The frame laid bare

The first modernists were already advocating the rationalisation of techniques and the appropriateness of the form for the function. These principles are supplemented, post-war, by the notion of “construction openness”: devoid of a facing, the building’s construction system becomes completely visible. Its layout in this way lets itself be seen from the outside. The large glazed cells of this building each correspond to a duplex apartment. The concrete block walls just like the slabs of the floors remain visible in the façade.