The Cell Le Corbusier - L'unite d'habitation de Marseille
Publisher: Editions Imbernon 2018 ISBN: 9782919230082 Format: Softcover, 104pp, 230mmx270mm French/English
L’Architecture vivante, the French-language quarterly magazine for avant-garde architecture, was published in France from 1923 to 1932. In 2006 Editions Imbernon started to republish issues. This reissue focuses on the the most famous example of the modernist residential housing design: Le Corbusier's L'Unite d'habitation, located in Marseille and built between 1947 and 1952.
In 2006 Jean-Marc Drut began to meticulously restore an apartment he had purchased in the building to its original state, a project which aroused interest among fans of Le Corbusier’s work. The idea then emerged to deepen the graphic analysis of the apartment’s material reality and details, and to publish the results of the research.
This publication, which matches the form of the republished volume of L’Architecture vivante on Eileen Gray's E.1027 House by the Sea, includes new documentation and illustrations.