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Chapel of Notre Dame Du Haut | Freeform Architecture

Chapel of Notre Dame, Ronchamp was designed by the Legendary Architect Le Corbusier. It is a world renowned architectural innovation  for its unique building character.

Chapel of Notre Dam Du Haut - France

Chapel of Notre Dam Du Haut - France

The philosophy of Le Corbusier was that every building should have its own character. It should be unique.

He believed that every building that is designed at a particular site should merge with its surroundings and still be an outstanding innovation of all times.


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Important Projects of Le Corbusier | Modern Architecture Exemplified

Le Corbuier was an architect, painter and a philosopher. He became a powerful thinker of new urban theories and propounded a bold, modern architecture.

In 1951, he was appointed Architectural Adviser to the Punjab government for designing the new capital city, Chandigarh. This city represents the expression of his revolutionary ideas and is where his greatest monuments have been erected.

Villa Savoye

Villa Savoye

Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright became the pioneers of Modern Architecture….

He lived his austere life and admired the simple and the useful. He was not only an architect and a planner but a painter, a sculptor, in secret a poet, a visionary whose view encompassed all that concerns man. Above all, Corbusier was a great humanist whose primary preoccupation was the welfare of man. He worked in India for a pittance and did not die a rich man.


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Le Corbusier | Legendary Trendsetter of Modern Architecture

“Architecture is the play of forms under light.”

Charles Edouard Jeanneret was born at La Chaux de Fonds on October 6, 1887 and later adopted the pseudonym Le Corbusier. He came from a family of watch engravers in Switzerland, and his mother was a musician.

Centre le Corbusier, Zurich

Centre le Corbusier, Zurich

He grew to maturity in the intellectually stimulating city of Paris and adopted French nationality. He travelled extensively and learnt many lessons from the classical architecture of Greece and the Europen cities.

He became a powerful thinker of new urban theories and propounded a bold, modern architecture. In 1951, he was appointed Architectural Adviser to the Punjab government for designing the new capital city, Chandigarh. This city represents the expression of his revolutionary ideas and is where his greatest monuments have been erected.

Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright became the pioneers of Modern Architecture….


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Frank Lloyd Wright | His philosophy of Architecture

“ A great architect is not made by way of a brain nearly so much as he is made by way of a cultivated, enriched heart”.

 

Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright

 

Frank Lloyd Wright was born on June 8, 1867 in Richland Centre, Wiscosin. Wright contributed the ‘Prairie’ and ‘Usonian’ styles to American residential architecture. Elements of his designs can be found in a large proportion of homes built today.

Wright studied civil engineering briefly at the University of Wisconsin. At 20 years of age, he joined a Chicago architectural firm as a draftsman. Wright eventually became chief draftsman and supervised the firm’s residential designs. Wright started his own firm in 1893, and began developing ideas for his ‘Prairie House’ Concept.


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