Monastery of Sainte-Marie de la Tourette

dc.contributor.creatorRaimund McClain (photographer)en_US
dc.contributor.creatorLe Corbusier (Swiss architect, 1887-1965)en_US
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dc.titleMonastery of Sainte-Marie de la Touretteen_US
vra.imageagentRaimund McClainen_US
vra.imagerightsRaimund McClainen_US
vra.workagentLe Corbusier (Swiss architect, 1887-1965)en_US
vra.workclassificationArchitecture and City Planningen_US
vra.workdescription[The buildings contain a hundred sleeping rooms for teachers and students, study halls, a hall for work and one for recreation, a library and a refectory. There is also a church, where the monks practice, and the circulation, which connects all the parts (the achievement of the traditional cloister form is rendered impossible here by the slope of terrain)]. In La Tourette, the public spaces, particularly the central atrium, are stimulated by the rhythmic play of the lines of the “musical walls” or “pans de verre ondulatoire,” (designed by Xenakis) whereas the static concrete box of the adjacent church has vertical perforations that reach up behind the altar. The lateral chapels are animated with machine guns of light (mitraillettes à lumière) painted in vibrant colors in the crypt and the sacristy. In 1960, speaking of this convent, Le Corbusier evoked a theme that he had been working on since the 1940s: "When a work reaches its maximum level of intensity, proportion, quality of execution, and perfection, a phenomenon of ineffable space occurs: the places radiate, physically they radiate. They become what I call “ineffable space,” that is to say, an impact based not on dimensions but on perfection. This is about the ineffable domain."en_US
vra.worklocationEveux, Rhône-Alpes, Franceen_US
vra.worklocation.noteEveux-sur-Arbresle (in the valley between Eveux and Arbresle)en_US
vra.workmaterialrough reinforced concreteen_US
vra.workmeasurements16,500 ft2 (area)en_US
vra.workstyleperiodModernist; Modern; Twentieth centuryen_US
vra.worksubjectarchitecture; music; Dominicansen_US
vra.worktechniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktitleMonastery of Sainte-Marie de la Touretteen_US
vra.worktitle.alternateCouvent de La Tourette; Convent of la Touretteen_US
vra.workworktypebuilding divisions; rooms and spaces; religious building spaces; cloisters; buildings; religious buildings; churches; complexes; religious communities; monasteriesen_US


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