Since starting his career as an architect in 1950 Claude Parent has tirelessly challenged preconceived notions. He is the architect of the function oblique, a theory he developed with theorist and urbanist Paul Virilio in 1963 and whose potentialities he skilfully explored throughout his career. He also designed countless utopian visions whose recurring themes (movement, unfolding and spiral) are manifested in his built works. Includes his experimental houses designed with Ionel Schein, his collaboration with André Bloc and the artists of the Espace group. Texts by Jean Nouvel, Marie-Ange Brayer, Francis Rambert, Frédéric Migayrou.