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By J.K. Birksted

Set on a hillside close to Cluny, in a zone linked to non secular associations and sacred structure (including Le Corbusier's l. a. Tourette), Le Carmel de los angeles Paix, designed by means of José Luis Sert, is still tranquilly unvisited and quietly erased from architectural heritage. Why? This strange convent falls outdoors the traditional different types of Sert's structure and has been neglected in such a lot guides approximately his paintings. As J.K. Birksted explains, the layout and building procedure for this development proved nightmarish, leading to a construction which, at the start sight, seems to be 'ineloquent'. this primary unique exam of this development indicates how the convent and the tale of its production provide helpful and critical new insights into Sert, his structure and his existence. besides the fact that, the research additionally opens up discussions on wider topics comparable to the relationships among modernist structure and ecclesiastical structure. The layout and development of the Carmel de los angeles Paix (1968-1972) the second one Ecumenical Council of the Vatican (1962-1965), which brought primary alterations and recommendations for renewing the connection among the Church and the altering smooth global and the convent presents an attractive representation of this era. additionally, it deals insights into the attention-grabbing global of the Carmelite order and its particular liturgical standards, and, reflecting at the nuns' lively involvement within the layout and development strategy, it additionally explores wider problems with girls in architecture.

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