Monday, February 25, 2008
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Thursday, February 14, 2008
Light years beyond the Glass House...
More images to come
....Walter Benjamin spoke of living in a glass house as the revolutionary act par excellence. It also encompasses a terror of transparency.
The Geodisic Restaurant in Wood's Hole with it's completely transparent acrylic glass had to be darkened sudsequently, as few qguest could tolerate total transparency.
-Your Private Sky page 412
Sunday, February 10, 2008
the House is shaped like the bow of an ocean liner in which the roof is supported by larger than life bowing figures as columns. The Structure houses a collection of bow ties, archery bows, and musical bows and the complete discography of the band Bow Wow-Wow.
Although Fuller had already served in the US Navy by the time Le Corbusier wrote the following words in 1923, the question of their influence on him is perhaps open to speculation:
"A seriously-minded architect... will find in a steamship his freedom from an age-long but contemptible enslavement to the past.
"He will prefer respect for the forces of nature to a lazy respect for tradition; to the narrowness of commonplace conceptions he will prefer the majesty of solutions which spring from a problem that has been clearly stated.
"The house of the earth-man is the expression of a circumscribed world. The steamship is the first stage in the realization of a world organized according to the new spirit."
(Corbusier, 1923, p.97)
"Our daring and masterly constructors of steamships produce palaces in comparison with which cathedrals are tiny things, and they throw them onto the sea!"
6.The Crate House- Various Art Crating Companies would sponsor the creation of Small Structures which would mainly use recycled art crates as their main building block. These heavy duty wooden boxes are made to transport priceless art safely around the world and then upon return discarded in massive Dumpster to go to the land fill.
9. Super Thatched-Skin-Creature House - partly an ode to the recently closed Catskill Game Farm and to LUCY the Margate N.J. elephant along with incorporating other "Roadside Animal Architecture "which lies along the Dusty roads of the American highways.
8.The Greene House- A working Green House which would pay tribute to the county in which b-Home is located along with giving homage and incorporating other Architects with the last name "Greene"...
-David Greene( from Archigram)
-Greene and Greene
The Well House-(Also called the Well, Well, Welles House) the structure will house the working hand pump that will supply b-home with potable water. The Well House’s main skeleton with be made of 3 oversized W’s. The Interior will house a library which
will focus on 3 men will Well’s in their name: H.G. Wells, George Orwell, and Orson Welles