Last edited 26 Mar 2021

Le Corbusier (Architect)

Le Corbusier was a French architect who was born in 1887 and died on 27 August 1965.

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.


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