Arquitectura Metabolista "petite": las raíces francesas de las cápsulas móviles de Ekuan

Rodríguez Fernández, Marta (2012). Arquitectura Metabolista "petite": las raíces francesas de las cápsulas móviles de Ekuan. "Pasajes arquitectura y crítica" (n. 124); pp. 74-77. ISSN 1575-1937.

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Title: Arquitectura Metabolista "petite": las raíces francesas de las cápsulas móviles de Ekuan
Author/s:
  • Rodríguez Fernández, Marta
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Pasajes arquitectura y crítica
Date: September 2012
ISSN: 1575-1937
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Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Proyectos Arquitectónicos
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This article explores the mobile small scale of Metabolism by defining its petite architecture, and recognizing its French roots. Kenji Ekuan was the first Metabolist to build petite capsules, hybrid objects of house, machine, and furniture. The experimental approach to form and materials in the mountain shelters designed by Charlotte Perriand, as well as their sensuality, make these capsules –designed for leisure use– characteristic representatives of petite architecture. Perriand was a paradigmatic transnational character linking France at the end of 1930’s with Japan at the end of 1950’s. Paralleling those earlier eras, the current global financial crisis demands once more that architecture turn its attention to industrial and technological development. Petite capsules, as affordable commodities with the implicit symbolic value of shelter, will make possible the independence of the contemporary nomad.

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Item ID: 21300
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/21300/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:21300
Official URL: http://www.pasajesarquitectura.com/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 28 Oct 2013 19:30
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 11:28
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