xavier delory envisions le corbusier's ronchamp chapel covered in graffiti
xavier delory envisions le corbusier's ronchamp chapel covered in graffiti xavier delory envisions le corbusier's ronchamp chapel covered in graffiti
apr 15, 2016

xavier delory envisions le corbusier's ronchamp chapel covered in graffiti

xavier delory envisions le corbusier’s ronchamp chapel covered in graffiti
all images © xavier delory




back in 2014, brussels-based artist xavier delory shared with designboom a series of images depicting le corbusier’s villa savoye ransacked and covered with defaced with wall writings — previously featured here. now, delory continues the theme by digitally canvassing le corbusier’s iconic chapel of notre dame du haut in graffiti inspired by the architect’s own murals. these paintings were completed for fellow architect and furniture designer eileen gray’s villa E-1027. vibrantly colored organic shapes and geometric motifs have been photographically overlaid onto the church’s unique structural facets — wrapping around its crab shell roof, concrete façades, and the small, irregular windows it has become best known for.

northeast view




through the series, delory extends le corbusier’s vision of the union between creative fields saying, ‘le corbusier was not only an architect, he was also a painter and sculptor. he is the author of the phrase ‘synthesis of the arts’ meaning an alliance between painting, sculpture and architecture. at first he thought about what painting and sculpture could bring to architecture, not playing a decorative role but rather ‘as a house guest’ in a second phase, he moved this level of synthesis to a fusion of modern architectural styles at ronchamp.’

south view

east view

north view

  • I would propose to Xavier Delory to use the iconic graphic wall- and panelpaintings of Le Corbusier (in and out of the Ronchamps Chapel) to color parts of Brussels with copys of them.

    bert staal says:

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