Xenakis´s sketch of the Diatope, a combination of sound and light effects in a pavilion he designed himself especially for this purpose (Paris/Bonn 1978-1979)

lecture by Elisabeth Sikiaridi

Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001) designed together with Le Corbusier the Philips-pavilion for the 1958 Brussels World Fair. This pavilion is an early example of (“hybrid”) combined media and architectural space.

Xenakis´s ‘material’ architectural work is to be seen in continuity with his architectures of music and light. In this context Xenakis pleads for the development of a “General Morphology”, a research concerned with the understanding of form and its generation.

appearance at Tuned City
talking sound and building space / 05.07.08