BANVARD GALLERY, OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
February 3, 2016 to February 25, 2016
THE LANTERN | February 2, 2016
While the buildings are Oubrerie’s own work, they are inspired by Corbusier’s precepts. The main focus of the exhibit is the design for the Chapel of the Mosquitoes, which combines elements of the other two buildings in the exhibit: the French Cultural Center built in Damascus, Syria, in 1972, and The Miller House, a private home built in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1991.
Unlike the other two buildings, which have already been built, the Chapel of the Mosquitoes is still in the planning and funding stages. It will be about 12 feet tall and 12 feet wide, and it will feature one of Corbusier’s core precepts: detached walls, with three separate but interconnected L-shaped pieces that connect the roof, floor and walls, according to Oubrerie.
Oubrerie got inspiration for the building by the pueblos he saw in New Mexico. The roof will be inverted so that water can go into the building through a channel and then be sent out.
Oubrerie doesn’t know when construction will begin, but both the Steven Myron Holl Foundation and Knowlton are organizing funds for the construction of the building. For now, students can go see the proposed design in the Banvard Gallery.
1POINT618 GALLERY, CLEVELAND OH
June 24, 2016 — August 15, 2016
MILLER GALLERY, CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
Aug. 20 – Nov. 13, 2016
The Miller Gallery and the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University and Associate Curator Spike Wolff jointly present “Architecture With And Without Le Corbusier” and “The Chapel of the Mosquitoes” in the gallery from Saturday, Aug. 20, through Sunday, Nov. 13, on CMU’s Pittsburgh campus. A talk with José Oubrerie as part of the School of Architecture lecture series is scheduled from 5-6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, with a reception to follow from 6-8 p.m.
Oubrerie is professor emeritus at the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University. An internationally renowned French architect and protégé of Le Corbusier, he was the project architect for the Saint-Pierre de Firminy Church, seeing the final design through to completion in 2006. His other projects include the French Cultural Center in Syria, the Miller House in Kentucky and The Chapel of the Mosquitoes in New York.
“A self-described dilettante, but known to others as a master architect, José’s work embodies theoretical experimentation, dynamic spatiality and the poetic sublime,” said Wolff, who serves as special faculty for CMU’s School of Architecture. “His paintings are very important to him — as important as his architectural projects — and that makes his work appeal to such a diverse range of people.”