This architectural journey immerses you in the history and the legacy of the Bauhaus. This training for visual artists, craftsmen and architects originated in Weimar in 1919, then moved to Dessau and was based in Berlin until 1932.
Poème Electronique by architect-painter Le Corbusier, composer Edgard Varèse and architect-composer Iannis Xenakis was the multimedia sensation of Expo ’58. From the outset, however, client Philips had his own idea about the play of color, light and sound. Architect Jan de Heer and composer Kees Tazelaar made an accurate analysis of Le Corbusier’s original, never executed scenario in Van harmonie tot chaos. They bring their story and their completely new overwhelming reconstruction.
We travel through the land of the rising sun for two weeks. A balanced architectural mix of contemporary, traditional and modern. But also culture, nature, art and … Japanese life is explicitly present.
Josephine Baker was in the Parisian avant-garde “très hot” because of her dancing dressed in 16 bananas. Hemingway called her “the most sensational woman anyone ever saw.” Adolf Loos was responsible for her unbuild “Roosmalen house.” Josephine and architecture. But Josephine Baker and Le Corbusier? We are looking for an answer.
Discover two very different urban development projects: a modernist approach in Le Havre and a contemporary approach in Nantes. Along the way we see some interesting projects in Rouen, Saint-Nazaire and Paris.
Long ago that you saw “La Chapelle Notre-Dame du Haut in Ronchamp”?
Or maybe you have never seen?
This exhibition shows the background story and the evolution of the modernist city of Chandigarh, exposes the real life in modernity through beautiful pictures, and let the Archipel travellers talk about their experiences and visions.
A strong piece of European modernism in traditional India. In 1950, Le Corbusier designed a complete city. After the problematic partition of British India Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru wanted a new capital for the Indian states of Punjab and Haryana, “unhampered by the traditions of the past.”
Chandigarh was the reason for the architectural exploration trough a fraction of ‘the Indian subcontinent. What remains after this quest and takes root, is to have discovered the feeling of “essence”.
In 1956 Philips commissioned Le Corbusier to build a pavilion for the Expo 1958 in Brussels. Le Corbusier decided to create an “electronic poem” about the technological development of mankind.