In the 1920s, work was completed on the Cité Frugès housing complex in Pessac, France. The project, meant to house Pessac's industrial workers, would be one of seventeen Le Corbusier works on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites.
H. Frugés, an industrial altruist from Bordeaux, told us: "I'm going to allow you to put your theories into practice, as extreme as the consequences may be-- Pessac should be a laboratory. In essence: I want you to take on the challenge of laying out these homes and to standardize the entire process, from the walls to the floors to the roofs, so that they conform to the strictest standards of efficiency. These will guide the entire process, down to the machines that I will allow you to buy."- Extract from Le Corbusier, The Complete Works, Volume 1, 1910-1929.
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