NonA Weekly: THE POWER OF ARCHITECTURE 💪
Dear readers and friends,
Beaubourg-Effect… Beaubourg-Machine… Beaubourg-Thing – how can we name it? 🤔
The puzzle of this carcass of signs and flux 🔋, of networks and circuits 🔌… the ultimate gesture toward translation of an unnameable structure: that of social relations consigned to a system of surface ventilation (animation, self-regulation, information, media) and an in-depth, irreversible implosion 💥.
A monument 🏛️ to mass simulation effects, the Centre functions like an incinerator, absorbing and devouring all cultural energy ⚡, rather like the black monolith of 2001 — a mad convection current for the materialization, absorption and destruction of all the contents within it.
1. CONVERSACIONES 🎤 CON RENZO PIANO
In this NETFLIX documentary, Renzo Piano, one of the architects behind the Centre Pompidou, reflects 💭 on his career, technical innovation, and the power of architecture.
2. CENTRE POMPIDOU 🏛️
The centre is a matrix for developing a MODEL of absolute security 🔒, subject to generalization on all social levels, one that is most profoundly a model of deterrence. It is the very same one that serves to regulate us globally under the sign of peaceful coexistence and the simulation of atomic peril.
3. RENZO PIANO ON REMAKING THE POMPIDOU — ‘IT NEEDS CHANGE’ 🔄
After 50 years, Paris’s most radical cultural BUILDING is still unrivalled — but its co-designer says its planned makeover is overdue. 🔚
4. RENZO PIANO & RICHARD ROGERS – GEORGES POMPIDOU CENTRE 🏛️
A video 🎥 about the DESIGN of Pompidou Centre in Paris, a cooperated work by architects Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers.
5. CENTRE POMPIDOU WILL CLOSE FROM THE END OF 2023 FOR RENOVATION 🚧
The Centre Pompidou in Paris will close 🚫 from the end of 2023 for essential MAINTENANCE work. The plan is for France’s national museum for Modern and contemporary art, designed by Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano and inaugurated in 1977, to reopen in time for its 50th anniversary 🎉 in 2027.
6. CENTRE POMPIDOU, A MONUMENT TO MODERNITY: 8 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW 📝
It’s been called an “architectural King Kong,” and Parisian critics drolly respond that some of the best views 👀 of the city come from the rooftop of the structure since it’s the only place where you don’t have to look at it. A new BOOK 📖 explores the secrets of this revolutionary building.
7. RICHARD ROGERS DISCUSSES 🎤 THE CENTRE POMPIDOU
In this exclusive video 🎥 INTERVIEW in a series of movies about Richard Rogers, the British architect reveals that key 🔑 elements of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, which he designed together with Italian architect Renzo Piano, were strongly influenced by the radical thinking of the 1960s.
Stay creative and see you all next week! 👋