Venice Hospital Project: A Study of its Urban Underpinnings
Edwin Mellen Press
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The task of this paper is to analyze the Venice Hospital by Le Corbusier, as an example of a proposed architectural structure that replicates the city in its spatial flexibility and functional programming. According to Alan Colquoun, "..in Venice, the city itself is the building, and the Hospital is an extension of this building spreading tentacles-like over the water".3 The relationship between functional programming and spatial flexibility that emerges at the same time, sometimes as a result of spatial programming are examined through the structural analysis of Venice the city and the hospital.
The Artistic Legacy of Le Corbusier’s machine a habiter, eds. Novakov, A and Schmidle, E, Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, c2008 pp. 131–147