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(no subject) [Dec. 30th, 2006|11:36 pm]
bailey9877
[Current Location |the stix (home)]
[mood |bouncysexy bouncy]
[music |Madeline Peyroux]

So some time has indeed passed since I last wrote...obviously. I don't know exactly know how much time has passed since I made an entry and I'm far too lazy to go back one page and look. Why? because I'm at home in the "stix" and that would likely take 5 minutes to backtrack. Should it interest you, I've come a long way these past few months, actually that's a shit lie- I've been doing much about nothing. My life currently consist of finshing the things I"ve started over the passed few months. Japan Atelier went well, (ha) worst experience of my life, but in the end what really matters is that I get to go to Japan, hahaha. It's a subject I barely care to touch on for it's complete and utter disasterous nature through the course of the last semester and its abilty to pull down everything around it. In the end, I learned that people my age can be viably insane after watching people in the studio go through the motions. Ohh, also I've had plenty of good affiliation with the Ombud through the studio too! In good news, all sorts of fun new things are ahead for the big 2007- a year I'm counting on to be lucky for exactly 5 reasons, 1) 2006 was quite possibly the worst year I've been through thus far 2)I'm collecting business tools 3)architecture school is closer to being over with, 4)7 is obviously a lucky number 5)2006 has a 6 in it which is not a good number according to conservatives and the pope.

So this is the new year? Hoo-fuckin-rah! I don't think there's a song sadder than Auld Lang Syne. (sp?) Not only does it signify the ending of an era, one more year passed as away to count the emotions and moments passed, but for some people it's an opportunity to close a door on a make believe time frame or way to start over. I realize many people need that make-believe assurance that an era has passed in their lives so they can begin to move forward again. In essence you can virtually start over whenever you please. On another hand, it also signifies all the great things there are to come in what a new year could hold. The hands on a clock hit marks every second, of every day, of every year, but this one second means everything to so many. It affects me too, I can't deny it. Nothing has ever been as beautiful as the passing of time, with it comes the chance for something better and the leaving of another year behind. So, when those hands hit 12:00am January 1 2007, I'm going to be looking forward to not only being completely schwasted that night, but also what's to come.

my resolution? too write in this journal more often...
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ehh [Oct. 14th, 2006|02:47 pm]
bailey9877
don't

tell

me

I can't
defy
convention.........................I can write how I want, sdrawkcab if I want.

i dont have to use proper grammar; or use the currect spellin of thangs if i want. WHY? because rools are a human institution.

Convention destroys art so I've been told.


selur eht kaerb uoy nehw nuf erom si efil

Would a tree grow

d
o
w
n


if you made rules dictating how it should exist?

The only problem is, when I type *%aj h0xl aksmxx6 54a2a4 asn dkjsn, you have no idea what that means. Kind of like speaking in tounges, or modern art....
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Basically, I'm only using livejournal as way to print my history papers off now. Read if you want, [Sep. 30th, 2006|01:17 am]
bailey9877
With the on bearing collapse of aristocracies in Europe following the demise of World War I, thus came a widespread movement in revolutionary ideas of knowledge following the shambled traditions of past ideas once so prevalent in society. The sector of art and architecture also became impacted by this movement from historical precedence and therefore furthered in its value system. However different in their stances on the means by which are derived of architecture and art, designers of the period were not dissimilar in their definition of a new approach to the matter. A group of these designers, known as the de Stijl, questioned architecture to arrive at the basis of the elemental forms which, intuitively eliminates form all together. “Elimination of all concept of form in the sense of the fixed type is essential to the healthy development of architecture and art.” (Conrads, 78).

The Bauhaus, a German school of arts directed by Hannes Meyer, strove to revolutionize architecture by not destroying form, but instead by promoting an architecture that was derived from the needs of the outer world. Meyers looked at the basis of form as result of the function within the structure. If the building was organically satisfying through its functional elements of a deliberate organization to the process of life, Meyers was satisfied in that the building held justification. Both theories look enthusiastically forwards to the future scientifically and ideally without boundaries, however the de Stijl began anew with a course of rules while Meyer introduced a theory of rules which promoted greater productivity and organization throughout the current architecture.

The de Stijl, coerced by speculative leaders Theo Van Doesburg and Gerrit Rietveld, claimed that the solution to architecture can be derived by starting from the basic principles or in essence, anew. “The architecture is formless and yet exactly defined , that is to say, it is not fixed to any aesthetic formal type. It has no mould...” (Conrads, 78). With proposing that the new architecture had no fixed type of form, the de Stijl were directing focus towards a non-objectionable architecture.

The de Stijl claimed that architecture based in functionalism became more economic, especially by its means through construction and material. “The new architecture is functional; that is to say it develops out of the exact determination of the political demands which it contains within clear outlines” (Conrads, 78) Or, as stated, “ The new architecture is economic; that is to say it employs its elemental means as effectively and thriftily as possible...(Conrads, 78) An emphasis was placed in functionality and thus, moved away from objective architecture towards a universal depiction by eliminating individuality. “The functional space is strictly divided into rectangular surfaces having no individuality of their own.” (Conrads, 78)

The emphasis became to eliminate individuality to Van Doesburg, as others, by leaving past ideas of repetition and symmetry. “The new architecture has eliminated both monotonous repetition and the stiff equality of two halves- the mirror image symmetry.” (Conrads, 79). In following these new laws of design the de Stijl were able to bring about a new building typology by eliminating frontality and formality which erased any basis for speculation. The overall and collective sum of a building defined its parts as a whole. “In place of symmetry the new architecture offers a balanced relationship of unequal parts; that is to say of parts that differ from each other by virtue of their functional characteristics as regards position, size, proportion, and situation.” (Conrads 80).



With their innately defined methods and set of rules, the de Stijl progressed to eliminate form. Shared with this idea, the de Stijl believed that art and architecture should also coincide just as easily. The designers believed that in order to create non-objective architecture, it must blend with art. “We have given color its rightful place in architecture and we assert that painting separated from the architechtonic construction has no right to exist.” (Conrads, 66). The de Stijl believed art to have no meaning if it was not connected with architecture. “We have to realize that art and life are no larger separate domains,” (Conrads, 67). With the union of architecture and art, a unity is created that substantiates a new architecture. “We have examined the laws of color and space and time and have established that the mutual harmonization of these elements produce a new and positive unity.” (Conrads, 66). In this proclamation of unity, we see an address describing a seamless binding of the arts. The individual concept or opinion becomes obsolete when the element of form is lost, thus the merge of art and architecture through such specific ideals.

However similar the theories of the head of the Bauhaus, Hannes Meyer, are through ideas of reference in modernity to those of the de Stijl movement, Meyer would be disinclined to agree the basis of which the de Stijl movement stands. The de Stijl sought to change architecture by creating anti-form. Meyer believed however that form should be influenced by organization of the outer world forces. His argument was digested within the idea of construction and attesting that it became the basis and personality of new forms in architecture. Myers believed that function possessed in space leads to purity in construction. “This functional biological interpretation of architecture as giving shape to the functions of life, logically leads to architecture.” (Conrads 119). Based on a system of unequal parts, the de Stijl created an architecture based on the means of and idea more closely to related to form. Hannes Meyer formed his theory on the biological process more so than the aesthetic as stated in the afore
mentioned quote.

Forefrontly, Meyer believed that the main theme represented in architecture should be innately concerned with ratio of the building to its occupants involving the outside world. This was a drastic step away from the theory instilled within the de Stijl, that one should begin from nothing to design. “Building is a biological process, building is not an aesthetic process.” (Conrad 117) Instilling means of function as related to its occupants were hand in hand to the principles of ideals that Meyer set forth in his manifestos. “The functional diagram and the economic program are the determining principles of the building project.” (Conrads, 120) Meyer became immersed in the organization of the plan involving the functions of daily life. The de Stijl were more concerned with the ideals of construction and codes implied within their thesis of modernity to eliminate form throughout, something Meyer would not attest to based on his belief system.

“Building is nothing but organization: social, technical, economical, psychological organization.” (Conrad, 120). Within the boundaries of color, the de Stijl believed that art, in essence, was dead, asserting that they had given such means its rightful place by eliminating it. Meyer however, believed that color could become a coding system, or perhaps a means by which to define areas or as in some cases to provide a purely functional operation as a protective coating or light refractor. “Colour to us is merely a means for intentional psychological influence or a means of orientation” (Conrads, 119).

The de Stijl believed color and its preemptive meaning to be obsolete because of its culturally defined definition of what color represented and therefore could not be implied within architecture successfully. To the de Stijl, color could only exist if it expressed the means of construction. To Meyer, color was symbolic of direction and meaning and thus should be used to define space in certain cases.

In the essence of modernity within these two heavily characterized theories, a comparison implies that the process of design that the de Stijl takes is more of a modern theme for its disregard of what was known in the art world to historically be, art and architecture. A total rebirth of thought patterns in design and redefining the meaning of elements due to a scrapping of historical ideas became a priority within the work of the de Stijl. This leaves precedents to their most minute nature, a recapturing of the essence of that which architecture is and what it means. Meyers theory of architecture uses continuation of the past to create a tradition. Meyers does not reject the past, he lightly embraces it, not particularly taking it fully into perspective and use, but allowing it to affect his work in such ways as to make it a precedence in a way that sets a tone with his values and belief system. “Architecture is a continuation of the traditions of building’ means being carried along by the history of architecture.” (Conrads, 119)

However auspicious the theories of these powers in the world of art, the designers that certainly took an increasingly modern approach would become the de Stijl for their radical notions of wiping the slate clean and starting anew. Meyer, no matter how enthused with the preconception of modern architecture, could never break away from the understood notion of history and the process of organic language it provided .







Works Cited

Tim Benton, ed., Form and Function (1975) pg.95

De Stijl Manifesto, in Ulrich Conrad, Programs and Manifestos on 20th Century Architecture (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2002) p.64-67

Hannes Meyer: Building, in Ulrich Conrad, Programs and Manifestos on 20th Century Architecture (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2002) p.117-120
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cool [Aug. 19th, 2006|09:16 pm]
bailey9877
Im the one that your mother warned you all about, the one that was always [and still is] up to no good. The one you were first arrested with. The one who gave you your first drug. The one that first got you drunk and dropped you off at midnight with puke on yourself. The one that pushes all the right buttons. The one that makes you cry. The one you keep asking “Why?” The one that will not make a sound when you fall to the ground. The one that will walk right by. The one that fucked your boyfriend. The one that stole your girlfriend. The one that dumped you. The one that never learned your name. The one that never called back. The one that ignored you. The one that was bored with you. The one that deleted you. The one that came inside with out warning. The one that is still cumming.
I have a really fucked up sense of humor, some say that it’s rather odd. Others say that I need professional help. Others say that I need to learn how to smile more often, that it will brighten up their day. I have a great smile and I only use it when its to my advantage. Im quiet because I want to be, not because something is wrong, and that’s how I like it, if you talk to me, I'll respond, After all, it’s usually the quiet ones that are the wildist, Right? I like to be refined and quiet, laid-back and watch you trip all over the bull shit that is spewing from your mouth. Am I arrogant, yes. Did I piss you off, good. I can be sweet; I enjoy taking midnight strolls under a star filled sky, chewing ice and biting the heads of gummi bears, Im also obsessed with the color red.

I read this somewhere, I think it's an amazing piece of writing, that's all
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(no subject) [Aug. 10th, 2006|01:08 pm]
bailey9877
I finally moved in this past weekend. Ashley helped me lug in the huge pieces of furniture from the storage unit I rented over the summer. I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to do with the new apartment, it seems very sterile and hotel roomish at the present. The new furniture set is english, it's from the 20's and has a regency revival sort of aura about it. There's a wardrobe, dresser, and high-boy that came in the set and it's oak, which weights a ton, so it was hard as hell to get it into the apartment.
I suddenly don't feel like writing anymore...
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(no subject) [Jul. 27th, 2006|11:34 pm]
bailey9877
[Current Location |Charmeade]
[mood |cheerfulcheerful]
[music |Zero 7 - throw it all away]

My god, I love my hometown. It was great getting reacquainted with old friends and family today, even if it was under less than good conditions. Our family is wonderfully unique in that we pull together so well during times of crisis. My cousins flew in from all over the country, and a few in from the world. It amazes me that no matter how far apart we are from each other, or how much we disagree on things, or even if sometimes we have different views on the world, we always stick together, because we know we would never hurt each other. I look at my father's family and I know that because of their inner turmoil, fickle nature, and vindictiveness, they could never be happy. They were their own worst enemy, there was no peace in their lives because they were (metaphorically) always looking over their shoulders. They lost so many good friends that way. I remember them ganging up on my mom during the divorce and cohering ways to hurt her because she filed for divorce. What they didn't realize was that my father was the one ruined the marriage. They had placed so much trust in my father that they couldn't see past him to the truth of the situation.
Now that entire side of the family has fallen apart, while my mom's family remains vivacious and full of verve. It was such a great feeling to know that I had so many great people around me. I have taken for granted that sometimes what your looking for is what you started out with in the beginning. It was best put into words when someone, and I don't know who at the moment, said, "If I ever go looking for my hearts desire again, I won't go any further than my own backyard."
In other news.... I have finally accomplished the summer task I have been wanting to finish for the longest time. I built the crown platform for the steeple that goes on the top of the carriage house at home. With this, we can finally hoist the steeple, (with enclosed clock) upward 45 feet off the ground and into the air to be placed down on the frame and rising to a hefty 58 feet tall, including the spire. The clock face will be illuminated at night and have the same orange milky glow as a full moon rising over the horizon. The clock has actually been illuminated on it's perch before but I took it down simply because it didn't suit. Also, I have finished blueprints for the Guthrie Jenkins building and will be able to finally get my Colonel accreditation as well as the license plate that goes with it.
I will be working on the Milliken Memorial Community House book with an esteemed colleague next week in hopes that the book will be finished by fall and on shelves before Christmas. Copies of the book have already been sold in advance! I'm glad so many people have faith in Mrs. Evelyn and myself.
I'm still day-trading and that seems to be going well as a summer job replacement. Never put in more money than your willing to loose and you will always come out ahead. Hot stuff at the moment is the pharmaceutical company that is making the bird flu vaccination. If that is successful, I swear I won't get a job for the next three years at least.
They've finally finished the lake cabin and I couldn't be more thrilled to have my first commission completed. The house will be entered in the palladio awards and a local paper may be writing a story about it.
The garden I designed for the city of Elkton and the community house is under review and shouldn't be long before it's sent back. I'm eager for construction to start so another project can finally be finished. It was exciting to design this project especially since it's involvement to my early ancestors that founded the county.
My cat had it's tail cut off cause something broke it. It's actually pretty cool, we have a bob-cat now. I'm pretty sure he's going to be our mascot when we watch Kentucky basketball this year.
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(no subject) [Jul. 27th, 2006|11:31 pm]
bailey9877
My god, I love my hometown. It was great getting reaquainted with old friends and family today, even if it was under less than good conditions. Our family is wonderfully unique in that we pull together so well during times of crisis. My cousins flew in from all over the country, and a few in from the world. It amazes me that no matter how far apart we are from each other, or how much we disagree on things, or even if sometimes we have different views on the world, we always stick together, because we know we would never hurt each other. I look at my father's family and I know that because of their inner turmoil, fickle nature, and vidictiveness, they could never be happy. They were their own worst enemy, there was no peace in their lives because they were (metaphorically) always looking over their shoulders. They lost so many good friends that way. I remember them ganging up on my mom during the divorce and cohorting ways to hurt her because she filed for divorce. What they didn't realize was that my father was the one ruined the marriage. They had placed so much trust in my father that they couldn't see past him to the truth of the situation.
Now that entire side of the family has fallen apart, while my mom's family remains vivacious and full of verve. It was such a great feeling to know that I had so many great people around me. I have taken for granted that sometimes what your looking for is what you started out with in the begining. It was best put into words when someone, and I don't know who at the moment, said, "If I ever go looking for my hearts desire again, I won't go any further than my own backyard."
In other news.... I have finally accomplished the summer task I have been wanting to finish for the longest time. I built the crown platform for the steeple that goes on the top of the carriage house at home. With this, we can finally hoist the steeple, (with enclosed clock) upward 45 feet off the ground and into the air to be placed down on the frame and rising to a hefty 58 feet tall, including the spire. The clock face will be illuminated at night have have the same orange milky glow as a full moon rising over the horizon. The clock has actually been il.uminated on it's perch before but I took it down simply because it didn't suit. Also, I have finished blueprints for the Guthrie Jenkins building and will be able to finally get my Colonel accredidation as well as the license plate that goes with it.
I will be working on the Milliken Memorial Community House book with an esteemed colleague next week in hopes that the book will be finished by fall and on shelves before Christmas. Copies of the book have already been sold in advance! I'm glad so many people have faith in Mrs. Evelyn and myself.
I'm still daytrading and that seems to be going well as a summer job replacement. Never put in more money than your willing to loose and you will always come out ahead. Hot stuff at the moment is the pharmaceutical company that is making the bird flu vaccination. If that is sucessfull, I swear I won't get a job for the next three years at least.
They've finally finished the lake cabin and I couldn't be more thrilled to have my first commision completed. The house will be entered in the palladio awards and a local paper may be writing a story about it.
The garden I designed for the city of Elkton and the community house is under review and shouldn't be long before it's sent back. I'm eager for construction to start so another project can finally be finished. It was exciting to design this project especially since it's involvment to my early ancestors that founded the county.
My cat had it's tail cut off cause something broke it. It's actually pretty cool, we have a bob-cat now. I'm pretty sure he's going to be our mascot when we watch Kentucky basketball this year.
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(no subject) [Jul. 26th, 2006|04:32 pm]
bailey9877
Today I found a quote, "'everyone sees you as you appear to be, few realize who you really are.' That being said, Make the best of where you are and who you're with. It's never going to be the same twice. From growing up as kids people always change. The girl you knew as the nerd in 4th grade could be hot sooner or later. The people you hung out with while you were younger will most likely not hang out with you when you're older and even less when you graduate. Friendships are great that is true, but make sure the ones you have are the ones you know will last, even when you're going away, for college, for trips, or for a big adventure. Have no friends who are not your equals or true companions. Do not hesitate to correct faults." This is the key to great friendships. Your friends will know when they are wrong, and when you are wrong. They will help you find your way, somehow or another."

I was so lucky to find that today, I needed it.
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random thoughts on architecture [Jul. 26th, 2006|02:44 pm]
bailey9877
[Tags|]
[mood |boredbored]
[music |air]

A house is indeed a machine for living, all the parts create the whole. In finding a new architecture you have to disintegrate and decipher the current architecture, pick it apart, find what’s useful, find what’s appealing, and for the greater influence, find the soul. In Corbusier’s form over function, or Wright’s symbolism and mass appeal, there is no finite realization. In modern comparison, one could compare Gehry’s form and massing to the functionality of Rem Koolhaas’s arrangement of functional elements to their useful locations. This past week, we’ve had no air-conditioning in our house, it was missing one of its elements. The absence of this necessity, made an alert in such a mannerism that rectified the overall function of the mechanism of the working structure. Like having no air-condition and thus ruining the building, these architects with their plaguing parts too have ruined their buildings by leaving so much to chance.
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(no subject) [Jul. 7th, 2006|10:53 pm]
bailey9877
I'm pretty much in love with a new tv series on abc. It's really hokey, and I usually hate sci-fi, but I really like "Kyle xy"
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