Found project: Unité d’Habitation “Les Bruneaux”


    Project : Unité d’Habitation “Les Bruneaux”

    Language variant : Housing Unit Le Corbusier

    Architect : Le Corbusier & Wogenscky, André

    Completion: 1968

    Locality : Firminy

    Country : France

    Building style : Brutalism

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    Description :

    “The Mayor of Firminy, M. Claudius Petit, commissioned Le Corbusier with the design of a Unité d’Habitation as the final stage of a housing development whose first stage was done by other architects. As with all other Unités of congruent size, the east and west facades are equipped with brise-soleil. Section and facades of the Unité d’Habitation, whose proportions are similar to that of the Unité in Marseilles.”

    http://www.fondationlecorbusier.fr/corbuweb/morpheus.aspx?sysId=13&IrisObjectId=5230&sysLanguage=en-en&itemPos=57&itemSort=en-en_sort_string1%20&itemCount=78&sysParentName=&sysParentId=64 (April 29, 2011).

    Ed. and trans. Adzhoa Makkonen



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    Unité d’Habitation “Les Bruneaux”
    Unité d’Habitation “Les Bruneaux”
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    Unité d’Habitation “Les Bruneaux”
    Unité d’Habitation “Les Bruneaux”
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    Unité d’Habitation “Les Bruneaux”
    Unité d’Habitation “Les Bruneaux”
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    Unité d’Habitation “Les Bruneaux”
    Unité d’Habitation “Les Bruneaux”
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski