aka Le Corbusier

by Astrid Chastka | March 26, 2015

Recently I saw a play called "Une nuit Radieuse" (a radiant night) which basically spins off the famous Urban design concept "Ville Radieuse" (radiant city) by which Le Corbusier was quite famous for (besides his furniture you've seen at DWR or MoMA)

The play uncovers a small fraction of his persona, as a human, as man, as a husband, who enjoys the routine of swimming every morning in the French Riviera and painting in his one-bedroom cabin Le Cabanon.

Had I not seen, studied, and fantasized enough of his architecture marvels. This is a little exploration of his paintings, engravings and drawings that he started before and after he realized he was to become the Modernist architect, par excellence.


(top right) Geometric motifs 1912 |   (bottom left) Three bottles 1926



(L) engraving- The Modulor (1956)  |  (R) Icône 3, 1956


Drawing for many tapestry designs for Chandigarh


You may also find more info and works by Le Corbusier here.