Photos of the Pavillon de l’Esprit Nouveau, Le Corbusier (1924), as part of the the Paris Exposition des Arts Décoratifs of 1925.
The pavilion portrayed a typical unit in a block of multiple villa-flats with its own roof-terrace. Attached was a rotunda annex with an urban planning exhibit showing 1922 “Plan for a Modern City of 3,000,000 Inhabitants”; and “Plan Voisin” that proposed a new business district over central Paris.
“On the walls were methodically worked out plans for cruciform skyscrapers, housing colonies with staggered lay-outs, and a whole range of types new to architecture that were the fruit of a mind preoccupied with the problems of the future.”
In the first photo, I like the street light pole, revealing the style of 1920s urban surroundings, in comparison with the pavillion touted as “EN” – the new spirit.