Archinect - News 2017-07-25T10:31:52-04:00 The Corner of Lovecraft and Ballard Places Journal 2017-06-20T17:22:00-04:00 >2017-06-20T17:23:29-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For Lovecraft, the ubiquitous angle between two walls is a dark gateway to the screaming abyss of the outer cosmos; for Ballard, it&rsquo;s an entry point to our own anxious psyche.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em></em>H.P. Lovecraft and J.G. Ballard both put architecture at the heart of their fiction, and both made the humble corner into a place of nightmares. Will Wiles delves into the malign interiors of their imagined worlds and&nbsp;the secret history of the spaces where walls meet.&nbsp;</p> <p><em></em></p> Federica Buzzi's critique on the Le Corbusier Modulor Alexander Walter 2017-05-31T14:20:00-04:00 >2017-06-05T12:29:16-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Modulor Man is a healthy white male enhanced by mathematical proportional gimmicks &lsquo;of nature&rsquo;, such as golden ratio and Fibonacci series. He represents the normative and normalised body around which Le Corbusier conceived his designs. As a result, most modern architectural forms are all tellingly calibrated on a similar standard, the healthy white male body.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Given the Canadian Centre for Architecture&rsquo;s groundbreaking research regarding medicalisation in architecture and its extensive Le Corbusier collection," the author Federica Buzzi writes, "I think it is time to address the role of norm and standard in Le Corbusier&rsquo;s work and its legacy."</p> GSAPP displays unusual + intriguing photographs of famed architectural models with "Stagecraft: Models and Photos" Julia Ingalls 2017-02-02T18:31:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T22:24:08-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Photographer James Ewing was given a studio and several weeks to creatively photograph architectural models made by students of the Columbia GSAPP between 1994 and 2003. The resulting work will form a show, "Stagecraft: Models and Photos," that opens at the GSAPP on February 9th.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Featuring photographs of models of structures such as&nbsp;Le Corbusier's Pavillon des Temps Nouveaux,&nbsp;Norman Foster's Renault Distribution Center, and&nbsp;Peter Zumthor's Saint Benedict Chapel among others, the photographs avoid&nbsp;the&nbsp;atmosphere of your typical two-in-the-morning-on-a-work-day professional studio snaps, instead investing each of these models&nbsp;with unusual drama.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Because the models and the photographer are so removed from the original architectural design process, the work is necessarily interpretive. These are miniature echo chambers of history, models of models of structures some of these students undoubtedly visited in real life, photographed against occasionally surreal backdrops.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p>... 17 of Le Corbusier's buildings are now UN world heritage sites Eleanor Marshall 2016-07-18T10:35:00-04:00 >2016-07-24T22:46:01-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The UN's cultural organisation has listed 17 works by pioneering Franco-Swiss architect Le Corbusier as world heritage sites. Le Corbusier spearheaded the modern movement after World War One, using iron, concrete and glass in a new focus on bold lines and functionality that did not appeal to everyone. The sites are in seven countries.</p></em><br /><br /><p>17 of Le Corbusier's buildings, including Unit&eacute; d&rsquo;habitation in Marseille and&nbsp;the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo were announced as new UN world heritage sites. The 17 buildings meet three of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">selection criteria</a> for World Heritage status:</p><p>(i) A masterpiece of human creative genius.</p><p>(ii) An important interchange of human values, over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning or landscape design.</p><p>(vi) Directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance.</p><p>The inclusion of Le Corbusier's works as world heritage sites marks the culmination of a significant shift in attitudes towards Modernist architecture. His&nbsp;Unit&eacute; d&rsquo;habitation is often considered the forefather of high-rise living.&nbsp;Le Corbusier's forms are often cited as a key inspiration for the much maligned Brutalism. Could t...</p> Le Corbusier's Cité de Refuge in Paris to reopen after restoration Nicholas Korody 2016-04-05T20:21:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T00:21:32-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Public tours of a newly-restored Salvation Army shelter in Paris designed by Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret start in April. The tour guides for the 11-storey building, known as the Cit&eacute; de Refuge, will be the residents of the building themselves who have been trained by the Fondation Le Corbusier. The Cit&eacute; de Refuge, which opened in 1933..., is historically significant as Le Corbusier&rsquo;s first urban housing project and one of only two completed buildings in Paris.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Does Le Corbusier have you crowing? Check out these related links:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">J&oslash;rn Utzon's final touch to the Sydney Opera House: a Le Corbusier tapestry</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renault issues Coup&eacute; Corbusier: a concept car to explore "a new way forward", inspired by Le Corbusier</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Le Corbusier was a combination of blind and na&iuml;ve about all politics&rdquo;</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Works by Le Corbu and Louis Kahn in Ahmedabad left off historic conservation list</a></li></ul> Archinect Sessions #58: Last week’s architecture news. When it wasn’t so depressing. Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-31T18:58:00-04:00 >2016-04-27T12:04:04-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Collecting the most important news of the past week &ndash; that is, from the recording date's perspective of March 30th, the day before <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's sudden death</a> &ndash; this episode brings stories on:&nbsp;the winning below-grade skyscraper (sinkscraper?) of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eVolo's Skyscraper Competition</a>;&nbsp;a long-lost <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Le Corbusier tapestry</a>&nbsp;returning to the Sydney Opera House;&nbsp;another twist on co-habitation in the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">co-work startup, PodShare</a>;&nbsp;Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects taking <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"revenge" on Charles Moore's Hood Museum</a>; and our future of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eating sandwiches while robots do our work</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>We'll discuss the late Dame Zaha Hadid's legacy on next week's podcast.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 58 of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Last week&rsquo;s architecture news. When it wasn&rsquo;t so depressing.":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting ...</li></ul> Jørn Utzon's final touch to the Sydney Opera House: a Le Corbusier tapestry Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-29T16:52:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T23:42:15-04:00 <img src="" width="594" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Utzon] wrote to his idol, boldly sending his designs of the Opera House and asking Le Corbusier to contribute in the form of &ldquo;decoration, carpets and paintings&rdquo;. His idol wrote back, and by October 1960 the young Utzon was the proud owner of a striking tapestry [...] The piece is now hanging behind glass in the far end of the Utzon-designed western foyer: a holding place while the Opera House continues the &ldquo;decade of renewal&rdquo; that will lead up to its 50th anniversary in 2023.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Another look at the tapestry, as it was hung in J&oslash;rn Utzon's home in Denmark:</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Sydney Opera House by J&oslash;rn Utzon Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">J&oslash;rn Utzon dead at 90</a></li><li><a title="Rare film of Le Corbusier in his Paris home and studio" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rare film of Le Corbusier in his Paris home and studio</a></li><li><a title="Le Corbusier in Color" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Le Corbusier in Color</a></li></ul> Renault issues Coupé Corbusier: a concept car to explore "a new way forward", inspired by Le Corbusier Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-10-26T13:12:00-04:00 >2015-11-04T22:14:23-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Le Corbusier, who died 50 years ago, is widely recognised as one of the founding fathers of modern architecture. Renault tells us this long, chamfered concept was &ldquo;inspired by the architect&rsquo;s modernist principles and theories&rdquo;, and references the &ldquo;golden era of the automobile of the 1930s&rdquo;. Top Gear is no historical expert, but does not remember seeing anything like the Corbusier concept in photos from the&nbsp;Thirties.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Would Le Corbusier have chosen "suicide doors"? Renault whipped up the design for part of an exhibition put on by Centre des Monuments Nationaux in France,&nbsp;&ldquo;Cars for living: the automobile and modernism in the 20th and 21st centuries,&rdquo; which focuses on the history and legacy of the heyday of French automotive manufacturing in the 1930s. No word yet as to how it actually drives.</p><p>The Coup&eacute; doesn't seem to take much from&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Le Corbusier's Minimum Car</a>, which exists only as sketches, and was born out the architect's obsession with the manufacturable precision of the automobile industry.</p><p><em>h/t <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Highsnobiety</a></em></p><p>More on the ongoing influence of Le Corbusier:</p><ul><li><a title="&ldquo;Le Corbusier was a combination of blind and na&iuml;ve about all politics&rdquo;" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Le Corbusier was a combination of blind and na&iuml;ve about all politics&rdquo;</a></li><li><a title='Le Corbusier "militant fascist" claims overshadow 50th death anniversary' href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Le Corbusier "militant fascist" claims overshadow 50th death anniversary</a></li><li><a title="Is Le Corbusier the real grandfather of hip-hop?" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Le Corbusier the real grandfather of hip-hop?</a></li><li><a title="Breaking new ground : Le Corbusier still a key figure for young architects" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Breaking new ground : Le Corbusier still a key figure for young architects</a></li></ul> “Le Corbusier was a combination of blind and naïve about all politics” Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-13T15:08:00-04:00 >2015-07-17T22:41:24-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;There&rsquo;s still a myth surrounding Le Corbusier, that he&rsquo;s the greatest architect of the 20th century, a generous man, a poet,&rdquo; [journalist Xavier] de Jarcy said. That vision, he added, is &ldquo;a great collective lie.&rdquo; [...] &ldquo;He is someone who thought that reform, social change, could only be made by an authority.&rdquo; [...] &ldquo;That&rsquo;s why Le Corbusier is interesting, because of his own passions and the way he crosses the passions of the century.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on the tug-of-war over Le Corbusier's politics and architectural ideology:</p><ul><li><a title='Pompidou responds to "fascist" Le Corbusier claims' href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pompidou responds to "fascist" Le Corbusier claims</a></li><li><a title='Le Corbusier "militant fascist" claims overshadow 50th death anniversary' href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Le Corbusier "militant fascist" claims overshadow 50th death anniversary</a></li><li><a title="Is Le Corbusier the real grandfather of hip-hop?" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Le Corbusier the real grandfather of hip-hop?</a></li></ul> Works by Le Corbu and Louis Kahn in Ahmedabad left off historic conservation list Nicholas Korody 2015-06-16T15:38:00-04:00 >2015-06-24T18:13:28-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The father of modern architecture Le Corbusier and the most influential architects of the 20th century Louis Kahn will not find place in the latest heritage conservation list of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC). Ahmedabad happens to be the only place in the world where Le Corbusier had designed four different buildings. Louis Kahn's IIM-A building too does not figure in the list of heritage buildings.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"The list, which consists of 2,247 buildings and havelis in the walled city and 382 buildings outside the walled city area, will be notified in a day or two. Inclusion in the list will mean that the new conservation building bye laws would now be applicable."</p> Eileen Gray’s E1027 masterpiece reopens to the public today Alexander Walter 2015-05-04T13:28:00-04:00 >2015-05-12T22:50:48-04:00 <img src="" width="300" height="200" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This modernist villa on the C&ocirc;te d&rsquo;Azur, designed by Irish architect Eileen Gray, has witnessed wartime shootings, murder and vandalism by Le Corbusier. Now, at last, it has been brought back to life [...] Le Corbusier visited and, apparently outraged that a woman could have made such a significant work in a style he considered his own, assaulted it with a series of garish and ugly wall paintings, which he chose to execute completely naked.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Pompidou responds to "fascist" Le Corbusier claims Alexander Walter 2015-04-30T13:31:00-04:00 >2015-05-04T12:16:09-04:00 <img src="" width="500" height="671" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Pompidou Centre in Paris has hit back at critics who say its Le Corbusier exhibition, which opened to the public&nbsp;yesterday, 29 April, glosses over recent accusations that the Swiss-born French architect was a militant fascist with links to the Vichy regime. A spokeswoman for the Pompidou says the exhibition does not refer to Le Corbusier&rsquo;s fascist past because &ldquo;it&rsquo;s about the proportions of the human body, which are present in his architecture and painting. [...]&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Le Corbusier "militant fascist" claims overshadow 50th death anniversary</a></p> Editor's Picks #413 Nam Henderson 2015-04-29T00:18:00-04:00 >2015-04-29T12:42:22-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Senior editor <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;published the first in a series of mini-interviews for a new feature <strong>Touching Base</strong>: In which he profiled <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Volkan Alkanoglu</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">, founding principal of </a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Volkan Alkanoglu | DESIGN LLC</a>. It was a reminder for&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>&nbsp;of&nbsp;how small the world is, as her "<em>husband's company</em><em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Indianapolis Fabrications </a>made and installed Volkan's piece <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Memorial</a></em><em>&rdquo;. Plus, she did some &ldquo;shop drawing work on it!</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Two new books claim</a> Le Corbusier was a 'militant fascist'.&nbsp;<strong>Lightperson</strong> thought it was "<em>a leap to say he was a nazi because of a sort of anti-Semitic note to mom</em>". Yet, <strong>Jayness</strong> wanted to stand against false idols who aligned themself "<em>with those in power (Vichy, France), and which by default is the act of a coward. No amount of design or expressive talent can overcome this shortcoming</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Over at The Los Angeles Review of Books, Joseph Giovannini <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">examined</a> plans for the new Peter Zumthor at LACMA.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;only wished "<em>Giovannini had given more hi-end decision-making board of truste...</em></p> Le Corbusier "militant fascist" claims overshadow 50th death anniversary Alexander Walter 2015-04-20T14:55:00-04:00 >2015-04-28T19:27:06-04:00 <img src="" width="460" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>France's best-known 20th century architect, Le Corbusier, was a "militant fascist" who was far more anti-Semitic and a fan of Hitler than previously thought, two new books reveal. [...] the latest, far more damning, revelations have shocked admirers and threaten to cast a shadow over commemorations of the 50th anniversary of his death. [...] "Hitler can crown his life with a great work: the planned layout of Europe."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Favorite Building: Konrad Wachsmann and Le Corbusier Orhan Ayyüce 2015-01-29T14:41:00-05:00 >2015-02-01T21:25:58-05:00 <img src="" width="427" height="625" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From Esther McCoy's 1981 memorial to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Konrad Wachsmann</a>:</p><p>"Finally all internees who wanted to,&nbsp;were permitted to join the French army. Konrad did. They heard then about the Dunkirk disaster. When Konrad&rsquo;s regiment crossed the Loire River, the Germans were already in Marseilles. They had destroyed the Pont Transbordeur, which bridged the inner harbor entrance to Marseilles.</p><p>Ten years later Konrad sat one day in a restaurant in New York with Le Corbusier. Konrad said, "He asked me what I thought was the most beautiful structure in this century."<br>"I hope, " Konrad said, "you are not expecting me to say the Villa Savoye.&rdquo;<br>&ldquo;No, no, " Corb replied.</p><p>Konrad then proposed that each write the name of the structure and compare them. They had both written<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Pont Transbordeur</a>..."</p><p><em>Cover photo and quote via&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Susan Morgan</a></em></p> Parkour Architectural | Villa Savoye Orhan Ayyüce 2014-09-18T12:59:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T19:11:55-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="405" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Discover the Villa Savoye as you've never seen it before, through the discipline of Parkour and the movements of traceurs !</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Le Corbusier</a>, the real grandfather of hip-hop, could also be the inspiration behind the parkour?&nbsp;</p> Is Le Corbusier the real grandfather of hip-hop? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-17T14:15:00-04:00 >2015-03-25T15:01:16-04:00 <img src="" width="460" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"In the late 1920s, Le Corbusier created a plan for Paris," Ford says. "Its most celebrated portion was called 'Towers in the Park.' [...] Think unremarkable, high-rise apartment buildings. Think low-income housing projects. [...] "Many of hip-hop's most prominent artists were born, raised, and perfected their crafts in those very same housing projects. Hip-hop was a result of the economical, political, and sociological deprivations instituted by the housing projects across America."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> An awkward interview with Le Corbusier Alexander Walter 2014-09-11T13:36:00-04:00 >2014-09-16T00:38:45-04:00 <img src="" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As we were getting off the plane he asked me what I was doing that evening: &ldquo;Catching a train, I am afraid,&rdquo; I said. &ldquo; Pity. You are fat and I like my women fat. We could have spent a pleasant night together.&rdquo; He said this quite casually. [...] So gigantic was Corb&rsquo;s egotism that he probably considered it enough of an honour for a humble mortal to provide a genius like him with a night&rsquo;s relaxation.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Why Modern Architecture Struggles to Inspire Catholics Alexander Walter 2014-09-02T13:45:00-04:00 >2014-09-06T02:11:19-04:00 <img src="" width="355" height="473" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Outside a few rare examples such as Ronchamp, I sense that Modernism has failed to deliver an architecture that connects with most Catholics and other traditional Christians. Much of this has to do with fact that Modernism as a cultural movement is inherently atheistic as it is based on a secular materialist philosophy.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Rare film of Le Corbusier in his Paris home and studio Archinect 2014-05-19T14:01:00-04:00 >2014-05-20T12:23:13-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="475" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I am young man of 71 years old. I am a visual man. A man working working with eyes and hands.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Le Corbusier's Chandigarh "vulgarized" Alexander Walter 2014-04-21T14:39:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T14:42:34-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="272" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] architectural historian William J R Curtis has set off the alarm bells by warning about the looming threat of destruction on Chandigarh's architectural heritage, terming the damage to buildings as "vulgarization" and "massacre." According to Curtis, there is a clear and present danger to the legacy of city creator Le Corbusier and that the restoration measures are needed to be taken now.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Curtis believes that astronomical rise in land prices has posed the greatest threat to heritage in an increasingly materialistic society where there is a "price for everything and value of nothing."</em></p> How Did Famous Creative People Spend Their Days? Archinect 2014-03-31T15:07:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T15:08:17-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="408" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Freud, Dickens, Tchaikovsky, Darwin, and John Milton took daily walks, while Le Corbusier did morning calisthenics and Victor Hugo did &ldquo;long strenuous exercises on the beach.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Le Corbusier's Ronchamp Chapel vandalized Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-22T14:53:00-05:00 >2014-01-22T18:00:39-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Vandals have smashed an &lsquo;irreplaceable&rsquo; stained-glass window after breaking into Le Corbusier&rsquo;s Ronchamp Chapel in eastern France. The hand-painted, coloured glass window designed by the Swiss architect in the early 1950s was destroyed, it is understood, as the intruders forced entry into the famous Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut. Once inside the vandals lifted a concrete collection box and threw it outside.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The Bust of Le Corbusier at MAMO Marseille France Archinect 2013-08-09T13:34:00-04:00 >2013-08-17T17:13:46-04:00 <img src="" width="640" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A turn of events took place for Cit&eacute; Radieuse in 2010, when the building&rsquo;s rooftop gym and solarium went up for sale. Designer Ito Morabito, who goes by Ora-Ito, purchased it as a collector might. &ldquo;Like you buy a piece of art, but architecture,&rdquo; he noted. After the acquisition, it became Ora-Ito&rsquo;s self-appointed mission to honor the iconic structure. Ora-Ito transformed the rooftop of Cit&eacute; Radieuse into MAMO, a contemporary art center dedicated to exhibitions and creative ateliers.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Le Corbusier at MOMA Andrew Davis 2013-06-25T14:41:00-04:00 >2013-06-26T12:33:56-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="485" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"These products suggest the terrific span of Le Corbusier&rsquo;s career in time, space, and scale, attacking the problems of how we should build and how we should live at home and abroad . . . If current architects take anything from the exhibition&mdash;a must-see, despite some critical flaws&mdash;it should be the power of those big, gestural drawings, where visual and verbal argument vividly come together."</p></em><br /><br /><p> This criticism of MoMA's exhibition of Le Corbusier's work seems to be disappointed in the light-handed intervention of the curator. However, considering the amount and variety of architecture produced by Corbusier, it's unlikely anyone has clear idea of how best to display his work. Still, the architect may have done the heavy lifting in this feat.</p> <p> Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes</p> <p> June 15&ndash;September 23, 2013 @ MoMA New York</p> Le Corbusier's Cité Radieuse rooftop gym transformed into art space Archinect 2013-04-15T18:36:00-04:00 >2013-08-09T13:44:07-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="403" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>French designer Ora-&Iuml;to is converting the famous Marseille roof terrace into a haven for contemporary art</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> Breaking new ground : Le Corbusier still a key figure for young architects Archinect 2012-10-07T18:35:00-04:00 >2012-10-07T18:37:10-04:00 <img src="" width="555" height="353" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Le Corbusier, Herzog &amp; De Meuron, Mario Botta and Peter Zumthor - to mention only the most prominent names - have put Swiss architecture on the world map. The younger generation has not yet achieved the same celebrity, but it is striking out in new directions of its own. &nbsp; For the 125th anniversary of the birth of Le Corbusier, talked to art historian Lorette Coen about current trends in Swiss architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Le Corbusier in Color Orhan Ayyüce 2012-09-23T12:52:00-04:00 >2012-09-26T15:11:14-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="660" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Toward the end of 1953, Willy Rizzo took a series of portraits of the architect Le Corbusier, three of which were published in the magazine Paris Match. Much of Rizzo&rsquo;s work was done in medium-format color. These photographs have not been published since.</p></em><br /><br /><p> We are most familiar with iconic b&amp;w photographs of Le Corbusier. Le Journal de la Photographie re-publishes beautiful color photographs by the artist Willy Rizzo shot in&nbsp;1953 and three of which were published in the magazine Paris Match at the time. These&nbsp;photographs&nbsp;shed a&nbsp;rare light to architect's persona. Enjoy.&nbsp;<br><br> Le Corbusier by Willy Rizzo</p> <p> From Septembre 19th to December 20th, 2012<br> Maison La Roche<br> 10, square du docteur Blanche<br> 75016 Paris - France</p> Corbu's Izmir Orhan Ayyüce 2012-09-12T21:03:00-04:00 >2012-09-22T02:49:47-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="467" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In 1948 Le Corbusier was retained by the municipality of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Izmir</a> (my home town) to develop a visionary master plan for the city. He disregarded the historic core of Izmir which is laced with artifacts and buildings as old as 3500 years old and eventually was forced to resign from the job and most of his fees were cancelled. There are some faint lines from his plan remains today like the International Fair grounds, a purple colored oval area on the plans. His ideas would be very inadequate and lose their initial vision for a city of 4 million residents <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">today</a> on a relatively small footprint surrounding its bay.</p> Iraq aims to revive Baghdad's 'lost' Le Corbusier building Archinect 2012-04-23T14:09:00-04:00 >2012-04-23T15:58:11-04:00 <img src="" width="630" height="329" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designed by the famed architect Le Corbusier, built under Saddam Hussein then forgotten: such was the fate of a gym in Baghdad that Iraq now wants, with the help of France, to restore to its former stature. Located in the east of the capital, the massive concrete structure has surprisingly withstood the decades of war, internecine fighting and sanctions that have hit the country.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>