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Architect Of The Week: Le Corbusier

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Architect Of The Week: Le Corbusier

Centre Le Corbusier (Heidi Weber Museum) in Zurich-Seefeld (Zürichhorn)

Born in 1887, Charles Jeanneret otherwise known as Le Corbusier, grew up in Switzerland. Known as a pioneer of modern architecture, Le Corbusier has dazzled many with his creative visions. His career spanned well over fifty year, with his buildings constructed through Europe, Asia, North and South America. Le Corbusier was also a well known writer, designer, and urban planner. (ABOVE) I love the unique patterns used. In addition, the arched roof is a very smart decision, as it allows wind to pass through. (BELOW 1) I am a huge fan of the curved roof. It make this average looking structure take on a new life. (BELOW 2) By far my favorite of Le Corbusier's works. From the roof, to the unique angles of the walls, this structure has an element of surprise around each corner. The windows also tell a unique story, as no two are the same size. (BELOW 3) The pops of color and usage of shapes truly liven this structure. 

Assembly building, Chandigarh, India

Ronchamp Chapel

Palace of Justice, Chandigarh



At December 3, 2011 at 10:59 AM , Blogger Anna - Canoe Design said...

I love his work!
We visited the Villa Savoye a couple of years ago and loved it! His details, use of materials and design aesthetic are pure perfection!

At December 4, 2011 at 7:43 AM , Anonymous Katrina - Dot Dot Dash said...

Love Corbu, favourite is his Monestary, la Tourette... it was just an amazing visit!


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