Le Corbusier (Architect)
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Developed the brutalist concrete style for the developed western countries, where people had a way of living, and this was to meet their needs. Brutalist describes specifically "brut", french for raw concrete, that is formed around a rough sawn timber mould, sometimes the timber would be sand blasted to bring out the, harder, autum/winter growth, which then acts to imprint on the cooncrete. Done well, many people appreciate the aesthetics of this. Two prime examples of his buildings are Unité d'habitation, Marseille, Franse and in Sheiffield, UK the Parkhill Housing Estate (Listed Grade 2).
Said "home is a machine for living in" to in some describe that a home provides for the myriad of peoples needs in many ways and acts as a machine to suit their needs and can adapt.
He also designed the Indian government buildings, in a manner to suit their climate.
Villa Savoye is a modernist villa designed by Le Corbusier. Located in Poissy, on the outskirts of Paris, it is representative of Le Corbusier’s ‘five points’ of new architecture and is one of the most iconic examples of the International Style. For more information see International style, and Villa Savoye.
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