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Architecture documentary : Familistère de Guise

I wonder if students in architecture, studying the housing estate concept ever heard of the Familistère de Guise. Built in the 19th by a french industrial, the familistère was designed to give a home to Mr Godin’s workers. 

If you are an architecture student (I know a few) and haven’t heard of this utopian community brought into reality, you should see this video. It will be a well spent half hour. Believe me !