Category Archive: Tori Hamatani

Shell Studio

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The architectural idea that I was exploring from the Maisons Jaouls was the idea of the house acting as an exoskeleton, specifically seashells, and how these could be applied to an architectural manifestation… Continue reading

Shell Studio 2

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‘Tenderness!…The hand kneads, the hand caresses, the hand smooths.  The hand and the shell love one another.’ Le Corbusier’s incline towards the tactile as a second sense of vision became predominant later in… Continue reading

Shell Studio

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As Le Corbusier reached the later years of his life he began to show a return-to-the-origin type lifestyle and was seen as a ‘noble savage’ who had a newfound appreciation for nature.  Le… Continue reading

Weightlessness: Conceptual Detail

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Through an analysis of the Maisons Jaoul I have come to realize that this particular house seems to be the intersection point for the later half of Le Corbusier’s life and career.  After… Continue reading

Alluring Touch: Eyes of the Skin and the Maisons Jaoul

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Juhani Pallasma’s ‘Eyes of the Skin’ argues that Le Corbusier’s architecture favors sight above all other senses.  Through an analysis of Le Corbusier and specifically the Maisons Jaoul I would have to disagree… Continue reading

Shells

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I began this exploration phase by looking at seashells.  When looking at the Maisons Jaoul in terms of having an exoskeleton it appeared that comparing the house to a ‘shell’ seemed more appropriate… Continue reading

References

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Samuel, Flora. Le Corbusier in detail. Amsterdam: Elsevier/Architectural Press, 2007. Print. Benton, Caroline. Le Corbusier and the maisons Jaoul. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2009. Print. Gargiani, Roberto. Le Corbusier: béton brut and ineffable space, 1940-1965… Continue reading

Maisons Jaoul- Site Analysis

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The Maisons Jaoul are located in a suburb near Paris called Neuilly-sur-Seine, which means near the ‘Seine’ river.  It is a wealthy neighbourhood that in the 1950’s contained mostly red brick houses. The… Continue reading

Body-House Analogy

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There is no doubt that Le Corbusier had great consideration for the body’s involvement in architecture.  In regards to form and proportion, but as well in the various systems of the body.  The… Continue reading

Le Corbusier’s Collaborations, Interests and Influences for the Maisons Jaoul

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Le Corbusier is known for his ever evolving persona and how it was reflected on his style. He had a profound impact on the development of modernism and the standardization of living, as… Continue reading

Maisons Jaoul Formal Analysis

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Le Corbusier is famous for many things, in particular the idea of creating a total environment for the habitants of his buildings.  This is idea is carried out in the Maisons Jaoul, even… Continue reading

Maison Jaoul 8×8 box

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The Maisons Jaoul are two modest houses built in the mid 1950’s in a suburb in Paris by Le Corbusier.  The two houses mark the beginning of Le Corbusier’s brutalist phase.  Maisons Jaoul… Continue reading

Case Studies 2

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Le Corbusier, Maisons Jaoul (left) Paris (Neuilly-sur-Seine), France, 1954-1956 Sources: Spiegel, H. D. J. (1979). Le corbusier: Structural mastery supports art. Architectural Record, 166(3), 68-[75].  Maniaque Benton, C. (2009). Back to basics: Maisons… Continue reading