Brutalism: Le Corbusier's first Unité d'Habitation is arguably the most influential Brutalist building of all time. With its human proportions, chunky pilotis and interior "streets", it redefined high-density housing by reimagining a city inside an 18-storey slab block. More »
Tag: Le Corbusier
Industrial designer Konstantin Grcic has furnished an apartment in Le Corbusier's iconic Cité Radieuse housing block with his own products and blown-up pages from a punk fanzine (+ slideshow). More »
A retrospective on the life and work of Le Corbusier opens today at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. This selection of drawings and paintings by the architect documents the various stages of his career, as presented in the exhibition. More »
Dezeen Wire: a gymnasium in Baghdad that was designed by Le Corbusier in 1957 is to be restored - Yahoo! News
Completed in 1965 under Saddam Hussein, years after the iconic architect's death, the Baghdad Gymnasium has fallen into disrepair following its occupation by American soldiers.
Dezeen Wire: the Cité Radieuse housing estate in Marseille, one of the most famous works by Swiss architect Le Corbusier and the first building in his influential Unité d'Habitation project, has been damaged by fire in a blaze that began in a first floor apartment yesterday afternoon - Guardian
Dezeen Wire: the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have announced 25 new additions to the World Heritage List, including the Fagus Factory by Walter Gropius as reported yesterday, but deferred an application for the inclusion of 19 buildings by Modernist architect Le Corbusier, referring the decision to the next committee meeting.
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