Le Corbusier Redrawn: The Houses

Le Corbusier Redrawn: The Houses

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By (author) Soojin Park, By (author) Steven Park

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  • Publisher: PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 190mm x 252mm x 18mm | 780g
  • Publication date: 7 November 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1616890681
  • ISBN 13: 9781616890681
  • Edition statement: Firsttion ed.
  • Sales rank: 98,937

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Le Corbusier Redrawn: The Houses presents 25 of Le Corbusier s small residential work (self-sufficient and detached singleand double-family houses) through sectional projections (perspectival sections) as well as plans, sections, and elevations. Sectional projections, compared to other types of representation, capture most clearly the relational dynamic among different building elements and therefore express most effectively the architect s design intentions. The book is the only collection of consistently rendered original original drawings (at 1:200 scale) of Le Corbusier s architecture. Included works are as follows: 1. Maison-atelier du peintre Amedee Ozenfant, Paris, France, 1922; 2. Villa Besnus, "Ker-Ka-Re", Vaucresson, France, 1922*; 3. Villa Le Lac, Corseaux, Switzerland,1923; 4. Villas Lipchitz-Miestchaninoff, Boulogne-sur-Seine, France, 1923*; 5. Maisons La Roche-Jeanneret, Paris, France, 1923 - 1925; 6. Maison Ternisien, Boulogne-sur-Seine, France, 1926; 7. Maison du Tonkin, Bordeaux, France, 1924; 8. Pavillon de l'Esprit Nouveau, Paris, France, 1924; 9. Maison Planeix, Paris, France, 1924; 10. Maison Guiette, Antwerp, Belgium, 1926; 11. Maison Cook, Boulogne-sur-Seine, France, 1926; 12. Villa Stein-de-Monzie, "Les Terrasses", Garches (Vaucresson), France, 1926; 13. Villa Church, Ville-d'Avray, France, 1927; 14. Maisons Weissenhof-Siedlung, Stuttgart, Germany, 1927; 15. Villa Baizeau, Carthage, Tunisia, 1928*; 16. Villa Savoye, Poissy, France, 1928; 17. Villa de Madame H. de Mandrot, Le Pradet, France, 1929; 18. Maison de week-end, La Celle-Saint-Cloud, France, 1934; 19. Villa "Le Sextant", Les Mathes, France, 1935; 20. Maison du Docteur Curutchet, La Plata, Argentina, 1949; 21. Cabanon de Le Corbusier, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, 1949*; 22. Maisons Jaoul, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, 1951; 23. Villa Shodhan, Ahmedabad, India, 1951; 24. Villa de Madame Manorama Sarabhai, Ahmedabad, India, 1951; 25. Pavillon d'exposition ZHLC (Maison de l'Homme), Zurich, Switzerland, 1963.

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Park studied architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has worded for Holabird & Root and Solomon Cordwell Buenz in Chicago.

Review quote

"Park uses sectional perspectives of 22 houses by the Swiss icon to convey the evolution of his design philosophy. The book's concept sounds simple, and indeed its black-and-white design is pleasingly streamlined. But it actually accomplishes several tasks at once. Concise descriptions of the projects help place them in the continuum of Corbu's work, and provide readers with an abbreviated but informative outline of his career. And the combination of sectional perspectives for the 22 chosen houses, along with plans, sections, and elevations for these and 4 more residences, really deepens the reader's experience. It focuses our attention on the homes' spatial complexities and their dexterous detailing." -- Residential Architect

Table of contents

Preface; Chapter 1 - Maison-Atelier Ozenfant; Chapter 2 - La Petite Maison; Chapter 3 - Villas La Roche-Jeanneret; Chapter 4 - Maison Ternisien; Chapter 5 - Pavillon de l Esprit Nouveau; Chapter 6 - Maison Planeix; Chapter 7 - Maison Guiette; Chapter 8 - Villa Cook; Chapter 9 - Villa Stein-de Monzie; Chapter 10 - Villa Church No. 1; Chapter 11 - Villa Church No. 2; Chapter 12 - Weissenhof-Siedlung Villa No. 1; Chapter 13 - Weissenhof-Siedlung Villa No. 2; Chapter 14 - Villa Savoye; Chapter 15 - Villa de Mandrot; Chapter 16 - Maison de Weekend (Henfel); Chapter 17 - Villa Le Sextant; Chapter 18 - Maison Curutchet; Chapter 19 - Maisons Jaoul; Chapter 20 - Villa Shodhan; Chapter 21 - Villa Sarabhai; Chapter 22 - Maison de l Homme; Acknowledgments; Bibliography.