Claude Parent and Paul Virilio in the ‘The Function of the Oblique’ used oblique planes to create architecture of disequilibrium in an attempt to bring the habitat into a dynamic era of the body in movement. 
“We wanted above all to create an “ordinary place” where experimentation rreplaces contemplation, where the architecture is experienced through movement and the quality of that movement. The purpose of the oblique was to encourage a constant awareness of gravity, bringing the body into a tactile relationship with the building.”  
Habitable circulation - “It is no longer feasible to separate habitation from circulation”.

Paul Virilio and The Oblique - Interview

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