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» Here is the solution proposed by the 'Voisin' Scheme. Here are the districts which it [.] proposed to demolish and those which it [.] suggested should be built in their place. Both plans are to the same scale. «

1925 / Plan Voisin. By Le Corbusier

Charles Fourier conceived the phalanstère as an organized building designed to integrate urban and rural features. A phalanstère was a type of building designed for a utopian community and developed in the early 19th century by Charles Fourier. Based on the idea of a phalanx, this self-contained community ideally consisted of 1500-1600 people working together for mutual benefit.In the 20th century, the architect Le Corbusier adapted the concept when he designed the Unité d'Habitation.

The New York Five (Michael Graves, Charles Gwathmey, Richard Meier and Peter Eisenman) dressed as their own buildings. These five had a common allegiance to a pure form of architectural modernism, harkening back to the work of Le Corbusier in the 1920s and 1930s, although on closer examination their work was far more individual.

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