Publication: MIX. Mixité Typologique du Logement Collectif de Le Corbusier à nos Jours
by Bruno Marchand and Christophe Joud, Switzerland, Presses Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes, 2014
"There was never so much the question of diversity and, as a corollary, individualism in the housing architecture. The cult of the self and the affirmation of otherness are parameters that have become widespread in recent decades and have contributed significantly to the recent evolution of lifestyles.
In an attempt to meet the new aspirations of the inhabitants, the architects explore the diversity of the housing typologies within the same building or a limited set of buildings. This phenomenon is a historic anchor in several corbusian projects of the 1920s and 1930s, just published, that already have the beginnings of visible combinatorial methods, even today.
This theorical book also aims to analyze contemporary production, through a non-exhaustive series of examples widely illustrated and listed according to their different procedures: from generic processes to the theoretical and ideological reflections that legitimize the different approaches to the typological diversity."
Texts in French.