Facebook Twitter

Cabinet of Wonders

On the Non-Complete: On the Non-Complete in Visionary Architecture - Amos Bar-Eli. Houses Gone Wild. We think of feral dogs as dangerous, foreboding and to-be-avoid – but wild houses have a strange allure despite (or likely because) they are abandoned abodes, deserted homes gone from domestic spaces slowly back to nature.

Houses Gone Wild

As photographer James D Griffioen muses, the Latin root refers both to while beasts but also to something that belongs to the dead, gone back to the Earth. Some of his shots capture this process at an incredibly late stage, such as the house above which is entirely camouflaged by the greenery that has grown to cover it – only discernible because the branches and vines conform to the shape of the structure. Others photos catch the domestic devolution at intermediate stages, snapshots of partial overgrowth where there is still some strange balance of building and nature – one could almost imagine someone still occupying this structure and simply never leaving it.

WAG: Elko Tract: Exploring the Lost City. There's three of us in the Toyota, and when we turn onto the back road, we cut the lights off and drift onto the shoulder.

WAG: Elko Tract: Exploring the Lost City

Outside, the woods are dark and, in the moonless stillness, they seem to form a single, impenetrable wall. The dirt road ten feet from the car is almost invisible, except for the silver ribbons of the telephone and electrical wires that run down its center. For a moment we sit and stare. Then one of us cracks open a door. It's seasonably cold—early January—and once we've gotten the nerve to step away from the car and shuffle onto the dirt road, we're already rubbing our hands and stomping our feet.

Even if we weren't about to break at least one law (trespassing, although we see no posted signs), we'd probably hesitate. In the woods, just about anything can sound suspicious. But journalistic integrity—and that absurd macho ethic—demanded that we push on. ...the houses. Like many semi-mythical stories, though, Elko Tract's just doesn't ring true. ...underground. Unfinished work. An unfinished work is creative work that has not been finished. Its creator may have chosen never to finish it or may have been prevented from doing so by circumstances outside of their control, such as death.

Such pieces are often the subject of speculation as to what the finished piece would have been like; sometimes they are finished by others and released posthumously. Unfinished works have had profound influences on their genres and have inspired others in their own projects. The term can also refer to ongoing work which could eventually be finished and is distinguishable from "incomplete work", which can be a work that was finished but is no longer in its complete form. There are many reasons for work not being completed. Unfinished works by popular authors and artists may still be made public, sometimes in the state they were in when work was halted.

Media[edit] Literature[edit] Many acclaimed authors have left work incomplete. Science, theology and philosophy[edit] The Process of Artistic Creation in Terms of the Non-finito. Jeremy Angier May 07, 2001 New York Academy of Art The Process of Artistic Creation in Terms of the Non-finito If Michelangelo had not been born, would it have been necessary to invent him? There have been countless times in human history when a "solitary genius," seemingly working in isolation or outside the common run of contemporary society, has derived for posterity a revolutionary mode of being.

In limited retrospect, this character has apparently invented out of thin air a solution to the most pressing issues of the day; he has risen to the impasse facing his generation and led human history from darkness into the light. I say 'limited retrospect' because in full retrospect we see that history could have taken no other path than the one it has taken, and in fact the genius with the solution did not really invent anything original, he simply found a means of voicing what was on the tip of everyone's tongue.

Yet Michelangelo insisted upon sculpture as the most noble enterprise. Non finito. Non finito is a sculpting technique literally meaning that the work is unfinished.

Non finito

Non finito sculptures appear unfinished because the artist only sculpts part of the block, leaving the figure appearing to be stuck within the block of material. It was pioneered by Donatello during the Renaissance and was used by Michelangelo as well as numerous other artists. "The Process of Artistic Creation in Terms of the Non-finito" Unfinished Italy Documentary - Unfinished building. The Szkieletor remains unfinished because it would be too costly to complete or demolish. An unfinished building is a building (or other architectural structure, as a bridge, a road or a tower) where construction work was abandoned or on-hold at some stage or only exists as a design.

It may also refer to buildings that are currently being built, particularly those that have been delayed or at which construction work progresses extremely slowly. Many construction or engineering projects have remained unfinished at various stages of development. The work may be finished as a blueprint or whiteprint and never be realised, or be abandoned during construction. One of the best-known perennially incomplete buildings is Antoni Gaudí's Sagrada Família in Barcelona, a church that has been under construction since 1882, and that is now expected to be complete in 2026. Partially constructed buildings[edit] Construction of the Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang was on hold between 1992 and 2008.

Roads[edit] Folly. In architecture, a folly is a building constructed primarily for decoration, but either suggesting by its appearance some other purpose, or merely so extravagant that it transcends the normal range of garden ornaments or other class of building to which it belongs.


In the original use of the word, these buildings had no other use, but from the 19th to 20th centuries the term was also applied to highly decorative buildings which had secondary practical functions such as housing, sheltering or business use. [dubious ] 18th century English gardens and French landscape gardening often featured Roman temples, which symbolized classical virtues or ideals. Other 18th-century garden follies represented Chinese temples, Egyptian pyramids, ruined abbeys, or Tatar tents, to represent different continents or historical eras. Characteristics[edit] General properties[edit] What follies are not[edit] Fantasy and novelty buildings are essentially the converse of follies.

History[edit] Famine follies[edit] City Visions Europe - Interview with Ines Weizman. Notes on incomplete architecture. An On-line Book Draft First Draft Presented at the Congress for the New Urbanism 2000 Michael Mehaffy 900 Cornell Street Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034 Author’s Note: This paper was offered as a first draft at the Congress for the New Urbanism, June 2000.

notes on incomplete architecture

Abstract The beginning of the twenty-first century finds the design professions at a crossroads, with increasingly fractured movements and little overall sense of direction. Introduction The Incomplete Century The Architecture of Complexity Trees, and Other Unnatural Structures Simple Rules, Vast Beauty Politics, Economics, and the Shape of Culture The Empire’s New Clothes Notes Toward a New Science of Aesthetics Conclusion: The Emerging Shape of the New Century Footnotes “I suggest to you that the analogy between aesthetics and logic is one of the undeveloped topics of philosophy.” - - A.N. “When we ourselves become abstractions, we are lost!”

- Frank Lloyd Wright, 1930 Introduction Reductionism is the gift and the curse of our age. The Incomplete Century. Non-complete Architecture. Paper title: Simultaneity of interior \ exterior: spatial ambiguity and representation complexities.

Non-complete Architecture

A conceptual exploration through Alberto Campo Baeza's architecture Abstract The paper renders an inquiry into the simultaneity of interior \ exterior as it is manifested in paintings, architectural representations, and the experience of space. In the paper I explore the issues and themes related to the simultaneous condition of interior \ exterior. Interior and exterior exist in simultaneity and in relation to each other. The paper identifies these issues within the contemporary architectural works of Spanish architect Alberto Campo Baeza.