Le Corbusier Journal

Worth a read, on topics like architecture, design and art. Find recent contributions to Le Corbusier, his buildings as well as colour design and highlights of the official Les Couleurs® Le Corbusier manufacturers.

How light affects colour (pigments and refraction in Les Couleurs)

We examine the powerful and complex relationship between light and colour. How colour varies throughout the differing nuances of natural light and different sources and the direction of light. Le Corbusier repeatedly acknowledged the significance of light in his creations and understood how the complicit relationship between light and colour pirouetted throughout all forms of life. Read our latest article for the whole story.

How to deal with different textures in a colour concept

Getting the balance right when mixing texture with colour. How design intermingles with sensory experiences and vice versa and that mixing textures adds layers of intrigue. Le Corbusier recognised the versatility of concrete early on. Read our latest article for the whole story.

Colour Philosophy in Architecture and Design – Part III (Green sets the scene)

Colour philosophy and the green. We explore how green is incorporated into Scenery and Sand I atmospheres. Le Corbusier carefully selected 9 shades of green for his green group. Read our latest article for the whole story.

Colour Philosophy in Architecture and Design – Part II (Take a walk on the green side) …

Colour Philosophy and the lightness and darkness of colours. Green in branding, and global positive and negative connotations of green. Le Cobusier’s clever use of green at Villa Savoye. Read our latest article for the whole story.

Colour Philosophy in Architecture and Design – Part I (A Green Tale) …

Farbphilosophie beschreibt eine Wissenschaft – eine Sammlung von ungeschriebenen Regeln und Richtlinien, von denen Architekten und Designer in ihrer Praxis täglich Gebrauch machen. Das Geheimnis der Farbe benötigt Erklärung. Le Corbusier war ein Meister der Farbe und visionärer Liebhaber der Natur. Lesen Sie unseren neusten Artikel, um die ganze Geschichte zu erfahren

How to use Le Corbusier’s colour keyboards for perfect colour concepts, every time

The perfect colour palette means combining subjectivity with a logical system. This is exactly what Le Corbusier‘s #polychromiearchitecturale allows, primarily through the use of colour keyboards. Read our latest article for more

Living with colour

Living with colour by Le Corbusier – a prospective interior designer explains exclusively to Les Couleurs Le Corbusier the colour concept of his appartment and how designing with exclusive wall colours was for him.

The world is full of colours

The world is full of colours – painters are the experts in here One critical question to start with: Why would anyone want to become a painter? Why should young men or women even consider better education in this occupational field? To learn more about the profession of painter, we contacted Marco Bommer, Managing Director of Junge-Maler-Graf in Hamburg. We wanted to find first-hand information on how it came about that Junge-Maler-Graf included Le Corbusier paints in their range.

The timeless Le Corbusier colours for contemporary architecture

"Just a few years ago, I read “Architectural Polychromy” and I literally fell in love with this theme. What I found more interesting about colours and Le Corbusier is his approach." Lucia Fiorucci is an architect from Italy and writes a personal article about her approach to Architectural Polychromy and the colours of Le Corbusier.

« Colour is about emphasizing the power of architecture, not painting over it.»

"Every place and every task requires an individual solution - each one as different as our clients themselves". Le Corbusier also knew about the subjective effects of architecture, colour, art and words on individuals. Le Corbusier colours are in the hotel "Adenauerallee" in Hamburg by the architects of Strömer Murphy and Partners from Hamburg - an interview.