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CIAM, Modernism

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August 16th 1891, Paris, France

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Marcel Lods Change this

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Marcel Lods was born in Paris. He became a member of the International Congresses of Modern Architecture (CIAM) in 1933 and in 1934 of the Union of Modern Artists (UAM). He was a pioneer in the field of prefabrication.

Marcel Lods was a defender of the integral industrialization of the building, he imposed his ideas in a radical study for the reconstruction of Mainz. The idea was built in a neighborhood unit of thousand units in Sotteville-lès-Rouen with collaboration of Marc Alexandre. In the 1960s he founded the GEAI (Groupement d'Etudes for Industrialized Architecture) with Henri Beauclair and Paul Depondt and realized a prototype of a fully-engineered building.

From 1948 he taught at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris (from which he resigned in 1964) and from 1957 onwards at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. He became a member of the Academy of Architecture in 1971. He published the book Le Métier d'architecte (1976).



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