Le Corbusier: The Quartiers Modernes Frugès
Publisher: Birkhauser Author: Marylène Ferrand, Jea-Pierre Feugas, Bernard Le Roy, Jean-Luc Veyret ISBN: 9783764358082 Format: Softcover, 132pp, 119x219mm
In 1923 Henry Frugès, an entrepreneur passionate about Modernism, commissioned Le Corbusier for two housing developments for workers at Pessac (53 houses) and Lege (7 houses) at the periphery of Bordeaux, France. Le Corbusier used the projects as a laboratory with respect to the development and industrial production.
The entire Pessac development was conceived with a system of cells constructed with reinforced concrete. Le Corbusier's use of colour was as innovative as the building style, the facades were brought to life by a play of white, blue, green and brown shades. This guide includes previously unpublished plans and photographs that document this milestone in the development of Le Corbusier's social housing projects.