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04/29/2006

Bernard Tschumi lectures! May 9th. At the Art Institute. Sponsored by the Architecture and Design Society. Open to the public. Got me to thinking about

Tschumi’s Parc de la Villette in Paris.

It’s a precursor to Chicago’s Millennium Park.
The two urban parks do share a certain – object or form. At Parc de la Villette it looks like this:

” La Geode ” in the Paris park doubles as an IMAX Theater.

It shines and reflects and curves space in much the same way as a certain shiny object in a certain Chicago park that we have certainly written about – ” Cloud Gate ” – because that one is a shiny work of genius and we can’t get enough of it.
This, not purely round but in intriguing shapes, is a far superior work of art than the Geode in Paris. Theirs reflects space a la Newton, but ours bends space and light a la Einstein.

But go see the architect of the French park lecture on May 9th.
If it’s archi-babble, so Tschumi. (smile)

-Edouard

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