La construccion del umbral urbano: Le Corbusier y el Immeuble Clarté en Ginebra, 1930- 1932

Translated title of the contribution: The construction of the urban threshold: Le Corbusier and the Immeuble Clarté in Geneve, 1930-1932

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Abstract

This essay approaches the relationship between architecture and the city in the
work of Le Corbusier; it analyzes an emblematic example carried out in 1930s:
Immeuble Clarté in Geneva. On one hand, this collective building gives raise to
technological experimentation (with the application of steel frame and continuous windows); on the other, it embodies the reflections on building types for the contemporary city taking as a starting point the rue corridor’s criticism. Immeuble Clarté also introduces a clear definition of the urban threshold as a place of confrontation between the dwelling and the city. In this building, which keeps together the redent and immeuble villa’s architectural and compositional principles, the entrance-door and the façade-window are in fact architectural and urban interiors that make it possible to build -by means of architecture- the place of mediation (the threshold) between the public and the private, between the building and the street in Le Corbusier’s city.
Translated title of the contributionThe construction of the urban threshold: Le Corbusier and the Immeuble Clarté in Geneve, 1930-1932
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)90
Number of pages105
JournalA&P Continuidad
Volume5
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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