DIALOGUE

May 6, 2017
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GÜNTHER DOMENIG – Diagonality in the work of a troubled genius

Günther Domenig was a little-known but important Austrian architect who died in […]
June 22, 2017
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Daniel Libeskind’s Museums

Daniel Libeskind originally rose to prominence because of his striking and highly […]
June 23, 2017
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TOKYO BUDŌKAN

The Tokyo Budokan sports facility was built in 1989 in the Higashi […]
June 28, 2017
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BETH SHALOM SYNAGOGUE

Figure 1. Beth Shalom Synagogue, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, Frank Lloyd Wright, 1954-1959 […]
June 29, 2017
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Hearst Tower, New York, NY

    William Randolph Hearst had demanded that his six-story corporate headquarters […]
June 30, 2017
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Canadian Pavilion Expo 67

The design of the inverted pyramid designed by architects Rod Robbie and […]
July 1, 2017
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Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower

    The COCOON TOWER is a fifty-story educational facility built in […]
July 3, 2017
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Tower of the Winds

The Tower of the Winds was built in 48 BCE in the […]
July 5, 2017
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JEAN RENAUDIE

The following article is based largely on a thesis written by Anton […]
July 8, 2017
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Crystal Cities and Alpine Architecture

Crystallography is the science of determining the geometric arrangement of atoms in […]
July 8, 2017
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University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

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July 12, 2017
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Diagrids

Link to a gallery of images and a useful book on the […]
July 13, 2017
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Freeman House

The Freeman House (1965 – 1966), designed by Gunnar Birkerts (1925 – […]
July 13, 2017
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July 17, 2017
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Oscar Niemeyer’s Caracas Museum of Modern Art

The probable inspiration for the Canadian Pavilion at Expo 67 was the […]
July 17, 2017
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INVERTED PYRAMIDS

  Ever since the ancient Egyptians built their iconic pyramids several thousand […]
July 18, 2017
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RETREAT HOUSE

 Reportedly, this 1978 design for a Retreat House was produced by the […]
August 13, 2017
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The Triangular Lodge at Rushton

Sir Thomas Tresham (1545-1605) was a gentleman architect and builder, well-educated and […]
August 22, 2017
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HOUSE OF TOMORROW and the FAGAN/McMAHON HOUSE

The glass and steel HOUSE OF TOMORROW was designed by Chicago architect […]
August 23, 2017
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THE MYSTERIOUS WORK OF ROBIN FREDENTHAL – Simple Beginnings

It is a fundamental truth that complex structures always evolve from simpler […]
September 13, 2017
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MANFRED MOHR – Turning and exploding the cube

In the mid-1960’s, after discovering information aesthetics as taught by his Professor […]
September 20, 2017
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Chronology: Louis Kahn’s Engagement with Diagonality

1943          Teen and Nursery Building in Why City Planning […]
September 29, 2017
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VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL WALL

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall designed by American architect Maya Lin was […]
October 9, 2017
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LEWIS FOREMAN DAY

Lewis F. Day (1845-1910) was a designer, writer, and critic who published […]
October 20, 2017
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BANK OF CHINA

The Bank of China is an exemplary manifestation of Diagonality executed in […]
October 29, 2017
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THE SUMMIT AT UNIVERSITY CITY

  THE SUMMIT AT UNIVERSITY CITY was built in 2015 on the […]
October 30, 2017

DIAGONALITY’S GEOMETRY

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October 31, 2017
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VLADIMIR SHUKHOV – The Triangulating Russian Spiderman

Throughout the 19th century, cultural developments were occurring in many disciplines that […]
November 18, 2017
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URANIBORG

 The great Danish naked-eye astronomer, nobleman and writer was an adherent of […]
November 18, 2017
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BROKEN OBELISK

Barnett Newman’s Broken Obelisk, also known as Black Needle, was one of […]
November 28, 2017
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The WILLIAM VALE hotel

This 21-story project is an expression of Diagonality in the form of […]
December 10, 2017
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PYRAMIDS THROUGH THE CENTURIES

Ever since the Egyptians built their pyramids starting around 2,700 BCE and […]
January 14, 2018
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NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANK

Design studies for this triangular 27-story office building and bank in Jeddah, […]
January 16, 2018
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MARK A. REYNOLDS – GEOMETER/ARTIST

Mark Reynolds is devoted to developing geometry as an art form.  Not […]
January 18, 2018

DA VINCI’S OBSESSION WITH THE OCTAGON

Artist, geometer, and educator Mark A. Reynolds investigated Leonardo da Vinci’s frequent […]
February 2, 2018
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TOMÁS SARACENO

“Entangled Orbits” is the name of an exhibition at the Baltimore Museum […]
November 22, 2018
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PETER KOGLER’S psychedelic graphic at Karlplatz, Vienna

Peter Kogler, deeply inspired by architecture and film, was born in Austria […]
January 6, 2019
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Chain Link Pavilion By Philip Johnson and Alan Ritchie

When I was a student of architecture at the University of Pennsylvania […]
May 22, 2019
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THE WRECK OF THE HOPE

  During the first quarter of the nineteenth-century, a striking and memorable […]
May 31, 2019
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THOMAS JEFFERSON’S POPLAR FOREST

    In 1823, 80 year old Thomas Jefferson made his final […]
June 17, 2019
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VERSAILLES—Palace of the SUN KING in the ERA of RADIANCE

Versailles—the grand palace and gardens started by Louis XIV, King of France—was […]
June 26, 2019
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BJARKE INGELS – Inclined to ask BIG questions

VIA 57 WEST, New York City – This article is under construction […]
August 6, 2019
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FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT – Fountainhead of Diagonality

– This page is under construction –   There is no other […]