Wednesday 10.11 at 6pm: Screening of Rax Rinnekangas’documentary on Le Cabanon by Le Corbusier

Dear Friend of Arkadia, You are warmly invited to the screening of Rax Rinnekangas’ documentary on Le Cabanon by Le Corbusier on Wednesday 10.11 at 6pm. It is part of Rax Rinnekangas’ “Five Master Houses of the World project” Rax Rinnekangas has kindly accepted to introduce the film himself. Warm regards, Ian www.arkadiabookshop.fiEntrance is free and green tea will be served. A donation of €2 (or more!) is suggested and would be very welcome. Le Cabanon / Le Corbusier’s masterpieceThe world-famous architect and painter Le Corbusier (1887-1965) sketched his Thoreau-like hut in 45 minutes as a birthday present for his wife Yvonne in 1951.   The wooden cabin of 16 m2 – situated on the hillside of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin on the French Riviera – was to serve as a model for minimal living. The film tells the extraordinary story of Le Cabanon – from the architect’s first arrival at Côte d’Azur via Eileen Gray’s E-1027 house to the final building connected with the L’Étoile de la Mer -restaurant – and the fate of the architect in his paradise home. Five Master Houses of the World – projectThe series of five independent documentary films (ca. 60 minutes) about out-standing private houses on different continents designed by the world’s leading architects in the 20th century, the period of modernism.   The films provide a perspective on the idiom and philosophy of major architects of the modernist era as manifest in these private homes, and on the role of the 20th century in the history of architecture as a whole. The series will form also the same titled exhibition and film week project. The show will be free to travel in any countries. For example, it will be seen in the Finnish Museum of Architecture in Helsinki summer 2011. The films will also be published as a DVD-box. The houses in Five Master Houses – project are following: 1) The Melnikov House (Konstantin Melnikov), Moscow, Russia, 1927 –29. 2) Villa Mairea (Alvar Aalto), Noormarkku, Finland, 1938. 3) Casa Estudio (Luis Barragán) Mexico City, Mexico, 1948. 4) Le Cabanon (Le Corbusier) (+ E-1027-house; Eileen Gray), Roquebrune Cap Martin, France, 1952 /1926 – 29. 5) The Koshino House (Tadao Ando), Ashiya, Hyogo, Japan, 1979–81, 1983–84. Script, photography and direction: Rax Rinnekangas / Architectural advisor: Juhani Pallasmaa. Production company: Bad Taste Ltd / Finland ¤ Contact: Bad Taste Ltd / Rax Rinnekangas