Lutjens Padmanabhan: On Michael Graves' Portland Building, c.1980

... In his delicate drawing for the Portland Building, Graves works on a series of figurative pavilions to complement and adorn the building’s hermetic mass. Unfortunately, none of these follies were ever built. Forty years after the Portland Building, we propose our version of its roof-top follies. Graves designed a series ...

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Netherfield Scroll One

... two-part conversation surrounds the acquisition of the Netherfield Scroll – a 20-foot-long drawing created c. 1971 by Chris Cross, Jeremy Dixon, Michael Gold and Edward Jones, otherwise known as the ‘Grunt Group’, for the commission of a low-density housing estate in Milton Keynes. The conversation with Jeremy Dixon on 23 ...

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Dow Jones: On Robbrecht en Daem's Blokhut, 2000-2002

Dow Jones: On Robbrecht en Daem's Blokhut, 2000-2002 ← Alternative Histories: Participants and Models ← DRAWINGS ← Drawing Matter Home Drawings Media Events Shop About Contributors Artists & Makers Mailing List Search Drawing MatterDRAWINGSAlternative Histories: Participants and Models 15 Mar 2019 Dow Jones: On Robbrecht en Daem's Blokhut, 2000-2002 Dow ...

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Timothy Hyde

... of Solomon.But while Wood may have found himself in agreement with some parts of the accounts offered by other interpreters, he was quite clear that none was acceptable in full:‘Though many have undertaken to Describe the Ruins of Stonehenge; to Restore those Ruins to their antient State; and, in general, ...

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James Gowan

... the books gather a momentum of their own as one takes up a particular idea from time to time and develops it a stage further. None of the thoughts has any great weight about it nor is likely to affect the course of history in any way whatsoever and this ...

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ETH Zurich: Casting the Cornice in Ticino

... building with a classical ‘correctness’ of character. Yet despite the rather academic treatment of such profiles in architectural circles, the definition of the cornice had nonetheless continued to expand from the Renaissance onwards to eventually refer to any horizontal continuous moulding that forms the projected crowning feature at the top ...

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Behind the Lines 11

... made illustrious and beautiful. He knew that modern steel engravings made larger editions possible. More profit. He must do the rounds again. Go and see Jones at his Temple of Muses in Finsbury Square – he had heard he was busy. Maybe try Ackermann down in the Strand and see ...

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Bardakhanova Champkins: On Virgilio Marchi's Cinema Odeon, Livorno, 1940

... initial trepidation to a logical conclusion and is quite unlike the sense of ambition, even if somewhat neutered, that is captured in the drawing. Moreover, none of the breathtaking sculptural and spatial dexterity that defined his early, more explicitly Futurist proposals, is manifest – no doubt reflecting the radically changed ...

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Malagueira and Evora, Portugal

... responding instead, and at equivalent density, to the local landscape and building forms, as well as to the close proximity of the historic urban fabric. None of the civic buildings designed by Siza were completed. Our unit is situated in this contemporaneous situation and speculates on ideas of collective living: ...

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Stan Allen: On Drawings’ Conclusions

... or the Smithsons, to name only a few. These are drawings intended for the printed page, anticipating their circulation as reproduced images. In my case, none of the originals in the show were actually intended for exhibition. Generally they were photographed, and the full-size negatives obtained from the photographs were ...

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Netherfield Scroll Two

... the second part of a two-part conversation. It has been extracted from the original email exchange between Chris Cross, Jeremy Dixon, Michael Gold and Edward Jones in relation to the acquisition of the Netherfield Scroll, published in part one. The Netherfield Scroll – which measures 20 feet long – was ...

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Forty: Philip Webb

... faceting is rightly set out, should be employed, and the chisel marks only softened by the tool and not in any way smoothed down, but none of the veining and other indications on the drawing to be lost sight of. In repeating the pattern no absolute match is wanted, so ...

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Florian Beigel Architects, Philip Christou: On Corbusier's Drawing for tHE BHAKRA NANGAL DAM, CHANDIGARH, 1956

... Open Hand monument similar to that at Chandigarh, as a crowning feature at the top of the dam. There were several other buildings planned, but none were realised.Amongst other things, participants in this exhibition were asked to consider: furthering the design of the drawing; fitting the footprint of the model ...

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Halsey Ricardo

... Farm, Kirdford, 1925. RIBA Collections. Early in 1916, RIBA president Halsey Ricardo reported on an acquisition that, when added to the works of Bibiena, Palladio, Jones and Wren, would begin to build a more continuous corpus of the drawn history of architecture. [1] This was a large set of sketchbooks ...

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Summerson: The Little House

Summerson: The Little House ← Drawings of the Week ← SETS ← Drawing Matter Home Drawings Media Events Shop About Contributors Artists & Makers Mailing List Search Drawing MatterSETSDrawings of the Week 4 Mar 2020 Summerson: The Little House Eugène Viollet-le-Duc (1814–1879), Capital sculpture, Saint-Sauveur de Nevers, record drawings, c. ...

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Roz Barr Architects

... that we hoped to achieve. By casting into the plaster we could experiment with the position of openings, though my preference was always to have none. Roz Barr Architects, Model for St. Augustine's Church, Hammersmith, London, 2015, 2015. Image © Andrew Putler. Roz Barr Architects, Model for St. Augustine's Church, ...

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Charles Percier

... recently lost their religion in witnessing the desecration of churches, anti-clericalism, and the emergence of the Cult of the Supreme Being, its festival organised by none other than Jacques-Louis David, one of the subscribers listed in the book? For all of Percier and Fontaine’s visions of order and cleanliness, it ...

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Kurt Forster

... in an occasional appearance in his paintings, because although they are not dead or forgotten, they were not sanctioned by inclusion in Schinkel’s Sammlung. Perhaps none of these images goes further in acknowledging the separation between author and work than one Schinkel painted of an unbuilt house, an idea that ...

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On Cornices, Part I

... it is unlikely an architect of Schinkel’s cost and calibre would have been engaged to spend any time on the ornamentation at all.– Emma Letizia Jones WE SUGGEST For more on the Tilebein House, read Basile Baudez on Schinkel's instructions to builders; and Kurt W Forster on Schinkel's Gabain House ...

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Josef Frank: Happy Accidentism

... 9, 1947, 1947. Ink on paper. Josef Frank Archive, Stockholm. The house can at first seem confusing, but despite the extraordinary plan form, in which none of the rooms have right angles, Frank’s distinct way of dividing the house’s functions is clearly visible. In houses with more than one floor ...

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Adolfo Natalini

... there was no other hope to build anything: okay, we were in exactly the same position. My generation in Italy had many talented architects, but none of us could ever build anything. So I started working with some friends in a group called Superstudio, in 1966 – which means … ...

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Behind the Lines 12

... England, closes. Basil’s widow, Simone, is thwarted in her ambition for the firm’s archive of cartoons and drawings to go to a national institution – none are interested. She hires a lorry to move everything from Fulham to her home, Glen-Arden, Marsham Lane, Gerrard’s Cross. She has bonfires of the ...

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Behind the Lines 10

... and patterned brickwork reminiscent of a Victorian terrace in Swindon. Maybe that was what ‘All British’ meant to the IAAS judges. Not to him, had none of these men looked at anything being built further than Dover?Samuel Hardy had to wait for the October issue of Parthenon to come out ...

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Peter Myers

... an intriguing drawing of an only-just-forty-years-old Patrick Hodgkinson’s radically new urban ‘Type Specimen’ (and so far, far beyond either Sant’ Elia or Chiattone!). Of course, none of this was to be in the pompous manner of Le Corbusier who, once the galley-slaves had mechanically set up his huge perspectives, then ...

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