a place to keep those sofas

November 20, 2006 Ace Albion

Everyone in SL has a Le Corbusier sofa- even the freebie linden one isn’t enough it seems, I see plenty more recreations from others. Have yet to see a great deal in the way of buildings obviously influenced by the blokey though.

SL fired my interest in architecture. I am not an architect, I never will be, but the building tools in SL give me the chance to play with ideas at least in a playful way. So Le Corbusier came up with his Five Points for a New Architecture. Principles that would exploit the advantages of modern construction to build better spaces.

“Les 5 Points d’ une architecture nouvelle, which Le Corbusier finally formulated in 1926 included (1) the pilotis elevating the mass off the ground, (2) the free plan, achieved through the separation of the load-bearing columns from the walls subdividing the space, (3) the free facade, the corollary of the free plan in the vertical plane, (4) the long horizontal sliding window and finally (5) the roof garden, restoring, supposedly, the area of ground covered by the house.”

Now, SL is not RL, and I think there are a different set of “points” that apply for residence building in SL, something I think I’ll blog about later, but I had these five points buzzing in my head for a while.

Finally I got round to finishing a house based on the principles of the five points anyhoo. Yes, this whole post was nothing more than an excuse to PIMP MY HOUSE.

25 prims of modern living- the ORBU, available at Ace’s Spaces, see it in world at REZOLUTION



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  • 1. rand&hellip  | 

    looks mint. chaz would be proud

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