Le Corbusiers Brutally Complex Legacy


Brutalist constructions around the U.S. have discovered themselves below attack of late, their hulking concrete paperwork deemed unworthy of preservation. There is in all probability one architect whose paintings in this period will continue to exist is Le Corbusier, the Swiss architect who died this month, fifty years ago.

His work, either the nice and now no longer so advantageous bad, is the topic of an unbelievable new version from Phaidon of Le Corbusier: Suggestions and Forms, by means of the architectural historian William JR Curtis.This picture is one of Le Corbusier s maximum iconic buildings, the Unit d Habitation in Marseilles, France. It used to be whilst running in this project, the writer writes, that he decided to make roughness a cultured virtue, exploiting the imprint and grain of the formwork planks as though they were the chisel marks of one of Savina s sculptures.


The Watts riots, which started 50 years ago, on Aug.

11, 1965, were sparked through a traffic stop. This they proportion in not unusual with the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

Unlike that later disturbance, however, Watts provoked a literary foment as the town struggled and in many tactics continues to combat with the uprising and what it meant.

This isn t surprising; Watts has a deep literary and cultural history. It is going back no less than so a tactics as 1931, when Arna Bontemps published his novel God Sends Sunday. .


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This shocking CCTV footage shows a young couple being brutally beaten up while enjoying a night out at a karaoke bar.

The couple can be seen sat around a table with another group of youngsters in the early hours of the morning.

However, following an argument three of the men get up from their seats and approach the 25-year-old victim.

They then begin punching him in the head, causing him to fall to the ground, before the group continue to kick him in the head..


Savage cuts of 1.1billion have left hundreds of thousands of vulnerable pensioners without help washing, dressing and eating, a damning report reveals today.

Vital services such as meals on wheels and home visits have been hit particularly badly since the ConDems came to power in 2010, Age UK found.

The charity s Caroline Abrahams described the study s findings as devastating and said: Hundreds of thousands of older people who need social care are being left high and dry. .


We recently looked at a couple of upcoming 2D Xbox One games that have plenty of potential: The Escapists and Adventures of Pip. The former is a distinctive sandbox game set within a series of prisons, whereas the latter is a traditional action platformer with some light puzzles and a great art style.

Both games will likely turn out very well. But the 2D game that I m most excited to see coming to Xbox One is Rogue Legacy from Toronto-based indie developer Cellar Door Games..


Three friends who badly injured a man fending off an approach to his girlfriend in a students union bar have each been jailed for two years.

They rained down punches and kicks on their defenceless victim in an attack the judge described as quite horrific .

Victim Stefan Morris was punched to the floor by Christian Mahoney, 23, when he objected to the aggressor chatting up his girlfriend at Cardiff University. Two other friends of Mahoney then joined the vicious attack.

All three then punched and kicked him to his body, head and face, prosecutor John Lloyd told Cardiff Crown Court..


A jealous thug who kidnapped his former partner before battering her and throwing in a car has been jailed along with his two accomplices.

Abdulazizi Ali became enraged when he found his ex-girlfriend in bed with another man after she had been drinking with friends at a party, a court was told.

The 30-year-old admitted to losing it , before dragging her out of the house, punching her in the face and body, and out onto the street, the Manchester Evening News reports..


This is the heartbreaking note left by the parents of a teenager hacked to death with a machete outside a pub.

Zac Evans, 19, was attacked along with two friends outside the Pike and Musket pub in Tuffley, Gloucester, at about 12.40am yesterday.

Police who have arrested a man are now hunting for the machete, which is thought to have a 2-foot blade.

The teenager s parents left this note outside the pub following Zac s death.

It read: Sparky, I can t believe you ve been taken from us.

The stars will shine much brighter with you in heaven. Uncle Charlie will take care of you. Love you, and will love you always. .


An elderly woman was sexually assaulted and murdered in a sickening attack at her home.

A postmortem found that the woman, who has yet to be identified, died as a result of a sustained assault.

A man in his 20s is being questioned on suspicion of murder in Wymondham, Norfolk.

Cops obtained a warrant for more time to question him, from local magistrates.

A police spokesman said the body of the woman, who has yet to be identified, was discovered in The Avenues, Norwich, at about 5.30pm yesterday..


A strict Caribbean father who stoned and whipped his daughter in the street later boasted to police: That felt good.

Albert Lewis aimed the missiles at her head and lashed her repeatedly with his belt as she ran for safety, the Chester Chronicle reports.

The 56-year-old was arrested by police and told them in interview that he felt better for disciplining Patsy Campbell, 18, who he described as out of control.

A neighbour called police after watching the daughter struggling to escape through a locked gate on July 7 at her mother s home in Chester..


A teenager hacked to death with a machete outside his local pub had proposed to his girlfriend the day before his death, it was revealed today.

Beth Hawkins was delighted when long-term boyfriend Zac Evans, 19, asked her to marry him.

But just one day after their engagement, the 18-year-old was left devastated when Zac was murdered outside the Pike and Musket pub in Tuffley, Gloucester.

Now, in the week following the teenager s funeral, Beth has spoken publicly for the first time and told how she had one of his artistic designs tattooed on her leg..


Killer Danyl Dryden has been jailed for six years after fatally injuring a fellow party goer in an unprovoked attack.

The drunk 24-year-old had been arguing with his girlfriend when he took his rage out on Robert Littlefair, punching him once to the head as he lay
defenceless on a sofa during a house party in Heaton, Newcastle.

The force of the blow was so strong, it tore an artery in Mr Littlefair s head and caused a massive bleed on the brain, a court heard.

Paramedics were called to the scene but the dad-of-one died an hour later from his injuries at Newcastle s Royal Victoria Infirmary..



Giuliana Rancic and Kelly Osbourne s battle at Fashion Police is tearing down everything Joan Rivers built at least that s how show staffers feel TMZ has learned.

Sources close to the production tell us producers fear the uproar over the Zendaya joke will cause Giuliana to be more silent on the show because she ll be worried about further backlash..


A brutal thug left a bouncer with a fractured eye socket and broken nose after being refused entry to a club for wearing tracksuit bottoms.

Martin Gallagher raged try to stop me when doorman Ian Hendry barred him from entering the club because of his clothes.

He then launched a ferocious attack with the help of his pal, former soldier Stuart Hanson, reports the Newcastle Chronicle.

Mr Hendry was left with a fractured eye socket and broken nose while his colleague, Michael Greaves, was also injured..


Most parents cannot wait to greet their children with a big hug when they get back from school.

But for terrified Pauline Bubb, it was the time of day that she dreaded the most.

For the 47-year-old has admitted that she was attacked up to 30 times a day and left bruised by her own children.

Pauline revealed that she lived in fear of her angelic-looking nine-year-old daughter Sapphire and her violent brother Spencer, 11, who would join in some of the abuse.

But for a long time the exhausted single parent was too embarrassed to tell anyone she was being beaten up by the youngsters..


A vile woman who battered a disabled grandmother after being let into her house having claimed she was a victim of domestic abuse, has been jailed for three years.

Shameless Samantha Sumison turned up at Linda Sutcliffe s doorstep asking for help after claiming to have had a row with her boyfriend.

After seeing the 21-year-old in distress, Mrs Sutcliffe, 55, let her into her home at which point Sumison, a crack cocaine addict, punched the grandmother in the face and knocked her to the ground..


A ten-year-old boy has been knocked down and killed while walking in a Devon town.

Samuel Crocker died after he was hit by a white van on a road known as Threshers in Crediton.

Emergency services were called at about 1.30pm on Saturday.

Police said Samuel described as generous and kind was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital but later died from his injuries.

Cameron Trivett, 24, of Crediton, was arrested by police and has now been charged with driving a vehicle that failed to stop after a road traffic collision and causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving..


A man critically injured after he was dragged along a motorway slip road when a thief tried to steal his van is recovering as pictures emerge of the scene.

The van driver, who has not yet been named, suffered serious head injuries in the incident and was last night said to be in a critical condition.

But a police spokesman said today that the 28-year-old was showing positive signs of recovery and was said to be sitting up and talking in hospital.

A 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder..


The devastated sister of a teenager who remains in a critical condition after being attacked with a hammer in the street has urged people to please pray for my brother.

Emma Busby says her family haven t left Luke Busby s bedside since he was attacked while walking home with his girlfriend on Saturday.

Luke, aged 16, was approached by three men at around 6.50pm in Coleshill Road, Hodge Hill.

They had a conversation which turned into an argument before one produced a hammer and hit Luke, from Alum Rock, over the head..


LAPD officers surrounded a homeless man on Skid Row, and slammed him to ground before arresting him for attacking a TV camera and the gripping and violent incident was captured on video.

L.A. s FOX affiliate KTTV had a reporter and camera crew shooting a story on Skid Row when a guy suddenly grabbed their camera, twisted, and smashed it. Video of the incident shows the attack was unprovoked.

The KTTV crew then called 911, and at least 4 officers responded.

Watch the video they lock arms as they approached the suspect, and then an intense fight begins.

One of the officers eventually pulls out a Taser though it s unclear if he actually used it..

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