Apartment Block 24 N. C. and LeCorbusier's Home

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Springer Science & Business Media, 1996 - Architecture - 113 pages
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The construction of the apartment block at number 24, rue Nungesser et Coli in Paris, between 1931 and 1934, was an important milestone for Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. It was the first opportunity offered to them in France to put to the test theories on urbanism and architecture, which they had been working on since the 1920s ("cinq points de l'architecture moderne"), and marks an important stage on the path to Brutalism. And it is of all the more interest because of the apartment and art studio Le Corbusier designed for the top two floors of the building and in which he lived from 1934 until his death in 1965. Historical documents and drawings make this handy-sized volume an invaluable guide for visitors and a practical introduction for all architectural enthusiasts.
 

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Contents

Foreword
9
An Orientation Guide
13
The Site
15
A mappedout route
17
The facades
18
The entrances
25
Made to measure apartments
27
My Apartment
33
Background
70
A selected circle of owners
73
A dwelling above a dwelling
74
Constructing a fragment of the Ville Radieuse
76
Urbanstyle architecture
78
In search of a modern layout
88
Housing the domestic staff The reversal of a System
89
Architecture and construction
90

Mon Appartement
35
A functional apartment
39
Furnishings and fittings for the apartment
43
Vacuum cleaning and a cosy atmosphere
49
The art studio
55
The Primitive art exhibition
60
The roof garden
61
the history behind the fourth wall
64
The Projects History
68
A lengthy construction site
94
Le Corbusier the Squatter
96
The Bible itself speaks of the rust which kills every thing
97
Le Corbusier coowner
99
Assessment
102
Notes
104
Letter from Le Corbusier Vichy 14 April 1941 24 rue Nungesser et Coli
109
Bibliography
113
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