Plan is order. Section is beauty | Via
Walls of Change - Lebbeus Woods
Stacked City - Stuart Franks
Florence Cathedral - Cigoli / Brunelleschi
Kowloon’s Walled City
Hotel Attraction - Antonio Gaudi
Plug-In City - Archigram
Seattle Library - OMA
Horizontal Sections of the Adult Male
Top-to-Bottom: Mid-section of skull, section at maxilla [hard palate between sections], section below mandible
Eugène-Louis Doyen was a revolutionary (if flamboyant and controversy-loving) Parisian surgeon who lived between 1859 and 1919.
Long before the Visible Human Project created its 1,871 “slices” of Joseph Paul Jernigan at 1 mm intervals, and created over 65 gigs of anatomical data (and later created 40 gigs of data with a female cadaver), Doyen presented a new way of visualizing the cadaver: longitudinal and horizontal sections, showing exactly how the human anatomy goes together in each area, without the context of seeing the full organs or bones.
Though the full usefulness of these unorthodox sections wasn’t truly appreciated until the advent of tomography in the early 1970s, they were noted to be helpful to early radiologists, and especially to the burgeoning fields of criminal forensics and forensic archaeology.
Atlas d’anatomie topographique. Eugène-Louis Doyen. 1911.
- Rejecting the typical notion of a pavilion as an object in a plaza, the China Pavilion for the 2015 Milan Expo (designed by the New York-based design firm Studio Link-Arc in conjunction with Tsinghua University) is instead conceived as a field of spaces. Designed as a cloud hovering over a “field of hope”, the pavilion is experienced as a sheltered public plaza beneath a floating roof that incorporates the building’s cultural and exhibition programs. The roof’s distinctive profile creates an iconic image for the project and will foster a unique presence within the Expo grounds.
Mathieu Bernard-Reymond is a French visual artist. For his series Monuments, he translated financial charts and statistics into 3d shapes, to later integrate them into photographic landscapes.