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.

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.

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.

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

Colour philosophy is a science – a collection of unwritten rules and guidelines which architects and designers utilise in their practice. The mystery of colour requires elaboration. Le Cobusier was a master of colour and visionary vis-à-vis biophilia. Read our latest article for the whole story.

Les Couleurs® Le Corbusier - rooted in nature – here’s how they bring the outside in

The 63 colours of Le Corbusier’s Architectural Polychromy are systematically selected from colours rooted in nature, therefore allowing for harmonious combinations and the creation of happy and comfortable interiors.KeyWords: Le Corbusier, Architecture, Architectural Polychromy, Polychromie Architecturale, Les Couleurs Le Corbusier, nature, colour keyboards, 1931 collection Design, Architectural colours, Le Corbusier colour, paint, Architectural Polychromy toolkit, colour atmospheres, modernist, Villa Savoye, UNESCO World Heritage, Chapelle Notre-Dame du Haut, Villa le Lac, 1931 collection, 1959 collectionSoMe: In a global pandemic, where detachment from the outside world and nature is imminent, how do we reconnect with nature in the buildings in which we reside as the new norm? How do we bring the ‘outside in’ for our own health and well-being? The 63 colours of Le Corbusier’s Architectural Polychromy are systematically selected from colours rooted in nature, therefore allowing for harmonious combinations and the creation of happy and comfortable interiors.

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 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.

The Le Corbusier houses of the Weissenhof Estate

Stuttgart – Schlossplatz, the work of Otto Dix, the Porsche or Mercedes-Benz Museum, the television tower and houses 13 - 15 of the Weissenhof Estate by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. The single-family house No. 13 is based on the concept of "Citrohan Häuser" that Le Corbusier presented in his 1920-1922 studies.

The colour moods of the Architectural Polychromy

The colour moods of the Architectural Polychromy by Le Corbusier are natural and harmonious. With the Architectural Polychromy by Le Corbusier, design and architecture have a tool for colour design that helps to change or support spatial effects through colours.

“These colours fill our life with peace and harmony”

A poetic homage to Le Corbusier and the Architectural Polychromy from Maharashtra, India. The story of a lawyer who, while leading some research on Le Corbusier, discovered the polychromy and the 63 Le Corbusier colours all by himself.