The Unité in Marseille (1945-1952) was a pioneering achievement at a time
when social housing in the post WWII years posed an immense problem. Freed from
restrictive regulations for the first time Le Corbusier was able to put into
practice his concept of modern social housing. A milestone of modern
architecture and subject of controversial debate, the Unité in Marseille
continues to attract numerous visitors and students of architecture.
This volume is the latest addition to Birkhäuser's series of guides to Le
Corbusier's most acclaimed buildings, and includes an additional chapter on his
Unités in Rezé-les-Nantes, Briey en Forêt, Firminy and Berlin. The author, a
practising architect and well known le Corbusier specialist, lives in Marseille
and teaches at the Ecole d'architecture de Marseille-Luminy.