Posts tagged with Town planning

Bauhaus in Tel Aviv © The White City Center Tel Aviv

Bauhaus in Tel Aviv

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.

Pavillon Le Corbusier in Zürich ©FLC/ADAGP

The Pavilion Le Corbusier – Genesis of a masterpiece

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.

Unité Berlin: Sozialwohnungen im demographischen Wandel und die Akzeptanz moderner Architekturikonen

Unité Berlin: Social housing in demographic change and the acceptance of modern architectural icons

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.

Pavilion de L'Esprit Nouveau – An avant-garde vision of the future

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 five points of a new architecture

In the course of his work as an architect, Le Corbusier developed a series of architectural principles which he used as the basis of his designs.

Le Corbusiers Wohneinheit „Typ Berlin“  Außenansicht

Le Corbusier’s residential unit "Type Berlin"

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".

The colours of the collective

On Le Corbusier's colour concept in collective building, Les Couleurs® Le Corbusier speaks with the French architect and architecture historian Pascal Mory, as well as Fabian Hörmann, associate at the Zurich architectural office EM2N.

The city as a public living room

The renowned Swiss architecture firm EM2N presents the unique walking exhibition "Together! The new architecture of the community" in the Vitra Design Museum. For the colour design EM2N used Le Corbusier's Architectural Polychromy.

Large format ceramic tiles – inspired by Le Corbusier’s 'Maison de la Culture'

The new Les Couleurs® Le Corbusier ceramic tile collection 'Le Corbusier LCS Ceramics' by the prestigious Italian manufacturer GIGACER was launched at the Salone del Mobile 2017.

Maximizing Space – Tomorrow’s Micro-Apartments

An Interview with Dr. Blassy, who creates modular micro-apartments, which are affordable and offer a maximum of living quality, despite the limited space.

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