In Tel Aviv 4,000 of these Bauhaus-pearls are on the Mediterranean beach, sometimes hidden, often dirty but highly esteemed and admired in wonder! From the 1920s, apartments were necessarily needed north of the old port of Jaffa, many apartments for many new citizens within a short time. This new living space was shaped by the ideas of modern architecture, as taught and represented by Walter Gropius, Mies van der Rohe, Hannes Meyer, Erich Mendelsohn and Le Corbusier.
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Reinvent yourself, architects can do that perfectly with the building type of the pavilion. Freestanding, built on a small area and with different materials, buildings which are exalted by a diverse selection of forms and uses. The Pavilion Le Corbusier in Zurich is a unique jewel of pavilion constructions and the last draft of Le Corbusier.
If you stand in front of the Unité Berlin by Le Corbusiers, without any background knowledge, you are left with just a monstrous volume of concrete. Philipp Funke goes deeper into the construction and helps to understand.
Originally designed in 1925, the prototype of the <Pavilion de L'Esprit Nouveau> was rebuilt in 1977 in Bologna and since the restoration in 2017, it shines in the original colours again – a prime example of standardised housing units.
The Villa <Le Lac> Le Corbusier is considered a masterpiece of invention and functionalism. Here, Le Corbusier already applied individual elements of his Five Points to a new architecture and designed some architectural features.
The Unité d'Habitation in Berlin-Charlottenburg differs in some architectural features from its sisters in France. Some features are missing, but Le Corbusier found clever solutions to cover up the deviations. For the 60th anniversary, the Paris artist Florence Cosnefroy now realised the project "Colour Dialogue".
After two years of extensive restoration work, the Parisian studio apartment by Le Corbusier is back to its original state.