Posts tagged with Town planning

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“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.

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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.

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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.

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Fresh paint for a 60s building

Le Corbusier himself said that colour in architecture was a powerful means – like the ground plan and the cut. In Karlsruhe, a "grey mouse" has been brought back to life in a creative way and with much love, making use of licensed Le Corbusier colours.

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Colour doesn’t have to be flat paint

Colour is not just flat paint - solutions to make historically proven elements future-oriented through creative colour and material combinations. Mrs. Hildegard Kalthegener shows creative results of our time and trends for 2020+.

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" 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.

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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.

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