-05:00 >2022-01-22T16:31:07-05:00 <p>If reading building codes does not get you excited, you&rsquo;re reading them wrong.&nbsp; 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. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The commonly misunderstood oldest existing building code for New York City is the considerably modified Building Code of 1938.&nbsp;&nbsp; This is historically incorrect, moreover the 1938 building code that one is allowed in practice today to reference when dealing with building code issues in New York City is the 1968 version.&nbsp; What is mainly stricken from <a href=";view=1up;seq=5" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the original 1938 building code</a> are means and methods and technical data.&nbsp; The codes you are allowed to reference today based on the various possible scenarios when working in New York City are <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1938, 1968, 2008,</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014</a>.&nbsp; All four mainly address fire, life safety, and basic health issues at a conceptual level.&nbsp; These codes very much reflect the codes of today and do not delve into means, meth...</p> the Tron Lally Column I am a liberal 2017-10-08T19:38:20-04:00 >2021-10-12T01:42:58-04:00 <p><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"><br></p> <p>Based on two fellow archinectors input and feedback, the following is further development on a recent random blog post <br></p> <p>The Tron lighting effect has been incorporated into the column capitals and some research on the Lally Column was done as well.</p> <p><img src="">[the Tron Column integrated with a Lally Column]<br></p> <p>The Lally Column is that 4&rdquo; diameter steel tube post with a plate on top and on the bottom that is sometimes adjustable and is often found in suburban North American garages and basements usually under the main beam that supports the house&rsquo;s floor joists. <br></p> <p><img src="">[we used our <em>fictional-super-stretchy-plastic</em> column enclosure to adapt to the Lally Column height adjustments, the heights are color coded in our smart iColumn structural-lighting system]</p> <p>The Lally column is named after its inventor John Lally.&nbsp;&nbsp; What appears to be the authoritative biography on John Lally is not readily available unless I drove to Delaware or something according to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">worldcat</a>, which locates books for you in libraries with...</p> Asbury Park - Whitney Warren I am a liberal 2017-09-09T23:03:50-04:00 >2021-10-12T01:42:58-04:00 <p>Located on the Jersey Shore, little over an hour from New York city (on a good day of traffic) is Asbury Park, New Jersey.&nbsp; &nbsp; </p> <p>If you like Elk Sausage and one liter mugs of German Beer there&rsquo;s the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Festhalle</a>.&nbsp; Then there&rsquo;s the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zombie Walk</a> holding the world record for largest gathering of Zombies.&nbsp; St. Patty&rsquo;s day is fun there as well.&nbsp; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Stone Pony</a> where The Boss &ndash; Bruce Springsteen got going&hellip;and of course the boardwalk on the beach.&nbsp; The glory days were in the 1920&rsquo;s through 1940&rsquo;s, but it may be making a decent comeback now. </p> <p>At both ends of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Asbury Park boardwalk</a>, although one can continue on the boardwalk through both buildings&rsquo; arcades, there are two structures designed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Whitney Warren</a> of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Warren and Wetmore</a>. On the south end is what remains of The Casino (1929) that replaced the old Casino that was destroyed by a fire and on the north end is the Paramount Theater, west of boardwalk, and the Convention Hall east of boardwalk (1930). </p> <p>Warren and Wetmore are probably b...</p> the Tron Column I am a liberal 2017-09-09T01:40:36-04:00 >2021-10-12T01:42:58-04:00 <p><img src=";w=514">Not yet available at Home Depot or Lowes.<img src=";w=514">It's the future, a glowing column!<img src=";w=514">Tron design it!<img src=";w=514">Are you into glowing columns bruh?<img src=";w=514"><br>What about lightening rod parametric framing, bruh?<img src=";w=514"></p> <p>Don't make me explain myself or this post.<br></p> <p>Is nice?</p><p>________________________________________________________</p><p><strong>@ Zulu 22:27.00 Mies van der Rohe dials in on the rotary</strong><strong> phone.<br></strong></p><p>"Das ist the wrong Processor, no Pentium, no AMD, Apple is scheisse, vee must go with meine Prozessor." - says the Mies</p><p>"Ja, Ja..." - Olaf</p><p><img src=";w=514"></p><figure><img src=";w=514"></figure><p><img src=";w=514"></p><figure><img src=";w=514"></figure> Intro to Collage City/The Martian Chronicles/Images in your head I am a liberal 2017-07-29T23:29:00-04:00 >2021-10-10T06:54:38-04:00 <p><img src=""></p> <p>Best click bait you'll ever click-on (as an architect):<strong> <a href=";printsec=frontcover&amp;source=gbs_ge_summary_r&amp;cad=0#v=onepage&amp;q&amp;f=false" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#Woodrow Wilson #Princeton #Hilbersheimer #Public Housing #Pruit-Igoe #Architect as Human ouija-board#rape</a><a href=";q=woodrow+wilson#v=snippet&amp;q=woodrow%20wilson&amp;f=false" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></strong></p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">[full text pdf link]</a><br></p> <p><img src=""></p> <p>The intro to Collage City waivers between two quotes on nature and the mind, science and poetics, ideals and community, science and people, order and disorder, and the simple and the complex.&nbsp; <br></p> <p>Just another day in the life of an architect and urban planner.</p> <p><img src=""></p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Keep calm and 'bricolage'.</a><br></p> <p><em>"It is suggested that a collage approach, an approach in which objects are conscripted or seduced from out of their context, is - at the present day - the only way of dealing with the ultimate problems of, either or both, utopia and tradition; and the provenance of the architectural&nbsp; objects introduced into the social collage need not be a great consequence</em>." [p. 144 from Collage City]</p> <p><img src="">[cover art by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Whelan</a> for a later edition of Ray Bradbury's Martian Chronicles, compare with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ian Miller's</a> illustrations from ini...</p> How to Read Drawings 101 [USA] I am a liberal 2017-07-22T19:44:00-04:00 >2021-10-12T01:42:58-04:00 <p>Twenty (20) years ago (1997) as incoming freshmen students we were told by academics &ndash; &ldquo;<em>You&rsquo;ll learn construction drawings and contract documents when you get a job, but if you&rsquo;re interested there always is <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Graphic Standards</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">D.K. Ching</a> and exam study guides.&rdquo;</em>&nbsp; This is still the case today.&nbsp; <br></p> <p>They also told us &ldquo;<em>Most of you will not graduate as architects, most of you will not ever earn your license, possibly none of you will ever run a firm, and most importantly you&rsquo;ll never make much money.</em>&rdquo; <br></p> <p><img src=""></p> <p>There is a direct correlation between those two statements.&nbsp; Moreover, if a generation ago young budding architects were told - you&rsquo;ll learn all you need to know in practice so no need to cover it in school - what are they teaching now considering most that teach have limited experience in practice and were told the same thing a generation ago or more.&nbsp; Why would anyone expect to graduate ready for the profession they were not trained for? Why should you expect to earn any mo...</p> Drone Towers and Fullfilment Centers I am a liberal 2017-07-01T23:50:00-04:00 >2021-10-12T01:42:58-04:00 <p><strong><a href=";index=6&amp;list=RD93tzKBnfTDs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1. Fullfilment</a>- </strong><em>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.</em> &nbsp; <br></p> <p>&nbsp; <img src="" alt=";index=1&amp;list=RD93tzKBnfTDs" title=";index=1&amp;list=RD93tzKBnfTDs"></p> <p><em><strong>2.</strong> A </em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fullfilment Center</a> <em>is a </em><strong><em>location</em></strong><em> where incoming orders are received from affiliated </em><strong><em>stores</em></strong><em> or locations. These orders are processed and filled. These centers may also work independently of specific companies where orders are outsourced for the purpose of fulfilling customer orders.<br></em></p> <p><em></em><img src=""></p> <p>Amazon applied for patenting a fullfillment center as a drone tower,<a href=";Sect2=HITOFF&amp;d=PG01&amp;p=1&amp;u=/netahtml/PTO/srchnum.html&amp;r=1&amp;f=G&amp;l=50&amp;s1=20170175413.PGNR." rel="nofollow" target="_blank">link to full patent here</a>.&nbsp; The language is vague and drawings so basic not sure how it is claiming anything, but I&rsquo;m not a patent lawyer, just an architect.&nbsp; <br></p> <p>The entire drone tower already exists in many forms as tall buildings with windows, balconies, and elevators.&nbsp; Above and below are the patent drawings re-drawn/re-labeled with architectural ...</p> Motherboard, NJ: Some Lonely Architectural Details I am a liberal 2017-06-03T16:11:29-04:00 >2018-08-24T18:24:05-04:00 <p>Back at the office&hellip;<img title="" alt="" src="">&ldquo;Bob, where are you man?&rdquo;</p><p>&ldquo;Bob, you see that Barcelona Chair? It&rsquo;s on to me.&nbsp; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Where is my red stapler?"</a><img title="" alt="" src="">&ldquo;Bob, did Bill take my Swingline Stapler?!?&rdquo;<img title="" alt="" src="">&ldquo;Bob!&rdquo;<img title="" alt="" src="">&ldquo;Here buddy I took some pics of some lonely architectural details for you!&rdquo; - Bob</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>[<em>A man unable to shut off the experience of reality, which he cannot explain away its unremitting strangeness and its burning intensity of signficance</em>.]</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&ldquo;<em>The schizophrenic is a soul not merely unregenerate, but desperately sick into the bargain.&nbsp; His sickness consists in the inability to take refuge from inner and outer reality (as the sane person habitually does) in the homemade universe of common sense &ndash; the strictly human world of useful notions, shared symbols and socially acceptable conventions.&nbsp; The schizophrenic is like <strong>a man</strong> permanently under the influence of mescalin, and therefore <strong>unable to shut off the experience of reality</strong> which he is not holy enough to live with, <strong>which he cannot explain away </strong>because it never permits him to ...</em></p> motherboard, nj - on the road I am a liberal 2017-05-07T01:55:01-04:00 >2018-08-24T18:24:08-04:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>many times on the NJ train I noted that some small warehouse is the same size as the Red Bull football stadium...</p><p>well all that tax relief and bull shit Harrision, NJ gave up, what did you get?</p><p>__________</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>and - who the hell is <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kid PK</a>?</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>and where is Harrison, NJ? google it, you know...</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>it's as tall as the red bull stadium.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>...and only a view you can get in motherboard, NJ</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>toodles</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> materials at microscopic levels 2.01-2.12 I am a liberal 2017-04-22T22:44:00-04:00 >2019-10-08T10:16:05-04:00 <p>Format:</p><ul><li>Name of Material</li><li>Photos of Material at Human Vision Scale</li><li>Photos at 10x scans and/or to 50x magnification (with a microscope of course)</li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>2.01&nbsp;&nbsp; Vinyl Stainmaster Handscraped Nook by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lowe's</a></strong><img title="" alt="" src="">[10x scan] Finish Surface<img alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>2.02 &nbsp; Vinyl Stainmaster Washed Oak by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lowe's</a></strong><img title="" alt="" src="">[10x scan] Finish Surface<img alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>2.03 &nbsp; Vinyl Plank Savannah Oak <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SMARTCORE</a></strong><img title="" alt="" src="">[10x scan] Finish Surface<img alt="" src="">[10x scan] Section through Material<img alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>2.04 &nbsp; Vinyl Plank Springer Oak by Lowe's</strong><img title="" alt="" src="">[10x scan]<img alt="" src="">[10x scan] Section through Material<img alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>2.05&nbsp; Laminated Wood Flooring <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Age Gray Oak by styleselections</a></strong><img title="" alt="" src="">[10x scan] Finish Surface<img alt="" src="">[10x scan] Section through Material<img alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>2.06&nbsp; Laminated Wood Flooring <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Natural Oak Project Source Lowe's</a></strong><img title="" alt="" src="">[10x scan] Finish Surface<img alt="" src="">[10x scan] Section through Material<img alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>2.07&nbsp; Engineered Wood <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Driftwood Oak styleselections</a></strong><img title="" alt="" src="">[10x scan] Finish Surface<img alt="" src="">[10x scan] Section through Material<img alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>2.08&nbsp; Engineered Wood<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Natural Woods Hickory styleselections<br><img title="" alt="" src=""></a></strong>[10x scan] Finish Surface<strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a></strong>[10x scan] Section through Material<strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a></strong><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>2.09&nbsp; Country Natural Hickory<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Pergo Ameri...</a></strong></p> Motherboard, NJ: at the bar I am a liberal 2017-04-15T21:28:00-04:00 >2021-10-12T01:42:58-04:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The last human in Motherboard, NJ never had any interest in humanity.&nbsp; This fact remained the same even after everyone was gone.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The bars near the cooling tower crafted by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">makerbots</a> in pure white plastic with the smells of a western saloons filtered into the mechanical duct system were open for as much business he could give them while serving himself.</p><p>Hank Williams, Sr. - <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">I&rsquo;m so Lonesome I could cry</a> - was on repeat in jest.&nbsp; It was kind of funny, he&rsquo;d never been happier.&nbsp; A world full of inanimate objects and just him.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The Veldt Drive-In up the hill might as well have been a haunted house.&nbsp; A place where dreams could come true for most humans, at least the social ones.<img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&ldquo;Should <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Walken</a> play Frank Lloyd Wright in the upcoming blockbuster movie?&rdquo; &ndash; he asked an empty bar stool next to him as he jumped off his bar stool to switch places with his future self.</p><p>&ldquo;I think Bruce Willis as Norman Foster makes much more sense.&rdquo; &ndash; he yelled back at his former self as he slapped the bar top...</p> motherboard, NJ: a night of drinkin' one (1) of many (∞) I am a liberal 2017-04-15T01:18:27-04:00 >2018-08-24T18:24:16-04:00 <p>You ever watch that movie "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ubreakable"</a> with Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson?<img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>How often in life do you have that choice: Bruce Willis or Samuel L. Jackson?</p><p>Probably never.</p><p><em>Back to Motherboard, NJ</em></p><p>...our man had that choice daily. You remember the guy who survived the meltdown by doing sub-grade work away from humanity. (assuming you've been reading this blog...its the fiction mixed in with casual material studies and architectural theory ramblings for the normal architectural people...).<img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>It should be expected though,&nbsp; the guy who survives humanity's demise is someone who had no interest in humanity.&nbsp;</p><p>Anyway, our man could be Bruce or Samuel, but he preferred the drink to defer the decision.</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>The three (3) bars by the power plant were still there.&nbsp; The three white mock-ups of western saloons made in pure plastic. Yay <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">- makerbot</a>.</p><p>You should always spell the number first and then put the Arabic numerals in parentheses when writing a legal sentence.&nbsp; That sentence was legal, and what the FLW -...</p>