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Unformatted text preview: SOCIAL HOUSING ENVD 1004 April 15, 2010 Nemausus one- Jean Nouvel- Social Housing in 1987 in France- Concrete walls very cheap, steel, aluminum, concertina garage doors in urban area- Can not mess with it o This introduces us to the desigern the client and the USER o USER- the one that is sold and designer must not have fixed uses Users usually win- Very radical in the time and it was defined to be a good apartment- as big as possible Jean Nouvel- French architect - Got the Khan Award for Architecture - Pritzker Prize- arch highest honor- Nouvel has worked to create a stylistic language separate from that of modernism and post-modernism. Rejecting the strict obedience to Le Corbusier that had stifled much of modern architecture, Nouvel initiates each project with his mind cleared of any preconceived ideas. Although he may borrow from traditional forms, he creates a building that stretches beyond traditional constraints- Nouvel places enormous importance on designing a building harmonious with its site and...
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