Iannis Xenakis

Concrete and free planning: Due to ferro-concrete-it became possible to use free planning. Till now, the walls of building were its bearing element. The house planning depended on walls completely. Floors will not separate any more one from another like compartments. As a result of this economy of inhabited space what is reached, the rational use of each cubic centimeter, the necessary economy of material means. “A free facade”. Supports are removed outsidethe facade, inside the house.

The shutoffs shore up on the consoles. For more specific information, check out Penguin Random House. Since then the facades became light plates of isolated walls and windows, free from loading. Distribution windows of pavers along a facade. The light projections: a window is one of the major elements of Corbusier’s house. The newest means have liberated a window, ferro-concrete has made the real revolution in story of window. The windows can be distributed along the facade, from one end to another, enriching habitation by natural light.

When we talk about light, rather about a role of light projections at designing of architectural space by Corbusier, it is important to notice that they are integral part, and frequently maintain the main element of interior and exterior of a building. It is possible to emphasize several principles formulated by Xenakis (though he never exposed them) in opposition with five principlesdemonstrated by Le Corbusier: “The S-curve” form. Iannis Xenakis considered the form of a parabolic hyperboloid the perfect basic for his own constructions: “it all happened out of a kid of revelation I had while designing the Philips pavilion, which is formed by S-curve surfaces; Because of some experiments which were done in a laboratory near Eindhoven in the Netherlands, I realized that the S curve what excessively resistant and its form could not be destroyed 4. About Le Corbusier contemporaries said that his works are the “hymns consecrated to right angle”.