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Rue de Sèvres sons: The legacy of an attitude projecting architecture

Grant number: 13/07240-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2013
Effective date (End): May 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Fundamentals of Architecture and Urbanism
Principal Investigator:Paulo Julio Valentino Bruna
Grantee:Ingrid Quintana Guerrero
Host Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):13/18608-5 - Rue de Sèvres Latin-American sons: internship abroad at IPRAUS laboratory, École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture Paris-Belleville, France, BE.EP.DR


This thesis concerns the relationship between mature speech and architecture of some Latin American Le Corbusier´s collaborators, which worked directly for him in his Parisian atelier, 35 rue de Sèvres. Besides the role of Latin America in the evolution of Corbusian work, and of his reciprocate and evident formal influence in projects from prominent architects (mainly Brazilians from the first half of XX century, diffusers of a Corbusian language in American continent), our aim is the construction of a critical posture from those which shared their daily life with the master, materially and verbally. It is because of that we are not talking about disciples but "sons". As hypotheses, to verify after analysis of their projects, we propose that even their conceptual distance from Le Corbusier, there is a commune heritage of Parisian learning in the projects of those architects, whose works are appreciated by specialized critics and public. We are talking about something expressed in the conception process, an ambition of building not just forms but a universe able to transform the thinking of the inhabitants in its temporal and special environment. This fact derives in the "Master´s contra-influence" idea, as a characteristic of that period whose experiences we attend to reconstruct. For this, we specially will consider architectural projects which had Latin Americans participation. "Re-reading of Corbusian postulates in the own reality" is the expression that is conducting this research.

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GUERRERO, Ingrid Quintana. Children of Rue de Sèvres: latin american collaborators of Le Corbusier in Paris (1932-1965). 2016. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU/SBI) São Paulo.

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