michael harris; ROMA

Posted in 1 by michaelrichardharris on December 13, 2008

campo, s. andrea della valle;

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Posted in 1 by michaelrichardharris on December 13, 2008

pantheon system, s. maria in via lata;

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Posted in 1 by michaelrichardharris on December 13, 2008

coffering systems; s. spirito in sassia and s. peter in the vatican

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Posted in 1 by michaelrichardharris on December 13, 2008

cloaca massima and series from circo massimo;

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Posted in 1 by michaelrichardharris on December 13, 2008

coffering systems; s. maria in trastevere and s. andrea delle fratte

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Posted in 1 by michaelrichardharris on November 28, 2008

aggregation studies;

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Posted in 1 by michaelrichardharris on November 27, 2008

piazza s. maria in trastevere;

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Posted in 1 by michaelrichardharris on November 27, 2008

aar salone; happy thanksgiving

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Posted in 1 by michaelrichardharris on November 26, 2008

projective geometry in the ghetto;  chalk outline of a murdered fountain?

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Posted in 1 by michaelrichardharris on November 25, 2008

manual system;

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Posted in 1 by michaelrichardharris on November 25, 2008

tetrapylon; ink, watercolor and darkness at the arch of janus

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Posted in 1 by michaelrichardharris on November 24, 2008

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Posted in 1 by michaelrichardharris on November 24, 2008

s.l. dei francesi side aisles;  ascending diamond grid with unique rosettes book matched.

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Posted in 1 by michaelrichardharris on November 21, 2008

london; historic preservation

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Posted in 1 by michaelrichardharris on November 21, 2008

london; more diagrid than you can shake a stick at.

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Posted in 1 by michaelrichardharris on November 11, 2008

quotidian italian

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Posted in 1 by michaelrichardharris on November 5, 2008

election night 3:30am; results still coming in.

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Posted in 1 by michaelrichardharris on November 2, 2008

more diagrids and pixels;

Posted in 1 by michaelrichardharris on November 2, 2008

new pages; s. maria in sassia <lt> + s. pietro <rt>

Posted in 1 by michaelrichardharris on October 31, 2008

more systems; pavillion at villa borghese w/ diminishing octagon + inverted 8-sided star (?) components.

Posted in 1 by michaelrichardharris on October 30, 2008

new purchase; magenta

Posted in 1 by michaelrichardharris on October 30, 2008

Posted in 1 by michaelrichardharris on October 30, 2008

S. Carlo ai Catinari; a few weeks ago i shot the int. coffering system, now a drawing from the exterior.  S. andrea d. valle gets more design credit probably b/c it’s actually visible from the street unlike this one where you have to find the right spot, then strain your neck even get a glimpse of it.

Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on October 29, 2008

SunMonTuesWed roundup;  *final look at my old studio *move to a new studio *lunch w/ Alice Waters

Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on October 29, 2008

Cy Twombly’s supply box at Ditta G. Poggi.

Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on October 25, 2008

starlings swarm;

Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on October 24, 2008

starling flock from my window;

Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on October 24, 2008

s. ivo;

Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on October 23, 2008

Pina giving a course on Italian wines; salone of the American Academy.

Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on October 22, 2008

new pages ii; (right) coffering systems of s.m.d. pace and ss. ambrogio+carlo al corso.

Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on October 22, 2008

new pages;


Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on October 20, 2008

s.m.d. pace

Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on October 20, 2008

s. maria della pace; p.d. cortona mixes two dome systems: hexagonal/diminishing coffers with ribs.

Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on October 15, 2008

new pages; forum area, pavement system in s. giovanni dei fiorentini,  S. Nome di Maria.

Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on October 15, 2008

dome studies; S. Maria di Loreto and the S. Nome di Maria (aka the baroque domes by the wedding cake).

Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on October 15, 2008

this mornings studio; the painting in the middle derives from studies David Jaubert and I have been doing for SystemicProcess.

Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on October 15, 2008

Norma’s going away on the terrace.

Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on October 15, 2008

S. Giovanni dei Fiorentini; on off on off

Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on October 15, 2008

more diagrid: this one a bit more of a radial weave that touches goes back, touches goes back (touchweave?)

Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on October 9, 2008

recent sketches looking at the bridge/city relationship at ponte sisto, broken pediment circumflexes (?), the backside of the pantheon, and the tiber’s canalization. i bought an ink bottle and pen-much darker and much cheaper!

Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on October 8, 2008

some of my studio space/s. andrea della valle

Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on October 7, 2008

quick diagram/plan of rotation of s. trinita dei pellegrini

Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on October 7, 2008

rotation before it was called rotation; maybe rotation and transformation aren’t happening in the sectional depth of S. Trinita dei Pelligrini, but in the 2 meters given to Francesco de Sanctis for the facade, he’s able to pull off the rotational trick with 4 columns.

Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on October 4, 2008

some time later…2 parts script, 1 part maya deformer.

Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on October 3, 2008

very early test with a script derived from san carlo’s 3 component geometries.

Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on October 3, 2008

san carlo dome: 3 shapes interlock to make the system and contract with height. simple right?

Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on October 3, 2008

san carlo alle 4 fontane coffer system and unrelated vignette of palazzo massimo

Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on October 2, 2008

diagrids abound


Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on September 30, 2008

flu’s gone- now, trying to make an atmosphere in the studio conducive to work.  the tempietto is very close to the Academy and a friendly candidate to begin bigger drawings and finally, painting (though the .jpg has a way of deadening the color!).

Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on September 30, 2008

oops, no updates this past week due to some:

Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on September 24, 2008

san carlo ai catinari coffering: system of three shapes arranged in static repetition, projected onto an arch.  it doesn’t quite describe the compressive forces splayed out by the arch,  but if the system scaled down with it’s acension upwards like the dome of san carlo alle quatro fontane, a greater tectonic lightness would be perceived.

Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on September 22, 2008

ponte rotto

Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on September 22, 2008

michelangelo designed an unmistakable marble chapel at castel sant’ angelo.  i asked the one of the “curators” where i could find it, he told me to go to the vatican instead. ha!  hundreds of people passed it unnoticed, kids clamored all over it, breast feeding etc.  but, wow, an unbelievable masterpiece of complex geometry, profiles and proportion.

Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on September 22, 2008

christo and jeanne-claude save rome by hiding the wedding cake.

Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on September 21, 2008

more small studies of systems in rome: santa maria in trastevere cosmateque geometry.

Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on September 21, 2008

google image “caparezza”…

Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on September 20, 2008

tiber: disconnected from the city.  beautiful, natural resource, unused.

Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on September 20, 2008

systems…plant+stone pixelization

Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on September 18, 2008

linking geometric and tectonic pattern systems (see left) is a study i hope to undertake complimentary to my main project proposal of reintegrating the tiber into the roman urban fabric.  linking this to systems would be…glorious.

Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on September 18, 2008

apartment on the Gianicolo

apartment on the Gianicolo

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