Sunday, January 10, 2010

Le Modulor Le Corbusier's 007


Stephen Kieran & James Timberlake's update of Le Corbusier's Modular Man / from their 2003 text Refabricating Architecture
http://kierantimberlake.com/home/index.html


The Modulor is an anthropometric scale of proportions devised by the Swiss-born French architect Le Corbusier (1887–1965) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modulor. The first time that I showed my interpretation of the Modulor a friend of mine who is not an architect called it James Bond. I have always found this multilayer meaning of a symbol quite fascinating.


Anyways at first I found this analogy of the 007 and the Modulor a little surrealistic. After a long time I realized that I found the Modulor like an "agent" in Le Corbusier’s sketches, ideas, concepts, to bring back architecture back to its essence, towards its beginnings. Or as shown in the picture above, a contemporary rhetoric question in architecture.

A piece of contemporary jewelry, a must have for architects, but before anything else a reminder that we must never forget the humanistic and anthropometric scale in the space that we create.

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recomenden music with this post Air Premiers Symptomes Modular Mix



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