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authors Wojtowicz, Jerzy and Gilliard, Jeff
year 1995
title Purist Lessons: Constructing the Unrealized Villas of Le Corbusier
source Sixth International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Futures [ISBN 9971-62-423-0] Singapore, 24-26 September 1995, pp. 507-516
summary The villas of Le Corbusier from his Purist Corpus (1923-1929) are appropriate for reconstruction using computational tools for how their inherent logic is revealed by this process. Conceived but never built, the following seven design examples are inferred from incomplete and fragmentary original documentation and rebuilt as three-dimensional computer models. The analytic process of reconstruction depends upon available descriptive information, but more significant is the assumption of a design methodology based in geometry and elemental volumes. Understanding the basis of this method and its rules begins the systematic geometric reconstruction of the villas. The record of this process and the role of the machine in representing the object and its cognitive aspects is supported by the syntactic organization of images.
series CAAD Futures
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100%; open Le Corbusier (1981) Find in CUMINCAD Sketchbooks , Fondation Le Corbusier, (New York: Architectural History Foundation; Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press

100%; open Sekler, E.F. (1979) Find in CUMINCAD The Carpenter Center in Le Corbusier's Oeuvre: An Assessment , Le Corbusier at Work, Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1979);p.238

100%; open Wojtowicz, Jerzy (1990) Find in CUMINCAD Design Logic and Le Corbusier's Universe of Forms , Doctoral Thesis, GSD, Harvard University

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