Cite Fruges, Pessac, France

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Timothy H. Crowther (was created by)
Le Corbusier (architect)
This small workers' housing estate is on the grounds of a sawmill factory. The housing scheme was based on research on mass-production and standardization. Governed by the principles of industrial construction, the architects were gradually able to fix the base element, cell or module, that could be mass-produced. This process entailed prefabricating components ranging from the shell right down to the interior fittings, with the aim of minimizing costs. The project was named after the client, Henry Fruges. Keywords: France, Pessac, residential structures, housing, subdivisions, Modern, European, International Style, French, views, Gironde. Submitted by Jason Dembski.
1920s (1920 - 1929)
International Style
deciduous shrubs