Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Le Corbusier

I almost forgot about this. This is the rooftop of a building I visited in Marsailles. For the first time I have been impressed with the vision of an architect.
This building was designed to house people after their homes were destroyed during the war. Its most impressive features for me were: Hollow Legs - The building stands on Pilotas that the kitchen waste is funneled through and is fed and processed by gravity and rainwater to be collected as compost somewhere underneath.
Dark Corridors - The walkways with everybody's front doors is dark to automatically lower the people's voices that passed.

Corbusier was idealistic and maybe ahead of his time but I have much respect for those who think without limits to possibility.

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