Dominic Roberts of CiA will be talking about Architecture and some uses of Tradition: Projects by Francis Roberts Architects at the Centre for North West Regional Studies, University of Lancaster on Saturday 7 November, 2009. The talk forms part of the Architecture of the North West study day.
Centre for North West Regional Studies
Picture: Summer Hill under construction. Francis Roberts Architects.
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8. Sacred Space
Guard with dog keeps people off space in front of Seagram Building, Fifth Avenue.
Get too close to Mies and you will be bitten.
9. Gimp Car
Clothes for your automobile.
10. $25,000 for a lampshade
Previous owner JFK Airport, seen in junkshop in NYC.
I looked forward with great excitement to the recent production of Euripide’s Andromaca at the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza. Not necessarily for the performance itself, which is a bit of a grim story especially for a non-Italian-speaking visitor, but for the manner in which the magnificent fixed stage set was to be utilised. The classical street scenes could surely be interpreted as the mythical Greek world.
However, a temporary, naturalistic and organic installation had been placed in front of the permanent set. It did have the aura of a barren and hot land, but, oddly, the drama made no reference to Palladio’s masterpiece.
4. The hardest thing about cars is getting rid of them.
Multi-storey car park, NY style, approx. $20 per hour.
Disused elevated railway turned into urban park. Tribeca NY.
6. Did it really happen?
Dutchman buys Manhattan for $26 and some beads.
Statue, gift of Netherlands to NY, closer to Staten Island Ferry terminus.
7. Last horse in NY, Hell’s Kitchen, 2009.