This groundbreaking new perspective on Le Corbusier is based on exhaustive archival research and the study of neglected or completely unknown documents. It is innovative in showing the role of materials and construction techniques in the architecture of Le Corbusier and the book also delves into the project management and the construction of several buildings in the period 1940 – 1965. Each worksite, from the Unité d’Habitation (Housing Unit) in Marseille to the city of Chandigarh, and the Tokyo museum, the Carpenter Center in Cambridge and the Unité d'Habitation in Berlin, is analyzed in detail.
1. The Discovery of "Béton Brut" with "Malfaçons": the Worksite of the Unité d'Habitation in Marseille 2. "Entrainement d’Acrobate": the "Provocateur des Formes Neuves" 3. Unités d’Habitation in Rezé-lès-Nantes, Berlin and Briey-en-Forêt 4. Chandigarh, or the Cosmic Vision 5. "Epiderme Brutal" in Pisé, Brick and Wood 6. "Machines à Habiter" for Tropical Climates and Vision 7. Automatisms and the Projection of Sound and Image 8.Towards a "Nouvelle Stéréotomie"