This poster is a Béton Brut favourite. The building it depicts was originally clad using a concrete technique known as ‘béton brut’ where the formwork of the moulding is retained on the finished surface providing a stark, rugged texture.\
The Maison du Bresil (1952) was a key example of Le Corbusier’s high-density residential design, and its function was to reflect the culture of Brazil. Located at the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, the building functioned as a residence hall for Brazilian academics, students, and artists and it housed an exhibition space. Architecturally it recalled Le Corbusier’s previous masterworks: the 1932 Swiss Pavilion (in its use of concrete bolsters as foundations) and the 1952 Unite d’Habitation (in its polychrome façade). The Maison du Bresil was added to the list of French historic monuments in 1985. The poster depicts a schematic design of the façade with elegant lettering above and was created for an exhibition about the building in 1978.
It comes in good overall condition, with the frame showing some sign of age.
Framed dimensions W48 H70 cm