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|Location||Brussels, Belgium map|
|Building Type||exhibition hall|
|Notes||Multimedia tent with soaring shape. World Exposition in Brussels, 1958.|
|Discussion||Philips Pavilion Commentary
"The structure is composed of hyperbolic-paraboloid shells which, up to now, have not been used for the problems of the type. The walls are constructed of rough slabs cast in sand moulds on the ground, measuring about 5'-0" on a side and 2" in thickness. They are mounted in place by means of a movable scaffolding and are supported by a double network of cables, 3" in diameter, suspended along the cylindrical directrices of strongly reinforced concrete. Such is the principal of the structure.
"The electronic poem of Le Corbusier at the Philips Pavilion marks the first appearance of a new art form; 'The Electronic Games', a synthesis unlimited in its possibilities for color, imagery, music, words and rhythm."
Hans Girsberger, ed. Le Corbusier 1910-60. p236.
Sources on Philips Pavilion
Dennis Sharp. Twentieth Century Architecture: a Visual History. New York: Facts on File, 1990. ISBN 0-8160-2438-3. NA680.S517. exterior photo, perspective sketches, p223. Available at Amazon.com
Hans Girsberger, ed. Le Corbusier 1910-60. New York: George Wittenborn, 1959. NA1053.J4A48. p236.
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