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AD Classics: Maison du Bresil / Le Corbusier


first_img Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/328057/ad-classics-maison-du-bresil-le-corbusier Clipboard CopyCreated as a microcosm of Brazilian life and culture, Maison du Bresil is a significant example of Le Corbusier’s high-density residential design. Inaugurated in 1959, it is one of twenty-three international residences at the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, located in the heart of Paris. As the “House of Brazil”, the building acts as both a residence hall for Brazilian academics, students, teachers, and artists, and as a hub for Brazilian culture, by providing exhibition spaces and archival resources. Notably, the building has provided residence to famous Brazilians, such as the renowned journalist Barroso Zózimo do Amaral.+ 8The Brazilian government, under President Juscelino Kubitschek at the time, commissioned the building in 1952 to provide a residence for Brazilian graduate students in Paris, and to promote the relations between France and Brazil. To design the building, they selected Lúcio Costa, the architect most famous for his work planning Brasilia. After completing initial sketches, Costa reached out to Le Corbusier, with whom he had collaborated on the plans for Brasilia, to aid in the design process and overlook construction. Rather quickly, Corbusier made significant changes to Costa’s original design for the building. Although the major forms of the building remained the same, the changes were enough to estrange Costa from the project, and he would eventually have his name removed from the design.Save this picture!© Samuel LudwigRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaBetonPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BrickworkDoorsC.R. LaurenceBlumcraft 1301 Series Entrance SystemThe building, like Corbusier’s Swiss Pavilion (1932), is a five story concrete volume that stands above the ground on stilts, also made of concrete. Beneath this volume is an irregular first floor that houses administrative spaces in the west wing, and communal spaces, such as the library, the theatre, the exhibition space and gathering space, in the east. The two wings are joined underneath the building by a curvilinear passage that acts internally as an intermediate space, and externally as a boundary for outdoor arcades.Save this picture!© Samuel LudwigThe large volume above, which houses the residential spaces, is laid out with rooms in the west wing and communal kitchens, stairwells, and other facilities in the east. As such, the eastern and western facades differ according to their respective interior functions. The eastern facade has large glass expanses in the middle to allow for light and openness in the communal kitchens, and small square windows on either side to allow light to enter the flanking stairwells. Balconies painted with polychrome colors make up the entire western facade, very much like those of the Unite d’Habitation (1952). These balconies, unlike more typical balconies that protrude from the face of the building, actually define the building face as they are continuous both vertically and horizontally. Primary colors painted on the balcony interiors offer variance from the overall repetition, giving the façade’s composition a rhythmic character. Polychrome colors are also present throughout the first floor, most prominently in yellow, which help to define the character of the forms.Save this picture!© Samuel LudwigThe concrete throughout is treated with ‘betón brut’, a style Corbusier used often, for which the formwork of the concrete remains ingrained on the surface. The concrete, as a result, is rough and untreated and withholds much of the grain pattern of the wood that formed it. This process makes apparent the building’s construction and craft by revealing the raw materials and formative processes that constitute the building.Save this picture!© Samuel LudwigIn 1985, the building was added to the inventory of French historic monuments. And in 1997, it was closed for major renovations in an effort to regain its original luster.  Exhibition Center, Housing, Institute•Paris, France Photographs AD Classics: Maison du Bresil / Le CorbusierSave this projectSaveAD Classics: Maison du Bresil / Le CorbusierSave this picture!© Samuel LudwigWritten by Jonathan C. Molloy Share Year:  1959 “COPY” Exhibition Center CopyAbout this officeLe CorbusierOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsArchitecture ClassicsCultural ArchitectureMuseums & ExhibitExhibition centerResidential ArchitectureHousingEducational ArchitectureHigher EducationInstituteLúcio CostaParisBrazilFrancePublished on February 06, 2013Cite: Jonathan C. Molloy. “AD Classics: Maison du Bresil / Le Corbusier” 06 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream AD Classics: Maison du Bresil / Le Corbusier ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/328057/ad-classics-maison-du-bresil-le-corbusier Clipboard France Photographs:  Samuel LudwigProject gallerySee allShow less’Arte s’ Residential Tower / Spark ArchitectsArticlesWorld Stage Design 2013 Festival: Sustainable Theatre Design CompetitionArticlesProject locationAddress:7 L Boulevard JourdanLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” ArchDaily Architects: Le Corbusier Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more


Floral Park Native Manufactures Coin-operated Pumps, Vacuums


first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York More than 30 years ago, Bill McCabe noticed that when gas stations began replacing repair shops with convenience stores, one basic service was no longer being offered: air to fill up tires.To fill the void in the market, he partnered with a company that made compressed air vending machines he then installed at service stations and allowed drivers to pump up their tires with the drop of a few quarters. Later, he broke rank with the distributor, devised his own design for the equipment and installed thousands of them across the East Coast, Texas and California.“We manufacture them here on Long Island, install and maintain them,” says McCabe, the founding CEO of Service Station Vending Equipment, Inc. “That was the genesis of the company. There was no one offering a compressed air machine that was compact, 24 hours a day, that was easy to use.”The 62-year-old Floral Park resident won’t discuss what his privately held family business is worth, but don’t say it’s worthless. He’s in the midst of a lawsuit against the Town of Hempstead, which requires gas stations to provide air for free — although each costs $2,000 annually to maintain.“People think that air is free,” he says. “People think it comes out of the atmosphere and goes into a tire. It has to be compressed…and a lot of components have to be serviced.”His machines don’t just blow air, they also suck. His coin-operated car vacuums are ubiquitous at gas stations, often found placed directly next to the air pumps — both encased in concrete.Drivers who found their way to one of his machines either because the air in the tires were low or their car needed to be vacuumed helped McCabe inflate his national presence, one quarter at a time.last_img read more


Syracuse-North Carolina State set for 3:30 p.m. kickoff on Oct. 12


first_img Published on September 30, 2013 at 12:35 pm Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 Syracuse and North Carolina State will kick off at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 12 in Raleigh, N.C., the Atlantic Coast Conference announced Monday. The game will be televised on the ACC Regional Sports Network.The Orange’s trip to Raleigh will serve as its first road test in its new conference. SU opens up ACC play Saturday with a 3:30 p.m. start against No. 3 Clemson. The time of that game was announced Sunday after ESPN exercised a six-day option.The Wolfpack is 3-1 this season, but 0-1 in conference after losing to the Tigers on Sept. 19. NC State plays Wake Forest on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img