Posts of category: Le Corbusier

Polychromie Architecturale Le Corbusier ©Les Couleurs Suisse AG

The potential of colour as an architectural design element

'Experience of space', a central aspect for many architects who are aware of the effect of colour in interior design and general architectural colour design. This text explains the Architectural Polychromy by Le Corbusier and describes the color keyboards as well as the color concepts behind them.

Pavillon Le Corbusier in Zürich ©FLC/ADAGP

The Pavilion Le Corbusier – Genesis of a masterpiece

Reinvent yourself, architects can do that perfectly with the building type of the pavilion. Freestanding, built on a small area and with different materials, buildings which are exalted by a diverse selection of forms and uses. The Pavilion Le Corbusier in Zurich is a unique jewel of pavilion constructions and the last draft of Le Corbusier.

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.

Der Modulor Unite Berlin @Les Couleurs Suisse AG

The Modulor

The Modulor – a recurring silhouette in Le Corbusier's art and buildings with wide shoulders and narrow waist. A proud human figure who puts an arm up and has been thought as a universal proportioning scheme that places human needs at the center of design and architecture.

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.

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".

Studio-Apartment Le Corbusier

After two years of extensive restoration work, the Parisian studio apartment by Le Corbusier is back to its original state.

Le Corbusier´s Fourth Dimension

The exhibition of the Cobra Museum for Modern Art places the multi-dimensionality of Le Corbusier in the foreground - with original, and as yet unpublished, drawings, paintings, tapestries and objects.

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