Flawed Plans takes its starting point from an exploration of the contribution that women have made to modern architecture and design. In many cases women working as architects and designers were either not included or later erased from the history of the modern movement. It was usual at the time for their work to go into distribution and be promoted as the work of the “master” (male) architect with whom they collaborated.
This work responds to the specific case of Eileen Gray who was written out of the modernist histories by the vandalism and self-promotion of her colleague Le Corbusier. E. 1027 is the house designed and built in 1929 by Gray for herself and her partner in the south of France. In 1938 Le Corbusier painted a series of eight murals on the walls of her home without her permission. He publicised images of the work and omitted to correct the records when the house and all of its contents, including furnishings designed by Gray, were continually attributed to him.
These spatial installations are abstracted geometries taken from the floor plan of Eileen Gray’s house, E. 1027, overlaid with the colour palette of Le Corbusier. The objects are made from materials used in architectural construction such as welded steel, plaster and concrete.