Le Corbusier: 5 x Unité d'Habitation.
Le Corbusier planned and built five Unités d’Habitation in Marseille, Rezé (Nantes), Berlin, Briey-en-Forêt, and Firminy in the period from 1945 to 1967. Owing to the acute shortage of housing after the war, he also developed a new type of building, a multifunctional block of flats that combined a large number of apartments on a small plot: the buildings included a roof landscape and other urban structures, such as a kindergarten, cinema, pharmacy, and grocery store. The prototype for the Unités was built in Marseille in 1952: its revolutionary idea of the vertical city offered entirely novel solutions to urban planning issues and social, aesthetic and structural questions, prompting intense international discussion.
- Published by Spector Books, 2019
- Photography Arthur Zalewski
- Text by Arthur Zalewski, Peter Ottmann, Anne König
- Design Helmut Völter
- Soft cover, 384p. 220x320mm