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ARCHITECTONIC ALPHABET

INTRODUCTION “The goose quill put an end to talk. It abolished mystery; it gave architecture and towns; it brought roads and armies, bureaucracy. It was the basic metaphor with which the cycle of civilization began, the step from the dark into the light of the mind. The hand that filled the parchment page built the city.�- Marshall Mcluhan (The Medium is the Massage).

There is a link between words and environments. Normally when we say the word, school we then see the image of a building. What would happen if we tried to see it the other way around? In looking at buildings I found letters appear.


A

Felix Candela Church of the Micaculous Virgin Mexico City 1955


B

Michael de Klerk “Plan Suid” Amsterdam 1921-22


C

Pter Kramer & Michael de Klerk De Dageraad Housing Estate Amsterdam 1920-23


D

Tadao Ando Contempary Art Museum Naoshima Kagawa, Japan 1992


E

Aldo Rossi Perimetral Wall of Jewish Cemetery Cemetery of San Cataldo 1971-84


F

Felix Candela Church of the Miraculous Vigin Mexico City 1955


G

Tadao Ando Contemporary Art Museum Naoshima Kagawa, Japan 1995


H

Michael de Klerk Eigen Haard Housing Estate Amsterdam 1913-20


I

Aldo Rossi Collonade San Cataldo Cemetery Modenna 1971-84


J

Peter Kramer & Michael De Klerk De Dageraad Housing Estate Amsterdam 1920-23


K

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Lever House Park Avenue New York 1952


L

Casson Condor & Partners Elephant House London 1965


James Stirling

M

Braun AG factory Melsung Germany 1988-98


N

Tadeo Ando Koshino House Ashiya Hyago, Japan 1979-81


O

Brunel Rotherhithe 1826


P

Casson, Condor & Partners Zoo


Q

Tadao Ando Chapel on Mount Rokko Kobe Hyogo, Japan 1985-6


R

Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe Building New York 1958


S

James Sitrling Braun AG Factory Melsungen Germany 1988-92


T

Michael De Klerk Eiden Haard Housing Estate Amsterdam 1913-20


U

Philip Johnson University Halls of Residence Detail


V

Michael de Klerk Eigen Haard Housing Estate Amsterdam 1913-20


James Stirling

W

Braun AG Factory Melsung Germany 1988-92


X

Tadao Ando Addition to Koshino House Ashiya Hyogo, Japan 1983-4


Y

Michael de Klerk Eigen Haard Housing Estate Amsterdam 1913-20


Z

Norman Foster Great Court British Museum 2001


Archibet  

An alphabet derived from architectural slides.

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