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1996.08.03         Stirling interpretations         ...a document centering on James Stirling's three interpretations:                         Le Corbusier's Electronic Calculation Center Olivetti at Rho-Milan         and Stirling's Olivetti Headquaters at Milton Keynes                             the Altes Museum/Museum for Nordrhein Westfalen connection                         and the Wallraf-Richartz Museum promenade architecturale .                         ...the document is to exhibit a largely undisclosed circle of design influence and intentions between Schinkel, Le Corbusier, and Stirling
.         ...connections between Stirling and Le Corbusier, and Stirling and Schinkel, but also a possible Le Corbusier/Schinkel connection in the "architectural promenade" of the Altes Museum.                         ...Stirling's Roma Interrotta "design"         as an example of another Virtual Museum of Architecture, and another example of Stirling's art of interpretation and reinterpretation.                         ...the circulation sequence of the Altes Museum is very similar to the Le Corbusier's architectural promenade formula.                         ...how Boullée inspired the Altes Museum     . and this brings up the French/German crossover--cross fertilization.                         Le Corbusier's Olivetti is in Milan and Stirling's Olivetti is in Milton Keyes, and both projects remained unbuilt.                         Further note how inspiration for the Stirling Olivetti project that did get built         very likely came from Le Corbusier's 1940 Portable Schools for the Refugees         and also from the section of the Venice Hospital     .                         ...the Olivetti comparisons:         the long curve of the office building             the low rise manufacturing building         the "free-form" social programmed component             Stirling's further interpretation of the glass skin - Leicester Engineering, Olivetti Haslemere, Olivetti Milton Keyes, Museum for Nordrhein Westfalen, Wallraf-Richartz Museum - the interstitial glass bond                             What of the "free-form conference area under glass? Is there a precedent for this in Le Corbusier's Olivetti or any other late Le Corbusier building or project? Is it a paradigm like the stage set at Strasbourg?    

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