Posts tagged with Monument Preservation

Les Couleurs Le Corbusier Blog Article Häuser Weissenhof Siedlung Stuttgart UNESCO

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.

Les Couleurs® Le Corbusier Article Architectural Culture Promenades Corbusier France © Google maps

Architectural promenades

A cultural journey through France : Le Corbusier architectural promenade. In case of doing the journey by car at a stretch, one would be on the road for about 18 hours. Anyway, individual travel by car is very much in vogue – so why not follow in Le Corbusier's footsteps and discover beautiful France.

Zum Artikel über die Unite Marseille

My visit to the bright, vertical city

The Cité Radieuse or rather Unité d'habitation of Le Corbusier in Marseille is a magnificent building under monument protection and a UNESCO world heritage site. How does one experience a visit to the radiant, vertical city of Le Corbusier? Learn more in this personal story.

©Frederic Laban - FLC/ADAGP

" my pictures are paintings more than photos "

Architectural photography is generally understood to be photography that focuses on buildings. In exchange with Frédéric Laban, photographer from Marseille, we learned how he discovered the Le Corbusier buildings in France with his camera and captured exciting details.

Bauhaus in Tel Aviv © The White City Center Tel Aviv

Bauhaus in Tel Aviv

In Tel Aviv 4,000 of these Bauhaus-pearls are on the Mediterranean beach, sometimes hidden, often dirty but highly esteemed and admired in wonder! From the 1920s, apartments were necessarily needed north of the old port of Jaffa, many apartments for many new citizens within a short time. This new living space was shaped by the ideas of modern architecture, as taught and represented by Walter Gropius, Mies van der Rohe, Hannes Meyer, Erich Mendelsohn and Le Corbusier.

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.

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.

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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