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HABITAT MAROCAIN DOCUMENTS: DYNAMICS BETWEEN FORMAL AND INFORMAL HOUSING/TENSIONS ENTRE LOGEMENT FORMEL ET INFORMEL. Ed. by Sascha Roesler. Park Books, Zurich, 2015. Resettlement Archives, 1. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. 200 pp. with 157 ills. (18 col.). 27 x 20 cm. ISBN 9783906027760 In English.
Publisher's description: Casablanca's Habitat Marocain housing project was built between 1954 and 1956 by Swiss architects Jean Hentsch and Andre Studer, part of the major postwar reconstruction and expansion undertaken by the French colonial administration after World War II. The building was intended to house local inhabitants rather than European expats, and that intention guided the architects in their design, which reflected a number of ethnographic assumptions about the Moroccan populace. This richly illustrated book explores the process of designing and building Habitat Marocain, illustrating the complicated interplay of ethnographic imagination and design synthesis, as well as the increasingly informal further development of the project after it was officially completed.
Artist(s):Hentsch, Jean; Studer, Andre
Indexing: Western, Europe — Switzerland — Post-1945 — Architecture
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 167102
Paperbound $45.00    

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