Cover image of Tremors were Forever: Remember Le Corbusier

Data

Location
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Team
Megumi Matsubara, Hiroi Ariyama
Completion year
2007
Exhibition period
25 Aug - 24 Sep 2007
Commissioner
Mori Art Museum
Curator
Eriko Shirahama, Eise Shiraki (public program curator, public program educator)
Purpose
Architecture workshop for children
Dimension
Follows Le Modulor
Collaborators
item idem
Loris Gréaud
Photographers
Sebastian Mayer
Acknowledgement
Mao Hashimoto for homemade Le Corbusier cookies, Participating children & their parents, Haruka Fujikawa, Hisako Hara, Valentin, Missla, Micke, Eureka
Urls
Le Corbusier exhibition website & workshop reservation
Notes
Mori Art Museum version was a sequel to the version developed for Eureka: Poetry and Criticism's Le Corbusier 120th Anniversary Issue; its first replay/reproduction.

An architecture workshop for children developed originally for a poetry magazine Eureka—Poetry and Criticism, to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the birth of Le Corbusier. It was then reproduced for the Le Corbusier retrospective exhibition at Mori Art Museum held in the same year. French artists item idem and Loris Gréaud joined the project from its conception phase.

First of all, children receive round glasses and bow ties to become architects to make their first architecture. They pick up objects scattered on the floor and hang them from the strings in the cube, following Le Corbusier’s Le Modulor; a theory for the scale of architectural proportions. After the architecture is built, having the room with light turned off, the shadow of the architecture is cast on the wall. For the second phase, the children draw the lines of the shadow on the wall like an elevation drawing to remember the space they have built.

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    Le Corbusier Kit to become Architect in a paper brick box: round-glasses, bowtie, name card are inside once a brick is unfolded.

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    Le Corbusier cookies handed as souvenirs.

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    Le Corbusier cookies handed as souvenirs.