#76 - Le Corbusier - Art and Design XVII
Who was Le Corbusier?
Le Corbusier was a Swiss architect and designer who settled in France until his death in 1965, although he worked in several cities, such as Germany, India and Japan. Seventeen of his buildings have been recognised by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites since 2016, so his influence is enormous.
Throughout his life he developed modern architecture, in which mathematics was fundamental, and defended the idea that the house should be "a machine for living", that is, that it should follow the principles of functionality and minimalism as effectively as machines did for the functions for which they had been created, thus adapting architecture to the new social life that emerged after the Industrial Revolution. In addition, he published, among several fundamental writings, the manifesto Beyond Cubism, which proposed purism as the new avant-garde, based on rationality, order, geometry and proportion - and even on human measurements for the parts of the building, the "Modulor".
What is Le Corbusier's design style?
As a common pattern in his works he established the free configuration of the ground floor and façade, raised on pilotis -supporting structures- and with sliding windows; the maintenance of simplicity, getting rid of unnecessary ornamentation and simplifying the works to pure geometric forms; the use of prefabricated resources, such as reinforced concrete; and the linking of architecture with gardens as recreational areas, usually on the terraces. In fact, his dream was to create a city divided by sectors and with skyscrapers connected by gardens and highways, but it turned out to be a utopia.
For more information, visit the website of his foundation: Foundation Le Corbusier
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