The plastic acoustics of forms in the light of Firminy

Journal title TERRITORIO
Author/s Alberto Aschieri
Publishing Year 2011 Issue 2011/59
Language Italian Pages 8 P. 139-146 File size 526 KB
DOI 10.3280/TR2011-059018
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Le Corbusier’s works at Firminy can show ‘a Le Corbusier who is closer’ in his ‘reponse au site’. The active ingredient, the projection of life into built organisms, the physiology of sensations and the biology of the built manifest as a procedure that is attentive to ‘integration’ and to the construction of correlative architectural matrices which ‘listen to’ the orientations of the geographical place and adhere to the actual modelling of the ground. According to Le Corbusier some buildings communicate and ≪promote with regard to extremely respectable personalities of the ‘landscape’ and ‘of the four horizons’, ‘the introduction into the domain of forms’ of a ‘visual acoustic’ phenomenon: ‘the forms make a noise or they make a silence’, ‘some speak, others listen...≫.

Keywords: Environment; listening; morphogenesis

Alberto Aschieri, L’acustica plastica delle forme nella luce di Firminy in "TERRITORIO" 59/2011, pp 139-146, DOI: 10.3280/TR2011-059018