Friday, October 25, 2013
Arc et Senans
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Quote of the Day
This book could change the way people see the streets in their towns and cities. And it could help those towns and cities make streets for people, rather than their cars.
Monday, September 02, 2013
Quote of the Day
Outside of architecture school graduates, art school grads, and Art Basel fans over 65 years old, very few people are ideological Modernists.
Monday, July 15, 2013
Quote of the Day (The New Coke Rule)
Western society has accepted as unquestionable a technological imperative that is quite as arbitrary as the most primitive taboo: not merely the duty to foster invention and constantly to create technological novelties, but equally the duty to surrender to these novelties unconditionally, just because they are offered, without respect to their human consequences.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Ken Burns's JAZZ
Friday, January 25, 2013
Quote of the Day"Until [the 20th] century, the public and the profession [of architecture] shared a known vocabulary; the divide between them was simply a matter of the degree to which traditional forms were mutually understood. Like so much else in the arts, architecture has taken new forms and developed a new and often arcane vocabulary. The alienation that started with the distrust and dislike of the unfamiliar in modern architecture has been exacerbated by the increasingly abstract and esoteric nature of current philosophy and practice."
Friday, December 14, 2012
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (December 21st is coming)
"Architecture is invention. All the rest is repetition and of no interest." - Oscar Niemeyer
“I like provoking people. It’s what you’re supposed to do.” - Thom Mayne
"Like other kinds of art, great buildings contradict everything else. They make us think. They start conversations, so people talk about what it means to fit in, what it means to have courage. It’s okay for some buildings not to work." - Gregg Pasquarelli
"Maybe that’s what a city is: confrontation and complication. In New York, the name of the game is to have one’s own envelope." - Bernard Tschumi, responding to Pasquarelli
“The street wears us out. It is altogether disgusting. Why, then, does it still exist?” - Le Corbusier
This one's been forgotten about:
"If you know it is useful, and feel it is beautiful, repeat it." - Adolf Loos