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Le Corbusier : l'Unité d'habitation de Marseille et les autres unités d'habitation à Rezé-les-Nantes, Berlin, Briey en Forêt et Firminy = Unité d'habitation in Marseilles and the four other unité blocks in Rezé-les-Nantes, Berlin, Briey en Forêt and Firminy

Author: Jacques Sbriglio
Publisher: Paris : Fondation Le Corbusier ; Boston : Birkäuser, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Bilingual original edView all editions and formats
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"Whilst focused primarily on the Unite d'Habitation in Marseilles, built between 1945 and 1952, this guide also encompasses an overview of the four other unite blocks built by Le Corbusier in France and abroad. In many ways, it represents the culmination of Le Corbusier's research into housing - a period of studies and writings that lasted almost half a century." "Over the fifty years of its existence, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Le Corbusier; Le Corbusier
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Sbriglio
ISBN: 3764367180 9783764367183
OCLC Number: 55600728
Language Note: English and French.
Description: 244 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword --
[Pt.1] Orientation guide --
Promenade architecturale --
The backdrop of Marseilles --
A brief outline of the Unité d'Habitation --
Access --
The grounds --
The facades --
Colour scheme of the facades --
The pilotis --
The "cap" --
The entrance foyer --
The raised "artificial ground" --
The interior streets --
The apartment types --
Upper E apartment --
Lower E apartment --
The south-facing apartments --
The other apartments --
Communal service areas --
Other areas --
[Pt.2] History of the project --
Background --
The beginnings of the scheme --
Le Corbusier in Marseilles --
The commission --
The architectural team --
Four sites for one plan --
The second site --
The third site --
The fourth site --
The modulor and Grandeur Conforme --
From architectural design to building --
A bottle-rack structure --
The foundations and structural frame --
Prefabricated components --
Finishing works --
Technical equipment --
Building contractors --
The construction phase --
1949 prototype apartment --
The last touches --
Inauguration --
Hand-over --
Half a century on --
[Pt.3] Post-Marseilles : the four other unité blocks --
Unité d'Habitation in Rezé (1953-1955) --
Unité d'Habitation in Berlin (1957) --
Unité d'Habitation in Briey en Forêt (1956-1963) --
Unité d'Habitation in Firminy (1959-1967) --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Chronology --
Technical data --
Team members --
List of contractors --
Addresses --
Bibliography.
Responsibility: Jacques Sbriglio.
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The Unite in Marseille was a pioneering acievement at a time when social housing in the post WWII years posed an immense problem. Freed from restrictive regulations for the first time, Le Corbusier  Read more...

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