Le Corbusier in 1933
October 6, 1887
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
|Died||August 27, 1965
|Awards||AIA Gold Medal (1961), Grand Officiers of the LÃ©gion d’honneur (1964)|
|Buildings||Villa Savoye, Poissy
Villa La Roche, Paris
UnitÃ© d’habitation, Marseille
Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp
Buildings in Chandigarh, India
I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.
To create architecture is to put in order. Put what in order? Function and objects.
A hundred times have I thought New York is a catastrophe and 50 times: It is a beautiful catastrophe.