Palestinian architecture as a weapon of disobedience against the regulations of what Palestinians see as the Israeli occupation of Palestine…
Apparently some of Brad Pitt’s “Make It Right” Foundation’s homes were made with a sub-par product that is already showing signs of rotting and decay, and they’re only a couple of years old. Here’s a link to the Huffington Post article on it.
Kind if interesting idea and a very modern tabernacle, really neat looking.
I seem to remember Paula and maybe a few other people (Sean maybe) talking about how they enjoyed Brutalist Architecture. Ran into this early this morning, and while its not a commentary on much, it is a nice series of photos on abandoned homes designed by Paul Rudolph.
As part of what we’re looking at for the next class – here are the charter principles for New Urbanism. The website itself has a ton of information on this movement of community and sustainability, and it relates back to the David Harvey article “The New Urbanism and the Communitarian Trap”.
As the week progresses, I will try to post some other nuggets of information I come across while researching!
First off, the Fort Worth Architecture site by Jack White (who passed away last year) is a staggering compendium of images and documents related to the architectural history of Fort Worth. You should look at it.
Secondly, check out the image for the Grand Plan for North Fort Worth from 1889… Baby radials, circular parks, long boulevard!
So, I started looking into these concepts and how they’re approached in current contexts in order to give myself some personal contexts to associate with this week’s topics. I found this, and its a nice base of ideas on how at least arts initiatives impact communities/ from a guy named Joshua Guetzkow (try to spell that five times) from Princeton. Its a fast read with some good tables you can skim and made me feel like I had more of a personal reference for the historical information we’re dealing with.