Le Corbusier Famous Quotes & Sayings

53 Le Corbusier Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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My first architectural project I did, I must have been fifteen, was for neighbors across the street, a couple of school teachers, and I designed a house for them. I didn't know anything about Le Corbusier or anything like that, but it ended up being a very cubistic kind of house. I always wanted to be an architect.Emilio Ambasz Le Corbusier Sayings By Emilio Ambasz: My first architectural project I did, I must have been fifteen, was for neighbors across
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much
The mathematical phenomenon always develops out of simple arithmetic, so useful in everyday life, out of numbers, those weapons of the gods: the gods are there, behind the wall, at play with numbers.Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: The mathematical phenomenon always develops out of simple arithmetic, so useful in everyday life, out
It is a question of building which is at the root of the social unrest of today: architecture or revolution.Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: It is a question of building which is at the root of the social unrest
Everything that would be said against the Eixample's heirs, from Le Corbusier's 'ville radieuse' to Oscar Niemeyer's Brasilia, was already said, with far less justice, about the Eixample itself. And all its critics concurred that the basic mistake was to have left the planning of a city in the hands of a socialist.Robert Hughes Le Corbusier Sayings By Robert Hughes: Everything that would be said against the Eixample's heirs, from Le Corbusier's 'ville radieuse' to
I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies.Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies.
To create architecture is to put in order. Put what in order? Function and objects.Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: To create architecture is to put in order. Put what in order? Function and objects.
The purpose of construction is TO MAKE THINGS HOLD TOGETHER; of architecture TO MOVE US.Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: The purpose of construction is TO MAKE THINGS HOLD TOGETHER; of architecture TO MOVE US.
The "styles" are a lie.Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: The "styles" are a lie.
I like to be in New York. Le Corbusier described it in the 1930s as a 'wonderful catastrophe.' It is still a wonderful catastrophe, but inspiring.Dieter Rams Le Corbusier Sayings By Dieter Rams: I like to be in New York. Le Corbusier described it in the 1930s as
The present moment is creative, creating with an unheard-of intensity.Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: The present moment is creative, creating with an unheard-of intensity.
Our world, like a charnel-house, is strewn with the detritus of dead epochs.Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: Our world, like a charnel-house, is strewn with the detritus of dead epochs.
I first decided architecture was for me when I saw Le Corbusier's designs in a Japanese magazine in the 1930s.Kenzo Tange Le Corbusier Sayings By Kenzo Tange: I first decided architecture was for me when I saw Le Corbusier's designs in a
My research is like my feeling, directed towards what is the principle value in the life
the poetry.
Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: My research is like my feeling, directed towards what is the principle value in the
The object of this edict is to enlighten the present and future citizens of Chandigarh about the basic concepts of planning of the city so that they become its guardians and save it from whims of individuals.Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: The object of this edict is to enlighten the present and future citizens of Chandigarh
Vehicular traffic is completely forbidden in the green strips, where tranquility shall reign and the curse of noise shall not penetrate.Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: Vehicular traffic is completely forbidden in the green strips, where tranquility shall reign and the
Chairs are architecture, sofas are bourgeois.Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: Chairs are architecture, sofas are bourgeois.
A hundred times have I thought New York is a catastrophe, and fifty times : It is a beautiful catastrophe.Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: A hundred times have I thought New York is a catastrophe, and fifty times :
The house is a machine for living in.Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: The house is a machine for living in.
Architecture is the learned game; correct and magnificent of forms assembled in the lightLe Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: Architecture is the learned game; correct and magnificent of forms assembled in the light
You know, it is life that is right and the architect who is wrong.Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: You know, it is life that is right and the architect who is wrong.
The materials of city planning are: sky, space, trees, steel and cement; in that order and that hierarchy.Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: The materials of city planning are: sky, space, trees, steel and cement; in that order
A house is a machine for living in.Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: A house is a machine for living in.
You don't start a revolution by fighting the state but by presenting the solutions.Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: You don't start a revolution by fighting the state but by presenting the solutions.
Genius is personal, decided by fate, but it expresses itself by means of system. There is no work of art without system.Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: Genius is personal, decided by fate, but it expresses itself by means of system. There
The problem was Le Corbusier was a genius and an enormous artist, but he tried to resolve problems to which there is no solution. So the idea to demolish the centre of Paris in order to adapt it to the car - he drew it! - is something not even the most bloody dictators conceived.Leon Krier Le Corbusier Sayings By Leon Krier: The problem was Le Corbusier was a genius and an enormous artist, but he tried
Architects everywhere have recognized the need of ... a tool which may be put in the hands of creators of form, with the simple aim ... of making the bad difficult and the good easy.Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: Architects everywhere have recognized the need of ... a tool which may be put in
With the idea that a single creator can build a society wherein a huge number of people will live, Le Corbusier later approached Stalin. In India, he charmed a powerful provincial family and ended up making huge, sculptural relics in Chandigarh.Masato Otaka Le Corbusier Sayings By Masato Otaka: With the idea that a single creator can build a society wherein a huge number
You employ stone, wood and concrete, and with these materials you build houses and palaces. That is construction. Ingenuity is at work.
But suddenly you touch my heart, you do me good, I am happy and I say: This is beautiful. That is Architecture. Art enters in.
Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: You employ stone, wood and concrete, and with these materials you build houses and palaces.
Architecture is the masterly, correct, and magnificent play of masses brought together in light. Our eyes are made to see forms in light: light and shade reveal these forms.Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: Architecture is the masterly, correct, and magnificent play of masses brought together in light. Our
Light creates ambience and feel of a place, as well as the expression of a structure.Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: Light creates ambience and feel of a place, as well as the expression of a
The history of architecture is the history of the struggle for light.Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: The history of architecture is the history of the struggle for light.
The home should be the treasure chest of living.Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: The home should be the treasure chest of living.
To be modern is not a fashion, it is a state. It is necessary to understand history, and he who understands history knows how to find continuity between that which was, that which is, and that which will be.Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: To be modern is not a fashion, it is a state. It is necessary to
The problem of the house is a problem of the epoch. The equilibrium of society today depends upon it. Architecture has for its first duty, in this period of renewal, that of bringing about a revision of values, a revision of the constituent elements of the house.Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: The problem of the house is a problem of the epoch. The equilibrium of society
We are all affected by Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Alvar Aalto, and Mies van der Rohe. But no less than Bramante, Borromini, and Bernini. Architecture is a tradition, a long continuum. Whether we break with tradition or enhance it, we are still connected to that past. We evolve.Richard Meier Le Corbusier Sayings By Richard Meier: We are all affected by Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Alvar Aalto, and Mies van
I grew up in a time when Eames and Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright and other architects were putting their furniture and objects on the market. You could buy some of those objects on the open market. Eames was a huge influence on all of us in school.Michael Graves Le Corbusier Sayings By Michael Graves: I grew up in a time when Eames and Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright
Cameras get in the way of seeing.Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: Cameras get in the way of seeing.
Our own epoch is determining, day by day, its own style. Our eyes, unhappily, are unable yet to discern it.Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: Our own epoch is determining, day by day, its own style. Our eyes, unhappily, are
The truthfulness of materials of constructions, concrete, bricks and stone, shall be maintained in all buildings constructed or to be constructed.The seed of Chandigarh is well sown. It is for the citizens to see that the tree flourishes.Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: The truthfulness of materials of constructions, concrete, bricks and stone, shall be maintained in all
Le Corbusier was the sort of relentlessly rational intellectual that only France loves wholeheartedly, the logician who flies higher and higher in ever-decreasing concentric circles until, with one last, utterly inevitable induction, he disappears up his own fundamental aperture and emerges in the fourth dimension as a needle-thin umber bird.Tom Wolfe Le Corbusier Sayings By Tom Wolfe: Le Corbusier was the sort of relentlessly rational intellectual that only France loves wholeheartedly, the
Instead of using the machine as a metaphor for architecture, as Le Corbusier did, I use the human body. I want the public to know that it's them I'm designing for.Michael Graves Le Corbusier Sayings By Michael Graves: Instead of using the machine as a metaphor for architecture, as Le Corbusier did, I
The city of Chandigarh is planned to human scale. It puts us in touch with the infinite cosmos and nature. It provides us with places and buildings for all human activities by which the citizens can live a full and harmonious life. Here the radiance of nature and heart are within our reach.Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: The city of Chandigarh is planned to human scale. It puts us in touch with
By law, all buildings should be white.Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: By law, all buildings should be white.
We leave to monsieur Le Corbusier his style that suits factories as well as it does hospitals. And the prisons of the future: is he not already building churches? I do not know what this individual
ugly of countenance and hideous in his conceptions of the world
is repressing to make him want thus to crush humanity under ignoble heaps of reinforced concrete, a noble material that ought to permit an aerial articulation of space superior to Flamboyant Gothic. His power of cretinization is vast. A model by Corbusier is the only image that brings to my mind the idea of immediate suicide. With him moreover any remaining job will fade. And love
passion
liberty.
Gilles Ivain (aka Ivan Chtcheglov)
Tom McDonough Le Corbusier Sayings By Tom McDonough: We leave to monsieur Le Corbusier his style that suits factories as well as it
Vehement silhouettes of Manhattan - that vertical city with unimaginable diamonds.Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: Vehement silhouettes of Manhattan - that vertical city with unimaginable diamonds.
When does a building actually become a built?Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: When does a building actually become a built?
A house is a machine for living in. Baths, sun, hot-water, cold-water, warmth at will, conservation of food, hygiene, beauty in the sense of good proportion. An armchair is a machine for sitting in and so on. OurLe Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: A house is a machine for living in. Baths, sun, hot-water, cold-water, warmth at will,
Modern life demands, and is waiting for, a new kind of plan, both for the house and the city.Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: Modern life demands, and is waiting for, a new kind of plan, both for the
Le Corbusier is an outstanding writer. His ideas achieved their impact in large measure because he could write so convincingly. His style is utterly clear, brusque, funny and polemical in the best way.Alain De Botton Le Corbusier Sayings By Alain De Botton: Le Corbusier is an outstanding writer. His ideas achieved their impact in large measure because
Negro music has touched America because it is the melody of the soul joined with the rhythm of the machine. It is in two part time; tears in the heart; movement of the legs, torso arms and head. The music of the era of construction; innovating. It floods the body and heart; it floods the USA and its floods the world. The jazz is more advanced than the architecture. If architecture were at the point reached by jazz, it would be an incredible spectacle.Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: Negro music has touched America because it is the melody of the soul joined with
Life never stops. The torment of men will be eternal, unless the function of creating and acting and changing, living intensely through each day, be considered an eternal joy.Le Corbusier Le Corbusier Sayings By Le Corbusier: Life never stops. The torment of men will be eternal, unless the function of creating
When I started my own practice, I was criticized, not because I was doing product design but because, like Le Corbusier, I was insisting on paintings in all of my buildings. I would paint wall murals in the houses that I designed, just as he did in the '20s and '30s.Michael Graves Le Corbusier Sayings By Michael Graves: When I started my own practice, I was criticized, not because I was doing product