“Le Corbusier: Ma Maison and résidence près de Chicago” at Accademia di San Luca

The exhibition presents sketches and models for “Ma maison” and “Plans pour la résidence du président d’un collège près de Chicago”. Approaching the theme of housing, then and now, the purpose of these objects is to point out to visitors the importance of graphics quality as an expression of architectural thought.

 

Models by Alessandro Gramiccia, Enrico Martini, Alessandro Masi © photo:  Pier Luigi Traini

Models by Alessandro Gramiccia, Enrico Martini, Alessandro Masi © photo: Pier Luigi Traini

 

The sketches for “Ma maison” (1929) and “Plans pour la residence du president d’un college pres de Chicago” (1935) are published into the third volume (1934-1938) of the “Oeuvre complete”, in the section dedicated to Petites maisons. The designs are the intermediary between the two architecture built, the “Maison de weekend” on the outskirts of Paris and the “Maison aux Mathes”,both made in 1935 with mostly traditional techniques and materials, while the two sketches houses seems to refer at the aesthetic of smoothness, that had characterized almost all of the previous production of Le Corbusier. (more…)