Unité d’Habitation – Firminy

05-10-10

Unité d’Habitation - Firminy

The latest, and probably the least famous, unité d’habitation by Le Corbusier is a few kilometers away from Lyon, in Firminy.

Unité d’Habitation - Firminy

Unité d’Habitation - Firminy

Unité d’Habitation - Firminy

Unité d’Habitation - Firminy

The combination of simple and duplex apartments gives to the facade the famous slightly irregular pattern.

Unité d’Habitation - Firminy

Unité d’Habitation - Firminy

Unité d’Habitation - Firminy

Unité d’Habitation - Firminy

The bas-relief outside the entrance lobby displays partially the cross section of the duplex apartment, together with the Modulor man.

Unité d’Habitation - Firminy

Unité d’Habitation - Firminy

Unité d’Habitation - Firminy

The entrance lobby features a wonderful original lamp designed by Jean Prouvé.

Designed by: Le Corbusier
Year: 1967
Visited: April 2009
Google Maps: Unité d’Habitation


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