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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Paris, Île-de-France, Franceen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1929-1933 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorLe Corbusieren_US
dc.date1929-1933en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-07T14:30:46Z
dc.date.available2013-05-07T14:30:46Z
dc.date.issued1929-1933en_US
dc.identifier213612en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 128en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/121014
dc.descriptionClose view of the northwest corner, looking up; [Le Corbusier's third project for the French Salvation Army in Paris]. Even as built, the hostel (1929-1933), called the Cité de Refuge, constitutes a complete urban fragment, incorporating overnight accommodation for 680 people and a long-stay hostel for unmarried mothers, with a crèche, refectory, clubs and reading rooms. Le Corbusier's innovative but flawed system of environmental control by means of murs neutralisants (hermetically sealed, double-glazed walls with a shallow cavity into which hot or cold air could be pumped) was ultimately abandoned, but despite technical inadequacies the Cité de Refuge is a fascinating and rich building, full of fantasy and vision and yet surprisingly practical. The difficult site is exploited to the full with a circulation route through a monumental reception porch into a circular drum, which acts as a 'social condenser'. With its philosophy of strict discipline within an enclosed and protected working environment, the building expresses the bracing morality of William Booth and his French disciple Albin Peyron. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 1/4/2008)en_US
dc.format.mediumconcrete; glass; glass blocken_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectSalvation Armyen_US
dc.subjectModernisten_US
dc.titleCité de Refugeen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-LC-CR-E5en_US
vra.culturalContextFrenchen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypemixed-use developmenten_US
vra.worktypecrisis shelteren_US
dc.contributor.displayLe Corbusier (Swiss architect, 1887-1965)en_US


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