Biography of Le Corbusier

PERSONAL
  • Full Name: Le Corbusier
  • Place of birth: La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
  • Birth date: Thursday, October 6, 1887
  • Zodiac: Balance
  • Nationality: Switzerland/France
BIOGRAPHY
Le Corbusier or Charles-native named Edouard Jeanneret was an architect from Switzerland who is studying the flow of International Style design together with Ludwig Man van der Rohe, Walter Gropius and Theo van Doesburg. In addition, he is also known as a planner of the city, artists, writers and designers furniture. He is also known for his contribution in the dissemination of the international style.

Le Corbusier
Le Corbusier was an expert in theories of modern design. He also contributed in making a better life in the densely populated neighborhood. His buildings are scattered in an area of Europe, India, Russia and the United States.

Le Corbusier had a great interest in visual art that he was educated at La-Chaux-de-Fonds Art School. Lecturer architect René Chapallaz was that at the same time affect the work of the design the building as early career as architect he. In the early days of his career, he designed the villa Jeanneret villas, one of which he dedicated to his parents. Villas-villa that he is always alluring and popular in all countries of the Alps.

In 1907, he had to Paris and worked with Auguste Perret was a concrete expert from France. In 1910-1911 he worked with Peter Behrens in Malang the next Man she meets Ludwig van der Rohe and Walter Gropius. After that, he became one of the most influential architects in the field of architecture of Germany.

In 1911, Le Corbusier traveled to the Balkan Semanjung to visit Greece and Turkey. On the sidelines of his trip, he drew a sketch of the building including the Parthenon, which he entered in Vers une architecture, 1923. Vers une architecture is a collection of essays on Le Corbusier published in the French journal L'Esprit Nouveau.

At the time of World War I, he taught at his alma mater, La-Chaux-de-Founds Art School. He taught there until the end of the war. His work was then called Domino House he created in 1914 to 1915. The design was to be patokannya in making the most of his work in ten years thereafter.

In 1918, he met the Cubist painter Amedee Ozenfant. In the end, they assume that the flow of Cubism is an irrational flow but romantic. Then they made the theory of Purism which is one theory that uses aesthetic approaches in the field of architecture. This theory showing the purity of the deserted building of ornament that is in line with modern architecture adagium judging that the ornament is a crime. Corbusier himself never argued that the paintings and ornamentasi are there in the building should not exist and should color it white.

EDUCATION
  • La-Chaux-de-Fonds Art School
CAREER
  • The Villa Savoye, France
  • Notre Dame du Haut, France
  • Buildings in Chandigarh, India
AWARDS
  • Armchair Chaise longue "LC4"
  • Villa Savoye, France
  • Unite d'Habitation, France
  • Usine Claude et Duval, France
  • Chapelle Notre du Haut, France