“Guardiola House” Peter Eisenman at Frac Centre-Val de Loire

The Guardiola House (1986-1988) evokes traces left by decomposing the movements of a form sliding along a slope, much like a wave on the sand. Designed for Cadiz bay in Spain, the housing project is the result of operations that manipulate (rotation, displacement, superposition, shift) a basic geometrical figure: the cube.

 

"Guardiola House" Peter Eisenmann at Frac Centre-Val de Loire © Peter Eisenmann

“Guardiola House” Peter Eisenmann at Frac Centre-Val de Loire © Peter Eisenmann

 

Peter Eisenman is an internationally renowned architect, theorist and teacher, who made his mark during the 1980s in United States as a leading figure in deconstructive architecture. The constant parallel he established between philosophy and linguistics allowed him to rethink architecture’s history, along with its functioning and limits, inventing configurations that intensify the user’s spatial and temporal experience. (more…)