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    Master works

    2008-09-13T00:00:00Z

    Le Corbusier, like a US president, ensured his work would have a lasting presence by setting up his own foundation before he died.

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    Letter from... Marseilles

    2008-09-13T00:00:00Z

    Le Corbusier’s Unité has 337 apartments spread over its 12 storeys, all held on large piloti. The building incorporates shops, a hotel and sporting, medical and educational facilities. Long-time resident Gisele Moreau talks to Eleanor Young about what it’s like to live there.

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    Me and Mr Jones

    2008-09-13T00:00:00Z

    I was about 13 when I first heard ‘A Boy Called Sue’. Good old Johnny Cash, he really nailed having a name people think is funny.

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    History quest

    2008-09-13T00:00:00Z

    I wonder if any of your readers can help me in my quest for information about architect Geoffrey Hart Jackson, a member of the Institution of Royal Engineers, who died in April 2006 at the age of 98.

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    Unité fraternité

    2008-09-13T00:00:00Z

    Sixty years ago, Joseph Rykwert and his fellow AA students were frustrated by the banality of war-battered Europe’s attempts to rebuild. They wanted a new, shining, social vision for the city, and Corb provided it.

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    My dear friends…

    2008-09-13T00:00:00Z

    Hero-worshipping students, respectful academics, a slightly exasperated FRS Yorke and an affectionate Jane Drew are revealed in this hitherto unpublished selection of Le Corbusier’s vast correspondence, chosen by Irena Murray.

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    Kids on the new block

    2008-09-13T00:00:00Z

    Pupils at Falmouth secondary school had a big say in the look of their rebuilt design and technology block – and the choice of prefabricated timber panels meant they soon saw the results.

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    50 years well spent

    2008-09-13T00:00:00Z

    Trevor Dannatt’s long career should be better appreciated; we may then get to look after his buildings, says Catherine Croft.

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    A night with Zaha

    2008-09-12T00:00:00Z

    Inspired by Grant Gibson’s reference to the Hotel Puerta America in Madrid in his column on designer hotel interiors (‘I’ve seen the light’, RIBAJ August 08), I enticed my husband to spend three nights there recently.

  • Monuments: inserting humanity into a building of empire.
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    What is ... Monuments?

    2008-09-12T00:00:00Z

    In Liverpool this autumn, Monuments is the pairing of the very grand neoclassical Martins Bank with paintings by Terry Duffy.

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    OMA in the loop

    2008-09-12T00:00:00Z

    Well, it finally got there. Plum in the middle of Beijing and just in time for the Olympics last month, the external cladding to OMA’s CCTV HQ is complete.

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    Homage to Ronchamp

    2008-09-12T00:00:00Z

    During the 1950s Le Corbusier’s influence waxed as travel became easier and architects were able to experience many of his buildings in actuality, rather than through reproductions of photographs such as those by Lucien Hervé.

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    Heavy number

    2008-09-12T00:00:00Z

    Phaidon’s reputation for publishing books that don’t just talk about architecture, but could be mistaken for it, is consolidated with its most recent contribution to the discourse, Le Corbusier Le Grand.

  • Sunand Prasad
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    Half-term report

    2008-09-12T00:00:00Z

    From its early years the RIBA commissioned distinguished artists for a series of presidential portraits, a series broken only in the 1980s. Is it time to resume it? Not to fan egos, but to support the art of portraiture and continue to build a unique record?

  • Hélène Binet
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    Glowing tribute

    2008-09-12T00:00:00Z

    Only the planning stages of the Eglise Saint-Pierre Firminy in the Loire valley belong to Le Corbusier himself. It was finished last year by his protégée José Oubrerie (who had worked with him on the plans), 53 years after its conception.

  • Riba August 2008
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    Elephant memories

    2008-09-12T00:00:00Z

    August’s cover photo of the elephant at Copenhagen Zoo and the feature on the new elephant house there (page 32) evoked powerful memories for me.

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    Editors’ selection

    2008-09-12T00:00:00Z

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    The disciple

    2008-09-12T00:00:00Z

    Corb towered over Gordon Benson’s architectural coming of age, and Benson believes the lack of such a presiding genius today explains a lot about the profession. Portraits by James Bolton

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    Something’s stirring in the crypt

    2008-09-12T00:00:00Z

    The Corbusier exhibition opens in Liverpool next month at a venue with its own claims to architectural history. How to provide suitable conditions for the former without intruding on the listed structure of the latter?

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    Corrections

    2008-09-12T00:00:00Z

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