Claude Parent

1923 (Neuilly, France) – 2016 (Neuilly)

Parent worked briefly for Le Corbusier. Virilio and he collaborated both as architects and theorists, developing ideas about ‘the oblique’, inspired partly by children playing on abandoned wartime bunkers; Nouvel worked with them as a young architect before establishing his own practice. Parent collaborated with Tinguely and Klein, helping Klein develop designs for fountains of fire and water, and a ceiling of air.