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Les Arcs Resort, Charlotte Perriand

The stories of women in architecture are often marginalized or left untold. When approached by the Art Institute of Chicago for a series of short films for the new permanent collection, Past Forward (2017), we could find so few resources to research Charlotte Perriand’s Les Arcs Resort that we felt a special dedication to this narrative.

Les Arcs is located in a remote area of France roughly equidistant from Lyon, Turin in Italy, and Geneva in Switzerland. It took a plane, train, and finally a funicular ride to arrive at our shoot. The location, a secluded complex of residential buildings, pristine slopes, and wooded hills that looked remarkably fresh more than 30 years after the completion of the project. We stayed in one of Perriand’s original apartments and experienced firsthand the spatial logic of these compact yet airy spaces, complete with a double-height living room, cozy mezzanine bedrooms with mountain views, and yes, a super shiny space-age prefab bathroom similar to the one exhibited.

We left assured that Charlotte Perriand is a hero of modern architecture. Read the full story of the acquisition and filming here:


Les Arcs Resort, Charlotte Perriand
France, 2017
Spirit of Space

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Imagen Subliminal Spirit of Space

Spirit of Space was founded in 2006 by Adam Goss and RedMike Marianek based on the belief that buildings tell stories. Together they have become the architecture paparazzi with a filmography of over 200 film shorts. They direct films that authentically capture architecture, and reach beyond the profession. Spirit of Space films invite viewers to become active participants in the discourse of architecture. Therefore, the art of their filmmaking lies in taking sequential authentic experiences and directing and editing in such a way that the emotional intensity of the project is felt. We believe to add value to a place designers must take time to connect, communicate, and empathize with people outside the profession.

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