Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, known as Le Corbusier, was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture. He was born in Switzerland and became a French citizen in 1930. His career spanned five decades, and he designed buildings in Europe, Japan, India, and North and South America. Dedicated to providing better living conditions for the residents of crowded cities, Le Corbusier was influential in urban planning, and was a founding member of the Congrès International d’Architecture Moderne. Le Corbusier prepared the master plan for the city of Chandigarh in India, and contributed specific designs for several buildings there, specially the government buildings. On 17 July 2016, seventeen projects by Le Corbusier in seven countries were inscribed in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites as The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement.
|Born:||Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, October 6, 1887, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland|
|Died:||August 27, 1965, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France|
|Awards:||AIA Gold Medal (1961), Grand Officiers of the Légion d’honneur (1964)|
|IMDb:||Le Corbusier’s IMDb|
About Le Corbusier
City planner and architect who once said, “A house is a machine for living”; pioneered modern architecture. He was also an early advocate of urban planning.
He was attracted to the visual arts at a young age and eventually studied at the La-Chaux-de-Fonds Art School with Charles L’Eplattenier. He was hired by Auguste Perret, the pioneer of reinforced concrete, in 1907.
He helped found Congrès International d’Architecture Moderne (CIAM); his career spanned five decades, with his work appearing in Europe, India, and America.
He was a French citizen who was born in Switzerland; his birth name was Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris. His wife, Yvonne Gallis, died in 1957.
He and I.M. Pei were both world-renowned pioneering architects of their respective generations.
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