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Le Corbusier’s Model Unité; Symbolic Significance in the Post War Reconstruction in France

Vedran Ivanković

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This paper deals with the development of Le Corbusier’s concept of multi-unit housing in the period of post-war reconstruction in France. It also presents some global attempts to redefine what was once known as the universal Modern style. The analysis of his housing concept as well as the emphasis on his commitment to principles he earlier rejected aim to show that the Unité in Marseille can be considered as a breakthrough followed by a new and final stage of his creative work, devoid, however, of a meaningful vision of the basic architectural and urban planning tasks.


Le Corbusier; Marseille; housing; Unité; apartment blocks

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