Thursday, March 25, 2010

a little corbusier

corbusier bathroom mirror

you can't
really go
to paris
with
an architect
and not
see some
corbusier.
i think that
they'd take
away grub's
architecture
degree or something.

corbusier's maison la roche

there are
a few corbusiers
you can visit
but we
chose
to visit
maison la roche
in the neighborhood
of auteuil.

grub & corbusier

dare i admit
that
grub isn't
the biggest
corbusier fan?

grub & corbusier

one thing
we both
noticed
was that
although
it was
recently
restored,
it doesn't age well.
this is strange
when you
are surrounded
by buildings
in paris
that are
hundreds of years older...

corbusier likes narrow walkways

i think
that
this may be
due to the fact
that
he
was trying
to build
a completely
new way...
it takes
a while
for the artisans
to figure out how
to do it right.

hell,
almost
all of
frank lloyd wright's
buildings
leaked.

corbusier7

i was fascinated
by the tiny little
color bars
(above photo)
on each wall
to show you
how he achieved
the color
for the walls.

grub and
i have a little
architecture
curse on us.
every time we
go to a famous
architecture
building
my digital camera dies.
well,
it happened again.
so
although it
was horrible
lighting,
i took
some polaroids.

le sigh.

xo

5 comments:

lisa s said...

i have to smile: 1. that grub isn't really a fan 2. that your camera always dies.

interesting about the aging. never thought about that....

Sungopolis said...

Le sigh indeed. I don't know - I think Grub looks pretty chic and moderne in le Corbusier.

lkathryn said...

I am siding with Grub on this, also not a fan of Corbusier. I am a fan though of your photos, poor lighting and all.

kristina - no penny for them said...

these are most beautiful.

i remember seeing mies van der rohe's villa tugendhat some years ago and reading about a villa by eileen gray that they don't age well either -basically crumbling apart as you look on. that's so sad.

babelfish said...

All very interesting, love yours and grub's perspective on the buildings, like art perhaps some people will love it or hate it?!