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The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture

James Stevens Curl,

Susan Wilson

MARS (Modern Architectural Research) Group 

Group of architects (including Arup, Coates, and Lubetkin) founded (1933) to promote International Modernism and Rationalism in the United Kingdom (it was the UK branch of CIAM). Taking its cue from Le Corbusier’s Plan Voisin and other theoretical ideas, it proposed (1942) widespread destruction and rebuilding of London. It was disbanded (1957).


Korn (1953); Reading (1986); T & DC (1986).