6 wall lamps for your bedside

To kick off the week, I’m sharing a few favorite wall lamps that would be ideal for a bedside or reading nook. Personally I’ve been looking for a lamp for my own side of the bed and there’s a good chance it will end up being one of these. I’m not too p…

Sunday Sanctuary: History Repeating

You guys, this is how it’s done. This lust-worthy Le Marais apartment is taking us to interior design class and I’m a very willing student. If only we could all get our hands on a Le Corbusier Chaise Lounge or a Jean Prouve Daybed. While we’re at it, some digs in Paris would be mighty fine too. Sunday dreaming […]

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New photographs offer a look inside a modernist theatre in Le Corbusier’s Chandigarh

Neelam Theatre, one of three cinemas built as part of Le Corbusier’s construction of Chandigarh, is revealed in these new images by British photographer Edmund Sumner. Built in the early 1950s, Neelam Theatre is located in Sector 17, the commercial district of the modernist city that was famously masterplanned by Le Corbusier in post-independence India. But the building was actually

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Discover Le Corbusier’s most important architecture on Dezeen’s new Pinterest board

World Heritage Corb: many of French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier’s most important works feature on our latest Pinterest board, which we’ve created to mark the end of our series exploring the 17 of his buildings recently added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest | See more Le Corbusier in our archive

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Cité Radieuse combines elements from many of Le Corbusier’s previous designs

World Heritage Corb: Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation in Marseille is one of French-Swiss architect’s most recognised buildings, and is the last in our series exploring the 17 of his projects added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List (+ slideshow). The apartment complex in the French city – also known as Cité Radieuse – is the first More

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Le Corbusier’s Maison Guiette is his only surviving Belgian building

World Heritage Corb: Maison Guiette in Belgium was Le Corbusier’s first commission outside of France, but is one of the lesser-known of his 17 buildings that have been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list (+ slideshow). Belgian artist and art critic René Guiette asked Le Corbusier to design his studio-cum-residence in Antwerp, after seeing the architect’s Pavilion de L’Esprit Nouveau – a temporary More

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Le Corbusier designed Villa Le Lac as a lakeside home for his parents

World Heritage Corb: the lakeside home Le Corbusier designed for his parents is next up in our series in which we take a closer look at the 17 projects recently added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Designed between 1923 and 1924, Villa Le Lac was one of Le Corbusier’s first built projects – and the earliest More

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Kardashians discuss book about famous architect “Le Courvoisier”

Reality stars the Kardashians have emerged as unlikely fans of Modernist architecture, with Kris Jenner revealing on their TV show that she’s reading a book about “Le Courvoisier, which is an architect” (+ movie). Aiming to refer to French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier, the Kardashian family matriarch discusses the book during an exchange with daughter Khloe. More

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Le Corbusier’s Claude et Duval Factory demonstrates his Modulor proportion system

World Heritage Corb: French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier’s humble hosiery factory in France was one of the first buildings designed with proportions based on his innovative Modulor system, and has recently been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List (+ slideshow). Located in the town of Saint-Dié, France, near the German border, the factory has been listed More

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Le Corbusier’s Maison Curutchet in Argentina has a tree at its centre

World Heritage Corb: commissioned by an Argentinian surgeon, Maison Curutchet is the only project in Latin America among the 17 Le Corbusier-designed buildings added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List (+ slideshow). Maison Curutchet was built by the Swiss-French architect for De Pedro Domingo Curutchet. Located in La Plata, Argentina, the house is attached to an existing More

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Le Corbusier’s Immeuble Molitor provides residents with “sky, trees, steel and concrete”

World Heritage Corb: a 1930s apartment building in Paris designed by French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier, intended to afford residents a contemporary lifestyle, is among his projects recently added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List (+ slideshow). The Immeuble Molitor apartment building he designed near the Porte Molitor, in Paris’ 16th arrondissement, was an attempt to prove Le More

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Le Corbusier’s Chandigarh government buildings captured in new images by Benjamin Hosking

World Heritage Corb: for the next instalment in our series on the 17 Le Corbusier buildings added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list, Australian photographer Benjamin Hosking shares new images of Capitol Complex in Chandigarh – the Indian city that gave the architect a chance to test his Modernist theories on a grand scale (+ slideshow). The Capitol Complex is made up of three concrete More

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Le Corbusier’s Immeuble Clarté housing informed his Unité d’Habitation design

World Heritage Corb: long before he built the famed Cité Radieuse in Marseille, French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier explored similar housing principles for the 1932 Immeuble Clarté in Geneva – one of 17 of his buildings added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list (+ slideshow). The Modernist housing unit that Le Corbusier designed with his cousin Pierre Jeanneret More

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Le Corbusier’s Maison La Roche-Jeanneret was designed for his brother and a close friend

World Heritage Corb: next in our series on the 17 Le Corbusier buildings that have been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List is Maison La Roche-Jeanneret in Paris – designed to provide a home for the architect’s brother and a separate residence and gallery for a friend with a collection of cubist art (+ slideshow). Completed in 1925, the More

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Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye encapsulates the Modernist style

World Heritage Corb: one of the most important buildings by architect Le Corbusier from the 17 that have been to UNESCO’s World Heritage List is Villa Savoye, the top-heavy weekend retreat created as a Modernist version of the French country house (+ slideshow). Completed in 1931, Villa Savoye is one of the most important houses of the 20th century. A key building in the development More

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Le Corbusier’s Weissenhof Estate in Stuttgart was part of a Modernist housing exhibition

World heritage Corb: two residential units outside Stuttgart designed by Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret have recently been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List along with 16 other projects by the famed French-Swiss architect (+ slideshow). The worker’s housing units were built as part of a 1927 exhibition on Modernist housing. The city More

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Le Corbusier’s colourful Cité Frugès workers’ housing now hosts fashionable apartments

World Heritage Corb: the long-neglected housing complex designed by French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier for workers of a sugar factory outside Bordeaux, recently added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List, has found a new life as desirable apartments. The colourful Cité Frugès housing complex was completed in 1924 and is among 17 Le Corbusier projects that received UNESCO listing earlier More

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Le Corbusier’s Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp features a monumental concrete roof

World Heritage Corb: next up in our series on the 17 buildings by Le Corbusier that have been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List is the architect’s Notre Dame du Haut, the small chapel in Ronchamp, France, that has become one of his most iconic designs. Completed in 1954, the Ronchamp chapel was built for More

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Le Corbusier’s National Museum of Western Art is his only building in the Far East

World heritage Corb: one of French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier’s lesser-known buildings among the 17 recently added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List is a concrete museum in Tokyo, which holds a collection dedicated to western thought and art. The National Museum of Western Art was built in the mid-19th century and opened in 1959. Originally, the More

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Le Corbusier’s La Tourette monastery combines grass-covered roofs with sloping glazed corridors

World Heritage Corb: Le Corbusier’s Dominican monastery in France is considered one of his most important works, and is next in our series revisiting the 17 buildings by the architect that have been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List (+ slideshow). Sainte Marie de La Tourette is built on a steeply sloping site near Lyon in France More

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Maison de la Culture by Le Corbusier features an asymmetrically curved concrete roof

World Heritage Corb: next up in our series on the 17 Le Corbusier buildings that have just been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list is the Maison de la Culture, a cultural centre in Firminy, France (+ slideshow). Maison de la Culture is part of a larger complex of buildings by the Swiss-born French architect, called Firminy More

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Le Corbusier’s Cabanon seaside cabin is his smallest building on the World Heritage List

World Heritage Corb: we’re revisiting some of Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier’s most important projects, to mark the addition of 17 of his buildings to UNESCO’s World Heritage list. First up is his seaside holiday cabin, Cabanon, on the Côte d’Azur in France – a tiny building tied to some of the most important moments in the architect’s life. Le More

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UNESCO adds 17 Le Corbusier projects to World Heritage List

Heritage body UNESCO has added 17 projects by 20th-century French architect Le Corbusier to its list of internationally significant architecture sites, including the Unité d’Habitation housing in Marseille – arguably the most influential Brutalist building of all time (+ slideshow). The 17 architectural sites that have been added to the World Heritage List are spread More

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Umwelt bases office block in southern Chile on Le Corbusier housing model

This corrugated metal and concrete office block by Santiago studio Umwelt has a slab and frame construction modelled on Le Corbusier’s Maison Dom-ino prototype for customisable housing (+ slideshow). The structure by Umwelt is made from a system of precast reinforced concrete elements, more typically used to build car parks, and clad in sheets of black Aluzinc galvanised steel. A series of columns surround More

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Architects made up as drag queens to promote Parity Talks series

Architects Le Corbusier, Herzog & de Meuron and Gottfried Semper are depicted in drag to promote a series of talks about the industry’s gender imbalance at Swiss university ETH Zurich. The architecture department (D-ARCH) at ETH worked with local graphic designers Völlm+Walthert to feminise the portraits of the architects. “The message was one: provocative, and More

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