Unité d’Habitation
Marseilles 1945-52, Le Corbusier

A seminal work in the history of twentieth-century architecture, the Unité d’Habitation in Marseilles is the most ambitious and successful of Le Corbusier’s post-war experiments with public housing, finally establishing in built form ideas that had existed on paper for more than 20 years. Its heroic scale and Mediterranean setting suggest a generous way of living, its apartments filled with natural light.

‘The Architecture in Detail series is without question one of the most beautifully illustrated and well-documented collections of monographs on individual buildings produced anywhere in the world.’
— Jury of the American Institute of Architects, 1995

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Winner of the Series Award, American Institute of Architects International Architecture Book Awards, 1996, 1997 and 1998

 

Author
David Jenkins

Series editor
David Jenkins

Designer
Mark Vernon-Jones

Publisher
Phaidon Press
1993

297 × 297mm
60pp
Pb c.20 colour
80 b&w illustrations

ISBN 0-1748-2770-3