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Question 1: The building is constructed in béton brut (rough-cast ________), as the hoped-for steel frame proved too expensive in light of post-War shortages.

Question 2: The replacement material (béton brut) influenced the Brutalist movement, and the building inspired several housing complexes including the Alton West estate in ________, London, and Park Hill in Sheffield.

Question 3: The building also incorporates shops, sporting, medical and educational facilities, and a ________.
HotelTravel and Tourism Competitiveness ReportWorld Tourism rankingsTourism

Question 4: The flat roof is designed as a communal terrace with ________ ventilation stacks, a running track, and a shallow paddling pool.
Ceramic artSculptureStained glassCollage

Question 5: The Marseille building, developed with Corbusier's designers Shadrach Woods and George Candilis, comprises 337 ________ arranged over twelve stories, all suspended on large piloti.
Tower blockSkyscraperHigh-riseApartment

Question 6: The Unité d'Habitation (French, "Housing Unit") is the name of a modernist residential housing design principle developed by ________, with the collaboration of painter-architect Nadir Afonso.
Le CorbusierInternational style (architecture)Fernand LégerGolden ratio

Question 7: The other Unités were built in Nantes-Rezé 1955, ________-Westend 1957, Briey 1963 and Firminy 1965.

Question 8: ________'s Reserve Square complex built from 1969-73 and renovated in the late 1990s is reminiscent of Le Corbusier's Unites.
Akron, OhioColumbus, OhioGreater ClevelandCleveland


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