Monday inspiration: Le Corbusier’s Work

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Born Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris and better known as Le Corbusier, he was an architect, designer, urban planner, painter and a writer. With a career spanning five decades, he constructed buildings throughout Europe, America and India. He’s known as one of the pioneers of the ‘modern architecture’.

His work was mostly dedicated to providing better living conditions for the residents of crowded cities. He introduced some great ideas to the world of architecture, like the five points of architecture, the Modular system, etc. One of his great works is the open hand monument which is based on the idea of a hand that is open to give and receive. The largest of these open hand monuments is situated in Chandigarh, India. He also gave a new dimension to furniture designing.

He received the Frank P. Brown Medal and AIA Gold Medal for his great work. His portrait was featured on a 10 Swiss Franc note.

Le Corbusier faced a lot of criticism in his life. Yet he did what he was good at setting new trends and making the lives of people better through his work. Isn’t that absolutely inspiring? Takes a lot of effort to get away from the norm and do something that’s different and follow a goal to improve lives!

We wish you an inspiring week ahead!

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