A postscript to Pessac

Following my recent piece on Le Corbusier’s housing development at Pessac, Sugarcubes in Bordeaux. I was delighted to receive an email from Monsieur Clocheau, the kind man who showed me around his own houses there. He reminded me that the Quartier Modernes Fruges will mark the 50th anniversary of Le Corbusier’s death on the 25th August and work will then start on the restoration of his own house. It seems a fitting way to commemorate the life of the great architect and I thought you would be  interested in following the progress on the house: www.lecorbusier22.com.


Zigzag houses as shown on the Pessac model

The house itself is of the zigzag type, which means it is one of three set at right-angles to its neighbour, affording them privacy and modulating the streetscape. Judging from the state of the house when I saw it there is much work to do but what a tremendous adventure. I can’t wait to see how it turns out.

a gateway to the new restoration

a gateway to a new restoration

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  1. Hello Colin,

    We are in Sydney for a week.
    We will be happy to give you fresh news about “Sugar Cubes” by Le Corbusier in Pessac.

    Best regards,


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