Germantown Avenue University of Architecture 7390
Maison Millennium 001 2304
Maison Millennium 002 2317
Maison Millennium 003 2318
Maison Millennium 004 2319
Ur-Ottopia House 2303
not there 3800u 3800v
...address the structure on the Palais des Congrès stage set to the Maison Dom-ino, and call it out as a paradigm of Le Corbusier's overall design message and methodology.
The conference room of the Olivetti Headquarters, Milton Keynes does, however, point back to Le Corbusier (and even to Hejduk/Bye House) and particularly the Maison Dom-ino.
dom-ino and other paradigm buildings
I have completed the MKOlivetti conference room model and set it among the other paradigmatic buildings. Seeing the five "buildings" together tells an interesting story. We see Le Corbusier's own development and then we see an inversion of the paradigm in Hejduk and Stirling--an inversion, yet also a further development. Hejduk's Bye House is like the Maison Dom-ino (and the second composition) without the floor slabs, which have been converted into a gigantic wall--the floor slab inverted from horizontal slab to vertical slab. With the floor removed, only the column grid and the free-form shapes of the "rooms" remain and the circulation elements have also been separated out, and also inverted to an extent.
The Stirling construction takes the Corbusian paradigm a step further. The floor slabs are also eliminated, and the major component is a space raised on columns (pilotis), yet the space is not a box, but a single room in a free-form organic shape (which seems slightly related to the study pavilion of the Bye House). The other major elimination (more a replacement, actually) is the lack of stairs and the new inclusion of a ramp and an elevator instead.
Interestingly enough, the basis paradigm of structure, space, and (vertical) circulation are the same elemental components of each design, and seeing the designs together offer a concise representation of the evolution of a seminal modern (architectural) idea.
Presenting the group together will be the first time (outside of the exhibit) various buildings in the collection will be exhibited side by side.
BIA & Quondam
...the Maison Dom-ino legacy is also an example of purge and metabolism...
Maison Dom-ino paradigmatic building, 1914
Maison Dom-ino Legacy 3122s 3800u
the Maison Millenniums 5998 b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab
"phobia"... ...the Parliament Building of West Pakistan and St. Pierre at Firminy-Vert and a multi -stacked Maison Dom-ino all on a contoured base or coming out of a contoured wall(s).
...the Maison Dom-ino legacy because of the reenactments there, plus an elaboration of the legacy story... ...including the Maison Millennium...