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    North America's first structure designed by the French architect, Le Corbusier, is the new Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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    North America's first structure designed by the French architect, Le Corbusier, is the new Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    Undergraduates will find their drawing boards and work benches ready Monday (4
    February) when classes begin in the Five story building.The center was given to
    Harvard by Alfred St.Vrain Carpenter and the late Mrs Carpenter, of Medford,
    Oregon.It will be dedicated late in May with a simple ceremony and an exhibition
    of the works of Le Corbusier.

    The powerful thrust of curve and angle in the architect's concrete-and-glass
    design has attracted considerable attention at Harvard.The five floors are all
    different in configuration...rectangles and squares broken by great asymmetrical
    curves.Each floor is provided with indoor and outdoor terraces.Many of Le
    Corbusier's familiar devices are present...the inter-penetration of outdoor
    space and indoor space, the natural concrete surfaces, the ramp, tall columns
    supporting various floors, and the "brises soleils"...concrete sun breakers
    shielding all studio and workshop areas from the direct rays of the sun.

    Above the two floors of design studios and shops is a large bubble-dome-shaped
    seminar room shere visual communications will be taught.Other courses will deal
    with urban design, French civilization, and the history of American
    architecture.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3EC40YBKPOWNTH5HMGGBZJ5D7
    Media URN:
    VLVA3EC40YBKPOWNTH5HMGGBZJ5D7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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