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By Joseph Abram

Swiss architects as protagonists for classical simplicity. This quantity files the final 15 realised structures and a range of 12 tasks coming from the architectural place of work Devanthéry and Lamunière. those comprise, the psychiatric clinic in Yverdon and the conversion of the lodge Cornavin in Geneva. of their works, Devanthéry and Lamunière who're lively within the French a part of Switzerland, mix various conceptions of Modernism. they create jointly either expressive and rational structure, with geometric parts linking the 2. traces from the exterior shape are carried via to the interior of the construction and vice versa.

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5 - Cf Le Corbusier, "La legon de la machine" in: L'Esprit Nouveau, no. 25. 6 - Cf. Bissiere, "Notes sur Corot" in: L'Esprit Nouveau, no. 9, p. 1006. See also De Fayet (Amedee Ozenfant's pseudonym), "La Sixtine de IVIichiel-Ange" in: L'Esprit Nouveau, no. 18, p. 1318. 7 - On the metaphor of the machine and the organic character of plastic art, cf. Joseph Abram, "Hieratisme et modernite: la revue L'Esprit Nouveau" in: Les cahiers de la recherche architecturale, no. 12, Paris, 1982, pp. 8-22. 8 - There are no formal connections between Patrick Devanthery and Ines Lamuniere's works and those of Jean Tinguely.

A red glass ried out in the mid 1990s introduced the wall, which absorbs both natural and artifi- problem of "reactivation" in Geneva, with the cial light, serves as a background to the construction of the new fagades of a build- shop windows. ^"^ Next in Lausanne (1996-1997) [14a-b], where the door to the station, the Hotel Cornavin [16] architects added conservatories in front of underwent a similar "revitalisation". Built in the glazed openings of a high school in Pully 1932 by the architect Camoletti, this hotel to redefine the relation of the building to its had become increasingly run-down.

1318. 7 - On the metaphor of the machine and the organic character of plastic art, cf. Joseph Abram, "Hieratisme et modernite: la revue L'Esprit Nouveau" in: Les cahiers de la recherche architecturale, no. 12, Paris, 1982, pp. 8-22. 8 - There are no formal connections between Patrick Devanthery and Ines Lamuniere's works and those of Jean Tinguely. Tinguely's machines are an abstract model of "relations to the concept of a machine". It is significant that this artist created his "Meta-matics" after having done abstract painting.

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