Monday, 21 February 2011

Pierre Bismuth + Le Corbusier

Complexe des villas / Bâtiment Le Corbusier (élévation)
Ink on polyacetate
28.35 x 20.47 inches
Pièce unique
Pierre BISMUTH performs the impossible synthesis between the two faces of Le Corbusier: from the villas blanches to housing projects, with a sense of humor and economy of means that are his trademark. He superposes, in a small scale model, section views and computer generated images (Complexes des villas / Bâtiment Le Corbusier, 2006-2010), several Villas Savoye, to create a building that the Swiss architect might not have rejected – let alone the destiny of neglected social housing and the carcass of torched cars in front.

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