LE CORBUSIER’S IMMEUBLE CLARTE – GENEVA – SWITZERLAND

Completed in 1932, the Immeuble Clarté (The building of light) is located in the southeast of Geneva, Switzerland. He was the first realized, multifamily building housing project by Le Corbusier. 45 apartments with double floor heights and a large variety of dimensions and interior furnishings were designed entirely by this famous Franco-Swiss architect.

how to create a sign of the different accesses to the building through a clever design.

→ We like the way to design monumental entrances: The size of entrances allows visitors and tenants to read easily the facade and emphasizes these particular points of connections between exterior and interior.

The last floor bathed in natural light.

→ We like the way to bring the natural light into stairwells and improve the quality of life in spaces shared with everyone: The units are accessed by two vertical circulation cores each with stairs and an elevator.  The stairs and landings are glass block and the entire stairwell is lit from large skylights, creating two shafts of light that penetrate eight stories into the lobby on the ground floor.

Natural and artificial lights are the object of an attentive design

→ We like the wide variety of architectural details in common spaces: it gives to the Immeuble Clarté its own characteristic and identity.

→ http://web.pdx.edu/~cgriffin/research/cgriffin_corbusier.pdf

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