Thursday, January 12, 2006

You Call This Contextual?

Before you sputter "How could they?" at the sight of this odd couple, published in the Design Within Reach newsletter, please be aware that the house on the left is Le Corbusier's Casa Curutchet in La Plata Argentina. Built in the 1940s - through a postal collaboration, no less - the house is Corbu's only residential building in the Americas. Can you imagine the lawsuits that would ensure if someone attempted this today in Philadelphia?

1 Comments:

Blogger bloodfin said...

I cannot imagine why there would be any lawsuit in Philadelphia for building these two houses. The photo is nice but the words are meaningless. How about writing something about the lovely new building that shines like a jewel in the nightime sky over by the 30th street station. Does it have a name?

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