By Paul Virilio
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What’s important in architecture is housing. However, we could never get off the ground—there were no customers. What about the “Mariotti House” that you mentioned in your book? Mariotti was our building contractor. Like all contractors, he was loaded. He had bought some golf course at St. Nom-laBretêche—beautiful property. He knew that by owning a beautiful property not far from Paris and building such a house he would get publicity (eventually he got the magazine Paris-Match to cover it). We got the plan from him.
Rhythmic Discordance Henri Lefèbvre was very involved with architecture in urban terms, meaning that, just like you, he thought it was a reality in crisis. Was he interested in your work in any way? No. Actually he was very opposed to it. He was totally against us at the time of Architecture Principe, and he didn’t hesitate to make fun of us. As for us, we more or less admired La Révolution urbaine [The Urban Revolution]14 because he was venturing into our territory. His Critique of Everyday Life15 had already raised the question of time.
It’s about preserving the lithospheric texture, as I have said. At that time no one was really talking about ecology yet. In the States, yes, but not in France. Only after ’68 will it be brought up. Then you had notions like the hydropshere, the lithosphere, the atmosphere: this is something I am concerned about. My vision is an aerialized vision. Cities as you saw them weren’t meant to be emptied, just streamlined. In Speed and Politics, 11 you defined cities in terms of circulation, a city street being only a crossroad ...
Crepuscular dawn by Paul Virilio