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Swiss dormitory

Fondation Suisse, the Dormitory for Swiss students at the Cité Universitaire in Paris (1931–32), designed by Le Corbusier. In this structure the dormitory area was set apart from the common services areas located in a separate volume. The two segments were connected by a stairway tower. Walls were left unclad and the ‘pilotis’ (columns) which elevate the volume, took on a more sculptural shape than the ones in Villa Savoye for example. On the Cité Universitaire premises Le Corbusier also designed the ‘Maison du Brésil’, the dormitory for Brazilian students.

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