The most famous works of the French architect Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier is one of the greats of the 20th century and a benchmark of modern architecture. We know his most famous works, which are World Heritage Sites.

Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as le corbusier, is one of the most important architects in history. Born in Switzerland but of French nationality, he is listed as one of the greatest architects of the 20th century and one of the fathers of modern architecture. Not surprisingly, part of his work is recognized as World Heritage by UNESCO, and now we are going to know some of those famous works, which you can find in France.

Villa Savoy

In Poissya town on the outskirts of Paris, is located Villa Savoya house designed by Le Corbusier and built in 1929. The French architect conceived the house as a machine to inhabit and with this construction he put into practice his five points for a new architecture, which are later seen in most of his works. The work survived World War II and today survives as a museum dedicated to the life and work of its creator.

Marseille Room Unit

In 1945, Le Corbusier was commissioned by the French state to design a residential building in the city of Marseilles that would suppose a new concept and typology in residential constructions, baptized as Room Unit. Located in the south of Marseille, the building was inaugurated in 1952 with more than three hundred departments that integrate the kitchen, dining room and living room into a single room, as the core of the family unit, and the bedroom as a space for individual freedom.

Chapel of Notre Dam du Haut

Le Corbusier also participated in the construction of religious buildings, such as the Chapel of Notre Dam du Haut, which is located in the city of Ronchamp. Built between 1950 and 1955 on a hill on the outskirts of the population center, logically it is not a typical Catholic chapel, but rather a fairly modestfree of extravagance and religious elements, which symbolizes a kind of pedestal to which pilgrims go.

Convent of Saint Mary of La Tourette

In Eveuxa municipality near Lyon, is another of the great works of Le Corbusier in France, and also of a religious type: the Convent of Saint Mary of La Tourette. Beyond the architectural peculiarities of this convent that belongs to the Dominican Order, this work is very special and significant because it is about the last of Le Corbusier on European soilsince just five years later the famous architect died.

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