Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Influential architects - Le Corbusier

See why Le Corbusier was one of the most influential architects of our time from just 50 years ago. His work challenged form and function for centuries to come.

He was a pioneer in studies of modern high design and was dedicated to providing better living conditions for the residents of crowded cities.

"You employ stone, wood, and concrete, and with these materials you build houses and palaces: that is construction. Ingenuity is at work. But suddenly you touch my heart, you do me good. I am happy and I say: 'This is beautiful.' That is Architecture. Art enters in..."

"Architecture is the masterly, correct, and magnificent play of masses brought together in light."

"Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep."

"The house is a machine for living in."

"It is a question of building which is at the root of the social unrest of today: architecture or revolution."

"Modern life demands, and is waiting for, a new kind of plan, both for the house and the city."

"The 'Styles' are a lie."

"Architecture or revolution. Revolution can be avoided."

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