Le Corbusier

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what do you all think of this?
In fact, I recently 'plunked down' plans of the Villa Savoye to where I'm living/sitting right now.

2014.10.04 12:45
Sticks and Stones and all that Matter
Agadir is more an offspring of Le Corbusier's Palais des Congres a Strasbourg (1964)--exchange level 3 and the roof of Strasbourg and you get Agadir.

2014.10.13 17:15
12 October
...whole sections of Pewter Wings Golden Horns Stone Veils have now opened up...

2015.03.29 11:51
The Architect as Totalitarian
EKE, the point of your last post doesn't follow logically. Describing classical architecture as "the architecture of European colonial repression" or Southern Colonial architecture as "the architecture of slavery" is a criticism of the Classical style, particularly pointing out that Classical Architecture is not a universal sign of rightful order and beauty. Again, the criticism is of the style of architecture, but not of the architects of classical architecture themselves. Yes, one can be critical of Le Corbusier's words, but in no way is his style of architecture rightly considered fascist or Nazi.

2015.03.30 09:57
The Architect as Totalitarian
EKE, the game you're trying to play is beginning to be childish and bratty. If you want to call out Le Corbusier's style of architecture, at least use examples of Le Corbusier's architecture. For example, there is Le Corbusier's International Planning Competition for Berlin, 1958.

You can maybe start by calling out veiled Nazi references in the plan. (Ha!)
Otherwise, you might actually learn something (about style and design) by actually looking at the project.

2015.03.30 13:24
The Architect as Totalitarian
So, who do we blame here then? It's all Le Corbusier's fault because he had ideas about modern urbanism, drew plans conveying his ideas and published them? Or is the DDR to blame for trying to follow the bare minimum of Le Corbusier's ideas and plans?
The truth of the matter is that this type of housing was built all over the planet because of the expediency and least expense with which the projects could be built. Mass housing was pretty much a necessity throughout much of the 20th century, and Le Corbusier was certainly not its only proponent. In any case, much has subsequently been learned about 20th century mass housing, both positive and negative. Mass housing is still an issue, still globally even, and I'm not sure that anything other than an evolved modern approach is still a large part of the solution.
Who knows, if Le Corbusier was in fact the architect/designer of all the mass housing of the 20th century then Earth might be a much nicer place.



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