Monday, February 28, 2011

Master Chief Monument

Urban Awakening: Luke and Kate

Urban Awakening: Architecture for a Better Living

To reflect Le Corbusier’s entirely new way of living revolving around practicality, purpose, and functionality; breaking free from the crowded commotion of industriousness and reflecting back upon nature.

When we began this project, looking into the life of Corbusier and the reasoning behind his essay 5 Points Toward a New Architecture there were several ideas that resonated with us. One specifically was Corbusier’s idea, after World War I, of a backlash to all the destruction and killing, taking strong social consideration on making life better. In tandem with this idea, he was also influenced by the problems of industrial cities, their lack of moral landscape, overcrowding, and dirtiness; with the essay and its 5 Points, Corbusier envisioned creating not only harmony within the space but also harmony with nature. His idea that the roof garden simply replaces the ground the building was constructed upon further justifies this point, and this fusion of industry and nature is best resulted in the Villa Savoye. Demonstrating each of the 5 Points as well as providing a place to reflect back upon nature and break free from the hustle and bustle of industry.

This leads us the our exhibition, exemplifying the 5 Points in a persuasive manner that is both enlightening and practical. And from a grander standpoint we hope to have portrayed the ‘middle ground’ between the dirt of industry and the revitalization of nature through the practical breakdown of Corbusier’s argument reflecting upon freedom and the overall improvement of living.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Le corbusier

We decided on a direction to go, now we have to get working....

Taken from Luke's blog:
When approaching the branding / naming for our exhibition of Corbusier's 5 Points we decided to reflect back upon the essay trying to pull out key elements, thoughts, and expressions. This initial approach emphasizes expressing the essence of his thoughts in the essay, his utopian vision of the Villa Savoye and 'new architecture'.

IMAGERY + COLOR PALETTE here we have been working to gather imagery to inform the exhibition as well as to inspire the look&feel of the exhibit as well. Working with contrast and juxtaposition is also something Kate and I are considering at this point; and we are also looking to inform our color palette from imagery as well. My thoughts at this point are emphasizing the clean, smooth, and practical aesthetic Corbusier worked towards with the exaggeration of white, cool grays, and a warmer accent color.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

photos for inspiration

Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
Le Corbusier