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
Unité d’Habitation
Winner of the Series Award, American Institute of Architects International Architecture Book Awards, 1996, 1997 and 1998
Series editor
David Jenkins
Mark Vernon-Jones
Phaidon Press

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

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