We eat light, drink it in through our skins. With a little more exposure to light, you feel part of things physically. I like feeling the power of light and space physically because then you can order it materially. Seeing is a very sensuous act-there’s a sweet deliciousness to feeling yourself see something.
Prefabricated weekend House Nanteau-sur-Lunain, Seine-et-Marne, France; 1967-69
Ubald Klug, Raymond Camus (photography by Leonardo Bezzola)
«This holiday and weekend house for a family with five children, near Nanteau-sur-Lunain, a village 80 km south of Paris, is situated right on the edge of a forest, and its Chief feature is a continuous living tract commanding views in all directions. This house is a prototype of an industrialized building-cell System. The structural System, developed in Cooperation with the Camus Works, consists of twelve pre-fabricated spatial elements with incorporated installation parts, which are resting on a concrete foundation. The reinforcement of the individual cells (240 cm wide, 530 cm long, 300 cm high) is effected by a steel frame, which aecommodates the Sandwich panels covered with enamelled sheet-metal and the wooden window-frames.»