SNSF-Research Project and Thesis
The Social Condenser – the Last Grand Ensemble in Paris’s Banlieues.

SNSF-Research Project and Thesis
 



The Social Condenser – the Last Grand Ensemble in Paris’s Banlieues.

This research project investigates the juncture between architectural production and society and questions its effect on architectural discourse, design, and practice. In doing so, it offers a case study of Ricardo Bofill’s residential complex Les Espaces d’Abraxas. The history of the complex exemplifies the building policy of 1970s France from the architecture of the postwar welfare state to an early form of neoliberal urban development.

Project Funding:
2011: Funding by the D’Arch (chair Professor Laurent Stalder)
2012-2014: project funding by the Swiss National Science Foundation

Contact


Anne Kockelkorn