Charles-Edouard Jeanneret Le Corbusier
1887-1965
"The materials of city planning are sky, space, trees, steel and cement in that order and in that hierarchy.
The house.......a machine for living. "
The Times 1965


Swiss born architect Le Corbusier's early style was very Mondrian-like with thin walls and shapes, lots of glass, strong horizontals and verticals. In his later style he used thicker walls and more fluid shapes. Ushering a in a new, light-filled vision of life the mission statement "The Five Points of a New Architecture" listed a) the use of skinny columns so buildings could be raised off the ground and traffic pass underneath: b)The open plan which allows rooms to be flexible: c)The free facade: allowing openings to be fluid: d)Roof gardens: bringing nature back into the city and e)Ribbon windows: letting in as much light as possible. His elegant white Parisian villas and monumental buildings like the Parliament building at Chandigarh are legendary.

Masterpieces included:
Chapel of Notre-Dame du Haut, Ronchamp France
Savoye House, Poissy-sur-Seine France
UN Secretariat New York
Convent at La Tourette France

Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand designed the famous chaise longue which first appeared in 1929 and later in the same year at the Salon d'Automne in Paris.   .

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