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Dom-Ino and the Phantom Pilotis

Benton, Tim (2014). Dom-Ino and the Phantom Pilotis. In: Weaver, Thomas ed. AA Files. AA Files, 69 (69). London: Architectural Association, pp. 13–37.

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Abstract

The project for a mass produced reinforced concrete skeleton which could be prefabricated and used for rehousing homeless people after the war, designed by Charles-Edouard Jeanneret (Le Corbusier) and Max Dubois in 1914 was taken up in the 1920s as a founding icon of modern architecture. In this article Benton demonstrates that Jeanneret did not himself understand what he had invented at first and designed houses using the system in which there is no free plan, no free façade and no visible pilotis.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: Tim Benton, Fondation Le Corbusier
ISBN: 1-907896-64-3, 978-1-907896-64-4
Keywords: Le Corbusier, Dom-Ino, Domino, reinforced concrete
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > Art History
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 50250
Depositing User: Tim Benton
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2017 15:05
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2019 05:03
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/50250
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