Mies, Aalto and Le Corbusier Interiors Photographed by Mary Gaudin

New Zealand born photographer Mary Gaudin has been impressing me lately with a selection of photography over on her portfolio website, particularly a section of it which documents a variety of architects homes and builds. Three of my favourites feature here, Alvar Aalto, his home and and office in Helsinki, Mies van der Rohe, The Barcelona Pavilion in Spain, and Le Corbusier …

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Le Corbusier in The Art of Architecture

If in doubt it’s always wise to return to those tried, tested and accomplished I’ve always found, so with this in mind I’d like to turn everyones attention to one of the most marvellous modernist minds, yes you guessed it, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret or as he’s more affectionately known Le Corbusier. Flicking through one of the books we’ve got tucked away in our office archive I was really enjoying the selection of imagery found within, in fact I thou …

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Mémoire De Le Corbusier Exhibition at Japanese Store EDANE

Earlier today I was entranced by this exhibition held at Japanese store EDANE which sells lots of knick knack type products, anything from ceramics to woodwork. The reason why I was fascinated was because the small exhibition in their store paid homage to the only and only Le Corbusier, a favourite creative of ours. We already have some books devoted to him in our shop but we’re …

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Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse into MAMO by Ora Ito

Sometimes when I come across news and updates from the design world I’m disheartened by the way they’re put together, in no way do we get the full story, often we’re left wondering what the article was actually about. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen a few places showcase this particular work that I’m discussing today, but I felt like it didn’t get that much of a spotlight, whether that be that the …

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Marion Berrin photographs Le Corbusier’s La Radieuse

Today I’ve been around the houses in search for content, as my first preference is always to try and find a short film as I feel that these best convey a project, especially if they involve some kind of interview with the creative minds behind each. A handful of topics however, like architecture for example, rarely get regular documentation via a film, so I’ve turned my attention to photography …

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Why people Love and Hate Le Corbusier

Those that live their lives by strict ideals will always divide the crowds, to many Le Corbusier is the greatest architect that ever lived and to others his arrogance oversaw his talent. What cannot be denied or plainly ignored however is his contribution to global architecture and his legacy that continues to inspire and allure countless generations. Upon the 125th anniversary of Le Corbusier’s birth Swissinfo explore the background behind the …

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A Look Inside Le Cabanon by Le Corbusier

What a place! Le Corbusier’s retreat called Le Cabanon which sits on a wooded cliff overlooking the Mediterranean. It’s the only house that Le Corbusier actually designed for himself, a quaint little cabin which is miniature in scale and could be classed as a one-room cottage. He didn’t design a kitchen in this specific house since his friend owned a restaurant near by, his basic needs were fulfilled via the use of a combined space. This …

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Sculpture by Le Corbusier

I pulled across some fantastic sculpture from the one and only Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier, a genius in my eyes who always inspires me to get creative. I guess you could class this work as later in his life, for example the above piece titled “Little Secret” was created in 1962 which is only three years from his death in 1965. I’m not sure why but I’m always attracted to his later works, they seem to be …

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Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut by Le Corbusier

Exterior shots of the Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut taken by Paul Koslowski for Foundation Le Corbusier in 1997. Through my own research on Tadao Ando it’s been interesting to see the link between his concrete structures and Le Corbusier’s buildings and architecture. It all made sense when I saw this chapel as it linked a lot of the elements that Tadao uses in his buildings, it also seems ironic how he has undertaken a lot of chapel …

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Bestlite, A Bauhaus Icon Designed by Robert Dudley Best

I took some time out to visit some events and exhibitions this weekend in London, which certainly added to the creativity bank. One was a ceramic show where I found some new talent and got up-close and personal with some interesting textures/shapes, the other was the ‘Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things’ collection at the Design Museum that they have on permanent …

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