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Sunday, December 23, 2001
Ever wonder how to conduct a battle in an urban area? See the US Army's document on Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain [MOUT]. If you haven't had your fill yet, read this document on infrastructural warfare.
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 02:10 PM PST [Link]
Friday, December 21, 2001
Michael Rotondi and Eric Owen Moss, among others, address the changes in architecture as a result of the World Trade Center attacks. See the LA Times article: Architects Ask, 'What Did I Do to Cause This?' Moss proclaims the death of globalization žber alles in architecture. It's about time.
In general the piece is right on. My only quarrel might be with the idea that the only thing that's out there is radical, Greg Lynn style architecture or conservative corporate work. Is that all we are stuck with? And is what passes for "radical" today (or more properly, what passed for it yesterday) truly radical or is it merely another kind of conformism?
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 09:43 AM PST [Link]
Monday, December 17, 2001
Are Prada's days numbered? See the New York Times article Prada: Luxury Brand With World-Class Anxiety
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 11:42 PM PST [Link]
Friday, December 14, 2001
John Ellis's article The Hard Truth About New York is intriguing and rather depressing to contemplate. New York, he writes, is unlikely to recover anytime soon and the World Trade Center will never be rebuilt.
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 11:51 PM PST [Link]
Wednesday, December 12, 2001
Art Bent but Not Broken, an article in today's LA Times, looks at the fate of art at the World Trade Center. Don't miss the photo gallery.
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 10:13 AM PST [Link]
Tuesday, December 11, 2001
The LA Times continues to praise the mediocre project by Rem Koolhaas/OMA for the rebuilding of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Smart money says it will never be built. Between the closure of the entire LACMA complex for a lengthy period and LA's perennial inability to raise money for the visual arts, OMA's project is likely to run aground for any number of reasons. If Rem wanted to be really radical, he would have replicated the 1965 plan for LACMA by Mies van der Rohe. Instead, we are treated to an ever more exhausted vision of "the new."
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 09:21 AM PST [Link]
Sunday, December 9, 2001
The Moderna Museet in Sweden is closing for at least 18 months because of sick building syndrome. See the New York Times article:
A Scientific Mystery Stalks Stockholm's Ailing Modern Museum
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 11:04 PM PST [Link]
Thursday, December 6, 2001
Rem Koolhaas and OMA have been slated to rebuild the L.A. County Art Museum. What little can be seen of the proposal on the web site, together with the commentary in the text seems to indicate that this will be yet another directionless and bland work of the late 1990s.
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 08:39 AM PST [Link]
Wednesday, December 5, 2001
The Urban Research Initiative's Anthony Townsend suggests that architects and other space planners should be involved in the development of wireless information services.
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 10:22 PM PST [Link]
Sunday, December 2, 2001
"Ginger" is revealed. Will this change the shape of cities? See the New York Times article: An Inventor Unveils His Mysterious Personal Transportation Device
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 10:11 PM PST [Link]
Although the work of our dearly beloved Genesis is certainly the antithesis of the cultural garbage that created the so-called new economy, the dot.coms, and their pathetic cultural manifestations, we suspect he might get some satisfaction from being paired with Ghost Sites, the museum of e-failures.
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 12:17 AM PST [Link]
One of the great artists of the twentieth century has his own web site. See Genesis P-Orridge's Next-New-Way-On.
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 12:09 AM PST [Link]
Saturday, December 1, 2001
A good simple primer on web design can be found at valcasey.com : Visual Design.
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 11:48 PM PST [Link]
Not the usual kazys.net material, but this is a priceless web site for moviegoers in L.A. Voice phone numbers for most movie theaters in the city are at: movieville.
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 06:40 PM PST [Link]