- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 05 Jun 2018
Le Corbusier (Architect)
To help develop this article, click 'Edit this article' above.
He was renowned for developing the Brutalist style which was intended to meet the functional needs of people living in western cities. Brutalism describes specifically 'brut' (raw concrete), that is formed around a rough sawn-timber mould. A key example of his Brutalist architectural style is Unité d'habitation, Marseille, France.
Le Corbusier said the '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 is adaptable.
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.
 Find out more
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
Featured articles and news
The New Rules of Measurement.
Prioritising Sustainable Development Goals on projects.
The Architects Registration Board.
How BSRIA monitored the performance of new homes.
How to research a building when there are no primary sources.
A re-thatching project has supported a critically endangered skill.
What inspired the Metabolist movement in architecture?
A radical transformation of three agricultural barns.
How to evict a tenant
The top 10 priorities for health and wellbeing.
Why some clients make BREEAM a contractual requirement.