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.

Unité Berlin: Sozialwohnungen im demographischen Wandel und die Akzeptanz moderner Architekturikonen

Unité Berlin: Social housing in demographic change and the acceptance of modern architectural icons

If you stand in front of the Unité Berlin by Le Corbusiers, without any background knowledge, you are left with just a monstrous volume of concrete. Philipp Funke goes deeper into the construction and helps to understand.

Berliner Loft Apartment der Architektin Ester Bruzkus

Colour composes space – Béton Brut meets purple velvet

In an outstanding fresh colour and material constellation, the Berlin architect Ester Bruzkus combines Le Corbusier, concrete, purple velvet and terrazzo.

Philipp Mohrs Apartment 258 im Berliner Corbusierhaus ©Didier Gaillard

Apartment 258 – The 3D painting in the Berlin living machine

The architect Philipp Mohr managed what Le Corbusier could never complete and realised the original plans of the great architect in his apartment of the Berlin Unité: he reconstructed the apartment through intensive studies on originals as well as using the original Le Corbusier colours.

Breadway Bakery ©Mikhail Loskutov

Powder Pink: The evolution from a timeless classic to a trend

Some still regard powdered pink as a naive little girl's colour; others see it as a contemporary expression of zeitgeist in interior design, which is not only about using colourful wall painting, but also reflects a complete idea of living. In the historical colour palette of Le Corbusier, there are three nuances in the range between delicate pastel pink and old rose.

Colour rave – Le Corbusier's Architectural Polychromy in the design hotel Miramonte

With the help of Le Corbusier's Polychromie Architecturale, a lovingly thought-out and modern design hotel was created in dealing with the existing architecture, which is given an unmistakable character through delicate as well as intense colour compositions.

Pavilion de L'Esprit Nouveau – An avant-garde vision of the future

Originally designed in 1925, the prototype of the <Pavilion de L'Esprit Nouveau> was rebuilt in 1977 in Bologna and since the restoration in 2017, it shines in the original colours again – a prime example of standardised housing units.

Villa "Le Lac" Le Corbusier

The Villa <Le Lac> Le Corbusier is considered a masterpiece of invention and functionalism. Here, Le Corbusier already applied individual elements of his Five Points to a new architecture and designed some architectural features.

Poke by the pool

With the Berlin restaurant L.A. Poke, the exceptional architect Ester Bruzkus landed another coup. Using Le Corbusier's architectural colours, she created an extraordinary interior design that lets you enjoy a break at the California pool all year round – including culinary delights à la Poke Bowl.

The five points of a new architecture

In the course of his work as an architect, Le Corbusier developed a series of architectural principles which he used as the basis of his designs.

Le Corbusiers Wohneinheit „Typ Berlin“  Außenansicht

Le Corbusier’s residential unit "Type Berlin"

The Unité d'Habitation in Berlin-Charlottenburg differs in some architectural features from its sisters in France. Some features are missing, but Le Corbusier found clever solutions to cover up the deviations. For the 60th anniversary, the Paris artist Florence Cosnefroy now realised the project "Colour Dialogue".


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