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Old February 1st, 2008, 02:59 AM   #21
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maybe you're right

let's just politely say that I'd really like to kick his butt for the ugly brutalist monstrosities he's responsible for
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Old February 5th, 2008, 03:05 PM   #22
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Fantastic swissman!! There're a lot of good architects in that small country..Herzog &de Meuron, Le Corbusier....
Well, that's three ........... don't get too excited.
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Old February 7th, 2008, 07:07 PM   #23
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Honestly, a building should not look like that.. It is not warm or anything. It reminds me of the movie 1984.
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Old February 8th, 2008, 03:25 PM   #24
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Le Corbusier's buildings provoke intense irrational anger in me, I just want to punch a bag. Nothing pisses me off more than his legacy. I know, I sound the crazy one but I just can't put into words my primal repulse. It would have been poetic if he had died by falling into and unset form of concrete instead of the sea. His mother truely didn't love him, so he took it out on the world. The man was an extremist and toyed with Fascism until it was no longer in vogue. I find it funny yet tragic that many of the prominent utopians created nightmares.

Having that off my chest, I don't mind his Furniture design.
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Old February 9th, 2008, 01:04 PM   #25
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Old February 9th, 2008, 09:36 PM   #26
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He is a great man of great ideas
the problem is that concrete is not as great as he thought
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Old February 11th, 2008, 12:28 AM   #27
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thnx Cidade for this wonderfull photo compilation of Corbusiers work. You can see where Tadao Ando (my fav architect) got his inspiration from
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Terrible. Anyone who is a fan of his work has clearly never actually lived in one of his buildings They don't call it brutalist for nothing
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Old February 17th, 2008, 09:31 AM   #29
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I send this link in youtube where we can see a wonderful piece of the architectural work of Le Corbusier, in Chandigarh, India.
Credits are Venezuelan Architect Luis Gualtieri , who will soon publish a book, which is tentatively entitled "Un Viaje con Le Corbusier", which has devoted a good time to travel to every corner of the world where Le Corbusier has left his impressive architecture.

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Old February 17th, 2008, 09:36 AM   #30
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Le Ronchamp

By Venezuelan Architect Luis Gualtieri
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Can anyone help with a source for the following quote?!

"Vehement silhouettes of Manhattan - that vertical city with unimaginable diamonds" Le Corbusier

It is widely shared on the internet but I can find no evidence of him ever saying it! I want to use it in an essay but I can't without referencing it. Does anyone know what book or interview he says it in?

Edit: Ignore me, I found the quote (although it wasn't easy, and is widely misquoted)

Le Corbusier, F.E. (1948) When the Cathedrals Were White, Oxford: Routledge, for anyone who's interested

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Old November 23rd, 2017, 01:32 AM   #32
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in my opinion le corbusier is "less is more"
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Old November 23rd, 2017, 01:42 AM   #33
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Terrible. Anyone who is a fan of his work has clearly never actually lived in one of his buildings They don't call it brutalist for nothing
Have you lived in one of his buildings? Or are you more 'enlightened' than the people who spend good money to live in them?
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