Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Bubble me crazy

This is what Centre Pompidou could have looked like if Chaneac and Pascal + Claude Hausermann had won the competition instead of Piano+ Rogers. Chaneac's surrealist pumkin-like agglomeration has spooky notes of Guggenheim on the interior courtyard. Unfortunately the future was not so wacky, though the Pompidou that was actually built was plenty crazy in it's time, and forever defined the industrial space-art center relationship, which by the way is so boring and expired. Why do Art centers have to always be in converted industrial spaces? Why couldnt they be in converted hair salons?and here's some further Chaneac, otherwise know as Jean-Louis Rey. For further reading check out Jean-Louis Chaneac: Architecture Interdite, and also, of course, Future City, Experiment and Utopia in Architecture by by Marie-Ange Brayer, Jane Alison, Frederic Migayrou, and Neil Spiller


Jonathan Brown said...

So you're saying Rogers+Piano were the conservative design...nice.

Andreas Angelidakis said...

well it's a thought


Αγαπητέ Andreas χρησιμοποίησα στο blog μου μια φωτό σου από το art Athina.
Είναι η 'Τhe Thunder of Callas'.
Ελπίζω να μην σε πειράζει.
take care

Andreas Angelidakis said...

Be my guest :)