Eye Camera Window |Takashi Homma on Le Corbusier

 Takashi Homma, Looking Through Le Corbusier Windows (Window Research Institute/CCA/Koenig Books, 2019) © Window Research Institute © CCA © Koenig Books

Canadian Centre for Architecture

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H3H 2S6 Montréal


Between 2002 and 2018, Takashi Homma continually photographed the window as a fundamental element of Le Corbusier’s architecture across Europe and Asia while advancing his own investigations of the photographic medium. Homma’s interpretations include carefully imposed cuts and deliberate framing that go beyond the act of witnessing a building to convey an experience of architecture. Le Corbusier was himself a photographer, compulsive image collector, and strategist of visual communication who integrated the principles of photography into his architecture. Windows, like photographs, are devices that frame views—shaping the way that we perceive space and mediating the complex relationships between interior and exterior, architecture and landscape.

Eye Camera Window: Takashi Homma on Le Corbusier presents photographic sequences and clusters that present the window as a spatial and perceptual motif in both Le Corbusier and Homma’s work while calling into question the act of seeing. A selection of Le Corbusier’s original drawings from the CCA Collection will also be exhibited, emphasizing his concepts for the treatment of windows and openings to construct views.

The full curatorial statement is available here.


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