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Philips Pavilion

Listed under Contemporary Architecture in Brussels, Belgium.

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Located at the Brussels World Fair, Le Corbusier's architecture connects his mathematical thought on harmonic series and modular coordination with the idea of three-dimensional continuity - in effect, intertwining geometry in architecture and harmonics so that the two are inseparable - both necessarily influencing each other. In 1956, Philips wanted a bold show of sound and light effects, to illustrate the potential of Philips' technical progress. The building represents a synthesis of arts: coloured lights, contemporary music, and the projection of enormous warped images in a space without architectonical quality. The geometrical correspondence between music and architecture is superbly demonstrated here.

Written by  George Monkhouse.

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