boy 18 hopes of psychology and music.
Section Drawing, 2010
Mucking Brickworks and Night School of Architecture,
Ink and Wash on paper, 130 x 100cm
AIR ARCHITECTURE: THE AIR ROOF, 1959
”[…] Air, gas, fire, sound, odors, magnetic forces, electricity, electronics are materials. […] My walls of fire and my walls of water are, with the roofs of air, materials for a new architecture. With these three classical elements, fire, air, and water, the city of tomorrow will be constructed; it will at last be flexible, spiritual, and immaterial. For men, the idea of using pure energy to construct in space no longer seems absurd from that point of view. In such a conception of architecture, it seems easy to understand that the disappearance of the picturesque and painted reverie is inevitable and fortunately so, because it is the picturesque that has killed all the real powers of Man.”
”[…] the last obstacle, which even someone like Mies van der Rohe has not yet been able to overcome: the roof, the screen that separates us from the sky, the blue of the sky.”
- from yves klein’s lecture at the sorbonne in 1959