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Le Corbusier and Dwelling: An Investigation of Asceticism in Architecture

Part 2 Project 2017
Niels Eli Kjær Thomsen
Aarhus School of Architecture DK-8000 Aarhus C Denmark
Le Corbusier is arguably the most influential architect of the 20th century.
This project focuses on his unsurpassed ambition for collective housing, and revisits a specific line of thought of Le Corbusier’s: how Certosa del Galluzzo inspired him to create Unite d’Habitation.
The Analysis of this line of thought is structured around the term asceticism. Subsequently asceticism is used as an architectural instrument for proposing a collective housing complex.

Niels Eli Kjær Thomsen

Tutor(s)
Thomas Bo Jensen
2017
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