Found project: Unité d’Habitation


    Project : Unité d’Habitation

    Language variant : Housing Unit

    Architect : Le Corbusier

    Completion: 1952

    Locality : Marseille

    Country : France

    Building style : Brutalism

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    Description :

    “The realization of the Unité at Marseilles has shown the splendour which is possible by the use of reinforced concrete as a natural material of the same rank as stone, wood or terra cotta. It seems to be really possible to consider concrete as a reconstructed stone, worthy of being exposed in its natural state. It has been said that the appearance of cement is dreary, that is to say that its colour is dreary. This is just as false as to say that a colour coin be dreary per se, when in fact colours have value only in relation to their surroundings.”

    http://www.fondationlecorbusier.fr/corbuweb/morpheus.aspx?sysId=13&IrisObjectId=5234&sysLanguage=en-en&itemPos=58&itemSort=en-en_sort_string1%20&itemCount=78&sysParentName=&sysParentId=64 (May2, 2011).

    Ed. Katriina Puputti



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    Unité d’Habitation
    Unité d’Habitation
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    Unité d’Habitation
    Unité d’Habitation
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    Unité d’Habitation
    Unité d’Habitation
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    Unité d’Habitation
    Unité d’Habitation
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski