Baroque music has many expressive moves and embellishments. During their contemporary Architect Francesco Borromini designed San Carlo alle quattro Fontane, one of the world’s most advanced figured domes. While in Rome, I did not get to enjoy a presentation of Scarlatti or any composer in that space, but it is worth noting the correlation of musical and architectural form. Baroque contains many posturings that later informed Jazz groups like the Dave Brubeck quartet in a tangential progression of musical form into the modern movements.
Coachella music festival annually exhibits art and recently an artist who likely took inspiration from FAIA Rob Quigley, released Neoclassical formed wire mesh structures by Artist Edoardo Tresoldi. The value of reference can be limited by the use of industrial or farm grade material, but it exhibits a renewal in art to present formal qualities that define space. Fabrication in construction and design has made considerable change to the expression of form but the future will be formalized in expression because of the value of formal space in a life cycle. Id est, traditional space is still valued in thousand year spans and modernism has held value for a good century.
In contemporary time it is often unclear to the significance of art. Alexander Calder earned his right of significance for sculpture in the last century. Artists like Banksy and Ai Weiwei have a criminal tinge to their presentation, either in the use of graffiti or narrative. Culture needs to be wary of crimes masked by art and not celebrate it. Hollywood has a new Ocean’s movie and the narrative is officially not cool, sorry Sandra Bullock.
As a movement in Architecture, Gothic provided advanced division of light and advanced structural ribs to create form and complexity. A precursor to contemporary Architectural theory and an accessory to Emergent contemporary Architectural form, the style still expresses some of the world’s finest structural analysis. The contemporary of Architecture is formalizing thanks to the work of Zaha Hadid in projects like the Port House, a simple emergent form built off of the plinth of Belgian Architecture. It is an interesting comparison when product design and Architecture are paired like much of Poul Henningsen’s mid century modern work and Jørn Utzon’s enclosure detailing. Stylistic formalization.
In a past relationship the girl’s roommate had a dog that has severe damage, the hind leg motor skills were limited to the point of disability. The psychiatric care of special needs have utilized euthanizing technologies and some criminals have extended that to the innocent populous. Contemporary life cannot afford to care for individuals; public health needs be caught with their mistakes.
To the tune of Judy Blue Eyes by Crosby, Stills and Nash: the paparazzi in United Kingdom are probably home clearing their camera cache and prepping for another royal baby. On the other side of the northern hemisphere it is a quiet Friday and I wish the United Kingdom royals a very blessed new season.
Some days it feels like people are everywhere and we make up a significant coverage of the earth. But, if each person was accounting for 4 square feet of the globe’s land surface the 7.6 billion people would account for .00185% of coverage with an additional 70% water coverage not in that percentage. With that low of a coverage it brings to light how fragile the ecosystem of Earth can be for industrialized populations that can destroy vast tracts of land in an instant. The consumption of Earth’s accessible resource is a lot higher than that percentage of people coverage which supports global goals of Copenhagen 2009, Kyoto Protocol and Architecture 2030 needing to set the pace.
While I haven’t stayed in tune with the relations between Trump and Jong Un, I hope that nation develops healthy boundaries with the West because they have a secure nation which is more than the United States can say at times (albeit an impoverished nation under totalitarian rule). The United States needs to shape up sometimes and I hope 2020 brings a healthy wave of Washington.
While I will not make any determinations beyond previous blog posts about Frank Gehry, I will say that Frank Lloyd Wright has too much honey in Architectural history. His contribution to style has empowered cultures of rebels that damage life on Earth. With age of the Queen of England and a Trump presidency, the future is a fragile thing and I hope Architecture pushes through to upstanding standards of care (as marketing tends to suggest). Mental Health Care should never fall into an Architects court and definitely not the rogue technician.
Archinect recently featured an article on mental health in Architecture with an architect recommending those firms use psycho analysis in their practice as method for handling staff. Architects would become felons, Architects are already liable for enough with health, welfare and safety.