Published Writings 4 - as referred to by *

(Designed my first year as Faculty, part of the Architecture at Rice series)

 

KAHN Louis I. KahnTalks With Students

the original, designed in 1970, and its position situated within a didactic history.

KAHN  the title simply states; refer to my statement on page: WORK- Idea as Architecture/Architecture as Idea.

 

 

The design reflects many of the Principles that drive my approach to a multivalent mode of reforming and reiterating them.

Inversions, Layers, Transparency, Opacity, Reversal, Symmetry, Balance.

The original title was a deliberate reference to a 1943 book by LeCorbusier (apparently the re-issue some 30 years later, was not aware of the connection), and a series of translations/appropriations at the time validated the parti of using the form of 'Blank Verse' to capture the pattern of Kahn's speaking (which he acknowledged to me).

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PETER BLAKE scheme
Proposed First Floor
Adapting the existing House by revising/expanding/upgrading the facilities.
Proposed Second Floor
Shown overlaid on the First Floor, proposing a 'bridge' connection in a double-height volume.
Site Failure - 2013
As the Lake rises and falls every year, a large unseen boulder was pulled away.
Overall Terrace Failure
View looking South illustrates the conundrum of "starting over".
SITE view 1
A failure resulted in a collapse at the North end of the Site
SITE  view 2
The result was the necessity of demolishing an outdated existing Structure, as may be seen from debris.
INITIAL SITE
Plan view documents the resulting Footprint.
NEW SITE
Stabilized North end shown; joint acquisition of adjacent South parcel with a neighbor, permitted relocation.
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