Classic Architecture

Oikema: House of Pleasure / Claude-Nicolas Ledoux

Claude Nicolas Ledoux’s propositions for a House of Pleasure in Paris and the ideal city of Chaux are enigmatic projects recognized by their unmistakably phallic configurations. The phallic floor plan of the Oikema offers a piece of information to decipher the ideal city of Chaux as a fragment of the human anatomy. Reacting to the exigencies of the revolution, Ledoux…

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