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In this building Le Corbusier dominates. It has the typical vertical organization of a freely planned ground floor with piloti, several storeys of flats and an extensive solarium. The alternation of deep balconies with glazed porches is reminiscent of Corb's Immeuble Villa. The flats have curving walls and retain the spatial virtuosity of the facade. They are planned with great care, revealing Han-son's programmatic intention to provide real amenity for multi-storey living, with generous balconies and sleeping porches outside bedrooms.
After World War II, his work changed to a weightier, intricately detailed, classicist mode which he saw as more rational and socially acceptable.
(Julian Cooke in UIA, 1985:59)
All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.
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