Innovation of construction systems versus reproducibility of the architectural image. Multiple constructional processes in the 'Unité d'Habitation' (1945–67)
|Conference:||6th International Congress on Construction History (6ICCH 2018), July 9-13, 2018, Brussels, Belgium|
|Published in:||Building Knowledge, Constructing Histories [2 vols.]|
This paper analyses, on the basis of the corpus of the Unités d'habitation, the great diversity of the construction systems adopted in the 1950s and 60 s to meet the need to build ‘for the greatest number' in the form of a typological invention covered with an envelope that is iconic and apparently stable, indeed rigid.
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