Asmund Havsteen-Mikkelsen has replicated on a scale of 1:1 a corner of Villa Savoye designed in 1930 by Le Corbusier.
The young architect designed the villa partially submerged as if the building was sinking under the beautiful Norwegian fjords.
Villa Savoye is considered one of Le Corbusier’s most significant works, its construction heralds an era of modernism and marks the end of the old architecture.
The work entitled “Flooded Modernity” is one of 10 works exhibited at the Floating Art Festival on the fjord, an art and architecture event organized by the Vejle Museum in Denmark.
“The foundations of modernity have been seriously questioned”.
The architect designed it thinking about how all the values of modernity have been overwhelmed by technology.
“Flooded Modernity” is made of wood and plywood painted white with Plexiglas windows and polystyrene blocks added for floating.