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Plan Obus [composite]

Clemens Finkelstein, Anthony Morey, Zack Matthews
Spring 2016 | final project acquired by Harvard GSD Special Collections
seminar Le Corbusier: Themes/Discourse/Figures
instructors K. Michael Hays, Antoine Picon
 

  • model
  • companion booklet
  a composite model of Le Corbusier's  Plan Obus   | 2' x 6' high density foam [topography] | 3D printed resin painted white [buildings] | sanded acrylic [water]

a composite model of Le Corbusier's Plan Obus | 2' x 6' high density foam [topography] | 3D printed resin painted white [buildings] | sanded acrylic [water]

 

Give us plans; show us plans; explain those plan to us. 
Unite us […]. If you show us such plans and explain them to us,
the old dichotomy between “haves” and despairing “haves-nots” will disappear. 
— Le Corbusier, "Spectacle de la vie moderne," Plans 13 (March 1932

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With this (re)construction of a composite model of Le Corbusier’s Plan Obus, we have taken the architect’s initial Plan Obus A as main point of departure. Formulating his vision of a new urban fabric, the city undulates on a territorial scale, set into the topography of the Mediterranean coastline, sequestered between architecture and urbanism as machine d’habitation.