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Ronchamp & Six posters by Andrea Gallo

April 1, 2011 Leave a comment

Archdaily sent me a link to these rather beautiful posters yesterday.

Designed by one Andrea Gallo, there are six in the series: Corb, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Khan, Alvar Aalto, Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius and each one captures with an impressive simplicity, the essence of an iconic building by each of these great architects.

This one of Ronchamp by Le Corbusier is my favourite with its highly distinctive window openings.

It reminds me of my trip there back in the early 90’s when I toured France and Spain with two friends on an homage to the great modernist. We arrived at Ronchamp very late at night and ended up pitching our tent in some grass at the edge of the car park… The night was bitterly cold as I remember which on the one hand meant we didn’t get much sleep, but on the other hand meant that we were wide awake when the doors were opened at 6.30am and we had the whole place¬† to ourselves for the best part of two hours…

A truly unforgettable experience.

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