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I.M. Pei: Establishment Modernism Lite

while we were in Kyoto together, as a thank-you for some service he had performed for the Japanese government, officials arranged at his request for a rare private viewing of one of the greatest treasures of Chinese art: Six Persimmons, a thirteenth-century ink painting by the monk Mu Qi, now stored at the Daitoku-ji temple. Knowing my love of art he invited me to join him, though he explained that we would be required to wear white gloves and stuff wads of gauze in our mouths lest we emitted any droplets of saliva if we spoke near the unframed relic. This generous gesture was typical of his genuine thoughtfulness, and when I ran into him several years later he beamed and asked, ”Remember Six Persimmons?”
critic  museum  architecture  journalist  becoming  chinese  american 
7 weeks ago by aries1988
Notre Dame Is the Burning Heart of Paris

It’s partly that, at 856 years old, Notre Dame has witnessed much of French history. It’s where Henry VI was crowned, and Napoleon became emperor. A few hours into the fire, French TV news was running everything from clips of François Mitterrand’s funeral to scenes from a movie version of Victor Hugo’s “Hunchback of Notre Dame.”

In his address to the nation, Mr. Macron described what Parisians are feeling as a “tremblement intérieur” — an internal trembling.

A hundred years from now, people will still be talking about the fire of 2019.
2019  paris  france  architecture  patrimoine  fire  tragedy  accident  art  church  christianity  français 
april 2019 by aries1988
Aditi Shrivastava's answer to What's the difference between Gothic and Romanesque architectures? - Quora
Aditi Shrivastava , pursued B.E. (Hons.) Civil Engineering from BITS Pilani Updated Oct 10, 2015 1. Gothic architecture had pointed arches in roof while…
architecture  europe  church  west  primer 
march 2019 by aries1988
一席 | 万象 建筑史话
王南
清华大学建筑学院青年教师
一席第566位讲者
很多文明也会拱券,包括中国,但为什么盖不出古罗马那么辉煌的大建筑呢?
歌德说建筑是凝固的音乐,很有诗意的一个说法,可从我们学建筑史的人看来,好像雨果说的建筑是石头的史书更对一些,尤其对西方建筑而言。如果再加进中国建筑的话,我们可以说中西方的建筑是土木砖石写成的史诗,所以希望能和大家一起来感受这首东西方建筑的史诗,开启一场东西方建筑之旅。

正式开始之前,我想特别隆重地介绍一下今天讲课的地点。我们所在的地方是清华大学新林院8号,它是梁思成和林徽因的故居。很多人都知道梁思成、林徽因是清华大学建筑系的创始人,我相当于是在祖师爷的家里跟大家讲建筑,所以我现在的心情是如何地激动,大家也可想而知。
rome  italia  architecture  movie  podcast  learn  artefact  course 
december 2018 by aries1988
你家的高层住宅,真的能住满70年吗?|大象公会
房子质量再好,也无法逃脱高层住宅沉沦的宿命。
文|姚白莞
from:rss  moi  immobilier  china  crisis  management  architecture  modern  law  association 
november 2018 by aries1988
包慧怡 | “绿人”和提着自己脑袋的圣人
不管怎么说,由于圣徒叙事图像学中有将圣徒与其受难时的刑具画在一起的肖像传统(比如圣凯瑟琳执轮子,圣劳伦斯执烤架,圣巴多罗买执匕首),而死于砍头的圣徒又人数众多,我们今天可以在雕塑和手抄本中看到大量提着自己脑袋的基督教圣人(120位之多),他们有个共同的名字叫 “持头圣人”(cephalophores)。当然,这些圣徒肖像距离“绿人”和异教头颅神的艺术形象已相去甚远,但我们仍能看到受难、死亡与新生的主题在“头颅”中不断发展和变奏。
paganism  christianity  architecture  church  paris  explained 
september 2018 by aries1988
一席 | 演讲 李乾朗 穿墙透壁
#建筑 /广州/2017.03.19
这么伟大的古建筑,我总觉得不能独享,不如画给你们看。
圆和方
architecture  chinese  history  research  drawing  idea  book  taiwan 
july 2018 by aries1988
057 先锋的使命【我不是药神、被误解的包豪斯】
这期节目录有点长,将近一个半钟头,部分原因是7月下旬糯米要休假,能发什么样的节目还是休刊还未定,所以也许这期节目要伴随大家直到八月初。另外下周三左右我还会给土豆沙发的会员发送这期节目的彩蛋内容,...
movie  architecture  history  book 
july 2018 by aries1988
A Record of Syrian Monuments Before ISIS
John Gendall writes about the photography of the veteran architectural photographer Peter Aaron, whose images of Syria, from 2009, serve as a quiet reminder of the country’s recent past.
venice  2018  architecture  syria  loss  civ  middle-east  isis  photo  exhibition 
may 2018 by aries1988
壁下观书单汇总
石墨文档是一款轻便、简洁的在线协作文档工具,PC端和移动端全覆盖,支持多人同时对文档编辑和评论,让你与他人轻松完成协作撰稿、方案讨论、会议记录和资料共享等工作。
list  book  podcast  art  history  architecture  moi 
january 2018 by aries1988
How walking a labyrinth can trace a route to self-knowledge | Aeon Essays
I could never have gotten myself lost. In the Mizmaze there is one entrance and one exit, and one route between them: by one definition this makes it a unicursal ‘labyrinth’ rather than a multicursal ‘maze’, which presents choices between alternative paths.
definition  myth  greek  architecture  garden  archaeology  philosophy 
november 2017 by aries1988
颱風夜裡的「機器人」守護神 - 那瑪夏的圖書館|端傳媒 Initium Media
土石流沖進學校,淹沒童年的痕跡,也讓蔡劭儀的小學時光在不斷遷徙中度過。
children  kid  school  taiwan  architecture  library 
october 2017 by aries1988
How castles became monuments to myth and whimsy

Here’s the romance: this church was dedicated to St Mary, then a patroness of militant types because her womb was deemed impregnable, except to God. Shown in medieval paintings and tapestries in a paradise garden, her symbolic hortus conclusus is very conclusive indeed, bound and defended by locked gates and crenellations. So whole castles like Santa Maria da Feira in Portugal took her name, along with chapels serving castles from Prague to Dover.

The psychologist Bruno Bettelheim suggests we all hold a psychological disposition toward castles, and as children conjure them to process our understanding of the world. He wrote: “ ‘Once in an old castle in the midst of a large and dense forest’ — such beginnings suggest that what follows does not pertain to the here and now that we know . . . The old castles, dark caves, locked rooms one is forbidden to enter . . . all suggest that something normally hidden will be revealed.”

Ryman went on to design the Cinderella Castle in Orlando, completed in 1971 at 183ft. This concrete and fibreglass construction looks more French, specifically the 15th-century Château de Saumur. There are now six Disney centrepiece castles, designed as variants of a theme, the latest in Shanghai completed in 2016, which Disney describes as “seven towers, two of which embody the guiding creative principle of Shanghai Disneyland”. And yes, it also has a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.
romantic  caste  children  architecture  design  disney  disneyland  west  tale  history 
august 2017 by aries1988
Armageddon architecture: upmarket bunkers for the worried wealthy
The latest real estate trend among internet billionaires and hedge fund tycoons is, apparently, buying bunkers. These individuals, who have made fortunes by disrupting the present, predicting the future and then making that future happen through trades, algorithms and tech innovations, are preparing for the end of civilisation.

This new group of tech-savvy survivalists prefers the name “preppers”. It implies something preppier than the redneck gun-nuts in battered pick-ups with whom they might otherwise be confused.

The “Penthouse” units, comprising 3,600 sq ft of living space spread over two storeys, start from $4.5m. LED screens offer a window on to a fantasy outside world of trees and waterfalls (not the actual, frazzled and burnt-out landscape). The communal facilities include a climbing wall, dog park, pool, cinema and shooting range (of course). They also provide hydroponic and aquaponic agriculture and aquaculture, and the machinery to filter air and water indefinitely. These are bunkers for the long haul: five years or more completely off-grid.
architecture  survive  disaster  rich 
april 2017 by aries1988
The up and up | The Economist
The in-between zones thus left behind were undesirable, and few people thought it profitable to build skyscrapers there. The spatial economics of the 19th century continues to shape Manhattan’s skyline today.
newyork  book  building  skyscraper  architecture 
november 2016 by aries1988
20 of the most beautiful libraries in the world
A library can be a second home for a bibliophile.

They come in all shapes, sizes, and levels of embellishment. The nearly 300-year-old State Hall in Vienna, Austria, boasts carved wooden galleries, baroque-style statues, and frescos, while Taipei's Beitou Branch resembles a treehouse more than a shelter for books.

We scoured the internet and found 20 of the most beautifully designed libraries around the world.
list  library  book  moi  city  europe  usa  taiwan  architecture  travel 
july 2016 by aries1988
Gastro-Architecture
A tour of the world’s edible architecture. Take a photo, or a bite.
fun  architecture  cartoon 
april 2015 by aries1988
年终吐血巨献——美丽的日本——东瀛建筑篇
http://www.instapaper.com/read/398716276
日本人认为“物”是无法永久保存的,加之后来传入的佛教 “无常”观,所以对于古建筑,往往只求精神的展现,注重建筑的形式,而并不强求原封不动的保存,日本的木构古建筑遗存极多,然而古代木构几乎都经过重修,这也是日本木构建筑的一种特性,是天然因素和人文因素结合之产物。

日本是海洋岛国,夏季气温高,空气湿度大,无法吸收汗气,因此凡屋舍厅堂,都要将门窗大开,使空气流通才能降热,这种气候条件对日本建筑与偶着重要的影响,我们习见的日本建筑,几乎都是开敞形的。
日本又因为地理纬度的关系,夏季日照射角高,因此把建筑物的檐口再作加深,就可以遮挡直射的太阳,又因多雨,为保护木质建材不被雨水侵淋损害,就要出檐深远,日本人有席地而坐的习惯,建筑就产生了空铺地板,有了深檐,屋内的地板就能延伸到屋外,屋舍周围也就一段檐廊平台,即使是雨日,也大可席坐在平台之上,在室内看来,这个平台有如室外空间,而站在室外庭院里看平台又是建筑的一部分,这是种过渡结构,也是日本建筑的一大特色。
  所谓的“校仓”,是指三棱形校仓木,端头相互咬合,在柱上水平交互重叠成建筑墙壁,校仓之校字即木材组合之意,当潮湿季节,校仓木会吸收湿气膨胀,从而阻绝潮湿的空气侵入仓库内部,在干燥时节,木材收缩产生壁缝,空气由此流通,也正因为如此,正仓院中包括多件来自中国、朝鲜、甚至中亚西域各地珍宝才能保存一千多年。

建筑本身是一种工程技术的反映,但又是文化、历史、思想的反映,可谓是工程与艺术的结合物,日本人对于古物向来珍重,虽然也有斩佛为柴的时候,但细细品鉴日本建筑史,身为贵国之人,由衷地感到惭愧,华夏古建又更能消几番风雨,朱光潜先生有“慢慢走,欣赏啊”之句,假如有朝一日,我们亲身前往东瀛,与这些古建直面相对,赞叹欣赏的同时,若能激发出我们身上,与劣性同在的善良之心,从而对本国的古物能有所认知有所爱护,那才是真正的美丽吧。
architecture  japan 
july 2013 by aries1988

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