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.

Let’s view the World through rose-tinted glasses…

Over the past two decades pink has evolved as a powerful, androgynous colour - it is a powerful colour and no longer a childish, feminine colour, instead nowadays it represents activism, boldness and change. We talk about the pop culture’s use of pink, its symbolism and how pink, despite being a mood regulator, needs to be used in moderation.

The versatility of Le Corbusier’s Whites and other muted neutrals…

White and other muted neutrals… we explore the ways in which we allow whites to shine, achieve warmth, as well as being cool and contemporary. Classical whites and timeless muted neutrals continue to be colours (or non-colours) of choice for architects and designers alike.

Curious colour combinations for Spring

Curious colour combinations for Spring … dare to be bold to achieve balance and joy using colours from Spring’s natural palette and introducing some rich and striking unexpected hues which feel inspired, energetic and curious, yet still feel fresh and Spring-like.

How colour affects mood and productivity

Spaces have changed as a result of Covid-19, we examine how colour affects mood and productivity and explore the emotional impact of colour and potential gains of using the right colours in the workplace, and why colour can actively improve our overall wellness.

Deciding on a Primary Colour

How to incorporate primary colours. Understanding primary colours and understanding their colour psychology properties and how these impact on deciding on a primary colour. Le Corbusier enjoyed incorporating primary colours in his designs - Unité d’habitation, his multi-functional space in Marseille demonstrated how he embraced primary colours and recognised the effects primary colours had upon the end user. Read our latest article for the whole story.

Colour Philosophy in Architecture and Design – Grey (All about the Grey Scale) - Part III

Im letzten Teil unserer Trilogie zu Grau gehen wir auf die Graustufen ein und wie man Le Corbusiers sieben Grautöne in einer Standardformel der Grauskala anordnen würde. Ausserdem wir vergleichen eines von Le Corbusiers Bildern eines Innenraums und interpretieren es auf der Grauskala.

Colour Philosophy in Architecture and Design – Grey (A Dorian story) - Part I

Grey is one of the world’s most popular neutrals. We interpret the characteristics of grey using colour philosophy tools. Le Cobusier incorporated 7 grey hues within his Architectural Polychromy, acknowledging their association to nature, and demonstrated how unexpected colour combinations balance each other, like a well-composed piece of music. Read our latest article for the whole story.

Seasonal Colours – Autumn

How seasonal colours align people. Changing seasons brings variation in many forms and each season aligns itself with a definitive palette. Le Corbusier repeatedly referenced nature throughout his works and here we examine how we align ourselves with the seasons – we explore the autumn palette and immerse ourselves in all things cosy. Read our latest article for the whole story.

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.