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Couvent Sainte-Marie de la Tourette

Degeaba esti arhitect daca nu esti (si) muzician. Dominicanii de la Sainte-Marie de la Tourette o stiu.

Le Corbusier si Xenakis si-au lasat amprenta in tacerea initiala:

“Create a silent dwelling place for one hundred bodies and one hundred hearts” – such was the prayer that Father Marie-Alain Couturier offered up to Le Corbusier.

Xenakis’s mark is found in the “musical” or “undulatory” glazed panels that adorn one facade of the Couvent. He created a spectacular counterpoint over three levels of windows by varying the widths of the window panels according to the proportions of the Fibonacci series.

At dawn

Massimo Listri

“…and the cities on a distant plain stood intact, before they rose in the air with the dust of sepulchral brick, and the people who lived there didn’t know. Only this moment, at dawn, is real to me. The bygone lives are like my own past life, uncertain. I cast a spell on the city, asking it to last…” [Czeslaw Milosz]