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The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier

The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier: Le Corbusier (1887-1965) was an influential architect and city planner. Le Corbusier was born as Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris in the Swiss city of La Chaux-de-Fonds. In 1917, he moved to Paris and assumed the pseudonym Le Corbusier, he became a French citizen in 1930. He was one of the pioneers of the Modern Movement and the International Style. The International Style is closely related to the Modern Movement. Le Corbusier was the first architect to make use of rough-cast concrete. His designs were ascetic and functional in appearance, they had a strong sense of expressionism and rigorous geometric forms. The architectural work of Le Corbusier can be found in Argentina, Belguim, Japan, France, Germany, India and  Switzerland. Le Corbusier was not only an architect and city planner, he was also a painter, sculptor, furniture designer and writer. The Work of Le Corbusier became an UNESCO World Heritage in 2016 and was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as: The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement.

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The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier - Architectural Work of Le Corbusier: The Villa Schwob at La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland. The Villa Schwob is also known as La Villa...

Architectural Work of Le Corbusier: The Villa Schwob at La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland. The Villa Schwob is also known as La Villa Turque, the Turkish Villa. The Villa Schwob was designed by Le Corbusier in 1916. The Villa was built for the watchmaker Anatole Schwob. Le Corbusier's design for the Turkish Villa was strongly influenced by the Ottoman architecture he saw during his travels through Turkey.  

  1. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier - Architectural Work of Le Corbusier: The Villa Schwob at La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland. The Villa Schwob is also known as La Villa...

    Architectural Work of Le Corbusier: The Villa Schwob at La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland. The Villa Schwob is also known as La Villa Turque, the Turkish Villa. The Villa Schwob was designed by Le Corbusier in 1916. The Villa was built for the watchmaker Anatole Schwob. Le Corbusier's design for the Turkish Villa was strongly influenced by the Ottoman architecture he saw during his travels through Turkey.  

  2. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier - Architectural Work of Le Corbusier: The Villa Schwob in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. The Villa Schwob is an early masterpiece of the architect...

    Architectural Work of Le Corbusier: The Villa Schwob in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. The Villa Schwob is an early masterpiece of the architect Le Corbusier. The Villa Schwob was built in the Oriental style. The Villa Schwob is one of the most remarkable villas built by Le Corbusier in the town of La Chaux-de-Fonds. The Villa Schwob is also known as La Villa Turque, the Turkish Villa. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2016.

  3. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier - Architectural Work of Le Corbusier: La Maison Blanche in the town of La Chaux-de-Fonds. La Maison Blanche, the White House, is also known as...

    Architectural Work of Le Corbusier: La Maison Blanche in the town of La Chaux-de-Fonds. La Maison Blanche, the White House, is also known as Villa Jeanneret-Perret. In 1912, Le Corbusier opened his own architectural office in his hometown La  Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland. La Maison Blanche was the first independent project of Le Corbusier. Le Corbusier designed and built La Maison Blanche for his parents in 1912. 

  4. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier - Architectural Work of Le Corbusier: La Maison Blanche in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. La Maison Blanche is a combination of modern...

    Architectural Work of Le Corbusier: La Maison Blanche in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. La Maison Blanche is a combination of modern architecture, especially of German influence and Mediterranean tradition. For the construction of La Maison Blanche, Le Corbusier used new materials, such as fiber cement for the roof and linoleum for the floors. Le Corbusier once said: 'Chairs are architecture, sofas are bourgeois'.

  5. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier - Architectural Work of Le Corbusier: La Maison Blanche at the town of La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland was designed by Le Corbusier. Le...

    Architectural Work of Le Corbusier: La Maison Blanche at the town of La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland was designed by Le Corbusier. Le Corbusier was not only an architect, he also was a painter, furniture designer, city planner, sculptor and writer. La Maison Blanche was restored in 2005. Today, the house is a museum. Le Corbusier was born as Charles Edouard Jeanneret-Gris, he adopted the pseudonym Le Corbusier when he moved to Paris in 1917.