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Set on a hillside close to Cluny, in a quarter linked to non secular associations and sacred structure (including Le Corbusier's los angeles Tourette), Le Carmel de los angeles Paix, designed by means of José Luis Sert, is still tranquilly unvisited and quietly erased from architectural background. Why? This strange convent falls outdoors the traditional different types of Sert's structure and has been neglected in so much guides approximately his paintings. As J.K. Birksted explains, the layout and building technique for this development proved nightmarish, leading to a development which, before everything sight, seems to be 'ineloquent'. this primary certain exam of this development indicates how the convent and the tale of its construction provide priceless and significant new insights into Sert, his structure and his existence. despite the fact that, the research additionally opens up discussions on wider topics corresponding to the relationships among modernist structure and ecclesiastical structure. The layout and building of the Carmel de los angeles Paix (1968-1972) the second one Ecumenical Council of the Vatican (1962-1965), which brought basic adjustments and suggestions for renewing the connection among the Church and the altering glossy global and the convent presents an attractive representation of this era. additionally, it bargains insights into the interesting international of the Carmelite order and its particular liturgical specifications, and, reflecting at the nuns' lively involvement within the layout and development approach, it additionally explores wider problems with ladies in architecture.

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